Tech Archive
01 April 2014, 11:11 AM ET
Flying snakes called paradise tree snakes can glide so effortlessly by riding on tiny air vortices they create by changing the angle of their bodies, scientists find. The results could lead to flying-snake suits.
01 April 2014, 10:53 AM ET
Air conditioners, cars and other machinery may soon be free of vibrations and thus much quieter than they are now, thanks to new so-called adaptive phononic crystals.
01 April 2014, 10:19 AM ET
In honor of April Fools' Day, CERN switched all the text on its website to Comic Sans, that reviled, springy-looking script that lurks on Web 1.0 websites and bad PowerPoint presentations.
01 April 2014, 09:28 AM ET
Wearable technology, such as smart wristbands, may be the next new tool to help treat conditions such as autism and depression.
01 April 2014, 07:54 AM ET
The costume company claimed they created a suit that make its wearer "invisible."
01 April 2014, 02:22 AM ET
With the AFL season in full swing many of us are glued to our screens marvelling at the speed and tactics of the athletes.
01 April 2014, 02:01 AM ET
Radically modified cells could transport anticancer drugs to a tumor.
31 March 2014, 10:49 PM ET
Computer Geek, Sean Hoban, uses mathematical and computational tools to preserve endangered plant species.
31 March 2014, 07:43 PM ET
"Bassbot" reveals suction action used by most fish.
31 March 2014, 04:00 PM ET
The search for clues about the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner continues over parts of the Indian Ocean, despite another setback over the weekend, when floating objects thought to be possible debris from the plane turned out to be fishing gear.
31 March 2014, 01:41 PM ET
From fitness trackers to smartwatches, wearable technology is infiltrating the fashion world. But are tech companies creating fashions anyone would actually wear?
31 March 2014, 01:29 PM ET
Tiny silver particles protect against microbes, but are they dangerous?
31 March 2014, 11:32 AM ET
This seashell is made nearly entirely of calcite, the main component of relatively fragile rocks such as limestone and chalk. However, the scientists discovered this seashell could dissipate energy from penetrations 10 times better than ordinary calcite.
31 March 2014, 11:13 AM ET
Matter's strange cousin may interact differently with gravity, meaning it may actually fall up. A new experiment to weigh antimatter could solve this physics mystery.
29 March 2014, 12:31 AM ET
Even though spoked wheels and pneumatic tyres were invented in the 1880s, bicycle design hasn’t really changed a great deal in the time since – at least, at face value.
28 March 2014, 11:52 AM ET
Patrol planes detected several objects — possibly from the missing Malaysian jetliner — floating in the Indian Ocean today, after search efforts were shifted nearly 700 miles to the northeast, according to investigators.
27 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A chunk of the genetic blueprint for yeast has been created and pieced together from scratch, paving the way for "designer" organisms that could produce new vaccines, foods and biofuels, the creators say.
27 March 2014, 10:24 AM ET
More possible debris from the missing Malaysian Airlines jet that is thought to have crashed in the Indian Ocean earlier this month was spotted by Thai satellites, according to search officials.
27 March 2014, 09:52 AM ET
Considering a wearable activity tracker? Or looking to upgrade one? Here’s what to look for, what to be wary of, and what you might not have thought through. Live Science / Tom’s Guide writers’ offer practical advice, based on extensive testing.
26 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Using relatively simple assumptions, quantum cryptography could produce unbreakable codes, even when enemies have produced the devices that encrypt the messages, researchers argue.
26 March 2014, 12:02 PM ET
A field of debris possibly tied to the missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner was detected in a series of new satellite images, government officials announced today (March 26).
26 March 2014, 11:50 AM ET
Social media behemoth Facebook just paid $2 billion for Oculus VR. The virtual reality technology has uses far beyond, gaming from PTSD therapy for soldiers to controlling robots on Mars.
25 March 2014, 06:06 PM ET
Physicists have gotten a first look at the way electrons spin in a tiny diamond wire, and taken another step to the next generation of computing devices. Such devices would emit less heat as they don't rely on current, allowing for smaller circuits.
25 March 2014, 01:43 PM ET
Google Glass is partnering with Luxottica Group, the Italian eyewear giant whose best-known brands include Ray-Ban, Oakley and Oliver Peoples, company officials announced yesterday (March 24).
24 March 2014, 05:26 PM ET
A new, flexible antenna could be used in wearable health monitoring devices.
24 March 2014, 03:37 PM ET
Computer hard drives could soon have a lot more storage capabilities – thanks to a recent discovery of a highly sensitive magnetic material that changes its magnetism with tiniest shifts in temperature.
24 March 2014, 03:20 PM ET
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razah announced Monday new satellite data shows Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down over the southern Indian Ocean.
24 March 2014, 02:04 PM ET
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced today (March 24) that up-to-date satellite information indicates the Malaysian Airlines jetliner that disappeared earlier this month crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.
24 March 2014, 09:53 AM ET
Two objects that could be parts of the missing Malaysian Airlines jet, which disappeared March 8, were found during a search operation of the southern Indian Ocean, according to officials at the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
23 March 2014, 11:55 AM ET
A third set of images, this one from a French satellite, show potential objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean that could be linked to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, which has been missing since March 8, when it disappeared from radar screens.
22 March 2014, 09:53 AM ET
A Chinese satellite orbiting Earth has captured a new photo of possible debris from the missing Malaysian Airlines jet that disappeared with 239 people on March 8.
21 March 2014, 04:00 PM ET
A new telescope tool for peering into the cosmos and creating three-dimensional views of the universe has passed its first major test at a European observatory in Chile's high desert.