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Sharon Gaudin

After first day problems, robotic sub resumes search for Flight 370

The autonomous underwater robot that began searching for the missing Malaysian airliner Monday ran into trouble on its initial mission but is expected to try again today.

Buying Google Glass today? 7 things you should know

Not one of the approximately 8,000 Google Glass Explorers but wish you were? If so, today is the day pick up a pair, but there are a few things you should know.

Rocket leak delays SpaceX resupply mission launch

A SpaceX cargo mission launch that had been scheduled for Monday afternoon has been scrubbed because of a helium leak on a rocket.

Sorry, Facebook, Google snatches up drone maker

Google, which has been looking for new ways to deliver Internet connectivity, has acquired Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico-based company known for making solar-powered drones.

As pings go silent, Robotic sub joins search for Malaysian jet

Failing to hear any further pings from the missing Malaysian airliner, searchers today began using an autonomous underwater torpedo-shaped robot.

Google Glass to go on sale for one day next week

If you've been waiting impatiently to get a pair of Google Glass, mark your calendar and grab your checkbook.

What you need to do about Heartbleed

The Heartbleed bug has affected about two-thirds of the world's websites, meaning virtually everyone should be taking steps to protect themselves now.

Torpedo-shaped robot joins search for missing Malaysian flight

As the hunt for missing Malaysian flight 370 narrows, searchers are preparing to use the Bluefin 21, a 16-foot-long autonomous robot, to look for wreckage beneath the ocean's surface.

Google pushes I/O registration deadline back to April 15

If you thought you'd spend part of today signing up to attend this year's Google I/O, think again.

Building your own rocket or robot? NASA has code for you

Ever wish you could get your hands on the software that NASA used to launch its Apollo lunar missions or to get robots working on Mars? If so, NASA has something for you.

Google looks to push Glass into the enterprise

Google is looking to push its wearable computer Glass into the enterprise.

To the moon! NASA finds water, suspects life on Saturn moon

NASA announced on Thursday that its Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have found evidence pointing to an underground ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus. And if there's water, there could be life.

Google gets practice flying its high-altitude balloons in Project Loon

Google, which has been testing balloon-powered Internet access in underdeveloped area, said one of its balloons circled the Earth in 22 days.

NASA expects Russia to keep up its end of space station deal

Although NASA publicly severed many ties with its Russian counterparts Wednesday, the U.S. space agency is not concerned Russia will leave its astronauts without a lift home.

Scientists battle cancer with nanoballoons and lasers

Scientists are working with nanoballoons that are popped by lasers to target chemotherapy treatments directly at cancerous tumors.

NASA severs most of its Russian ties

NASA announced late Wednesday that because of continuing tensions with the Russian government, it is scaling back work with Russia's space agency.

Testing life on Mars, but here on Earth

A six-astronaut crew has begun a four-month "mission" in remote area of Hawaii to investigate how they would interact and survive long-duration space exploration, such as a trip to Mars.

U.S. Navy to test humanoid robotic firefighters

Some day, if there's a fire on a U.S. naval ship, a humanoid robot may rush in to put it out.

Yahoo reportedly launching YouTube rival

Reports are circulating that Yahoo is looking to launch a video site that would go up against Google's behemoth YouTube.

'Significant' solar flare may affect communications, GPS on Wednesday

The sun emitted what NASA is calling a "significant" solar flare on Saturday that could affect communications systems on Earth on Wednesday.

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