Tech Archive
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.
20 March 2014, 10:02 AM ET
The hardest part about turning agricultural waste into biofuels is finding a cheap, efficient way to break down the cellulose in plant cells, and scientists at Mississippi State University have found a bacteria in Panda poop that does just that.
20 March 2014, 09:41 AM ET
In what is possibly the first break in the case of the mysterious March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, satellite images from DigitalGlobe now show possible plane debris in the Southern Indian Ocean.
20 March 2014, 09:20 AM ET
The search for a Malaysian passenger jet that vanished into thin air earlier this month goes on, and search teams have enlisted a variety of high-tech gear to give themselves the best chance of success.
20 March 2014, 12:38 AM ET
Humans, as a species, are around 200,000 years old. Compared to the age of the universe we’re clearly infants but compared to the internet, we’re pretty old and compared to social media, which is still in its infancy, we’re positively ancient.
20 March 2014, 12:09 AM ET
A chemical found in hair bleach may help answer questions about the origins of life and explain why new life does not emerge on modern Earth.
19 March 2014, 04:25 PM ET
Duke University researchers have built a pyramid-shaped structure that would hide anything under it from sonar — at least in air.
19 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A new form of radar that employs light rather than electronics could be used to better track airplanes, like the Malaysian Airlines flight that disappeared on March 8.
19 March 2014, 12:02 PM ET
Devices to keep seniors at home and independent are becoming sleeker, smarter and less intrusive, and wearable technology could make future care even brighter.
19 March 2014, 11:06 AM ET
A unique handle for public transportation cleans itself, disinfecting for every new passenger.
19 March 2014, 01:13 AM ET
The steam engine may seem like a relic of the past. But without this game-changing invention, the modern world would be a much different place.
18 March 2014, 11:32 AM ET
From stones to arrows to ballistic missiles, human beings have always tried to curtail their direct involvement in combat. So are lethal autonomous weapons the next step in modern warfare or a threat to international humanitarian law?
18 March 2014, 10:09 AM ET
Internet rights advocate and Computer Scientist Roger Dingledine has dedicated his career to ensuring free, anonymous Internet for everyone.
18 March 2014, 12:44 AM ET
South-Pole telescope readings could confirm early universe’s rapid expansion.
18 March 2014, 12:00 AM ET
The news that a man in Wales was able to have his face reconstructed after a serious motorbike accident has brought the wonder of 3D printing to the mainstream.
17 March 2014, 11:35 PM ET
Almost 13 years after its release in October 2001 to a world still in shock after the 9/11 terror attacks, the sun is finally setting on Microsoft’s Windows XP.
17 March 2014, 07:28 PM ET
Roger Dingledine developed and runs a worldwide network to keep Internet users anonymous.
17 March 2014, 04:56 PM ET
Particle physics takes center stage in this upcoming documentary.
17 March 2014, 02:19 PM ET
Not every fitness tracker includes GPS technology, so who needs it and why?