Tech Archive
15 July 2014, 06:14 PM ET
A new unmanned military space plane is being developed to launch small satellites into orbit and serve as a test bed for a futuristic fleet of hypersonic vehicles.
15 July 2014, 02:54 PM ET
Engineers at MIT created new material from foam and wax that could one day be used to make shape-shifting robots. FULL STORY: http://goo.gl/06Uvh8
15 July 2014, 02:43 PM ET
A new kind of robot muscle — made out of materials that could be found at a craft store — goes soft when heated and hardens when cooled. Researchers say it could be used to make shape-shifting bots for surgery and disaster response.
15 July 2014, 02:13 PM ET
This summer, Hawaii's endangered wildlife will be on candid camera, as two kinds of drones survey the numbers and whereabouts of animals in their natural habitats.
15 July 2014, 12:00 PM ET
An experimental software developed by Yahoo researchers in Barcelona could suggest routes that are not just efficient, but also pleasant, beautiful and emotionally stimulating.
14 July 2014, 05:01 PM ET
The Game Innovation Lab at NYU-Poly has developed playful digital interaction devices that they call the "Fidget Widgets".
14 July 2014, 02:27 PM ET
The British Royal Navy christened its newest and largest aircraft carrier earlier this month, in a special ceremony led by the next-generation vehicle's namesake: Queen Elizabeth II.
12 July 2014, 11:38 PM ET
The need for speed drives search for hybrid communication technologies.
11 July 2014, 06:17 PM ET
The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency is known for trying to solve really out-of-this-world problems. But the agency's latest project solves a more commonplace conundrum: how to hit a target, even if you have bad aim.
10 July 2014, 04:41 PM ET
Over the course of his life, Nikola Tesla registered some 300 patents under his name, and traces of his inventions can be found in many modern-day devices, including in some unexpected places.
10 July 2014, 01:18 PM ET
For his 158th birthday, Nikola Tesla got a day named in his honor and a new science museum with $1 million in funding from billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.
10 July 2014, 12:15 PM ET
Nikola Tesla dreamed of creating a way to supply power to the world without stringing wires across the globe. The inventor came close to accomplishing this when his "mad scientist" experiments with electricity led to his creation of the Tesla coil.
10 July 2014, 10:52 AM ET
Nikola Tesla's final workshop, and perhaps the site of his boldest project, was nearly lost to history. Now the site known as Wardenclyffe is on its way to becoming a museum.
10 July 2014, 10:38 AM ET
Nikola Tesla bought a plot of farmland in the sleepy town of Shoreham, N.Y., in 1901 to build a lab and a transmitter tower. A nonprofit group took over the site in 2012 to convert it into a museum dedicated to the eccentric inventor.
10 July 2014, 07:18 AM ET
Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison battled it out in the "War of Currents," but each inventor left a significant scientific legacy.
10 July 2014, 07:15 AM ET
Nikola Tesla has perhaps the broadest band of admirers of any historical figure. He is equally beloved by empirically minded scientists and those with a more mystical worldview.
09 July 2014, 05:43 PM ET
Satellites could be a promising tool for tracking Arctic wildlife on the ground, a new study suggests.
09 July 2014, 05:27 PM ET
Nikola Tesla, genius inventor, and Thomas Edison, expert businessman.
09 July 2014, 05:03 PM ET
How Tesla coils generate high-voltage electrical fields.
09 July 2014, 03:35 PM ET
Nikola Tesla, who gave science some of its greatest technologies, has been somewhat overlooked for his achievements. Here are a few other scientists who were robbed of their dues in the annals of science.
09 July 2014, 03:04 PM ET
In a 300-square-mile (777 square kilometers) patch of desert west of Delta, Utah, hundreds of astronomical eyes have spent the last five years watching the heavens, looking for supercharged particles from deep in space.
09 July 2014, 01:58 PM ET
Nikola Tesla may be known today as one of history's greatest inventors, but the intrepid scientist's eccentricities have become as legendary as his trailblazing discoveries in the field of electricity.
09 July 2014, 11:00 AM ET
The U.S. military has chosen two universities to lead a program to develop brain implants to restore memory to veterans who have suffered brain injuries, officials said at a news conference yesterday (July 8).
09 July 2014, 08:21 AM ET
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) has sent five new reconnaissance drones to Afghanistan to support intelligence operations in the country, the U.K. Ministry of Defence announced last week.
08 July 2014, 04:23 PM ET
The United States military has grounded its entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets, after one of the warplanes caught fire last month on a runway at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
08 July 2014, 03:03 PM ET
The $25 million Telescope Array cosmic ray observatory west of Delta, Utah, the Northern Hemisphere's largest cosmic ray detector, recently detected a cosmic ray hotspot beneath the Big Dipper.
07 July 2014, 03:04 PM ET
European scientists have called for the review of a major neuroscience initiative, criticizing the program for taking a narrow approach that they say is likely to fail.
03 July 2014, 05:47 PM ET
A scientific journal that recently published a controversial study about how emotions can spread across social networks issued a note today (July 3) to address the uproar caused by the contentious research.
03 July 2014, 05:09 PM ET
Drones have been banned from all national parks in the United States, according to new regulations established by U.S. government officials.
03 July 2014, 02:12 PM ET
The Declaration of Independence is now well preserved at the National Archives, but the document survived years of wear and tear.
03 July 2014, 11:12 AM ET
A high-tech garden that can change the way it looks and alter other parts of its environment depending on the reactions of people on Twitter, has been created in the United Kingdom.
03 July 2014, 10:57 AM ET
A "smart" garden, designed by researchers in the United Kingdom, can change the way it looks depending on the reactions of people on Twitter.