Tech Archive
17 October 2014, 03:16 AM ET
Computer engineering is the branch of engineering that integrates electronic engineering with computer sciences.
16 October 2014, 07:28 AM ET
An ambitious group of students is building a human-powered water vehicle that they hope will set a new world speed record.
16 October 2014, 07:25 AM ET
As automobiles incorporate more navigation and wireless communication technologies, could these super-connected cars become increasingly vulnerable to hackers?
15 October 2014, 06:32 PM ET
Actor Alan Alda and mathematician Steve Strogatz regaled a crowd of New York's business elite at the National Museum of Mathematics' "Chaos Ball."
14 October 2014, 02:07 PM ET
To test the safety and efficiency of a giant helicopter, researchers recently dropped one from three stories in the air.
13 October 2014, 07:26 AM ET
The upcoming World War II film "Fury" puts tank warfare front and center in a depiction of the final Allied push into Germany in 1945.
10 October 2014, 10:28 PM ET
Industrial engineering is the branch of engineering that involves figuring out how to make or do things better.
10 October 2014, 07:39 AM ET
Using a noninvasive imaging method, British Library scientists have decoded an original, fire-damaged version of the Magna Carta dating back to 1215. The document will be displayed in London in 2015.
10 October 2014, 06:47 AM ET
A new computer program can recognize people's emotions based on how they type, paving the way for computers that could one day be smarter than humans — a concept called "the singularity."
09 October 2014, 11:48 PM ET
After more than a week of anticipation, Tesla Motors finally revealed "the D" — and it doesn't stand for driverless, as had been widely rumored.
09 October 2014, 06:07 PM ET
From spinal stimulation to exoskeletons, technologies for overcoming paralysis have come a long way in the 10 years since Christopher Reeve died.
09 October 2014, 05:12 PM ET
NASA's Transport Rotorcraft Airframe Crash Testbed (TRACT 2) dropped a 45-foot-long fmr. Marine helicopter 30 feet to test. The test was done to improve helicopter systems and safety.
09 October 2014, 04:32 PM ET
Technologies to help paralyzed people move again have come a long way since "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve died 10 years ago. While a paralysis "cure" remains far from reality, the strides made in the past decade would make Reeve "excited," his son sa
09 October 2014, 03:10 PM ET
One snake's ability to shimmy up slippery sand dunes made it the perfect subject for a new study aimed at getting robots out of the lab and into the real world.
09 October 2014, 02:09 PM ET
Rattlesnakes move across desert sand with ease. Researchers at Georgia Tech have been studying that movement to make robots that can move more efficiently across that type of terrain.
09 October 2014, 02:00 PM ET
The science of biorobotics is informing the design of new robots.
09 October 2014, 01:23 PM ET
Ancient tableware, lead anchors and a giant bronze spear have been recovered during an expedition to the 2,000-year-old Antikythera shipwreck in Greece. Marine archaeologists also found that the sunken ship could be bigger than expected.
09 October 2014, 12:19 PM ET
What if the Internet were 100 times faster than it is today? How would this super-high-speed connectivity affect the economy, health care and education?
09 October 2014, 07:55 AM ET
Even people who aren't diehard fans of the "Star Wars" films will likely remember C-3PO and R2-D2. These sci-fi creations provided a glimpse of how robots could be used in the future, but how close is the world to making its a real R2-D2?
09 October 2014, 04:53 AM ET
Books adapted for the screen regularly rack up critical acclaim – think of Life of Pi, Argo, 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Twilight.
08 October 2014, 06:26 PM ET
Tesla Motors is set to make a big announcement on Thursday (Oct. 9), ending more than a week of speculation after CEO Elon Musk shot off a mysterious tweet about his electric car company's next move.
08 October 2014, 02:55 PM ET
The little things people take for granted — like holding a cherry without crushing it, or the soft touch of a loved one's hand — are beyond the reach of many amputees. But a new kind of prosthetic restores sensation and relieves pain, researchers say.
08 October 2014, 10:24 AM ET
Amputees wearing a new prosthetic device regained their sense of touch and were also cured of their phantom pain.
08 October 2014, 09:59 AM ET
This year's Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three Japanese scientists for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a technology that has touched society in innumerable ways and enabled technologies that Americans take for granted every da
08 October 2014, 06:35 AM ET
This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for developing a type of microscopy that could reach the nanodimension and reveal the inner workings of live cells at work.
07 October 2014, 02:06 PM ET
Some robots can swim. Others can kick, fetch, jump or fly. But the latest development in the field of robotics lets machines carry out an activity that is somewhat less athletic: plugging in a USB cord.
07 October 2014, 09:55 AM ET
Want to study high-energy particles streaming through the cosmos at nearly the speed of light? There's an app for that.
07 October 2014, 06:05 AM ET
"The invention of the blue LED is just twenty years old, but it has already contributed to create white light in an entirely new manner to the benefit of us all," according to a statement by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
06 October 2014, 05:14 PM ET
To stop identity thieves and counterfeiters, a group of researchers is looking for inspiration from an unlikely source: butterflies.
06 October 2014, 04:42 PM ET
Properties, sources and uses of the element copper.
06 October 2014, 02:49 PM ET
While they're not quite sharks with laser beams attached to their heads, the Navy's new fleet of unmanned war boats could still cause quite a scare.
03 October 2014, 10:12 AM ET
Apple's new Health app is now up and running on the latest version of iOS8, but what exactly can this app do for you?