Tech Archive
03 October 2014, 01:00 AM ET
Urban planners must start creating tomorrow's connected cities now.
03 October 2014, 12:52 AM ET
Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with chemical production and the manufacture of products through chemical processes.
02 October 2014, 12:40 PM ET
A warning to all smugglers: A new underwater robot could be used to sniff out contraband — including weapons and drugs — hidden aboard ships.
01 October 2014, 10:43 PM ET
A mirror image is the result of light rays bounding off a reflective surface. Reflection and refraction are the two main aspects of geometric optics.
01 October 2014, 08:01 PM ET
A patch made of flexible electronics could be attached to a person's skin and reveal problems such as poor circulation or dehydration, new research suggests.
01 October 2014, 12:21 PM ET
Long-distance lovebirds may soon be able to "teleport" kisses to one another, thanks to a high-tech but somewhat unusual device.
01 October 2014, 12:11 PM ET
Harvard physicist Subir Sachdev will give a presentation on quantum entanglement and superconductivity at the Perimeter Institute on Oct. 1 during a live webcast at 7 p.m. EDT.
01 October 2014, 09:35 AM ET
In September, when Hurricane Edouard was churning out over the Atlantic Ocean, NASA dispatched its Global Hawk drones to fly directly over the eye of the storm.
01 October 2014, 08:59 AM ET
The president's moonshot project to understand the human brain is getting a boost by partnering with companies like Google and foundations for neurological disorders, the White House announced today (Sept. 30).
30 September 2014, 03:18 PM ET
A drone captured sweeping aerial shots of the protest happening in Hong Kong over China's refusal to allow democratic elections for Hong Kong's chief executive.
30 September 2014, 02:16 PM ET
A new toolkit could help veteran and beginner roboticists design, create and assemble a variety of soft-bodied bots.
30 September 2014, 01:31 PM ET
Fifty-eight brain research projects receive federal funding in the first wave of grants awarded in the BRAIN Initiative.
29 September 2014, 01:58 PM ET
Octopuses, with their underwater dexterity and camouflage abilities, have inspired much technological innovation. Here are some novel technologies that have been created based on the sea creature.
29 September 2014, 01:43 PM ET
The octopus is inspiring all kinds of technologies, from grasping tentacles and camouflage material to robotic arms and suction cups. Here’s a look at the sophisticated tech that this sea creature has helped unleash in recent years.
29 September 2014, 11:19 AM ET
The world's biggest atom smasher, which made possible a host of monumental discoveries, is celebrating its 60th anniversary today (Sept. 29).
26 September 2014, 04:22 PM ET
Geologists are using 3D-printed rocks to study how oil and gas moves through underground rock and the research could have important implications for fracking.
26 September 2014, 03:49 PM ET
Lights! Camera! Take off! The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced yesterday (Sept. 25) that television and movie producers will now be able to use drones to capture high-flying aerial footage.
26 September 2014, 09:37 AM ET
German logistics company DHL recently announced it is launching a new drone delivery service to get "urgently needed goods," such as life-saving medicines, to certain remote locations.
26 September 2014, 09:32 AM ET
The German logistics company is putting drones to good use.
26 September 2014, 02:37 AM ET
A group of enterprising chemists from Tsinghua University are exploiting that precision engineering, which normally results in high-resolution colour prints, to screen millions of different chemical reactions.
25 September 2014, 04:50 PM ET
A group that's restoring the inventor's Wardenclyffe lab in Shoreham, New York, is selling engraved bricks to fund a museum at the site.
25 September 2014, 12:14 PM ET
The first solar-powered flight around the world will take off from and touch down in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, officials announced today (Sept. 25).
25 September 2014, 10:57 AM ET
Assuming that scientific and technological progress continues, human-level machine intelligence is very likely to be developed. And shortly thereafter, superintelligence.
25 September 2014, 10:06 AM ET
Farmers must get "climate smart" if they wish to keep up with a changing planet.
25 September 2014, 09:07 AM ET
The newest jetpack won't help you realize your dreams of flying across the sky, but it could help you run a mile in just four minutes.
25 September 2014, 06:48 AM ET
Researchers have created an artificial atom that emits sound particles instead of light particles and the experiment could advance quantum technology.
24 September 2014, 04:55 PM ET
Deutsche Post DHL has been conducting test of its "parcelcopter" in Bonn, Germany. Currently there are no plans for regular delivery service via drone.
23 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Walter Gilbert, the 1980 winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, discusses the future of DNA sequencing.
23 September 2014, 12:22 PM ET
About 700 inventors and innovators gathered here at the New York Hall of Science last weekend (Sept. 20-21) to show off cool creations and fun DIY projects at the fifth annual World Maker Faire.
22 September 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Carrying 100 pounds of stuff on your back is hard for a human. But for a robot? Not so much.
22 September 2014, 02:15 PM ET
Mike Senese, executive editor of Make Magazine, gave a presentation at the World Maker Faire this weekend (Sept. 20-21) on ways drones can be used for good.
22 September 2014, 01:26 PM ET
An MIT developed sensor called GelSight was integrated into a robotic arm. This sensor has successfully been used to grab a USB cable and plugged it into a USB port.