Tech Archive
30 June 2014, 06:09 PM ET
Could reading a cheerful or depressing post on Facebook influence your own mood? Apparently so, according to a new study conducted by the social networking company.
30 June 2014, 03:42 PM ET
A 3D-printed "bio-bot" powered by skeletal muscle tissue could give robots more precise control over its movements.
26 June 2014, 05:32 PM ET
Next June, the DARPA Robotics Challenge will draw to a close with a $2-million final competition in Southern California.
26 June 2014, 12:23 PM ET
The United States military announced this week that last weekend, a so-called interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California destroyed a mock enemy warhead high over the Pacific Ocean.
26 June 2014, 02:17 AM ET
One big security issue that has arisen lately concerns control of news media.
25 June 2014, 11:50 AM ET
This University of Washington course and competition encourages students to create projects the incorporate the core principles of neural engineering.
25 June 2014, 11:45 AM ET
Ultra-strong spider silk, one of the toughest known natural fibers, could one day protect soldiers on the battlefield from bullets and other threats, one company says.
25 June 2014, 10:56 AM ET
The people of Williamson, West Virginia, located in the heart of the 'billion dollar coalfield', are trying to diversify their economy with the introduction and eduction of sustainable practices.
24 June 2014, 04:07 PM ET
The way snow dances around wind turbines is shedding light on mysteries of how air turbulence behaves, a new study reveals. The research could help improve the efficiency and reliability of wind turbines, scientists say.
24 June 2014, 12:51 PM ET
Could a tiny, flexible patch on your skin read your emotions and change things in your environment accordingly? Not yet, but it might know when you get the chills.
24 June 2014, 12:11 PM ET
The mystery of how high-temperature superconductors work has endured for 30 years, but a new study could help unravel it. These materials have applications ranging from making more efficient electrical grids to creating better supercomputers to levitating
24 June 2014, 10:19 AM ET
What if we could take the best features of the most popular fitness trackers, and put them together, to make a "fantasy" tracker? Here are the top features we would include.
23 June 2014, 05:41 PM ET
The largest warship ever constructed for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy will receive Queen Elizabeth's name in a special ceremony on July 4 that will include the monarch's participation.
23 June 2014, 03:07 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory has completed one Martian year (687 Earth days) working on the Red Planet. Its recent work, latest-self portrait and wheel damage work-arounds are discussed.
23 June 2014, 09:48 AM ET
Newly developed "smart glass" technology that mimics the shutter capabilities of a traditional camera could improve the pictures you snap on your smartphone.
20 June 2014, 10:27 PM ET
When Hurricane Sandy struck New York in 2012, it was a brutal wake up call for the Big Apple that should have also been heard by the citizens of every other coastal city and those responsible for ensuring their safety.
20 June 2014, 04:32 PM ET
As part of Red Hot + Bach’s project to benefit AIDS research, the Kronos simultaneously recorded to wax cylinder, 96 kHz PCM digital, 1/4-inch analog, 78 RPM disk and 16 bit Mp3 (125 years of audio tech) at Thomas Edison’s original recording studio.
20 June 2014, 01:19 PM ET
Scientist Stephanie Kwolek, who invented the ultra-tough synthetic fibers used in Kevlar body armor, has died at the age of 90, her colleagues announced today (June 20).
20 June 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Kronos' leader recounts the emotion of tracking where music recording began in this full-length conversation with @DavidSkyBrody of The performance was captured with 5 different historic audio formats.
20 June 2014, 09:10 AM ET
A 3D modeling technique allows researchers to stay dry while studying skeletons found in a deep underwater cave on the Yucatan Peninsula.
19 June 2014, 07:06 PM ET
An early piece of tech history — a microchip prototype used by Nobel Prize-winning inventor Jack Kilby to demonstrate how electronic circuits could be placed on a single, tiny chip — failed to sell at auction today, despite much pre-sale hype.
19 June 2014, 06:13 PM ET
To his list of firsts, Barack Obama can add that he was the first U.S. President to have himself scanned and 3D printed.
19 June 2014, 03:56 PM ET
Last year, scientists developed a technique to make the brain appear transparent, yielding stunning images of the mysterious organ's inner wiring. But until now, many laboratories had trouble using it.
19 June 2014, 02:14 PM ET
The world's first commercial quantum computer, made by the Canadian company D-Wave Systems Inc., performed no better than a classical computer in a recent analysis.
18 June 2014, 11:13 PM ET
John Carlin founded Red Hot to raise money and awareness to fight AIDS worldwide. This is his 15th such music project. He speaks with @DavidSkyBrody of about music and media technology's relationship to commerce and fundraising.
18 June 2014, 10:30 PM ET
Thomas Edison National Historic Site's resident expert describes the arcane techniques of 125 years ago to @DavidSkyBrody of The Kronos Quartet recorded a J.S. Bach piece for Red Hot + Bach to support AIDS research.
18 June 2014, 07:03 PM ET
A prototype microchip designed by famed inventor Jack Kilby, who went on to create the world's first integrated circuit revolutionized the world of computing, will hit the auction block tomorrow (June 19) here in Manhattan.
18 June 2014, 01:40 PM ET
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) unveiled the first upgraded Chinook helicopter of a planned new fleet this week. The helicopters are part of the country’s $1.7 billion U.S. (1 billion pounds) campaign to strengthen their military force.
18 June 2014, 10:47 AM ET
Simultaneously recording J. S. Bach’s Contrapunctus II to wax cylinder, 96 kHz PCM, 1/4-inch analog, 78 RPM direct-to-disk and 16 bit Mp3 – technologies spanning 125 years of audio production – for Red Hot + Bach
17 June 2014, 06:23 PM ET
The first transatlantic "scent messages" were exchanged today between New York City and Paris, and they smelled like champagne and macaroons.
17 June 2014, 04:16 PM ET
If you're watching the FIFA World Cup this year, you may have seen a free kick where the referee took out a spray can and proceeded to draw a line on the grass in front of the players.
17 June 2014, 02:58 PM ET
A new startup uses vein recognition technology as a way for customers to make purchases using only the palms of their hands.