Tech Archive
06 March 2014, 12:02 AM ET
One of great challenges of the 21st century has been to develop ways to manipulate matter on smaller and smaller dimensions.
04 March 2014, 11:56 PM ET
Tim Webber, Director of VFX at Soho’s Framestore, proudly took the stage to receive his team’s Academy Award, but the film’s closing titles reveal just how much of a collective effort it is to create a photorealistic movie set in the Earth’s orbit.
04 March 2014, 03:17 PM ET
Some fitness trackers have sleek, featureless surfaces. But will they tell you all you need to know? Here's what to look for.
04 March 2014, 03:17 PM ET
Most fitness trackers will last 1 to 2 weeks before needing to be recharged using a USB cord. But some use a non-rechargeablewatch battery that can last several months.
04 March 2014, 03:07 PM ET
Are you a cross-country runner? Do you hike for exercise? If not, you may be able to save some money. Mike Prospero explains how to tell for sure.
04 March 2014, 11:15 AM ET
You could generate the electricity needed to charge your smartphone just by walking around, with a new device called a triboelectric generator, researchers say.
04 March 2014, 10:21 AM ET
Mid-air collisions between wildlife and military aircraft can lead to costly and potentially fatal accidents, with birds posing the biggest threat to helicopters operated by the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, a new study finds.
04 March 2014, 09:46 AM ET
On July 4, 2012, scientists around the world waited with baited breath for the announcement that the long-awaited Higgs boson particle had been discovered. The discovery — the result of the biggest and most expensive experiment in history — was set to eit
04 March 2014, 01:41 AM ET
Businesses battling to keep their information safe pricked up their ears last week as it was announce that Boeing has produced a mobile phone that self-destructs should the wrong person try to use it.
04 March 2014, 01:20 AM ET
High-tech robots called PackBots will be unleashed during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil to help boost security and examine suspicious objects.
03 March 2014, 05:42 PM ET
Most fitness trackers will last 1 to 2 weeks before needing to be recharged using a USB cord. But some use a non-rechargeablewatch battery that can last several months.
03 March 2014, 05:24 PM ET
You may wear your fitness tracker so often you never miss a step, but all that activity may cause your tracker to get dirty, sweaty or smelly.
03 March 2014, 04:27 PM ET
Researchers have created a sensor-embedded, replica of the heart's outer wall that could be used to treat and monitor heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation.
03 March 2014, 04:12 PM ET
You may wear your fitness tracker so often you never miss a step, but all that activity may cause your tracker to get dirty, sweaty or smelly. But after you clean it, make sure to dry it immediately and completely.
03 March 2014, 02:31 PM ET
Some fitness trackers have sleek, featureless surfaces. But will they tell you all you need to know? Here's what to look for.
03 March 2014, 02:19 PM ET
Are you a cross-country runner? Do you hike for exercise? If not, you may be able to save some money. Mike Prospero explains how to tell for sure.
03 March 2014, 06:57 AM ET
Using a weird principle of quantum physics in which two entangled particles of light are connected even when separated, the microscope reveals completely transparent objects, visualizing them in a much better quality than can be done with ordinary light.
01 March 2014, 01:48 AM ET
The evolution of 3D printing has moved quickly and it is now poised to alter every aspect of our lives and health.
01 March 2014, 12:39 AM ET
Researchers are harnessing the power of sugar to fuel electronics.
28 February 2014, 06:04 PM ET
The Fitbit One is a lightweight fitness tracker that tracks steps, distance walked, calories burned, floors climbed and sleep. Here's what I found after testing the device.
28 February 2014, 04:43 PM ET
The Jawbone UP24 is a fitness tracker that tracks steps, distance walked, calories burned, and sleep patterns. Here's what I found after wearing the device for a week.
28 February 2014, 04:12 PM ET
Haitian-Ameican, post-doctoral fellow Wanda Eugene designs technology interfaces that meet users where they are.
28 February 2014, 03:59 PM ET
This videos shows Ray tracing visualization of groundwater flowing through limestone aquifers in South Florida.
28 February 2014, 03:52 PM ET
Incorporating cultural norms into a computing system's technology interface helps adults learn computer skills faster.
28 February 2014, 02:54 PM ET
Visualizing the groundwater flow in these areas helps scientists better understand the risk involved.
28 February 2014, 01:15 PM ET
Cleaning up the plastic debris on California's beaches is a costly venture ($420 million to be exact), and a recently proposed bill could incentivize plastic producers to reduce packaging waste and make them pay for part of the clean up.
28 February 2014, 12:52 PM ET
Pedometers can be useful tools to help you track progress towards your fitness goal, and perhaps even motivate you to be more active.
27 February 2014, 11:08 PM ET
Engineers are developing the next wave of neural prosthetics.
27 February 2014, 03:41 PM ET
This massive, 530-pound (240 kilograms) deep sea diving suit, called the Exosuit, is a one-of-a-kind pressurized diving suit designed to let scientists observe sea life at depths as far 1,000 feet (305 meters).
27 February 2014, 03:25 PM ET
Wearable generators can supply portable, clean energy for powering our mobile devices.
27 February 2014, 02:43 PM ET
Marine biologists and engineers have now developed a 530-pound marine Exosuit that's designed for ocean depths down to 1,000 feet. The Exosuit will help researchers study bioluminescent and biofluorescent marine life.
27 February 2014, 02:40 PM ET
Researchers at the University of Hawaii and the University of Tokyo outfitted sharks with sophisticated sensors and video recorders to measure and see where they go, how they get there, and what they do once they reach their destinations.