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Gum 29, a cluster of stars about 20,000 light-years away from Earth. (Credit: NASA)

NASA Releases Picture Of Starry Fireworks For Hubble’s 25th

What better way to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s quarter-century in orbit than with cosmic fireworks?

04/24/2015

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‘Star Wars’ Design Team Teases Episode VII Themes In ‘Force Awakens’

While the artists couldn’t reveal any specifics about the plot, they did treat a packed auditorium to a few revelations about modernizing aesthetics of everything from the X-wing fighters to the Millennium Falcon.

04/18/2015

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WATCH: ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Slated For Nov. 17 Release

“Battlefront” will focus on frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players portraying Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire forces. In a demonstration of the game’s multiplayer mode, a team of jetpack-equipped rebels were shown carving their way through the woodsy Endor while Stormtroopers charged at them on foot, on speeders and within walkers, including a hulking AT-AT war machine.

04/18/2015

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Patent Trolls A Costly Problem For Tech Industry

But lawmakers have stumbled over the issue before, which doesn’t fall neatly along party lines. America’s drugmakers, universities and trial lawyers claim that patents are the lifeblood of American invention and that the current bill goes too far. After sailing through the House in late 2013, Goodlatte’s “Innovation Act” was never taken up in the Senate last year as expected.

04/18/2015

Photographers look on at the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, as they wait for the launch in Cape Canaveral, Florida on April 13, 2015.  The  SpaceX is sending its unmanned Dragon cargo ship on its sixth official supply mission to the International Space Station, should the weather behave itself.   AFP PHOTO/ Bruce Weaver        (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

Espresso Maker On Its Way To International Space Station, SpaceX Rocket Retrieval Unsuccessful

SpaceX chief Elon Musk wants to reuse the rockets rather than discard them in the ocean to reduce launch costs. The company will try again in June on the next supply run for NASA.

04/14/2015

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Judge: Mississippi A.G. Can’t Stop Google From Getting His Correspondence With Lobbyists

The Internet giant says Hood is part of a covert campaign by movie studios to use legal action to achieve enhanced piracy protection that Congress has rejected.

04/12/2015

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CNET: Apple Watch Being Sold By Appointment Only

The launch of Apple Watch on April 24 won’t involve the long lines we have seen with other Apple product launches.

04/06/2015

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New Apps Allow Smartphone Users To Live Broadcast Any Unfiltered Video Content

Live stream video is going fully mainstream as two new apps are placing real-time broadcast ability in the hands of any smartphone user – although many are unknowingly broadcasting their home addresses.

03/31/2015

Timothy Lance Lai is accused of hacking a Southern California high school computer and changing student grades. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Federal Agents Charged With Stealing Digital Currency During Silk Road Investigation

Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell drugs and other illegal items, authorities said Monday.

03/30/2015

Ellen Pao Venture Capital Sexual Discrimination Trial Continues

Lawyer: Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Sought Big Payout From Former Employer In Bias Suit

Lawyer Lynne Hermle made the claim in a packed courtroom during her closing argument in the lawsuit filed by Ellen Pao against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

03/24/2015

Ellen Pao Venture Capital Sexual Discrimination Trial Continues

Attorney: Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Misrepresented Firing From Kleiner Perkins In Harassment Suit

Pao’s severance package included her salary — $33,000 a month — and set her actual separation date six months in the future. Hermle questioned why Pao almost immediately posted on an online message board and said on her Kleiner Perkins voicemail message that she had been terminated.

03/12/2015

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ACLU Suing Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Over Stingray Phone-Tracking Records

The lawsuits were filed in state court by the ACLU’s Northern and Southern California affiliates. They say that the departments refused public records requests in May and July regarding their use of Stingrays, a suitcase-sized device tricks that cellphones in an area into electronically identifying themselves and transmitting data to police instead of the nearest phone company’s tower.

03/10/2015

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Space X Launch To Space Station

Early Saturday morning, a private company is set to make history by launching a supply ship to the International Space Station. Here’s a look at the mission preps and what Space X and NASA expect the mission to look like.

A page focusing on the love for Allah and the Islamic faith. Interactions: 568,446 (credit: Facebook)

By The Numbers: Most Engaging Facebook Pages

There are Facebook pages and then there are Facebook pages! Here is a look at the Top 20 Most Engaging Facebook pages on Feb. 6, 2012 according to All Facebook. The ranking is based on the number of time followers interact with the Facebook page.

Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian

Space Shuttle Discovery’s Final Flight

The Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final flight aboard a 747 carrier aircraft from Florida to Washington D.C. where it will be displayed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Take the top tennis players in the world and focus just on their cleavage. That was the premises of the "Adult Tennis Boobs" app. Apple said no thanks. (credit: Overdamped)

Banned: Most Controversial iPhone Apps

Apple now has strict policies on which applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are approved for their App Store. But some risque or offensive apps have made it through the approval process, while others were rejected before getting to market. Here’s a look at a few of the most controversial apps.

A humanoid robot for educational purpose is unveiled by Japan’s Nippon Institute of Technology associate professor Yuichi Nakazato at the college’s campus at Miyashiro town in Saitama prefecture on Dec. 19, 2009. The robot has been developed with Japanese robot venture ZMP for use as an assistant for teachers utilizing a mobile projector on its head. (credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Robots

Back in the 1970s, it was easy for the “Six Million Dollar Man,” Steve Austin, to spot a robotic person — or a fembot as the hip sci-fi show called them. In 2010, Japanese robotics makers have taken careful notes and are creating some of the most life-like robots ever — so life-like they can even be used for medical training. It seems the future is indeed now.

Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Opens New Ward

The Rise Of Bionics

The term “bionic” denotes an effort to use biological design principles to create mechanical substitutes for extension of biological organs. Basically, it’s the replenishment or enhancement of body parts by mechanical versions.

An internet user looks at a Facebook page dedicated to Anna Chapman in Paris on July 23, 2010. Two weeks after 10 Russian spies flew back from the United States to Moscow, the buzz of interest around the ring's most photogenic member, the feisty redhead Anna Chapman, shows no signs of receding. While Chapman remains in an unknown location since her arrival in Moscow, reportedly being debriefed, she has apparently found time to write enigmatic Facebook updates and negotiate with journalists on her first interview. (Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

The Rise Of Facebook

Facebook, populated by at least 500 million users, has been both a source of innovation, controversy and fascination.

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