Tech Archive
11 April 2015, 01:32 PM ET
One rumoured and simple test to determine a flat battery from a good one is the dead battery bounce – drop them on the floor, and the flat ones bounce.
10 April 2015, 03:38 PM ET
Amazon has won approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin testing delivery drones in the United States.
10 April 2015, 11:05 AM ET
The factories of the future got their start in a petri dish.
10 April 2015, 10:43 AM ET
DARwIn-OP, which stands for Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence–Open Platform, recently visited the National Science Foundation to participate in a 'video interview' while 'he' was in town for a National Robotics Week event.
09 April 2015, 09:07 AM ET
The Vivoactive is a new wearable from Garmin that's part smartwatch and part fitness tracker.
08 April 2015, 10:38 AM ET
For National Robotics Week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) postulated the DARwIn-OP robot (Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence–Open Platform) taking one selfie per decade before heading to work for 900 years.
07 April 2015, 07:28 AM ET
Whether they're designing flying cars or teleporters, aspiring young inventors will have the chance to share their visions for the technology of the future, as part of a nationwide challenge hosted by the makers of Disney's upcoming film "Tomorrowland" an
05 April 2015, 11:41 AM ET
After more than two years of maintenance and upgrade work, the Large Hadron Collider has come back to life and will run at higher energies than ever. The ring-shaped collider produces conditions just milliseconds after the Big Bang.
03 April 2015, 03:46 PM ET
It’s a great day for particle physics fans: the world’s largest atom smasher has been cleared to start running again as early as this weekend.
03 April 2015, 12:01 PM ET
Skin-like, flexible, 'smart bandages' now in early development can sense how well a wound is healing and release embedded medication to fight a resurgent infection.
02 April 2015, 12:48 PM ET
Engineers at the University of California-Berkely are developing sensors to detect signs of tissue damage before they fully develop. They also hope to develop a pen-sized version of the 'bandage' for nurses to use for spot checking patients.
02 April 2015, 11:35 AM ET
At $299, the Wellograph fitness watch's sleek design and intuitive graphics don't come cheap.
02 April 2015, 09:52 AM ET
Altaeros Energies Buoyant Airborne Turbine dirigible can lift a generator higher than current tower mounted wind turbines, producing twice the energy from the faster wind velocities aloft.
01 April 2015, 05:19 PM ET
Physicist Jon Butterworth will recount the dramatic hunt for the Higgs boson in a lecture tonight (April 1) at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada.
31 March 2015, 04:47 PM ET
With a built-in heart rate sensor and GPS tracking, the Surge is one of the most comprehensive fitness trackers on the market.
31 March 2015, 04:07 PM ET
The cyberwood, which continues to work even after its living components die, is made from a combination of tobacco plant and teensy carbon tubes. The result could lead to better technologies in night-vision cameras and temperature sensors.
30 March 2015, 08:15 PM ET
Ordinary tampons can detect sewage pollution, a new study shows.
30 March 2015, 04:29 PM ET
The Mio Fuse is a new fitness tracker and training device from Mio Global, a company known for wrist-worn heart-rate monitors.
29 March 2015, 05:12 PM ET
Electromagnetic radiation – it might sound like something that you’d be better off avoiding, but electromagnetic waves of various kinds underpin our senses and how we interact with the world.
27 March 2015, 04:04 PM ET
A system that records the sounds of every breath and snore you utter while sleeping may offer an alternative to clinical sleep-tracking technology, new research suggests.
27 March 2015, 01:20 AM ET
Using a scaffolding built from tobacco viruses, engineers have created a super-efficient nanoscale sponge.
27 March 2015, 12:34 AM ET
A watched pot may never boil, but a watched pot coated in these super-sponge nanostructures might.
26 March 2015, 04:25 PM ET
Here are the best fitness trackers, GPS watches and smartwatches for swimmers. We tested 16 waterproof wearables in a variety of conditions.
26 March 2015, 03:25 PM ET
The Suunto Ambit3 has advanced swim features beyond most GPS watches, but its app is only compatible with iOS devices and wireless pairing options are limited.
26 March 2015, 03:08 PM ET
The Swimovate PoolMate Live has a bright display that can be read underwater, but it suffers from a bulky design and doesn’t sync wirelessly.
26 March 2015, 02:51 PM ET
The Garmin Swim's best features include its ability to track every part of a swim workout, even drills that don’t require you to take strokes.
26 March 2015, 02:20 PM ET
A drone that mimics the way birds fold and flap their wings could improve the design of future unmanned autonomous vehicles, and could even help the machines withstand midair collisions.
26 March 2015, 11:43 AM ET
A bird-inspired robotic wing could improve how drones hover and fly. In this video, the bio-inspired wing flaps and recovers after colliding with various obstacles.
25 March 2015, 09:15 AM ET
Legions of viruses that infect the leaves of tobacco plants could be the key to making power plants safer and electronics more powerful.
24 March 2015, 12:38 PM ET
A researcher at the defense company Boeing has filed a patent for a sci-fi-esque cloaking device that would protect soldiers from intense shock waves generated by explosions. The device would stop shock waves with a veil of heated, ionized air.
21 March 2015, 09:42 AM ET
Star Wars' beloved droid C-3PO's astounding translation abilities might be the most useful in everyday life, and the most likely to be replicated by real-life AI.
20 March 2015, 12:52 PM ET
Amazon got approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to test its much-hyped Prime Air delivery drones in the United States. But this might not be the news Amazon had hoped for.