Tech Archive
18 June 2014, 07:03 PM ET
A prototype microchip designed by famed inventor Jack Kilby, who went on to create the world's first integrated circuit revolutionized the world of computing, will hit the auction block tomorrow (June 19) here in Manhattan.
18 June 2014, 01:40 PM ET
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) unveiled the first upgraded Chinook helicopter of a planned new fleet this week. The helicopters are part of the country’s $1.7 billion U.S. (1 billion pounds) campaign to strengthen their military force.
18 June 2014, 10:47 AM ET
Simultaneously recording J. S. Bach’s Contrapunctus II to wax cylinder, 96 kHz PCM, 1/4-inch analog, 78 RPM direct-to-disk and 16 bit Mp3 – technologies spanning 125 years of audio production – for Red Hot + Bach
17 June 2014, 06:23 PM ET
The first transatlantic "scent messages" were exchanged today between New York City and Paris, and they smelled like champagne and macaroons.
17 June 2014, 04:16 PM ET
If you're watching the FIFA World Cup this year, you may have seen a free kick where the referee took out a spray can and proceeded to draw a line on the grass in front of the players.
17 June 2014, 02:58 PM ET
A new startup uses vein recognition technology as a way for customers to make purchases using only the palms of their hands.
17 June 2014, 01:54 PM ET
The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a naval submarine and called for combat preparations and underwater warfare capabilities, according to a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) news release from June 16.
17 June 2014, 10:53 AM ET
Researchers claim they've made artificial diamonds that are harder than any tested before; however, some dispute the claim.
17 June 2014, 10:45 AM ET
No wallet, no problem. A new company in Sweden uses vein-recognition technology to allow registered customers to make purchases simply by scanning their palm.
16 June 2014, 05:39 PM ET
A treasure trove of bronze and marble statues, gold jewelry, and ancient scientific instruments may be buried hundreds of feet below the Aegean Sea, and a team of explorers is going after the hoard using the most advanced diving suit ever built.
16 June 2014, 05:38 PM ET
A diving mission to explore the Antikythera shipwreck is scheduled for September, 2014.
16 June 2014, 05:17 PM ET
Tomorrow morning (June 17), the first-ever transatlantic "scent message" will be transmitted from New York City to Paris.
16 June 2014, 11:58 AM ET
The Navy and DARPA have signed an agreement to launch a program to develop long-range reconnaissance drones that would launch from ships.
13 June 2014, 06:21 PM ET
The FAA announced this week that it has granted one company approval to conduct drone flights over a sprawling oil field in Alaska, marking the first commercial permit for unmanned flights over land. What does this mean for the commercial drone industry?
13 June 2014, 12:47 PM ET
The honor of first kick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup went not to Brazilian soccer star Neymar, but to 29-year-old Juliano Pinto, who is paralyzed from the waste down.
13 June 2014, 12:45 AM ET
How has our approach to saving lives at sea changed since the tragedy of the RMS Titanic in which 1,523 of the 2,228 people she was carrying died a century ago?
12 June 2014, 04:18 PM ET
In a bold move, Tesla Motors is making all the patents for the company's electric car technology free and available for anyone to use.
12 June 2014, 03:23 PM ET
The World Cup is the most-watched sporting event on Earth, and this year's Brazuca soccer ball is a marvel of engineering.
12 June 2014, 02:58 PM ET
What do the materials inside the Adidas Brazuca World Cup ball look like?
12 June 2014, 12:16 PM ET
Sci-fi authors and gamers have long imagined this day, and now it has come: The U.S. military is developing a laser weapon to shoot unmanned enemy vehicles out of the sky.
12 June 2014, 09:43 AM ET
If all goes according to plan, today (June 12) at the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Sao Paolo, Brazil, with hundreds of millions of people watching, a paralyzed person wearing a robotic suit will walk onto the field and kick the first ball of th
12 June 2014, 01:48 AM ET
"Phage hunts" may deliver ethanol industry's new weapons against problem bacteria.
12 June 2014, 01:38 AM ET
Kinetic energy is the energy of mass in motion. The kinetic energy of an object is the energy it has because of its motion.
11 June 2014, 12:23 AM ET
A proof is a rigorous argument that shows a mathematical claim to be true. Arguments that are proven become theorems, such as the Pythagorean Theorem.
10 June 2014, 06:12 PM ET
The Gear 2 is Samsung's smartwatch with all the bells and whistles. But is it worth the hefty price tag of $299?
10 June 2014, 04:42 PM ET
The new softer, sleeker, more aerodynamic, moisture resistant World Cup Brazuca ball is made of polyurethane. NYU engineers perform a dissection and analysis.
10 June 2014, 04:39 PM ET
Today's prosthetic limbs restore many of the functions of missing limbs, but technology for overcoming blindness remains limited. Now, a team of researchers hopes to change that, by developing high-tech clothing that could help visually impaired people na
10 June 2014, 04:08 PM ET
The robotic exoskeleton is brain controlled and will be worn by a paraplegic volunteer. The technology is made possible by basic research funding from NSF.
10 June 2014, 02:38 PM ET
Firefighters battle the Two Bulls blaze near Bend, Oregon, using flame retardant dropped from planes. Officials believe that the fire, which started as two separate blazes, was human-caused.
10 June 2014, 01:14 PM ET
For the first time, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the use of a commercial drone over land, authorizing an aerial survey of the largest oil field in the nation.
10 June 2014, 09:01 AM ET
Scaling the side of a building without a harness or rope might sound like something only James Bond or Spider-Man can do, but the U.S. Department of Defense has developed a set of sticky handheld paddles that could help soldiers climb up walls.
10 June 2014, 04:53 AM ET
How to farm bacteria for biodegradable plastic production.