Tech Archive
07 May 2014, 01:49 PM ET
The first report of a bacterium whose genome contains man-made DNA building blocks opens the door for tailor-made organisms that could be used to produce new drugs and other products.
07 May 2014, 10:38 AM ET
The newly discovered Moroccan Flic-Flac Spider (Cebrennus rechenbergi.) jumps like a gymnast with rolling motion, Bionics expert Prof. Dr. Ingo Rechenberg modeled the arachnid's movements for his Tabbot robot. (Video In German)
07 May 2014, 07:34 AM ET
Camera-carrying drones may be the latest tech fad, but some national parks in the United States are banning the robotic flyers, with one location imposing stiff penalties for anyone who flies a drone within park boundaries.
07 May 2014, 02:28 AM ET
Mathematician E. Bruce Pitman researches how mudslides and other debris flows work.
07 May 2014, 02:00 AM ET
Want to know about historical biogeography? Ask Nick Matzke.
06 May 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Basis Carbon Steel or Jawbone Up 24? Check out LiveScience's in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
06 May 2014, 12:39 PM ET
The USGS uses Twitter to pinpoint an earthquake's source in less than a minute. The fast response helps fill the data gap in regions with a sparse seismic network.
06 May 2014, 10:25 AM ET
The aurora may also hold the secret of a magnetic phenomenon that links the physics of the aurora with the nuclear fusion powering the sun; it could even help create nuclear fusion in the lab, says a team of researchers.
06 May 2014, 02:17 AM ET
As our cars, phones and computers get “smarter” they – and the companies that provide them – know a lot more about us than they used to.
05 May 2014, 05:35 PM ET
More than 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of gold were recovered from a famous shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina. An ocean exploration company is planning to retrieve the rest of the shipwreck's treasure.
05 May 2014, 11:12 AM ET
The U.S. Army is testing an unmanned version of its famous Black Hawk helicopter. The pilotless, 5-ton drone could one day be used to autonomously deliver cargo and supplies to troops.
05 May 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Search-and-rescue dogs wearing high-tech harnesses equipped with sensors and other devices that collect and transmit information could be used as part of a coordinated disaster response.
03 May 2014, 08:13 PM ET
A unique camera system is helping open the moon to next-generation exploration.
03 May 2014, 02:47 AM ET
How do labs design the super foams that enable submarine exploration at the deepest depths?
02 May 2014, 10:15 AM ET
Despite advances in computing, today's computers remain far less efficient than the 3-lb. hunk of matter in our skulls. But a new microchip modeled on the human brain is much faster and more efficient than a typical computer, researchers report.
02 May 2014, 09:35 AM ET
The famous Leonardo da Vinci painting and a copy, which may have been painted by a student of his or da Vinci himself, are transitioned in this video. The original is at the Louvre museum in Paris and the other is at the Museo del Prado in Spain.
01 May 2014, 06:49 PM ET
Physicists seek new insights into the nature of gravity.
01 May 2014, 06:12 PM ET
Atoms of a new super-heavy element — the as-yet-unnamed element 117 — have reportedly been created by scientists in Germany, moving it closer to being officially recognized as part of the standard periodic table.
01 May 2014, 04:00 PM ET
A theoretical physicist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) has developed a mathematical model for trapping light — even at room temperature.
01 May 2014, 02:04 PM ET
This new technique could help shed light on the behavior of the human brain at its most fundamental level, yielding insights on disorders such as addiction, scientists added. Right now the technique has been tested only on rats.
01 May 2014, 12:21 PM ET
Though online shopping poses a real threat to retailers, a new Gallup poll shows that mobile tech hasn't affected the in-person buying habits of most Americans.
01 May 2014, 11:07 AM ET
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' is larger than life, and it contains some web-slinging scientific action.
01 May 2014, 01:16 AM ET
The desire and need to cool the air goes back millennia. Air conditioning began in ancient Egypt and was perfected in the 20th century.
30 April 2014, 04:04 PM ET
A convergent series is a mathematical series in which the sequence of partial sums converges to a finite number. A divergent series is just the opposite — the sums do not meet a finite limit.
30 April 2014, 09:52 AM ET
The most powerful particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider, has not yet created any black holes as some have feared, researchers say. Even it did, there is no danger of those black holes destroying Earth, scientists find.
30 April 2014, 08:59 AM ET
Drones have been used by the military for decades, but as advances in technology have made these robotic fliers smaller and more accessible, their potential applications are extending far beyond their use as military warfighters or toys for hobbyists.
30 April 2014, 08:58 AM ET
The Federal Aviation Administration will issue formal regulations for private and commercial drones in 2015. But, from humanitarian work to archaeology, here are some surprising ways drones could be used around the world.
30 April 2014, 08:37 AM ET
Unmanned aerial vehicles have been increasingly popular in recent years.
29 April 2014, 04:04 PM ET
Criminals might not get away so easily, thanks to a new fingerprinting method that may be faster and more reliable than traditional methods, researchers say.
29 April 2014, 03:28 PM ET
An Australian company is claiming to have found aircraft wreckage - possibly from Malaysia Airlines 370 - on the seafloor thousands of miles away from the search area.
29 April 2014, 02:08 PM ET
This summer, two separate British airshows will play host to the overseas debut of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a next-generation fighter jet that is being billed as the most advanced warplane of its type yet developed.
29 April 2014, 11:25 AM ET
Graphene is strong, but not as strong as people think. Tests of real-world samples of graphene show that while the carbon material is possibly the strongest material produced today, it's also as brittle as ordinary ceramic.