Tech Archive
19 November 2014, 12:47 PM ET
Epilepsy affects about 2 million people in the United States, and current treatments for the chronic neurological disorder are ineffective for more than a third of cases. But a new technique that uses light to activate brain cells could stop seizures in t
19 November 2014, 11:04 AM ET
Based on tomographic scans, custom 3D printed hearts can help guide surgeons who are repairing complicated coronary defects in infants and children. By expanding the dimensions, surgeons can more clearly see what needs to be done.
18 November 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Knowing what time it is down to the very last sliver of a second is easy — but only if you happen to have an atomic clock in your pocket.
14 November 2014, 06:20 PM ET
These gifts can help the people in your life meet their fitness goals and live with a healthier lifestyle.
14 November 2014, 03:04 PM ET
Imagine if instead of swinging a white cane, a visually impaired person could wear clothing that senses things in the environment and relays that information through touch.
13 November 2014, 03:52 PM ET
A new diet tracker uses a camera and jawbone motion sensor to record how much people are eating.
13 November 2014, 12:56 PM ET
Citizen scientists already use their phones to report roadkill, light pollution and invasive plants, using free apps. In 2013, Dutch researchers went a step further, transforming smartphones into scientific instruments.
12 November 2014, 04:02 PM ET
The Go is a new fitness tracker from watchmaker Soleus that tracks daily steps, calories burned, distanced traveled, workouts and sleep.
12 November 2014, 02:50 PM ET
To capture more energy from the sun, one company is putting solar panels where they've never gone before: in the street.
11 November 2014, 05:07 PM ET
"Project Recover" uses underwater robots to scour the ocean in search of lost World War II veterans.
11 November 2014, 04:41 PM ET
Project Recover using autonomous robots to map areas where World War II planes likely crashed in the Pacific Ocean.
11 November 2014, 04:04 PM ET
Ernest Rutherford is best-known for splitting the atom, but that's not his only claim to fame. The British physicist also helped pave the way for sonar technology.
11 November 2014, 02:21 PM ET
A new germ-zapping robot could help stop the spread of deadly viruses, like Ebola, in hospitals and other health care facilities in the United States.
11 November 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Electrical activity from people's thoughts can be used to turn on artificial gene networks in the brain.
11 November 2014, 06:56 AM ET
Researchers have developed a way to send the thoughts of one person through a computer to control the hand motion of another person.
10 November 2014, 09:51 PM ET
University of Montreal researcher Massil Benbouriche has used this realism to help understand the impulses of sex offenders in order to find better ways of treating them.
10 November 2014, 05:11 PM ET
Calling all 3D printing enthusiasts! Today (Nov. 10) is the last day to submit designs for the first-ever White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge.
10 November 2014, 02:21 PM ET
Tiny electrically activated "muscles" could one day give rise to microscopic robots that are smaller than a grain of sand, researchers say.
10 November 2014, 01:09 PM ET
What do mathematics and cooking have in common? They both involve a search for beauty in the world around us, one mathematician says.
07 November 2014, 10:35 PM ET
Good designs do not need to be designs out of reach.
07 November 2014, 02:16 PM ET
Cyborg cockroaches equipped with microphones could one day be used to navigate disaster scenes and listen for survivors.
06 November 2014, 05:32 PM ET
The TomTom Runner Cardio is a GPS watch with a built-in heart-rate monitor, for people who want a simple device to track their runs.
06 November 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Sometimes people report they can feel a strange presence around them — a ghost. Now scientists create the eerie sensation in people using a robot.
06 November 2014, 11:35 AM ET
Sometimes people report they can feel a strange presence around them, a ghost. Now scientists create the eerie sensation in the lab using a robot.
06 November 2014, 07:49 AM ET
In an art gallery in Lower Manhattan hangs a collection of paintings that any math geek can appreciate.
06 November 2014, 07:47 AM ET
A former hedge-fund manager in New York City is making art that any math or science geek can appreciate.
05 November 2014, 05:10 PM ET
Two new fitness trackers from Jawbone were announced today — a less expensive tracker for exercise newbies and a high-end tracker with more bells and whistles.
05 November 2014, 01:01 PM ET
A new type of particle accelerator could generate high levels of collision energy in just a few meters of space, making a much smaller and more powerful atom smasher possible, and at a cheaper cost.
05 November 2014, 09:44 AM ET
The new ‘plasma wakefield’ method for accelerating electrons may pave the way for a new generation of tiny but powerful particle accelerators. Researchers at SLAC National Accelerator Lab seek a ‘paradigm shift’ to make big waves in plasma science.
05 November 2014, 07:43 AM ET
With no brains to peer into, researchers have to work hard to dissect a bot's point of view.
04 November 2014, 10:56 PM ET
History, properties and uses of the element boron.
04 November 2014, 05:00 PM ET
An F-35C Lightning II fighter jet conducted its first landing aboard an aircraft carrier on Nov. 3. The successful touchdown was considered a landmark moment for the U.S. Navy.