Oregon is suing Oracle over its failed healthcare enrollment website

Oregon is suing Oracle over its failed healthcare enrollment website

Oracle, the largest technology contractor that worked on Oregon’s failed healthcare enrollment website, is now being sued by the state, which alleges that Oracle convinced officials to purchase “hundreds of millions of dollars of Oracle products and services that failed to perform as promised.” State officials have been hit with a lot of criticism for the website, known as Cover Oregon, which never actually launched due to a plethora of technical problems. Rather than signing up for insurance online under the Affordable Care Act, Oregon … [Read More...]

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A SpaceX rocket exploded in mid-flight during a test in Central Texas

A SpaceX rocket exploded in mid-flight during a test in Central Texas

SpaceX’s rocket program suffered a minor setback when a test rocket, which was designed to fine-tune the vertical landing technology that is necessary to make the Falcon 9 launcher reusable, exploded in mid-flight during a test flight in Central Texas on Friday. According to SpaceX, the rocket’s … [Read More...]

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Sea plankton has been discovered on the surface of the ISS

Sea plankton has been discovered on the surface of the ISS

Scientists who were examining samples that were take taken from the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS) have made a rather unexpected discovery, according to Russian space officials. Apparently traces of marine plankton and various other microbes were found growing on the surface of … [Read More...]

The US military is very interested in Google’s modular smartphone

The US military is very interested in Google’s modular smartphone

Google’s upcoming modular smartphone, known as Project Ara, has many benefits from a consumer’s prospective, but what about the device’s potential applications for fields in business, emergency response, and even the military. Apparently, Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integration Systems … [Read More...]

Scientists want to launch giant darts into Mars to search for life

Scientists want to launch giant darts into Mars to search for life

A group of scientists, including several NASA scientists, some of which were involved in the agency’s Curiosity mission, have decided to embark on a mission to discover whether or not there’s life on Mars using the power of crowdfunding and giant darts. The mission is called ExoLance, and despite … [Read More...]

Rosetta is taking incredible 3D images of the 67P comet

Rosetta is taking incredible 3D images of the 67P comet

Last week, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) comet-chasing spacecraft known as Rosetta arrived at 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after having travelled across the inner solar system for over a decade, making it the first spacecraft to have intercepted a comet. “We have been approaching 67P for such a … [Read More...]

AT&T has decked out the AT&T Stadium with some awesome features

AT&T has decked out the AT&T Stadium with some awesome features

As the Dallas Cowboys prepare for their first pre-season game, AT&T has released some information regarding the improvements that the company has made to the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the Cowboys. One of the most noticeable improvements that the company has made is the 130-foot … [Read More...]

Google is coating its underwater cables with Kevlar to fend of sharks

Google is coating its underwater cables with Kevlar to fend of sharks

You wouldn’t think that sharks would be a threat to underwater fiber-optic cables, but Google believes that it’s a serious concern, serious enough that the tech company will be wrapping the wires of its Trans-Pacific cable system in a Kevlar-like material to prevent them from being damaged by … [Read More...]

Panama Canal celebrates its 100th birthday as expansion plans continue

Panama Canal celebrates its 100th birthday as expansion plans continue

The Panama Canal officially opened a century ago yesterday, and more than one million ships have crossed the isthmus that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Pacific Ocean since then, having carried over 8 billion tons of cargo. Upwards of 14,000 vessels make the 48-mile journey between the … [Read More...]

Nanoparticles could be the key to fighting cancer

Nanoparticles could be the key to fighting cancer

Scientists have successfully tested a treatment for an aggressive for of brain cancer which involves sending tiny nanoparticles of gold to kill the tumor cells. This technique could eventually lead to treatment for some of the most aggressive forms of cancer on the planet. Currently, chemotherapy … [Read More...]

Team that created Siri is working on a revolutionary new virtual assistant

Team that created Siri is working on a revolutionary new virtual assistant

When Apple acquires Siri back in 2010, several members of the team that built the technology left to join Apple and continue developing the virtual assistant. As iOS evolved and the vision for what Siri was to become changed, the co-founders Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer left Apple to pursue other … [Read More...]

Google is backing a $300 million Trans-Pacific cable system

Google is backing a $300 million Trans-Pacific cable system

Google is joining up with China Mobile International, China telecom Global, Global Transit, KDDI, and SinTel to back a $300 million, Trans-Pacific, high-speed internet cable system that will run across the Pacific Ocean to connect the west coast of the United States to Japan. The cable system, … [Read More...]