NASA bets on private companies to exploit moon's resources
NASA—building on successful partnerships with private companies to resupply the International Space Station—is now looking to private entrepreneurs to help exploit resources on the moon.
New York cancels phone booth transmitter program
New York City is scuttling a project that would have installed in payphone booths thousands of transmitters that could track people's movements.
Elon Musk to unveil spacecraft to ferry astronauts (Update)
SpaceX, which has flown unmanned cargo capsules to the International Space Station, planned to unveil a spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry astronauts to low-Earth orbit.
Report: NSA cracked most online encryption
The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential ...
Google says FBI watching the Web (Update)
Google says the FBI is monitoring the Web for potential terrorist activity. But it can't confirm the extent of the surveillance.
New report indicates private industry interested in building moon base
How commercial spaceflight makes a profit
There's a big difference in thinking between governments and the private companies that participate in space. While entities such as NASA can work on understanding basic human health or exploring the universe ...
SpaceX supply run to space station postponed
The next supply run to the International Space Station has been delayed.
Second private company rockets toward space station (Update)
A commercial cargo ship made its successful debut Wednesday, rocketing toward the International Space Station and doubling the number of NASA's private suppliers for the high-flying lab.
Jury rules for Microsoft in patent trial with Motorola
The jury in a long-running patent trial between Microsoft and Motorola decided in favor of Microsoft on Wednesday, saying Motorola Mobility breached its agreements to provide licenses to certain of its patents on fair and ...
SpaceX encore: 2nd private space station shipment (Update)
A private company is headed back to the International Space Station.
US Senate in new cybersecurity push
US senators, warning of potentially catastrophic cyberattacks, introduced a bill Tuesday aimed at protecting critical infrastructure such as power, water and transportation systems.
Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday
Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ...
FCC plans to nix wireless network that may jam GPS
Federal officials are effectively killing a private company's plans to start a national high-speed wireless broadband network after concluding it would in some cases jam GPS devices.