Tech Archive
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.
27 August 2015, 08:19 AM ET
Forget everything you thought you knew about computer cursors. Researchers have come up with a way to turn cursors into a tool that can navigate around 3D space.
24 August 2015, 04:03 PM ET
Stanford University researchers have developed a folding lens that can turn a cell phone into a microscope. It’s made with simple materials (paper and glass balls) for under a dollar. Aaron Pomerantz captured a mite in action.
21 August 2015, 03:25 PM ET
A new mathematical rule explains how simple, 3D curved surfaces — such as domes or saddles — can be folded and snapped into new positions or to form different structures.
21 August 2015, 05:26 AM ET
The future is here, and it looks like a pair of robot legs that you control with your mind.
20 August 2015, 12:14 PM ET
Physicists have created a so-called magnetic wormhole that transports a magnetic field from one point to the other without being detected.
20 August 2015, 10:31 AM ET
Photos reveal the huge laboratory under Antarctica's ice where detectors scan the heavens for ghostly particles called neutrinos.
19 August 2015, 05:54 PM ET
Finally, there's a crowdfunding campaign for people who want to watch giant robots fight to the death.
19 August 2015, 05:46 PM ET
Megabots, Inc., a Boston-based company, is building a huge, human-operated "battle bot" for an upcoming robot duel.
18 August 2015, 07:47 AM ET
A line of longitude on maps called the Prime Meridian of the World has shifted 334 feet to the east, thanks to satellite measurements.
17 August 2015, 05:57 PM ET
The most powerful laser beam ever created has been recently fired at Osaka University in Japan, where the Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments (LFEX) has been boosted to produce a beam with a peak power of 2,000 trillion watts.
17 August 2015, 11:30 AM ET
A new record-high temperature has been achieved for superconductors — extraordinary materials that conduct electricity without dissipating energy.
14 August 2015, 02:16 PM ET
Cybercrime knows no borders — neither should the effort to fight it.
13 August 2015, 07:31 AM ET
To keep a robot from toppling over, researchers built a futuristic exoskeleton that gives bots humanlike reflexes.
12 August 2015, 11:27 AM ET
Smart sensors are everywhere, and will soon inform nearly every aspect of our lives.
11 August 2015, 04:51 PM ET
Are you an "LOL"-er or a "haha"-er? The king of "hehes" or the queen of smiley face emoji?
11 August 2015, 02:55 PM ET
Data has patterns, and they can reveal more than simple answers to simple questions.
10 August 2015, 03:56 PM ET
Number crunching can be a powerful tool, but only if we all think carefully about the data behind the results.
10 August 2015, 01:36 PM ET
NASA needs your help to bolster current earthquake detection technologies, and they’re offering $25,000 to the team that develops the best way to detect an oncoming quake.
10 August 2015, 08:15 AM ET
Plugging your electric car into its charger with your own two hands is so 2013.
06 August 2015, 01:45 PM ET
CRISPR/Cas is a new technology that allows unprecedented control over the DNA code. The gene editing technique also raises concerns.
05 August 2015, 01:51 PM ET
Breast pumps suck in more ways than one, but one startup is trying to make these devices more comfortable for moms.
05 August 2015, 10:27 AM ET
Encrypted communications are fundamental to preserving the right to private speech, argues Wickr co-founder Nico Sell.
05 August 2015, 10:12 AM ET
A 3D-printed drone was recently launched from a British military warship and successfully flew to shore, a demonstration that could pave the way for futuristic spy drones that can be printed at sea.
05 August 2015, 10:04 AM ET
The future of technology, as envisioned by the 2015 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers
04 August 2015, 03:17 PM ET
The high-profile disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 remains a mystery — but the recent discovery of a possible wing part points to an ocean landing, raising hopes for a resolution.
03 August 2015, 02:05 PM ET
Swarms of robots inspired by water-hopping insects could one day be used for surveillance, search-and-rescue missions and environmental monitoring, researchers say.
31 July 2015, 08:13 AM ET
Last month, Japanese auto manufacturer Lexus unveiled its newest product, and it's not another luxury SUV. It's a hoverboard.
30 July 2015, 03:45 PM ET
That's right: There are Americans who have never seen an Internet cat video.
30 July 2015, 03:11 PM ET
The days of using pen and paper to keep track of menstrual cycles are past -- apps for period tracking have proliferated. Here are our picks for the best period-tracking apps.