Tech Archive
10 June 2015, 08:13 PM ET
They walked, they climbed, they drove around in utility vehicles, but the skillful robots at this year's DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) also spent much of the competition doing something else: falling over.
09 June 2015, 07:45 PM ET
Just as squids and octopuses can change colors in a flash, even portraying dynamic skin patterns, electronic camouflage suits could become a reality. Researchers have just created artificial squid skin that can change from light to dark with electricity.
08 June 2015, 03:47 PM ET
Electronics that can be used to monitor brain activity are getting more flexible.
08 June 2015, 01:14 PM ET
Four things to know about how the Clean Power Plan will change how you get electricity.
08 June 2015, 07:40 AM ET
From robots that scuttle like spiders to ones that dive underwater, a menagerie of amazing machines were on display this weekend at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
06 June 2015, 10:24 PM ET
A robotics team from South Korea took home the $2 million first-place prize in a competition this weekend to design robots that could aid humans in a natural or manmade disaster.
06 June 2015, 09:27 PM ET
The finalists in the DARPA Robotics Challenge faced off this weekend in a series of eight tasks meant to tease out which machines had the right stuff to help humans respond to natural and man-made disasters. Here's a look at how the robots, and their huma
06 June 2015, 06:42 AM ET
Watching a robot competition can be incredibly exciting, but things tend to move at a glacial pace. While some of the robots had trouble staying upright, others drove a vehicle and climbed a set of stairs.
05 June 2015, 11:11 AM ET
An artificial intelligence (AI) system has solved a puzzle that has eluded scientists for more than 100 years: how a tiny, freshwater flatworm regenerates its body parts.
05 June 2015, 07:13 AM ET
Future air bags will be "smarter" and will react to crashes as they happen, reducing air bag-induced injuries, researchers say.
05 June 2015, 07:12 AM ET
At the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, robots built by teams from around the world are preparing to face off in a competition that tests their ability to assist humans during a simulated natural or manmade disaster.
04 June 2015, 04:12 PM ET
Here's what we know so far about the FBI's surveillance-ready aviation program.
04 June 2015, 07:26 AM ET
Want to trace the footsteps of dinosaurs or pinpoint the exact location of extinct volcanoes? A new interactive geological map of Texas lets people browse everything from where dinos once roamed to the whereabouts of oil and gas formations.
04 June 2015, 07:10 AM ET
This weekend, some of the world's most sophisticated robots will go head-to-head in a competition that tests their ability to assist humans in a natural or man-made disaster.
04 June 2015, 07:10 AM ET
This week, students and engineers from around the world will descend on Southern California for two days of good old-fashioned robot mayhem.
03 June 2015, 08:54 AM ET
The world's largest atom smasher is finally producing new data after a two-year hiatus for upgrades and repairs.
02 June 2015, 03:49 PM ET
At the Beyond Today’s Internet Summit, researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas showed a working prototype of a next generation communication system that uses 3D video and force feedback devices to virtually recreate physical therapy.
01 June 2015, 04:21 PM ET
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01 June 2015, 12:24 PM ET
The pilot of a solar-powered airplane had to abort his planned flight across the Pacific Ocean and land in Japan due to bad weather, officials said.
01 June 2015, 09:02 AM ET
The first thing I noticed was the stinging, as if a fire ant were attacking my right temple. But this was no fire ant — it was current flowing through an electrode, oozing conductive gel, that was stuck to my head.
01 June 2015, 08:58 AM ET
Neuroscientist Michael Weisend attached electrodes to Live Science staff writer Tanya Lewis' arm and head in order to subject her to 10 minutes of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
31 May 2015, 08:39 AM ET
On Sunday (May 31), pilot André Borschberg took off in a solar-powered plane from China en route to Hawaii — a journey that will require him to fly across the Pacific Ocean nonstop for five days.
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.