Tech Archive
23 March 2016, 02:29 PM ET
The hybrid Airlander 10 is a giant, some 65 feet longer than the Airbus A380, and will be able to soar the friendly skies for five days when manned and up to two weeks when unmanned.
23 March 2016, 01:45 PM ET
Check out these cool images of the building of the Airlander 10, which will be able to stay airborne for five days when manned. Its helium-filled hull keeps it buoyant while its turbocharged diesel engines let it cruise up to 91 mph.
22 March 2016, 06:27 PM ET
Augmented reality is technology that not only interacts with you, but enhances your senses with images, information and audio.
22 March 2016, 04:24 PM ET
From the Soviet-era MiG-31 Foxhound to the rocket-powered X-15 experimental aircraft, here are some of the fastest military planes ever to grace the skies.
22 March 2016, 03:19 PM ET
When chasing insects for their dinner, bats can perform aerial acrobatics that would shame even the steeliest test pilots. Inspired by how bats pull off such impressive maneuvers, engineers designed new kinds of wing surfaces for drones.
22 March 2016, 07:38 AM ET
In honor of the one-year anniversary of the reburial of King Richard III's remains, the University of Leicester has released a digital 3D model of Richard III's original grave. Users can explore his battle wounds and other features of the king's skeleton.
22 March 2016, 01:45 AM ET
Virtual reality means creating immersive, computer-generated environments that are so convincing users will react the same way they would in real life.
19 March 2016, 10:02 AM ET
If you find yourself tapping at your desk, in the train or on a park bench, a new wearable music synthesizer might be just the gadget to help turn those tunes in your head into music you can record.
18 March 2016, 09:38 PM ET
Problems with facial transplants come down to the fact that the patient is receiving a face which previously belonged to somebody else. But what if a new face could be constructed from a patient’s own cells?
18 March 2016, 11:40 AM ET
A billion websites, more than 4 billion Web pages and 2 percent of the Amazon rainforest? Here's how researchers have tried to estimate the size of the Internet.
18 March 2016, 08:27 AM ET
A new Kickstarter project aims to create a virtual-reality T-shirt that gives people an inside peek into the circulatory, skeletal and digestive systems.
17 March 2016, 08:09 PM ET
You might soon be ditching your text passwords and unlocking your phone, apps and accounts with a doodle.
16 March 2016, 05:29 PM ET
A new Rutgers University study shows that freeform gesture passwords are easier to remember and could do a better job than text passwords at keeping mobile devices secure.
16 March 2016, 11:59 AM ET
A team of teensy robots that take a page from gecko feet has managed to tug a car that weighs 3,900 lbs. (1,769 kilograms)
15 March 2016, 03:39 PM ET
Distinctive linear plumes of these particles extend as far as 2.5 miles downstream from shallow shipwreck sites.
15 March 2016, 12:30 PM ET
Electronics such as solar panels and flexible gadgets may someday be able to heal their "wounds," thanks to tiny, self-propelled nanoparticles that detect and repair damage.
15 March 2016, 11:32 AM ET
Scientists at UCSD have developed tiny particles that propel themselves to the site of a scratch or defect in an electronic “land” – like those in a computer chip – then fill that gap with conductive molecules to complete the circuit again.
15 March 2016, 11:09 AM ET
A self-correcting contact lens could eliminate the need for bifocals, trifocals or laser corrective surgery.
11 March 2016, 07:07 AM ET
A new anti-snore gadget could help you turn down the volume of your partner's snoring and turn up the quality of your beauty sleep.
11 March 2016, 12:55 AM ET
Sepsis is the body's overreaction to infection. It can cause tissue damage, organ failure and death.
09 March 2016, 03:13 PM ET
Some potholes are like zombies – they never die.
09 March 2016, 02:30 PM ET
What's under the hood of the world's most advanced automobiles? Carbon composites.
09 March 2016, 11:36 AM ET
An artificial intelligence system developed by Google has trounced a world champion Go player in the first of five planned matches.
09 March 2016, 05:36 AM ET
An unmanned aircraft that can take off, hover and land vertically could be closer to reality, as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program to develop these futuristic flying machines.
08 March 2016, 06:59 PM ET
To train two rhesus macaques, a control system navigated the wheelchair system (passive navigation) to a food reward. Both monkeys successfully acquired the ability to navigate themselves to the reward after they were conditioned.
08 March 2016, 03:02 PM ET
Using a bionic fingertip, an amputee for the first time has been able to feel rough and smooth textures in real-time, as though the fingertip were naturally connected to his hand.
08 March 2016, 02:09 PM ET
Two rhesus macaques with hundreds of electrodes implanted in their brains have controlled a motorized wheelchair using only their thoughts.
08 March 2016, 12:10 PM ET
Apple is embroiled in a battle with the FBI over an iPhone that was used by one of the shooters involved in the December attack that killed 14 and wounded 22 in San Bernardino, California. Here's what you need to know about Apple's fight with the FBI.
07 March 2016, 04:35 PM ET
A mysterious landing strip in the remote Nevada Desert could be home to spy plane testing, security experts speculate.
07 March 2016, 02:18 PM ET
The market has been flooded with newfangled coding apps and toys, but are they useful, and can they take the place of school computer science training?
07 March 2016, 12:24 PM ET
From programmable robots to pocket-sized computers, there are a plethora of tools out there for kids to learn the basics of programming.
05 March 2016, 09:09 AM ET
Two Australian surfers are trying to tackle the planet's water pollution problem head-on, by developing a device that functions as an automated floating trash bin for the world's oceans.