Tech Archive
29 March 2014, 12:31 AM ET
Even though spoked wheels and pneumatic tyres were invented in the 1880s, bicycle design hasn’t really changed a great deal in the time since – at least, at face value.
28 March 2014, 11:52 AM ET
Patrol planes detected several objects — possibly from the missing Malaysian jetliner — floating in the Indian Ocean today, after search efforts were shifted nearly 700 miles to the northeast, according to investigators.
27 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A chunk of the genetic blueprint for yeast has been created and pieced together from scratch, paving the way for "designer" organisms that could produce new vaccines, foods and biofuels, the creators say.
27 March 2014, 10:24 AM ET
More possible debris from the missing Malaysian Airlines jet that is thought to have crashed in the Indian Ocean earlier this month was spotted by Thai satellites, according to search officials.
27 March 2014, 09:52 AM ET
Considering a wearable activity tracker? Or looking to upgrade one? Here’s what to look for, what to be wary of, and what you might not have thought through. Live Science / Tom’s Guide writers’ offer practical advice, based on extensive testing.
26 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Using relatively simple assumptions, quantum cryptography could produce unbreakable codes, even when enemies have produced the devices that encrypt the messages, researchers argue.
26 March 2014, 12:02 PM ET
A field of debris possibly tied to the missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner was detected in a series of new satellite images, government officials announced today (March 26).
26 March 2014, 11:50 AM ET
Social media behemoth Facebook just paid $2 billion for Oculus VR. The virtual reality technology has uses far beyond, gaming from PTSD therapy for soldiers to controlling robots on Mars.
25 March 2014, 06:06 PM ET
Physicists have gotten a first look at the way electrons spin in a tiny diamond wire, and taken another step to the next generation of computing devices. Such devices would emit less heat as they don't rely on current, allowing for smaller circuits.
25 March 2014, 01:43 PM ET
Google Glass is partnering with Luxottica Group, the Italian eyewear giant whose best-known brands include Ray-Ban, Oakley and Oliver Peoples, company officials announced yesterday (March 24).
24 March 2014, 05:26 PM ET
A new, flexible antenna could be used in wearable health monitoring devices.
24 March 2014, 03:37 PM ET
Computer hard drives could soon have a lot more storage capabilities – thanks to a recent discovery of a highly sensitive magnetic material that changes its magnetism with tiniest shifts in temperature.
24 March 2014, 03:20 PM ET
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razah announced Monday new satellite data shows Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down over the southern Indian Ocean.
24 March 2014, 02:04 PM ET
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced today (March 24) that up-to-date satellite information indicates the Malaysian Airlines jetliner that disappeared earlier this month crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.
24 March 2014, 09:53 AM ET
Two objects that could be parts of the missing Malaysian Airlines jet, which disappeared March 8, were found during a search operation of the southern Indian Ocean, according to officials at the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
23 March 2014, 11:55 AM ET
A third set of images, this one from a French satellite, show potential objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean that could be linked to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, which has been missing since March 8, when it disappeared from radar screens.
22 March 2014, 09:53 AM ET
A Chinese satellite orbiting Earth has captured a new photo of possible debris from the missing Malaysian Airlines jet that disappeared with 239 people on March 8.
21 March 2014, 04:00 PM ET
A new telescope tool for peering into the cosmos and creating three-dimensional views of the universe has passed its first major test at a European observatory in Chile's high desert.
21 March 2014, 03:43 PM ET
The founders of Facebook and SpaceX and actor Ashton Kutcher are investing $40 million in a company working to create an artificial brain.
21 March 2014, 03:41 PM ET
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) fostered the development of autonomous, self-driving cars through its prize-based competitions. The first DARPA Grand Challenge was held in 2004.
21 March 2014, 03:19 PM ET
The Fitbit zip is one of the least expensive fitness trackers on the market, at just $59.95. Here's a look at how much you get for the bargain price.
21 March 2014, 03:18 PM ET
A new visual art project uses a sensor that crawls across the skin to read out and play music that is inked into the flesh.
21 March 2014, 02:33 PM ET
Cells communicate by sending and receiving chemical signals and researchers are learning how to decipher, create and even hijack these conversations.
21 March 2014, 02:27 PM ET
DARPA, the arm of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for advancing military technology, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the DARPA Grand Challenge, an ambitious, first-of-its-kind race between robotic, self-driving cars.
21 March 2014, 11:47 AM ET
Plants already provide food, fuel and oxygen, but now researchers want to make plants produce even more energy and perform jobs such as detecting environmental pollutants or even explosives or chemical weapons.
21 March 2014, 11:39 AM ET
Imagine a day when a form of artificial intelligence could deliver a speech as compelling as one given by a human.
21 March 2014, 07:54 AM ET
Made of sheets of perforated plastic, the pyramid-shaped cloak changes the shape and speed of sound waves as they hit it. Those changes make the sound waves appear to reflect off the surface the pyramid is standing on, as though it wasn't there.
20 March 2014, 07:53 PM ET
Once any wreckage is found, then begins the slow process of trying to find out how Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended up where it did.
20 March 2014, 04:07 PM ET
The U.S. military is investing in manned and unmanned aircraft that can take off, hover and land vertically. These so-called vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicles could one day transport troops, weapons or cargo to and from the battlefields.
20 March 2014, 03:15 PM ET
DARPA, the branch of the U.S. Department of Defense tasked with developing new technologies for the military, is looking to make "radical improvements" to futuristic, helicopter-type vehicles that are designed to take off, hover and land vertically.
20 March 2014, 03:05 PM ET
The White House launched a new effort Wednesday to make climate data more accessible to the public.
20 March 2014, 12:49 PM ET
In the first joint result from the world's two leading particle colliders, scientists have determined the mass of the heaviest elementary particle, the top quark.