Tech Archive
22 January 2015, 02:47 PM ET
The company Robotbase is building a personal robot that can keep your home secure, help you chat with loved ones and even read bedtime stories.
22 January 2015, 01:56 PM ET
Google Maps isn't just for finding a nearby burger joint anymore. Now, users can tour the USS Constitution using Google Maps' Street View.
22 January 2015, 01:25 PM ET
Frustrated with a lack of international action to address climate change and shrink nuclear arsenals, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists decided to push the minute hand of its iconic Doomsday Clock to 11:57.
22 January 2015, 07:10 AM ET
The newest health trackers are chock-full of complicated sensors, but without more data analysis, they are unlikely to provide much more useful health information.
21 January 2015, 02:40 PM ET
Using lasers, scientists created a new material that makes water bounce straight off it. The super-repellent surface could be used for everything from preventing icing on airplane wings to creating self-cleaning latrines.
21 January 2015, 02:15 PM ET
A new software program combines your schedule and preferences with the best route to get you where you need to go.
21 January 2015, 12:38 PM ET
The ominous hands of the Doomsday Clock have been fixed at 5 minutes to midnight for the past three years. But they could move tomorrow.
21 January 2015, 11:46 AM ET
Scientists have created a laser-etched form of metal that makes water bounce off straight off it, and could be used in airplane wing coatings and keeping surfaces bacteria-free.
20 January 2015, 01:22 PM ET
The Lone Star state could soon be the new testing ground for the most futuristic transportation system in the world.
20 January 2015, 11:43 AM ET
In a matter of weeks, two Swiss pilots will attempt a record-setting flight around the world without fuel, and today (Jan. 20), they announced the route for the mission aboard their sun-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2.
19 January 2015, 11:08 AM ET
Hundreds of charred, rolled papyrus scrolls that were buried after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 could be virtually unrolled thanks to a new x-ray method of reading them.
16 January 2015, 01:52 PM ET
Whether you are an advanced yogi, or just learning the basic yoga poses, there are apps that can help you. We checked out available yoga apps, and here are our favorites.
16 January 2015, 07:03 AM ET
Quantum dot masers could help develop quantum computers and probe the mysteries of entanglement.
15 January 2015, 10:05 AM ET
Social media and other technologies might help lower stress, but not for everybody.
15 January 2015, 09:05 AM ET
3D printers are best known for churning out brightly colored plastic doodads, but two companies are exploring the scientific uses of these machines.
14 January 2015, 09:08 PM ET
What if you could power your fitness tracker just by taking a stroll around the block?
14 January 2015, 01:00 PM ET
A new mobile app is bringing skeletons to life at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
14 January 2015, 11:29 AM ET
Huddled in a dark room at the New York Public Library, a cartographer, a curator of rare books, and a handful of scientists crowded around a camera ringed by colored lights. All eyes were trained on a small, copper sphere about the size of a grapefruit: T
14 January 2015, 03:06 AM ET
New fitness trackers that claim to measure stress response with heart rate variability may not have the computing power or context to provide accurate measurements.
13 January 2015, 02:16 PM ET
The Withings Aura is a device that aims to track how long and how well you sleep, and also helps you fall asleep easier by shining calming lights and playing soothing lullabies.
13 January 2015, 08:23 AM ET
Bill Gates wants to turn your poop into clean drinking water, and he's got just the machine to do it.
13 January 2015, 04:07 AM ET
Is the appeal of analogue in a digital world simply nostalgia for the old days, or a growing trend?
12 January 2015, 05:17 PM ET
When it comes to truly knowing someone's personality, a computer may do a better job than his or her friends and family members, a new study suggests.
12 January 2015, 02:58 PM ET
Artificial intelligence has the potential to make lives easier by understanding human desires or driving people's cars, but if it were uncontrolled, the technology could pose a serious threat to society.
09 January 2015, 12:43 PM ET
Toyota is making thousands of its hydrogen fuel cell patents available royalty-free, the car company announced this week at CES 2015 in Las Vegas.
09 January 2015, 07:20 AM ET
Runners aren't the only athletes who can track their stats with a wearable device — a slew of new wearable sensors are aimed at sports players.
08 January 2015, 05:51 PM ET
People with spinal cord injuries and stroke patients could walk again using bionic exoskeletons, new research shows.
08 January 2015, 05:20 PM ET
Sin City just got a little greener.
08 January 2015, 03:43 PM ET
New fitness devices are not just spouting scads of data, they are actually trying to provide deeper analysis of the data.
08 January 2015, 03:25 PM ET
A powered exoskeleton from Ekso allows stroke victims and partial spinal cord injury patients, like Shane Mosko, to walk farther, aiding rehabilitation.
08 January 2015, 02:59 PM ET
The era of ugly fitness trackers may be coming to an end. A number of the fitness trackers on display here at CES 2015 cater to those with an eye for fashion.
 
 
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