Tech Archive
27 May 2014, 02:26 AM ET
Can enormous heat deep in the earth be harnessed to provide energy for us on the surface?
27 May 2014, 02:12 AM ET
When we boil a kettle, we observe what scientists call a phase transition: the water changes from being a liquid to a gas as water becomes less dense. One litre of water boils to give about 1,000 litres of steam at atmospheric pressure.
25 May 2014, 06:27 AM ET
If you're staying connected to the office during your vacation this summer, here are 11 gadgets to make remote work a breeze.
24 May 2014, 01:45 AM ET
If DJs do a bad job of the mix, the two beat lines from each song won’t blend into each other. The most likely result of such a faux pas would be an instantly empty dance floor.
24 May 2014, 12:58 AM ET
Are we cyborgs? That depends on what your definition of "is" is.
23 May 2014, 03:02 PM ET
A new app uses a phone's built-in 3D camera to detect obstacles, and then produces a vibration or tone to alert the user.
23 May 2014, 02:20 PM ET
Move over, Tony Stark — the military could soon have its own "Iron Man" suit, a robotic exoskeleton designed to augment human abilities on the battlefield.
23 May 2014, 01:26 PM ET
U.S. Predators are operating from the border, though ground intelligence may hold the key.
23 May 2014, 09:08 AM ET
Young math and science whizzes from around the country will convene in the nation's capital next week for the annual White House Science Fair, hosted by President Barack Obama.
22 May 2014, 11:11 PM ET
After ten years of negotiations, Russia’s Gazprom and the China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) have announced they have signed a 30-year gas contract.
22 May 2014, 07:31 PM ET
True statements about what smoking cigarettes can do to your health actually come as a surprise to many smokers, a new study suggests.
22 May 2014, 04:22 PM ET
HAARP, the ionospheric research program and longtime target for conspiracy theorists, is set to shut down this year, despite complaints from some scientists, who say the facility could still be useful.
22 May 2014, 03:15 PM ET
Imagine a day when hamburgers grown from stem cells in a factory provide enough meat for an entire village. Such a future is within reach, some experts say.
22 May 2014, 02:15 PM ET
A group of scientists in Switzerland is developing small robotic modules, called "roombots," which fit together like LEGO bricks to form structures that can fit together and morph into different shapes.
22 May 2014, 02:15 PM ET
Like a scene right out of "The Jetsons," a fleet of robotic blocks could assemble themselves into pieces of furniture that can move around the house.
22 May 2014, 11:03 AM ET
California is one of the first states to approve rules for the testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads, but driverless cars may already be legal in many states.
22 May 2014, 02:03 AM ET
Can we crowdsource air quality?
22 May 2014, 01:36 AM ET
In the early days of independent India, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said, “It is science alone that can solve the problems of hunger and poverty … of a rich country inhabited by starving people.”
22 May 2014, 01:27 AM ET
A change is taking place in the mobile phone market that has the potential to bring more power to the consumer.
21 May 2014, 06:10 PM ET
The U.S. Navy successfully launched a Standard Missile-3 — traditionally a ship-based, anti-ballistic missile — from an onshore launch site for the first time, military officials announced today (May 21).
21 May 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Self-driving cars are set to roll out in the Golden State later this year. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) adopted official regulations this week for testing driverless cars on public roads.
21 May 2014, 02:20 PM ET
The British Royal Navy's newest nuclear-powered submarine was launched on May 17 in the seaport town of Barrow-in-Furness. The aquatic behemoth is nearly 320 feet long and weighs more than 8,000 tons.
21 May 2014, 01:44 PM ET
Employees at the U.S. Department of Defense will get a behind-the-scenes look today (May 21) at some of the most innovative work being done to preserve and bolster the country's national defense and cybersecurity.
20 May 2014, 05:41 PM ET
The so-called Roombots can move around and change shape depending on an individual's needs.
19 May 2014, 06:11 PM ET
The proposed experiment, which would re-create events that were critical in the first 100 seconds of the universe, could matter entirely from light, completing a quest 80 years in the making.
19 May 2014, 05:51 PM ET
The Black Knight Transformer is an unmanned vehicle designed to combine the capabilities of a truck and a helicopter. The futuristic flying machine could one day be used by the U.S. military to deliver cargo or evacuate casualties.
19 May 2014, 04:56 PM ET
The Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer successfully completed its first flight on March 22nd, 2014. The truck and its eight propellors can perform autonomous casualty evacuation and cargo resupply missions.
19 May 2014, 03:50 PM ET
Researchers say that soon it will be possible to smash photons together to create matter in the laboratory.
19 May 2014, 02:54 PM ET
Drones are already widely used across all branches of the U.S. military, but some of the most cutting-edge applications are still in the works. Here are some of the most intriguing drone projects that are taking off.
19 May 2014, 02:28 AM ET
In a paper published in Science today, researchers describe a way to manufacture recyclable thermosets, thus allowing the plastics to be broken down and reformed.
19 May 2014, 02:08 AM ET
What we need to do is focus on good brain health and well-being at an earlier stage and throughout life, and to rapidly detect when things go wrong.
18 May 2014, 06:17 PM ET
Apart from a brief break in the 1960s and 1970s, British engineering and drivers have played a dominant role in setting the land speed record in the fastest cars on the planet.