Tech Archive
29 May 2015, 03:22 PM ET
One four-legged machine is making great leaps in the field of robotics.
29 May 2015, 09:45 AM ET
Trotting along at 5 MPH (8 kph), an autonomous robot built by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has gained the ability to recognize moving obstacles and jump over them.
29 May 2015, 09:35 AM ET
Soldiers are often under pressure to learn and remember skills from their training up to months or years later, sometimes in the heat of combat. Now, the U.S. military's R&D agency is funding research on ways to boost skill-based memory in soldiers who fa
28 May 2015, 02:32 PM ET
In a feat that calls to mind the memory-tweaking technology in the film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," a team of researchers restored "lost memories" in the brains of mice.
28 May 2015, 07:03 AM ET
In June 2012, a network of 16,000 computers trained itself to recognize a cat, by looking at 10 million images from YouTube videos.
27 May 2015, 03:52 PM ET
A University of Miami residence hall apartment was set up to test the closed-loop water recycling system and the results are promising.
27 May 2015, 02:08 PM ET
It's a familiar theme in Hollywood blockbusters: Scientists develops robot, robot becomes sentient, robot tries to destroy humanity. But with seemingly sci-fi technological advances inching closer to reality, artificial intelligence and robotics experts f
27 May 2015, 01:37 PM ET
Robots that are damaged in action can now quickly "heal" themselves by tapping into experiences from simulated lives, according to a new study.
27 May 2015, 12:19 AM ET
The story behind largest video game display in the world.
26 May 2015, 06:29 PM ET
A hoverboard rider recently soared into Guinness World Records after completing the furthest-ever flight on one of these futuristic, flying skateboards.
23 May 2015, 12:47 PM ET
Because conservation scientists strive to shed light on an artist’s processes and materials choices, our work can be like that of a detective.
22 May 2015, 12:55 PM ET
The beauty of the fallout from particles slamming into each other with record-breaking energy can be seen in images released yesterday.
22 May 2015, 09:45 AM ET
Ever wanted to play a video game on a skyscraper? Dr. Frank Lee, director of Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio, made his dream of making a gigantic game of Pong a reality.
22 May 2015, 06:40 AM ET
The "Hyperloop," a hypothetical high-speed transportation system that could shuttle people between Los Angeles and San Francisco in only 30 minutes, just sped a bit closer to reality.
22 May 2015, 06:35 AM ET
If the movie "Tomorrowland" is anything to go by, the future will be filled with jetpacks, flying trains and, of course, evil robots.
21 May 2015, 01:42 PM ET
Micro electrodes implanted in the posterior parietal cortex of “Patient EGS” gave "stop and go" commands to a computer, which translated them into control inputs for a prototype tele-operated arm.
21 May 2015, 07:28 AM ET
We recently reviewed nearly two dozen fitness trackers, sports watches, pedometers and smartphone apps to find the best devices for counting steps.
21 May 2015, 01:33 AM ET
Exoskeletons aren't only for combat — they have potential to help patients recovering from stroke.
20 May 2015, 10:01 AM ET
NSF-Funded University of Washington researchers developed ApneaApp, a smartphone app that wirelessly tracks changes in a person’s breathing movements.
20 May 2015, 09:45 AM ET
NSF-Funded University of Texas Austin designed HARMONY to deliver physical therapy and aid neurological disorders such as stroke and spinal cord injury, the team believes the exoskeleton could reduce a patient’s recovery time.
20 May 2015, 06:59 AM ET
A huge, 10-engine drone dubbed "Greased Lightning" successfully completed a series of flight tests recently, paving the way for new types of unmanned vehicles that could one day carry people.
19 May 2015, 12:48 PM ET
The NSF-funded researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new technology that can boost existing Wi-Fi bandwidth, reducing problems in crowded locations like airports, offices and coffee shops.
19 May 2015, 07:14 AM ET
Computers have already succeeded in beating humans at chess and Jeopardy! Soon, they may add poker to that list.
19 May 2015, 01:44 AM ET
Bulk metal glasses are stronger and harder than conventional metals, but can be formed like plastics. This sounds astonishing. What’s behind their special characteristics?
18 May 2015, 02:23 PM ET
A compact, foldable drone inspired by origami can unfold itself automatically and take flight within a fraction of a second.
18 May 2015, 02:22 PM ET
Scientists have created a fold-up drone that fits in a pocket and rapidly unfolds before taking flight.
15 May 2015, 04:20 PM ET
A range of technologies, from 3D laser scans of train cars to video and data recordings, is aiding an investigation into the cause of a devastating Amtrak train derailment that occurred in Philadelphia earlier this week.
15 May 2015, 01:23 PM ET
A robotic arm inspired by octopus tentacles could make it easier for surgeons to access hard-to-reach parts of the body.
15 May 2015, 07:42 AM ET
The proposed Museum of Science Fiction in Washington, D.C., plans to open its first exhibit, on the "future of travel" this summer.
14 May 2015, 01:44 PM ET
Driverless cars may be coming, but several problems will need to be solved before that can be become a reality.
13 May 2015, 03:10 PM ET
Yesterday's deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, which killed at least eight passengers and injured hundreds of others, may have people wondering, where is the safest place to sit on a train?
13 May 2015, 02:03 AM ET
The same tools that helped you find that perfect phone online are guiding decisions in nearly every part of our lives.