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Sharon Gaudin

Google gets patent to make Glass look like ordinary specs

Google appears to be redesigning Glass to make the wearable computer look less nerdy and more like ordinary eyeglasses.

Small businesses seek to take off with the cloud

The co-owner of a small Florida-based company was about to have a baby so she sought a more flexible way to run her business. She found the answer in cloud computing technology

As Ebola death toll rises, scientists work on nanotech cure

Scientists at Northeastern University are using nanotechnology to find an effective treatment for the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 1,200 people, and sickened even more.

Watch out Spotify; Google's building YouTube 'Music Key'

Google is reportedly eying the creation of a YouTube music subscription service to take on the likes of Spotify and Pandora.

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots

Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology and robotics getting solid backing.

Cosmonauts deploy nanosatellites during spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts are in the middle of a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station, in part to release a nanosatellite that will take images of Earth.

Peer pressure! Business pushing the cloud on enterprise IT

When you graduated from high school, you might have thought peer pressure was mostly over.

Scientists create self-assembling, working robots

Scientists have found a way to cheaply and quickly build sophisticated robots that can automate their own design and assembly process.

Facebook moves to protect user data with PrivateCore buy

Facebook Thursday moved to beef up its servers by agreeing to buy cybersecurity startup PrivateCore.

Google goes after Amazon with same-day delivery

Google announced that book buyers in three metropolitan areas in the U.S. will be able to order books from local Barnes & Noble stores and get them delivered the same day with Google Shopping Express, the company's fledgling online shopping and delivery service.

When astronauts breathe on Mars, they'll thank MIT professor

When astronauts are living and working on Mars, they'll be able to thank MIT's Michael Hecht for their ability to breathe on the Red Planet.

After 10 years, and billions of miles, Rosetta catches its comet

After a decade of traveling at about 34 thousand miles an hour through deep space , the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has become the first craft to rendezvous with a comet.

Mars rover Curiosity's top 5 scientific discoveries

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has already achieved its initial mission, proving that the Red Planet could have once sustained life, but one scientist says its greatest accomplishments could be in the year ahead.

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity closes in on ultimate destination

As NASA's robotic rover, Curiosity, approaches its second year on Mars, it's also approaching its first good look at its ultimate destination.

Google offloads mystery barge to marine company

The Boston-based barge and marine contracting company that bought one of Google's mystery barges is still trying to figure out what to do with it.

Update: Facebook back up after crash

Facebook said its website is back up after suffering a widespread outage for nearly two hours today.

One of Google's mysterious barges is on the move

The Maine-docked Google barge, which created so much curiosity and brouhaha last fall, is on the move.

NASA plans next-gen scientific tools for 2020 Mars rover

NASA has planned out the new and improved scientific instruments that will be included onboard the next robotic Mars rover. The instruments will look for signs of past life and the ability to create oxygen and rocket fuel on the Red Planet.

Vision-correcting display nixes your need for eyeglasses

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are working on computer screens that would adjust their images to accommodate individual user's visual needs. Think of it as a display that wears the glasses so users don't have to.

Stanford surgical students set sights on Google Glass

Stanford University's medical school plans to start using Google's wearable computer, Glass, to help train students in surgery.

Author Bio

Sharon Gaudin Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet and Web 2.0, emerging technologies, and desktop and laptop chips for Computerworld.