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Healthcare.gov isn't off to a great start, but Wall Street and VC partners seem more concerned about the pulse of Twitter's IPO.
No, Planetary Resource isn't kidding. It’s working on using Linux, open-source software, and commercial off-the-shelf hardware to build the first robotic asteroid miners.
The space agency is hoping technologies such as 3D printers can lower the cost of space hardware.
NASA is taking a moment to recap Curiosity's first lonely year on Mars.
An audit of NASA's cloud computing has found a dearth of solid contract management and measurement at the organisation.
In answer to the GPS, India will launch on Monday the first of seven satellites that will form a US$239 million navigation system dedicated to coverage of the country and nearby areas.
The research lab will be home to a 512-qubit quantum computer built by Canadian company D-Wave Systems.
The International Space Station's laptops are moving from Windows to Linux, and R2, the first Linux-powered humanoid robot in space, is now under-going in-flight testing.
A task force will be set up by the government to help develop the country's space industry and encourage more private sector entities to emerge and have successful businesses.
Australia now has its first ever space policy, but it's not necessarily about exploring other planets yet.
The European Satellite Navigation Competition is looking for ideas to help commercialise the Galileo satellite navigatoin system by creating new technologies based around satellite data.
The Curiosity rover is getting back to business after NASA solved the bug that had hit its B-side computer.
The Mars Curiosity Rover is recovering from an onboard computer glitch but should be back to normal next week, according to Nasa.
The project to send the first smartphone into space in order to see if it can carry out basic controls and data collection is set to blast off at the end of February after two years of planning.
The UK government has invested £30m into developing energy-efficient supercomputer software to meet big data challenges.
While scooping up soil samples the new Mars rover saw more shiny objects that haven't been identified yet.
As Voyager celebrates its 35th birthday and Curiosity starts on the most exciting Mars mission ever, we look back at the IT under the hood of six NASA projects that have made science fiction into everyday fact.
Here's an update on the journey of the newest Martian inhabitant, the rover Curiosity, including a photo of it from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Plus, more space shots.
The Mars rover is trying to find out if the Red Planet was ever habitable. Here's the tech it is using to carry out its mission.
NASA’s newest Mars rover, the car-sized Curiosity, came to end of its 9-month journey by successfully landing in the Red Planet’s Gale Crater.
If you cannot get to the Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas this week, console yourself with some classic Star Trek goodies and gifts.
The European Space Agency has given details of how it will track NASA's landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, a mission that is seeking to gauge the habitability of the planet
The world's first civilian passenger spacecraft is on show at Farnborough International Airshow this week. ZDNet went down to check out the full-size replica of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, which could be taking its first passengers to the edge of space as early as next year
The planet Venus moved directly between the Earth and the sun - and will not do it again for another century.
On May 5-6 the full moon will appear larger because it's closer to Earth than any other time of the year.
Privately owned Space X will provide the rocket and capsule for their mission to restock the International Space Station.
The Space Shuttle might be history but there's a line forming to take its place and enter the new space race.
Geek out with eclipses, meteor showers and robotic machines landing on Mars. Check out what is happening across the skies in 2012.
Reports of catastophe caused by a killer asteroid in 2040. But how much of a threat really is it?
The 34-year-old Voyager 1's life has been extended - and it's still finding more discoveries at the edge of our solar system.