28 February 2014, 03:52 PM ET
Incorporating cultural norms into a computing system's technology interface helps adults learn computer skills faster.
28 February 2014, 02:54 PM ET
Visualizing the groundwater flow in these areas helps scientists better understand the risk involved.
28 February 2014, 01:15 PM ET
Cleaning up the plastic debris on California's beaches is a costly venture ($420 million to be exact), and a recently proposed bill could incentivize plastic producers to reduce packaging waste and make them pay for part of the clean up.
28 February 2014, 12:52 PM ET
Pedometers can be useful tools to help you track progress towards your fitness goal, and perhaps even motivate you to be more active.
27 February 2014, 11:08 PM ET
Engineers are developing the next wave of neural prosthetics.
27 February 2014, 03:41 PM ET
This massive, 530-pound (240 kilograms) deep sea diving suit, called the Exosuit, is a one-of-a-kind pressurized diving suit designed to let scientists observe sea life at depths as far 1,000 feet (305 meters).
27 February 2014, 03:25 PM ET
Wearable generators can supply portable, clean energy for powering our mobile devices.
27 February 2014, 02:43 PM ET
Marine biologists and engineers have now developed a 530-pound marine Exosuit that's designed for ocean depths down to 1,000 feet. The Exosuit will help researchers study bioluminescent and biofluorescent marine life.
27 February 2014, 02:40 PM ET
Researchers at the University of Hawaii and the University of Tokyo outfitted sharks with sophisticated sensors and video recorders to measure and see where they go, how they get there, and what they do once they reach their destinations.
27 February 2014, 10:53 AM ET
Aerospace giant Boeing is developing a highly secure, self-destructing smartphone that can encrypt calls, protect stored information, or, if someone tries to tamper with or open the phone's casing, delete all of the device's data.
27 February 2014, 10:43 AM ET
The trend of using fitness trackers for children is blossoming, but so far, enthusiasm has outstripped actual data on the most effective way to use them.
27 February 2014, 10:22 AM ET
Relatively inexpensive scientific equipment can spark a child's interest in science. Here are some of the best microscopes for kids that aren't just toys.
27 February 2014, 12:19 AM ET
Hollywood’s most celebrated actors, actresses and directors are, by now, finalizing their outfits and having their manicures in preparation for the impending Oscars ceremony on 2 March. It’s considerably quieter over in the games industry.
26 February 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Made out of a cluster of electrons and positive charges called 'holes,' the newly created quasiparticle could help physicists locate the boundaries between the quantum world of the very small and the classical world of the human scale.
26 February 2014, 11:54 AM ET
Some investigation into your ancestry can be done by hand or online, but the serious genealogist may want to invest in software for tracing family tress. Here are some good bets.
26 February 2014, 10:14 AM ET
The documentary "Particle Fever" tells the story of the launch of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, in Switzerland, and six of the scientists whose careers depend on what the LHC finds.
25 February 2014, 05:32 PM ET
For International Polar Bear Day, Google Maps unveiled Street View imagery of polar bears in their natural habitat, in Churchill, Canada.
25 February 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Amputees who suffer from phantom-limb pain could get some relief, thanks to a potential new experimental treatment involving virtual reality.
25 February 2014, 10:35 AM ET
The planned Museum of Science Fiction will be partnering with the Science Channel to provide sponsorship and content for the new venture, the museum announced today (Feb. 25).
24 February 2014, 12:03 PM ET
A tank takes about three minutes to fill and is good for about 300 miles.
21 February 2014, 05:54 PM ET
For the average person, knowing your beats-per-minute may be interesting, but it remains to be seen whether this can help make you more healthy. Live Science Senior Writer Rachael Rettner explains why.
21 February 2014, 05:44 PM ET
Several new activity trackers allow users to constantly measure their heart rate throughout the day. Live Science Senior Writer Rachael Rettner describes how they get their data.
21 February 2014, 05:31 PM ET
Some people may develop contact dermatitis from metallic nickel or other irritants in fitness bands worn on their wrists. Live Science News Writer Megan Gannon narrows down the cause of such blistering rashes, which are seldom more than a nuisance.
21 February 2014, 05:15 PM ET
Sleep experts are skeptical that accelerometers in most wearable fitness trackers can truly distinguish sleep states or even know when you’re just lying down but awake. Live Science Senior Writer Rachael Rettner tells why.
21 February 2014, 04:03 PM ET
The fitness tracker maker Fitbit is recalling its Force wristband after user complaints about skin irritation.
21 February 2014, 10:19 AM ET
A hearing aid that wirelessly streams audio from an MP3 player? A pair of Google Glass with visual recognition? A bracelet that lets friends send each other "smiles"? These are just a few of the devices forging the future of wearable tech.
20 February 2014, 03:07 PM ET
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is developing a military drone capable of avoiding hostile threats on the ground, such as ambushes and improvised explosive devices.
20 February 2014, 02:29 PM ET
Scattered dots of red and yellow decorate what appears to be an icy, blue terrain in this award-winning microscope photo.
20 February 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Using just coiled fishing line and sewing thread, a team of scientists has developed a way to create super-strong artificial muscles.
20 February 2014, 01:08 PM ET
Coiled fishing line and sewing thread work as artificial muscles. Heat activation causes the coils to contract or expand, which can be used to open or close a window to regulate the temperature inside a building.
20 February 2014, 12:37 PM ET
A new map of conversations formed on Twitter reveals that conversations on a topic can take six different shapes, which could be used by social media strategists to improve their reach.
20 February 2014, 12:14 AM ET
For many parents who caved into the pressure and splashed out on a new tablet computer for their children this Christmas, the not inconsiderable initial purchase bill may almost be a distant memory.