Googletopia? A Googler pod? Twitter’s funny mystery barge theories

A camouflaged Death Star? A pod to grow future Google employees? With so many people increasingly curious about the mystery barges docked on either side of the country, a lot of people are taking to Twitter to test out their own...

Scientists getting closer to building Star Wars-like lightsabers

All right all you Star Wars fans, the day you’ve been long waiting for may be within sight. Admit it, you have pretended to slay the villains with a lightsaber, making that vuuuummmm whhhnnnn sound. Do you still have a plastic toy...

Astronauts, Mars rovers not lost in space during gov’t shutdown

Like other government organizations, NASA has sent many of its workers home today because of the government shut down. Worried about what that might mean for the astronauts living and working on the International Space Station in...

15% of Americans say they don’t need no stinking Internet

Internet? We don’t need no stinking Internet. Well, that’s what 15% of adult Americans are saying anyway. Actually, according to a study done by the Pew Internet & American Life Project showed that 15% of Americans 18 and...

Update: NASA astronaut among 3 launched to space station today

One NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts blasted off late this afternoon on a six-hour trip to the International Space Station. With NASA no longer set up to send humans into space, the three -- NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins...

Robots prep NASA spacecraft for human Mars mission

When NASA sends astronauts into deep space, they’ll be traveling in the new Orion spacecraft. And thanks to the work Textron Defense Systems and Lockheed Martin are doing on a new heat shield for Orion, those astronauts should...

With #TweetsFromHillary, Clinton jumps on Twitter

Get out your pantsuit and freshen up your hair. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has joined the Twitterverse. Clinton sent her first tweet just this morning on a verified Twitter account. The former secretary of state and...

Google Glass didn’t make me a dork

It wasn’t what I expected. That’s what I walked away thinking after I tried Glass, Google’s new computerized eyeglasses, during last week’s Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. To be honest, I’d expected to feel like...

NASA dodges space collision with Soviet spy satellite

Talk about a close call. NASA is just now talking about how it saved the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope from destruction by a collision with a piece of space junk last month. And, no, this particular piece of space junk isn't a...

Sharon Gaudin: Google buying WhatsApp? Analyst says, 'Do it'

Every Internet company is working to get a handle on mobile. Figuring out how to get people on the go to use their services and how to make money off it at the same time is the mobile Holy Grail. So it makes sense that Google...

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