Tech Archive
22 January 2016, 11:46 AM ET
The U.S. military wants you … to design a better atomic clock.
21 January 2016, 03:27 PM ET
A new fiber that mimics the electricity-producing cells in electric eels could be woven into clothing to power wearable devices.
21 January 2016, 11:07 AM ET
Apple's forthcoming iOS update promises to incorporate a feature called Night Shift that could help people sleep better. But what is it about smartphones that can mess with our slumber?
20 January 2016, 01:00 PM ET
The oldest known evidence of human warfare has been unearthed in Kenya, suggesting warfare is an ancient part of the human repertoire.
19 January 2016, 01:04 PM ET
In a recent lecture, Stephen Hawking once again warned that humanity could wipe itself out if it's not careful.
19 January 2016, 11:17 AM ET
Tiny, wireless, electronic implants that melt away in the body could one day help doctors monitor the brain, new research in rats suggests.
19 January 2016, 10:03 AM ET
You can finally place an order for your very own Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. And it can be used for many applications besides gaming.
16 January 2016, 09:20 AM ET
When water is scarce, why not pull it out of thin air? An industrial designer in Austria is hoping to do just that (well, sort of).
15 January 2016, 03:45 PM ET
A new product called "Fontus", that attaches to a bicycle, pulls moisture out of the air while a bike is moving. It condenses and drips water into a bottle.
14 January 2016, 10:09 AM ET
Smartphones equipped with portable devices that magnetically levitate cells might one day help diagnose diseases in the home, clinic or lab, researchers say.
12 January 2016, 03:12 PM ET
From fuzzy robotic tails for humans to "literary" sex toys, here are some of the most obscure (and, arguably, the most fun) tech products from this year's consumer electronics show.
12 January 2016, 10:14 AM ET
Auto giant Ford would like the future's self-driving cars to be more than fair-weather friends: The company is testing its autonomous vehicles on snow-covered roads.
12 January 2016, 08:54 AM ET
Imagine holding a phone parallel to the ground and seeing Princess Leia standing on it, telling Obi-Wan Kenobi he's her only hope. An attachment to an iPhone may do just that, creating the illusion of 3D images floating above the screen.
11 January 2016, 10:49 PM ET
A GMO is an organism that has had its DNA altered or modified in some way through genetic engineering.
11 January 2016, 05:51 PM ET
Ideas are nice, but knowledge is power — and impact.
11 January 2016, 04:36 PM ET
Every time a toddler accidentally shoots a friend or family member, a teen kills himself via gunshot or a shooter perpetrates an act of mass violence, public discussion circles back to “smart gun” technology, but what does that mean?
09 January 2016, 09:34 AM ET
A new portable fuel cell charger can charge a smartphone or tablet by combining saltwater and oxygen, say while you're basking in the sun on the beach.
08 January 2016, 02:08 PM ET
Wearables that track steps and heartbeats are a dime a dozen these days. Now some new health gadgets aim to look deep inside the body.
08 January 2016, 10:13 AM ET
Planetary Resources, which aims to extract water and other useful materials from asteroids, has 3D-printed an object using metals from a space rock.
07 January 2016, 06:07 PM ET
From the CES show floor, here's a look at several new gadgets that aim to make it easier to track your every sip and snack.
06 January 2016, 08:12 PM ET
Move over grownups, this year's consumer electronics show is all about tech for kids.
06 January 2016, 04:06 PM ET
Once the three-billion-letter-long human genome was sequenced, we rushed into a new “omics” era of biological research.
06 January 2016, 03:17 PM ET
North Korea claims to have tested a hydrogen bomb, a weapon more powerful than the atomic bombs that devastated the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima during World War II. Here's how they differ.
06 January 2016, 11:12 AM ET
The simple act of taking your temperature is getting a new high-tech twist.
06 January 2016, 07:42 AM ET
One of da Vinci's famous bridge sketches is getting a chilly reinvention as a massive ice bridge being built in Finland.
05 January 2016, 05:15 PM ET
Drones, 3D printing and virtual reality tech are all having coming-of-age moments at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
05 January 2016, 07:22 AM ET
Tech geeks and early adopters everywhere will descend on Las Vegas this week for a chance to view the latest in technology and innovation at CES, the world's largest trade show for consumer electronics.
04 January 2016, 10:24 AM ET
Researchers have invented a heart rate monitor that can stick to your skin, and also store data.
03 January 2016, 01:31 PM ET
Flawless, 3D-printed ceramics that can be formed into various shapes, from spirals to honeycombs, have been created. The new materials could find use in hypersonic aircraft and microscopic devices.
31 December 2015, 04:27 PM ET
The world's most dire problems, such as climate change and global conflicts, could be solved using a combination of human and computer intelligence, researchers say.
31 December 2015, 11:46 AM ET
In 2015, it was a good year to be a robot. But next year might be even better.
30 December 2015, 03:21 PM ET
If Spider-Man had a robot sidekick, this would be it.