Tech Archive
20 June 2014, 04:32 PM ET
As part of Red Hot + Bach’s project to benefit AIDS research, the Kronos simultaneously recorded to wax cylinder, 96 kHz PCM digital, 1/4-inch analog, 78 RPM disk and 16 bit Mp3 (125 years of audio tech) at Thomas Edison’s original recording studio.
20 June 2014, 01:19 PM ET
Scientist Stephanie Kwolek, who invented the ultra-tough synthetic fibers used in Kevlar body armor, has died at the age of 90, her colleagues announced today (June 20).
20 June 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Kronos' leader recounts the emotion of tracking where music recording began in this full-length conversation with @DavidSkyBrody of Livescience.com. The performance was captured with 5 different historic audio formats.
20 June 2014, 09:10 AM ET
A 3D modeling technique allows researchers to stay dry while studying skeletons found in a deep underwater cave on the Yucatan Peninsula.
19 June 2014, 07:06 PM ET
An early piece of tech history — a microchip prototype used by Nobel Prize-winning inventor Jack Kilby to demonstrate how electronic circuits could be placed on a single, tiny chip — failed to sell at auction today, despite much pre-sale hype.
19 June 2014, 06:13 PM ET
To his list of firsts, Barack Obama can add that he was the first U.S. President to have himself scanned and 3D printed.
19 June 2014, 03:56 PM ET
Last year, scientists developed a technique to make the brain appear transparent, yielding stunning images of the mysterious organ's inner wiring. But until now, many laboratories had trouble using it.
19 June 2014, 02:14 PM ET
The world's first commercial quantum computer, made by the Canadian company D-Wave Systems Inc., performed no better than a classical computer in a recent analysis.
18 June 2014, 11:13 PM ET
John Carlin founded Red Hot to raise money and awareness to fight AIDS worldwide. This is his 15th such music project. He speaks with @DavidSkyBrody of LiveScience.com about music and media technology's relationship to commerce and fundraising.
18 June 2014, 10:30 PM ET
Thomas Edison National Historic Site's resident expert describes the arcane techniques of 125 years ago to @DavidSkyBrody of LiveScience.com. The Kronos Quartet recorded a J.S. Bach piece for Red Hot + Bach to support AIDS research.
18 June 2014, 07:03 PM ET
A prototype microchip designed by famed inventor Jack Kilby, who went on to create the world's first integrated circuit revolutionized the world of computing, will hit the auction block tomorrow (June 19) here in Manhattan.
18 June 2014, 01:40 PM ET
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) unveiled the first upgraded Chinook helicopter of a planned new fleet this week. The helicopters are part of the country’s $1.7 billion U.S. (1 billion pounds) campaign to strengthen their military force.
18 June 2014, 10:47 AM ET
Simultaneously recording J. S. Bach’s Contrapunctus II to wax cylinder, 96 kHz PCM, 1/4-inch analog, 78 RPM direct-to-disk and 16 bit Mp3 – technologies spanning 125 years of audio production – for Red Hot + Bach http://smarturl.it/it-RedHotBachDlx
17 June 2014, 06:23 PM ET
The first transatlantic "scent messages" were exchanged today between New York City and Paris, and they smelled like champagne and macaroons.
17 June 2014, 04:16 PM ET
If you're watching the FIFA World Cup this year, you may have seen a free kick where the referee took out a spray can and proceeded to draw a line on the grass in front of the players.
17 June 2014, 02:58 PM ET
A new startup uses vein recognition technology as a way for customers to make purchases using only the palms of their hands.
17 June 2014, 01:54 PM ET
The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a naval submarine and called for combat preparations and underwater warfare capabilities, according to a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) news release from June 16.
17 June 2014, 10:53 AM ET
Researchers claim they've made artificial diamonds that are harder than any tested before; however, some dispute the claim.
17 June 2014, 10:45 AM ET
No wallet, no problem. A new company in Sweden uses vein-recognition technology to allow registered customers to make purchases simply by scanning their palm.
16 June 2014, 05:39 PM ET
A treasure trove of bronze and marble statues, gold jewelry, and ancient scientific instruments may be buried hundreds of feet below the Aegean Sea, and a team of explorers is going after the hoard using the most advanced diving suit ever built.
16 June 2014, 05:38 PM ET
A diving mission to explore the Antikythera shipwreck is scheduled for September, 2014.
16 June 2014, 05:17 PM ET
Tomorrow morning (June 17), the first-ever transatlantic "scent message" will be transmitted from New York City to Paris.
16 June 2014, 11:58 AM ET
The Navy and DARPA have signed an agreement to launch a program to develop long-range reconnaissance drones that would launch from ships.
13 June 2014, 06:21 PM ET
The FAA announced this week that it has granted one company approval to conduct drone flights over a sprawling oil field in Alaska, marking the first commercial permit for unmanned flights over land. What does this mean for the commercial drone industry?
13 June 2014, 12:47 PM ET
The honor of first kick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup went not to Brazilian soccer star Neymar, but to 29-year-old Juliano Pinto, who is paralyzed from the waste down.
13 June 2014, 12:45 AM ET
How has our approach to saving lives at sea changed since the tragedy of the RMS Titanic in which 1,523 of the 2,228 people she was carrying died a century ago?
12 June 2014, 04:18 PM ET
In a bold move, Tesla Motors is making all the patents for the company's electric car technology free and available for anyone to use.
12 June 2014, 03:23 PM ET
The World Cup is the most-watched sporting event on Earth, and this year's Brazuca soccer ball is a marvel of engineering.
12 June 2014, 02:58 PM ET
What do the materials inside the Adidas Brazuca World Cup ball look like?
12 June 2014, 12:16 PM ET
Sci-fi authors and gamers have long imagined this day, and now it has come: The U.S. military is developing a laser weapon to shoot unmanned enemy vehicles out of the sky.
12 June 2014, 09:43 AM ET
If all goes according to plan, today (June 12) at the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Sao Paolo, Brazil, with hundreds of millions of people watching, a paralyzed person wearing a robotic suit will walk onto the field and kick the first ball of th
12 June 2014, 01:48 AM ET
"Phage hunts" may deliver ethanol industry's new weapons against problem bacteria.