Tech Archive
05 September 2014, 11:05 PM ET
Racing through the air at 250 mph is a lot easier in an advanced-engineered aircraft.
05 September 2014, 05:49 PM ET
Tesla Motors is building a new factory in Nevada to produce batteries for its electric cars, the company announced Thursday (Sept. 4).
05 September 2014, 01:52 PM ET
In an experiment that sounds more like science fiction than reality, two humans were able to transmit greetings to each other using only a digital connection to link their brains.
05 September 2014, 07:51 AM ET
Researchers developed a technique to calculate quantum wave functions 350 times faster than previous methods.
05 September 2014, 07:50 AM ET
Robots built by students from around the world will face off in a competition designed to test how well these wheeled explorers might one day get around on the surface of Mars.
04 September 2014, 08:16 PM ET
Aerospace engineering deals with designing and building machines that fly. There are two main specialties: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering.
04 September 2014, 04:37 PM ET
The U.S. military doesn't just build big, scary tanks and giant warplanes; it's also interested in teeny, tiny stuff. The Pentagon's latest research project aims to improve today's technologies by shrinking them down to microscopic size.
04 September 2014, 04:32 PM ET
Have you ever wished you could have your own personal satellite? One company is on a mission to put high-altitude balloons, akin to floating satellites, into the hands of space enthusiasts.
04 September 2014, 07:35 AM ET
The war-torn country of Afghanistan is currently one of the poorest nations in the world. However, the country may be sitting on one of the richest treasure troves of minerals in the world, valued at nearly $1 trillion and maybe much more.
03 September 2014, 09:30 PM ET
The technology powering robotic arms in space could be used to perform minor surgeries for children on Earth.
03 September 2014, 05:05 PM ET
Calico, the Google-backed venture seeking to cheat death, announced today (Sept. 3) that it plans to build an anti-aging drug research center in the San Francisco Bay Area under a $1.5-billion partnership with the pharmaceutical company AbbVie.
02 September 2014, 07:23 AM ET
New research suggests that spending more time with electronic devices and less time with face-to-face interaction is making kids worse at recognizing and reading emotions in others.
31 August 2014, 09:05 PM ET
Over the past few months, the Android platform developed by Google and based on the Linux operating system has been having a difficult time.
29 August 2014, 09:45 PM ET
Batteries will soon get the energy boost from sugar that we do.
29 August 2014, 01:07 PM ET
Move aside, Amazon: Google has revealed its top-secret drone-delivery project, and the first thing they used it for was delivering dog treats.
28 August 2014, 01:09 PM ET
If you've ever wanted to travel to the planet Arrakis, or you've made it a point to become fluent in Klingon, this may be a job for you.
28 August 2014, 12:54 AM ET
Watch out, Sherlock, there's a new Dr. Watson in town. IBM's Watson, the computer that famously won the quiz show 'Jeopardy!', is now helping researchers make scientific discoveries.
27 August 2014, 12:56 PM ET
Teams around the world are competing to build a medical device that could diagnose diseases and monitor people's health — just like the fictional "tricorder" featured in the sci-fi series "Star Trek."
27 August 2014, 12:54 PM ET
The X Prize Foundation is hosting a $10 million competition to develop a mobile health-monitoring device that can diagnose and interpret a set of 15 medical conditions and monitor five vital signs. Here are devices from some of the finalists.
27 August 2014, 07:55 AM ET
The day when people can order products online and have them delivered by a drone may not be far off. But to make sure these packages make it to their destinations, scientists have created a program that lets drones monitor their "health" midflight.
26 August 2014, 10:48 PM ET
Electrical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the technology of electricity, including circuitry, power generation, machine control and communications.
26 August 2014, 09:53 PM ET
The U.S. Army launched a prototype hypersonic weapon test from Alaska on Monday (Aug. 25), only to destroy the superfast vehicle seconds later when something went wrong.
26 August 2014, 04:01 PM ET
Last week, Disney filed for three drone-related patents, envisioning flying robots that could animate giant puppets, display small projection screens and even act as floating pixels, or "flixels" in virtual fireworks shows.
26 August 2014, 10:58 AM ET
The newest technology for military planes is surprisingly touchy-feely. Applied to the outside of an aircraft, the new "smart skin" lets planes "feel" the world around them through thousands of tiny sensors.
26 August 2014, 06:03 AM ET
America's data centers are consuming — and wasting — a surprising amount of energy.
25 August 2014, 06:48 PM ET
Whoever said you can't control the weather was wrong. A new photo-editing program lets you decide if you're a rainy day kind of person or if you prefer bright and sunny afternoons.
25 August 2014, 06:39 PM ET
Decades of research and speculative fiction have led to today's computerized assistants such as Apple's Siri.
22 August 2014, 10:51 AM ET
Boeing says that to get the U.S. military's missile defense system performing up to par, engineers had to solve an "impossible" problem.
22 August 2014, 07:04 AM ET
Patients with paralysis and other neuromotor disorders ‘paint’ pictures through ‘Embedded Arts,’ a rehabilitation biofeedback program created by researchers at Ohio State University. As time perception became suspended, patients felt less pain.
21 August 2014, 08:11 PM ET
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is studying hypersonic vehicles that would use the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE), which is intended to power the Skylon space plane, AFRL officials said.
21 August 2014, 04:45 PM ET
At the bottom of the ocean, a network of underwater microphones eavesdrops day in and day out on the squeaky laments of whales, the rumbles of earthquakes and the drone of passing ships.
21 August 2014, 02:03 PM ET
The western United States has suffered a crippling drought for the past three years, but researchers now have a fuller picture of the extent of damage, thanks to a new way to measure how much water has been lost.