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NOAA shows one of four drones ready to be released into Hurricane Edouard from a hurricane hunter plane flying over the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane Edouard Right Environment for Drone Test

SCIENCE | By Jennifer Kay | Friday Sep 19, 2014
U.S. government scientists say Hurricane Edouard was the right storm to test new data-seeking drones. Four drones were launched into the hurricane this week, even as Edouard had 115 mph winds far out in the Atlantic.

Scientists Monitoring Hawaii Lava Undertake Risks

SCIENCE | By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Sep 19
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated district on the Big Island.

Colossal Squid Caught; Autopsy Performed

SCIENCE | Sep 19
Scientists in New Zealand had the rare opportunity to autopsy an intact colossal squid. They were able to determine the animal was female and measure its length of 13.8 feet.

Activists at the Wednesday meeting

Trans and Drag Coalition Meet with Facebook Over 'Real Name' Policy

PERSONAL TECH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 18
Drag queens, transgender individuals and LGBT activists continue to be angry over Facebook's enforcement of their "legal name" policy for users, despite an hour-long face-to-face meeting on Wednesday in San Francisco.

Brody Clark, 4, of Paducah, Ky., receives a Christmas treat from Jeinine Searcy while his family shops around The Chocolate Factory during Small Business Saturday in Paducah, Ky.

5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know this Fall

PERSONAL TECH | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Sep 18
What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.

NASA's Maven, short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital "N'' in EvolutioN, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

NASA's Maven Spacecraft Reaches Mars this Weekend

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Sep 18
This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday night.

Is the Way We Pay for Things Changing?

PERSONAL TECH | Sep 18
A new study by Bankrate says 63 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 29 don't have a credit card. But debit cards are the payment tool of choice. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger explains what's behind this trend.

Taxi Group Seeks to Stop Uber, Lyft in New Mexico

PERSONAL TECH | Sep 17
A group of taxi and limousine operators has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop ride-sharing services from operating in New Mexico. The Public Regulation Commission which regulates taxis and limos previously ruled that Lyft and Uber were in violation of stat

Online Sleuths Aid Probe into Gay Couple's Beating

PERSONAL TECH | By Maryclaire Dale | Sep 17
Philadelphia police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces.

Drag Queens Dress Down Facebook Over Names

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Sep 17
San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina.

Will Apple's Digital Wallet Kill the Card Swipe?

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Sep 17
So-called contactless payment isn't new, but with its presence on millions of iPhones and its advanced security features, Apple Pay could be the service that leads to widespread adoption of the digital wallet.