27 November 2013, 06:54 PM ET
Every now and again you might read about gene therapy and efforts to correct serious genetic diseases. But I’m betting that very few readers have had gene therapy, nor have they ever met anyone who has, nor will they ever meet that many.
27 November 2013, 02:00 PM ET
A new wireless device lets paralyzed people drive a wheelchair simply by moving their tongues. The device could give people with severe disabilities greater independence and better quality of life, researchers say.
27 November 2013, 01:12 PM ET
China conducted a successful test flight of its first combat drone last week, according to state-run media reports, becoming only the fourth nation to fly unmanned, jet-powered stealth vehicles.
27 November 2013, 11:23 AM ET
High-definition video of a participant wearing the Tongue Drive System and using it to drive a powered wheelchair.
27 November 2013, 09:30 AM ET
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Fitbit Flex or Jawbone Up? Check out LiveScience's in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
27 November 2013, 09:16 AM ET
A new nonprofit program aims to help veterans and returning service members find jobs in wireless telecommunications, as part of a broader goal to have 5,000 vets employed in the expanding industry by the year 2015.
26 November 2013, 05:26 PM ET
Google Earth could help scientists investigate overfishing from space, a new study shows. Researchers used satellite images to count intertidal fishing weirs off the coast of six countries in the Persian Gulf.
26 November 2013, 11:51 AM ET
San Francisco-based startup Planet Labs delivered the 28 tiny satellites that will make up its "Flock 1" fleet to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia earlier this month. The constellation is slated to blast off aboard a private cargo vessel on Dec.
26 November 2013, 07:17 AM ET
Preparing a Thanksgiving feast can seem like a daunting task, but understanding a bit about the science behind the cooking may cut down some of the stress in the kitchen this holiday season.
25 November 2013, 06:42 PM ET
Get the latest news on mobile technology, including smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices like fitness bands, along with the many apps that personalize your gadgets.
25 November 2013, 04:58 PM ET
Researchers track outdoor air temperatures by measuring the battery temperatures of smartphones.
25 November 2013, 03:42 PM ET
The wonders of 3D printing have thrilled entrepreneurs, government officials and the business community. But a few skeptics have warned that there's a dark side to 3D printing — particularly the ease with which people could make their own 3D weapons.
25 November 2013, 03:00 PM ET
New iridescent, color-shifting fiber inspired by a tropical berry could one day make its way to the runway in the form of color-morphing clothing.
25 November 2013, 02:29 PM ET
A tiny flapping robot, developed by researchers at New York University, stays aloft by mimicking the pulsating movement of an ocean-dwelling jellyfish. This new method of flight could be used in robots for surveillance, search and rescue, or monitoring tr
25 November 2013, 12:31 PM ET
The NSF-funded program allows students to learn how to design, create, problem-solve as well as deploy and interpret data — all practical STEM-based skills.
25 November 2013, 10:30 AM ET
A jellyfish-like flying machine hovers in air by flapping its four wings 20 times per second.
25 November 2013, 08:14 AM ET
Kidneys represent the human organ in highest demand in the U.S. Researchers hope that new generations of 3D printers can use living human cells to build replacement organs layer by layer.
23 November 2013, 06:31 AM ET
Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to grab a gadget for your favorite entrepreneur.
22 November 2013, 08:12 PM ET
Famously, the Doctor can whizz through the years using a “dimensionally transcendental” machine, the TARDIS, and make changes to the past as and when he likes.
22 November 2013, 05:11 PM ET
Any device that picks up on the presence of light has to absorb its energy, and with it, the photons. At least, that was what scientists thought until now.
22 November 2013, 03:58 PM ET
Russia announces major push to expand tech-sector influence
22 November 2013, 03:52 PM ET
In ruins today, Hadrian's Villa can only hint at its 2nd century glory. But a new digital archaeology project promises to deliver computer users to the Roman emperor's opulent compound as it might have been nearly 2,000 years ago.
22 November 2013, 03:13 PM ET
Researchers at CSIRO, the Australian science agency, have created hot-pink horseshoes that are custom made for each of a horse's four hooves using lightweight titanium and 3D printing technology.
22 November 2013, 02:22 PM ET
The Digital Hadrian's Villa Project brings to life all 250 acres of the Roman emperor Hadrian's sprawling estate in Tivoli, Italy, through gaming software and 3D reconstructions.
22 November 2013, 12:16 PM ET
Ski resorts’ business runs entirely on the abundance of snow. But what is the plan when Mother Nature doesn't cooperate?
22 November 2013, 06:41 AM ET
More people are using devices and apps to track all sorts of habits, from how many steps they take in a day, to their eating habits, to their fertility cycle and even their sexual encounters. But a few companies are starting to track all th
21 November 2013, 04:16 PM ET
While this might read like a scenario from a George Orwell novel, it is actually a reasonable step into the not-so-distant future of the next generation of robots.
21 November 2013, 11:40 AM ET
With fuel bills expected to rise this winter, contemporary wireless programmable thermostats may help save people money and energy.
21 November 2013, 12:00 AM ET
The technique offers scientists a non-destructive way of transporting and handling rare or fragile fossils.
20 November 2013, 11:35 PM ET
With a little planning, you can minimize the environmental footprint of electronics gifts.
20 November 2013, 03:13 PM ET
Adrenaline junkies, look no further: ‘Insane’ new waterslide plans to tower over the current world recordholder as the tallest waterslide on the planet.
20 November 2013, 01:00 PM ET
A rough, gridded texture can cause water droplets to bounce off of it faster, making the material more water-repellent, new research suggests.