14 January 2014, 10:06 AM ET
Look at a picture of the Earth at night, and the world appears to be, quite literally, glowing. Now, scientists are starting to look for signs of advanced alien civilizations by the glow given off by technology used to harvest the energy from a star or ev
13 January 2014, 05:59 PM ET
The U.S. Navy's next-generation surveillance drone is a whopper, with an incredible wingspan that stretches 130 feet (40 meters), about the same as a Boeing 757 airliner.
13 January 2014, 05:00 PM ET
The Misfit Shine offers a beautiful design, a long battery life and is waterproof, but lacks the ease of use and informational value of other trackers.
12 January 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Noninvasive ultrasound can improve people's ability to tell sensory stimuli apart, a fact that could lead to better brain-mapping methods as well as potential treatments for neurological disorders.
10 January 2014, 08:58 PM ET
New lightbulbs may save billions of U.S. dollars each year.
10 January 2014, 02:07 PM ET
The Consumer Electronics Show is a showcase for not only cutting-edge innovations and technologies that could make your everyday life easier, it's also a place to spot some of the most unexpected gadgets out there. Here's a look.
10 January 2014, 01:50 PM ET
The materials that make Harry Potter's invisibility cloak a real scientific possibility could also be used to perform advanced mathematical calculations usually done by computers, new research suggests.
10 January 2014, 12:55 PM ET
Advocates of wearable sensor technology say the devices will give people a detailed, objective view of their own body's functioning. But the usefulness and validity of some of these devices remains questionable.
10 January 2014, 12:28 PM ET
The cases of two brain-dead patients — one in California and one in Texas — have attracted national attention to this state of death made possible only by medical technology.
10 January 2014, 10:11 AM ET
For those living in wintry climates, snow accumulation may pose a problem.
10 January 2014, 09:38 AM ET
Time travelers, if they exist amongst us, have yet to betray their period-hopping ways online, according to a fun, new study that tried to search out visitors from another time, based on their digital footprints.
09 January 2014, 05:04 PM ET
So it is perhaps surprising to learn that the industry is already working on its successor, 5G. What’s the difference and why do we need to move on from network speeds that are already being heralded as lightning fast?
09 January 2014, 03:54 PM ET
It's incredibly thin but 100 times stronger than steel while still being flexible. It's transparent, can conduct electricity, can easily be made magnetic, and is cheap to make. This wonder material sounds like fiction, but Graphene is the real deal.
09 January 2014, 03:36 PM ET
The Basis B1 band is an activity tracker that's marketed to help busy people fit exercise into their everyday lives. I tested the device for a week to see if it lived up to this claim.
09 January 2014, 03:36 PM ET
A new type of coating repels water with such efficiency that droplets literally bounce off.
09 January 2014, 02:10 PM ET
Wearable technology has gone to the dogs: a soon-to-be-released device will allow owners to keep tabs on their dog's activity, rest and even heart rate.
09 January 2014, 10:55 AM ET
If you have WiFi, a laptop and a DVD player in your home, but no smartphone, then you might be considered a "mature technophile."
09 January 2014, 10:23 AM ET
Rusto-Oleum's NeverWet can create a water repellant hydrophobic surface when applied correctly.
08 January 2014, 08:47 PM ET
Google recently acquired eight high profile start-up robotics companies, providing strong evidence of a strategy to create breakthrough applications for robotics over the next decade.
08 January 2014, 11:29 AM ET
People without access to dependable electricity often turn to dirty, even dangerous kerosene lanterns, so Panasonic is giving away 100,000 solar lanterns to communities in need.
08 January 2014, 11:05 AM ET
Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute (StSci) are experimenting with 3D printers to deliver Hubble imagery to the vision impaired. It is also useful as a learning tool for sighted people.
08 January 2014, 10:35 AM ET
For the 1.3 billion people on earth without consistent access to electricity, dirty and sometimes dangerous kerosene lanterns are their only choice for nighttime lighting, which is why Panasonic wants to give away 100,000 solar powered lanterns.
07 January 2014, 05:26 PM ET
A new generation of high-efficiency wood stoves are as low in emissions as they are high in energy efficiency. As the EPA introduces regulations to make wood stoves even more efficient, people are rediscovering wood as a smart, sustainable energy source.
07 January 2014, 03:12 PM ET
Rust-Oleum's new NeverWet water proofing treatment creates a superhydrophobic surface that completely repels water.
07 January 2014, 01:24 PM ET
While we see plenty of new hardware, software and gadgets which definitely have the “wow!” factor, we should focus on the bits and pieces which could actually be useful – and potentially change our lives for the better.
06 January 2014, 07:54 PM ET
An X Prize is an award given to the person or organization that achieves specific goals set forth in competitions that are intended to spur innovation and technological development that could benefit mankind.
06 January 2014, 07:39 PM ET
Are drones are the answer to stopping wildlife poachers?
06 January 2014, 07:34 PM ET
Researchers examine Internet for evidence of travel through time.
06 January 2014, 01:34 PM ET
Physicist Stephen Hawking has released a new iPad that lets users learn about general relativity, spin planets and create their own solar system and search for black holes.
06 January 2014, 10:45 AM ET
Arch Aerial, a company formed by recent college grads, rolled out a new drone this month that is designed to accompany archaeologists on far-flung expeditions.
03 January 2014, 06:07 PM ET
Artists and scientists can — and probably must — work together if society is to make sense of our shifting, emerging, human condition
03 January 2014, 01:38 PM ET
In collaboration with Broad Institute scientists, Daniel Kohn created this art work inspired by the ideas of genomics. The piece spanned seven floors and 1572 individual pieces that moved, morphed, grew and evolved over the course of 9 months.