Tech Archive
28 September 2015, 03:24 PM ET
Japanese paper art has inspired scientists to design a new thin solar cell that tracks the sun using cuts and bending instead of large, clunky motors and gears.
26 September 2015, 01:01 AM ET
Companies mine your identity for profit, but what's your cut?
24 September 2015, 07:12 AM ET
Getting diesel cars to operate with high fuel efficiency, power and clean emissions is a challenging problem, which may be why Volkswagen cheated the system.
23 September 2015, 04:16 PM ET
Idle electronics, the energy vampires in nearly every U.S. home, aren't going away — but you can take steps to pull the plug, and save some money.
23 September 2015, 12:30 PM ET
Public art has a unique twist in the heart of Silicon Valley.
23 September 2015, 08:49 AM ET
If you thought the tech coming from Silicon Valley was cool, check out it's art.
22 September 2015, 02:00 PM ET
The health of heart disease patients might be improved by technology that they're already carrying around in their pockets ¬— cellphones.
22 September 2015, 10:42 AM ET
A record-breaking distance has been achieved in the bizarre world of quantum teleportation, scientists say.
22 September 2015, 09:25 AM ET
A new thermal "invisibility cloak" that channels heat around whatever it is trying to hide may one day help keep people and satellites cool, researchers say.
21 September 2015, 07:10 PM ET
Instead of waterways, will waste plastics soon end up in fuel tanks?
21 September 2015, 03:58 PM ET
You don't have to leave home to hang out with one of the world's most beloved tusked mammals.
20 September 2015, 01:00 PM ET
A new computer chip that uses carbon nanotubes and builds connections in 3D could be 1,000 times faster than current technology.
19 September 2015, 11:43 AM ET
Drones can bring eyes and ears to emergency responders soon after disaster strikes.
17 September 2015, 04:08 PM ET
Researchers have built an ultrathin "invisibility cloak" that gets around this problem, by turning objects into perfect, flat mirrors.
17 September 2015, 07:18 AM ET
Get ready to geek out. Tonight (Sept. 17) at 6 p.m. ET is the 25th annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony.
17 September 2015, 07:15 AM ET
A prosthetic hand that is connected directly to the brain successfully enabled a paralyzed man to "feel" again, according to researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
16 September 2015, 01:19 PM ET
If you want to get a little more movement into your daily life, a pedometer app can help by providing a shot of motivation.
16 September 2015, 11:10 AM ET
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a highly capable robotic arm that could make a potentially transformative space "transportation hub" possible in the relatively near future.
16 September 2015, 09:36 AM ET
When the Kirigami polymide film is stretched its forms a mesh that can be controlled to "within an accuracy of one degree," according to University of Michigan researchers. This will increase the efficiency of the solar cells.
16 September 2015, 06:44 AM ET
Helicopters of the future could use insectlike robotic legs to land in unlikely places — like the slopes of steep hills or the decks of rocking boats.
15 September 2015, 01:41 PM ET
The U.S. Air Force is offering $2 million to whoever can design a new and improved engine to power its airplanes.
14 September 2015, 04:24 PM ET
Atom-thin layers of carbon can be turned into superconductors — extraordinary materials that conduct electricity without dissipating energy, physicists say.
11 September 2015, 11:44 PM ET
The one thing everyone knows about quantum mechanics is its legendary weirdness, in which the basic tenets of the world it describes seem alien to the world we live in.
11 September 2015, 08:17 AM ET
A wirelessly powered implant the size of a grain of rice can electrically stimulate the brains of mice as the rodents do what they please. The implant could help scientists better understand and treat mental health disorders such as depression.
10 September 2015, 03:38 PM ET
Building a wall won't protect you from today's cyber-threats.
10 September 2015, 10:45 AM ET
A really weird, really tiny animal — the microscopic tardigrade — is the inspiration behind a new material that could improve the efficiency of things like LED lights to solar cells.
09 September 2015, 11:15 AM ET
A new laser weapon that can burn up targets in just a few seconds recently melted and destroyed a test drone flying over California.
08 September 2015, 04:15 PM ET
On Sept. 7th, 2015, European astronaut Andreas Mogensen – orbiting 240+ miles up and flying at 17,000+ mph – placed a peg in a hole on Earth; a demonstration of teleoperation using a force-feedback controlled machine system built by ESA.
03 September 2015, 04:31 PM ET
French authorities confirmed today (Sept. 3) that the airplane part that washed up on an island in the Indian Ocean in July came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
02 September 2015, 04:46 PM ET
When the U.S. military needs a new idea for drone technology, it turns to an unlikely source for inspiration: old fairy tales.
31 August 2015, 03:35 PM ET
With stem-cells and a novel scaffolding, researchers are developing a new approach to lab-grown bones.
31 August 2015, 03:07 PM ET
Boston Dynamics' sure-footed humanoid bot is one of many supermobile machines that are cool and capable.