Michael CooneyOnline News Editor, NetworkWorld

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10 free iPhone apps for spectacular stargazing

There are tons of iPhone apps that can help everyone who has a little (or a lot) of astronomer blood in them watch the sky with more authority.

NASA brings chemical sensor to iPhone

NASA's Ames Research Center has developed what the space agency calls a proof of concept of new technology that would bring compact, low-cost, low-power, high-speed nanosensor-based chemical sensing capabilities to cell phones.

Software that can predict would-be killers?

Police in Philadelphia are working with a criminologist to develop software that can forecast who might commit murder.