Tech Archive
19 January 2015, 11:08 AM ET
Hundreds of charred, rolled papyrus scrolls that were buried after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 could be virtually unrolled thanks to a new x-ray method of reading them.
16 January 2015, 01:52 PM ET
Whether you are an advanced yogi, or just learning the basic yoga poses, there are apps that can help you. We checked out available yoga apps, and here are our favorites.
16 January 2015, 07:03 AM ET
Quantum dot masers could help develop quantum computers and probe the mysteries of entanglement.
15 January 2015, 10:05 AM ET
Social media and other technologies might help lower stress, but not for everybody.
15 January 2015, 09:05 AM ET
3D printers are best known for churning out brightly colored plastic doodads, but two companies are exploring the scientific uses of these machines.
14 January 2015, 09:08 PM ET
What if you could power your fitness tracker just by taking a stroll around the block?
14 January 2015, 01:00 PM ET
A new mobile app is bringing skeletons to life at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
14 January 2015, 11:29 AM ET
Huddled in a dark room at the New York Public Library, a cartographer, a curator of rare books, and a handful of scientists crowded around a camera ringed by colored lights. All eyes were trained on a small, copper sphere about the size of a grapefruit: T
14 January 2015, 03:06 AM ET
New fitness trackers that claim to measure stress response with heart rate variability may not have the computing power or context to provide accurate measurements.
13 January 2015, 02:16 PM ET
The Withings Aura is a device that aims to track how long and how well you sleep, and also helps you fall asleep easier by shining calming lights and playing soothing lullabies.
13 January 2015, 08:23 AM ET
Bill Gates wants to turn your poop into clean drinking water, and he's got just the machine to do it.
13 January 2015, 04:07 AM ET
Is the appeal of analogue in a digital world simply nostalgia for the old days, or a growing trend?
12 January 2015, 05:17 PM ET
When it comes to truly knowing someone's personality, a computer may do a better job than his or her friends and family members, a new study suggests.
12 January 2015, 02:58 PM ET
Artificial intelligence has the potential to make lives easier by understanding human desires or driving people's cars, but if it were uncontrolled, the technology could pose a serious threat to society.
09 January 2015, 12:43 PM ET
Toyota is making thousands of its hydrogen fuel cell patents available royalty-free, the car company announced this week at CES 2015 in Las Vegas.
09 January 2015, 11:22 AM ET
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Fitbug Orb or TomTom Runner Cardio? Check out our in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
09 January 2015, 07:20 AM ET
Runners aren't the only athletes who can track their stats with a wearable device — a slew of new wearable sensors are aimed at sports players.
08 January 2015, 05:51 PM ET
People with spinal cord injuries and stroke patients could walk again using bionic exoskeletons, new research shows.
08 January 2015, 05:20 PM ET
Sin City just got a little greener.
08 January 2015, 03:43 PM ET
New fitness devices are not just spouting scads of data, they are actually trying to provide deeper analysis of the data.
08 January 2015, 03:25 PM ET
A powered exoskeleton from Ekso allows stroke victims and partial spinal cord injury patients, like Shane Mosko, to walk farther, aiding rehabilitation.
08 January 2015, 02:59 PM ET
The era of ugly fitness trackers may be coming to an end. A number of the fitness trackers on display here at CES 2015 cater to those with an eye for fashion.
08 January 2015, 02:22 PM ET
By mimicking children's pop-up books, scientists can now make complex microscopic 3D shapes that model brain circuitry and blood vessels, researchers say.
08 January 2015, 02:10 PM ET
Computers have figured out how to win at chess, checkers and tic-tac-toe, and now, a computer program has conquered the game of poker.
08 January 2015, 02:00 PM ET
A new kind of neuroprosthetic device is made of flexible, stretchable materials, which gives it an advantage over stiffer devices.
07 January 2015, 05:58 PM ET
From Bluetooth baby pacifiers to stress-busting wearables, here are the best health tech products from CES 2015.
07 January 2015, 06:58 AM ET
A new generation of smart sensors aim to help people avert health emergencies before they happen.
07 January 2015, 06:55 AM ET
Musician Stevie Wonder spoke here at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) about the need to make technology more accessible to people with disabilities.
06 January 2015, 03:33 PM ET
A seemingly endless assortment of fitness trackers, smart appliances and self-driving cars are on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, but why do these gadgets matter?
06 January 2015, 11:17 AM ET
NASA has proposed a new citizen science challenge called the 20-20-20 Airship Challenge that calls for high-altitude and long-duration airship designs.
06 January 2015, 06:54 AM ET
In 2013, President Barack Obama launched an ambitious research effort to revolutionize understanding of the human brain. Known as the BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies), the project aims to develop new tools