Tech Archive
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?
03 October 2014, 01:00 AM ET
Urban planners must start creating tomorrow's connected cities now.
03 October 2014, 12:52 AM ET
Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with chemical production and the manufacture of products through chemical processes.
02 October 2014, 12:40 PM ET
A warning to all smugglers: A new underwater robot could be used to sniff out contraband — including weapons and drugs — hidden aboard ships.
01 October 2014, 10:43 PM ET
A mirror image is the result of light rays bounding off a reflective surface. Reflection and refraction are the two main aspects of geometric optics.
01 October 2014, 08:01 PM ET
A patch made of flexible electronics could be attached to a person's skin and reveal problems such as poor circulation or dehydration, new research suggests.
01 October 2014, 12:21 PM ET
Long-distance lovebirds may soon be able to "teleport" kisses to one another, thanks to a high-tech but somewhat unusual device.
01 October 2014, 12:11 PM ET
Harvard physicist Subir Sachdev will give a presentation on quantum entanglement and superconductivity at the Perimeter Institute on Oct. 1 during a live webcast at 7 p.m. EDT.
01 October 2014, 09:35 AM ET
In September, when Hurricane Edouard was churning out over the Atlantic Ocean, NASA dispatched its Global Hawk drones to fly directly over the eye of the storm.
01 October 2014, 08:59 AM ET
The president's moonshot project to understand the human brain is getting a boost by partnering with companies like Google and foundations for neurological disorders, the White House announced today (Sept. 30).
30 September 2014, 03:18 PM ET
A drone captured sweeping aerial shots of the protest happening in Hong Kong over China's refusal to allow democratic elections for Hong Kong's chief executive.
30 September 2014, 02:16 PM ET
A new toolkit could help veteran and beginner roboticists design, create and assemble a variety of soft-bodied bots.
30 September 2014, 01:31 PM ET
Fifty-eight brain research projects receive federal funding in the first wave of grants awarded in the BRAIN Initiative.
29 September 2014, 01:58 PM ET
Octopuses, with their underwater dexterity and camouflage abilities, have inspired much technological innovation. Here are some novel technologies that have been created based on the sea creature.
29 September 2014, 01:43 PM ET
The octopus is inspiring all kinds of technologies, from grasping tentacles and camouflage material to robotic arms and suction cups. Here’s a look at the sophisticated tech that this sea creature has helped unleash in recent years.
29 September 2014, 11:19 AM ET
The world's biggest atom smasher, which made possible a host of monumental discoveries, is celebrating its 60th anniversary today (Sept. 29).
26 September 2014, 04:22 PM ET
Geologists are using 3D-printed rocks to study how oil and gas moves through underground rock and the research could have important implications for fracking.
26 September 2014, 03:49 PM ET
Lights! Camera! Take off! The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced yesterday (Sept. 25) that television and movie producers will now be able to use drones to capture high-flying aerial footage.
26 September 2014, 09:37 AM ET
German logistics company DHL recently announced it is launching a new drone delivery service to get "urgently needed goods," such as life-saving medicines, to certain remote locations.
26 September 2014, 09:32 AM ET
The German logistics company is putting drones to good use.
26 September 2014, 02:37 AM ET
A group of enterprising chemists from Tsinghua University are exploiting that precision engineering, which normally results in high-resolution colour prints, to screen millions of different chemical reactions.