Tech Archive
09 April 2014, 04:44 PM ET
Two Swiss pilots who will attempt to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane are planning to give the public a virtual tour of their high-tech ride today (April 10).
09 April 2014, 01:46 PM ET
A new solar-powered plane that will be used to fly around the world in five consecutive days without using any fuel was unveiled today (April 9) in Switzerland.
09 April 2014, 10:10 AM ET
Researchers have produced a new ceramic inspired by nacre, the material also known as mother-of-pearl. The new material is much tougher than common ceramics and is derived from the nacre of abalone, a small single-shelled marine mollusk.
09 April 2014, 10:09 AM ET
Researchers have produced a new ceramic inspired by nacre, the material also known as mother-of-pearl. The new ceramic is less brittle than regular ceramic but still handles high heat.
09 April 2014, 10:08 AM ET
An Australian vessel searching for the Malaysia Airlines flight in the Indian Ocean picked up more pings Tuesday that could be from the missing aircraft, Australian authorities said Wednesday.
09 April 2014, 09:10 AM ET
Scientists have built nanobots that can respond to chemical cues and operate inside a living animal. More than that, they can operate as logic gates, essentially acting as real computers.
09 April 2014, 06:30 AM ET
Solar Impulse will unveil its new solar-powered plane today (April 9). The aircraft will be used for a first-of-its-kind journey around the world in 2015.
09 April 2014, 02:58 AM ET
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has once again intensified now that search planes and ships may have detected a signal from its black box.
08 April 2014, 07:01 PM ET
A robot that can dig quickly and deeply in mud or wet sand could one day be used to lay underwater cables, dig up and detonate underwater mines, or anchor machines to the seafloor, researchers say.
08 April 2014, 05:18 PM ET
It’s about what America needs to do to be successful in the future, says the bow-tied former drafting engineer. EICtv News interviewed one of the most recognizable faces of science for the S.E.T. Awards.
08 April 2014, 04:14 PM ET
Researchers at MIT developed a robot, named RoboClam, that can dig with extreme efficiency. The robotic workhorse was inspired by the way Atlantic razor clams burrow quickly and deeply into wet sand.
08 April 2014, 01:49 PM ET
Aerospace giant Boeing is designing a new type of aircraft capable of taking off, hovering and landing vertically. These vehicles could one day be used by the military to transport troops, weapons or cargo to and from the battlefield.
08 April 2014, 10:52 AM ET
Thermal images captured by a small drone allowed archaeologists to peer under the surface of the New Mexican desert floor, revealing never-before-seen structures in an ancient Native American settlement.
08 April 2014, 09:22 AM ET
The two Swiss pilots who flew a solar-powered plane on a record-setting coast-to-coast flight across the United States last summer will unveil their next-generation solar plane this week, which they will use in 2015 to circumnavigate the globe.
07 April 2014, 07:47 PM ET
Yesterday the European Parliament had an historic vote on the issue of “net neutrality,” and became the largest bloc in the world to affirm this open internet principle. So, what is neutrality?
07 April 2014, 02:58 PM ET
DARPA's X-Plane program aims to make radical improvements to helicopter-type vehicles designed to take off, hover and land vertically. Find out how Boeing engineers built a flying, sub-scale prototype in less than a month.
07 April 2014, 12:48 PM ET
Signals that may have come from the black box on the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last month have been detected in the southern Indian Ocean, giving investigators "a most promising lead" in the ongoing search for the missing jetliner.
04 April 2014, 06:03 PM ET
As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 continues, robot submersibles will likely be employed to scour the pitch-black ocean floor for signs of wreckage.
04 April 2014, 10:19 AM ET
A new atomic clock unveiled today (April 3) is three times more precise than the one previously used to keep official time in the United States, making it the most accurate timekeeper yet developed.
03 April 2014, 06:20 PM ET
The Garmin Forerunner 220 is a GPS watch that helps runners track their exercise goals, training and performance. I wore the watch for a few weeks to test out its features, and see how it compares with other GPS watches.
03 April 2014, 05:18 PM ET
A rhythmically contracting cuff made of cardiac muscle cells surrounds the vein acting as a "mini heart" to aid blood flow through veins.
03 April 2014, 01:45 PM ET
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology use laser-cooled cesium atoms to develop ultra-accurate atomic clocks for GPS systems, global telecommunications and other essential technologies.
03 April 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Living materials produced by bacteria could lead to interactive structures programmed to self-assemble into specific patterns, such as those used on solar cells and diagnostic sensors, and even self-healing materials that could sense damage and repair it.
02 April 2014, 05:12 PM ET
Previous field tests at the Dachstein (Austria) cave in 2012.
02 April 2014, 03:14 PM ET
DARPA has launched a new division to study the intersection of biology, engineering and computer science, and to investigate how merging these fields could bolster national security.
02 April 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Basis Carbon Steel or Jawbone Up 24? Check out LiveScience's in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
02 April 2014, 01:32 PM ET
A three dimensional reconstruction of a pair of dinosaur tracks from the Paluxy River in Texas. A long-necked sauropod passed through, followed by (or perhaps chased by) a meat-eating theropod.
02 April 2014, 12:22 PM ET
Theories have long predicted the existence of teensy particles that might make up the Higgs boson, and research suggests such pip-squeakes, dubbed techni-quarks, are likely lurking in the universe.
01 April 2014, 06:32 PM ET
The Garmin Vivofit fitness tracker makes more of an effort than other activity trackers to motivate you to get active, and doesn't need to be charged every few days. I wore the Vivofit for a week to see how well it kept me moving.
01 April 2014, 05:26 PM ET
The Bellabeat fetal monitor and connected system allows pregnant women to track their babies' heart beats, kicks and other milestones, and share that information with friends.
01 April 2014, 04:01 PM ET
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a next-generation warplane capable of taking off on a short runway and landing vertically, could make its first trans-Atlantic flight in July.
01 April 2014, 12:20 PM ET
Built-in rear-view cameras will be required on all new vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds by 2018, according to a new government regulation. The change could save as many as 69 lives each year, officials say.