Tech Archive
18 May 2014, 09:40 AM ET
Some people envision a grim future in which machine intelligence exceeds that of humans, but robotic technologies don't have to evolve at the expense of humans, one expert says.
17 May 2014, 08:36 PM ET
Those of you pondering the future and wondering where your jetpack is, take heart: A human pilot flew a real jetpack for 20 glorious seconds in front of a packed crowd today.
17 May 2014, 07:59 PM ET
The jetpack was demoed at the Smithsonian Magazine hosted event on Saturday May 17th, 2014 in Washington D.C..
16 May 2014, 07:52 PM ET
The Pulse O2 is the latest fitness tracker from Withings, which is marketed as a way to track daily activity and improve health.
16 May 2014, 03:18 PM ET
Pioneer William Bialek blends biology and physics in biophysics to discover more precise research of biological systems.
16 May 2014, 02:18 PM ET
In an effort to develop new sensor technologies for the U.S. military, researchers from DARPA's Quantum Effects in Biological Environments program recently conducted a study investigating how birds navigate using their internal magnetic compasses.
16 May 2014, 01:25 PM ET
Ancient Chinese tea bowls might hold the recipe for a rare form of iron oxide that scientists have had a hard time making in the lab. Pure epsilon-phase iron oxide was unexpectedly discovered in the glaze of silvery Jian bowls made 1,000 years ago
15 May 2014, 06:11 PM ET
The Magellan Echo smartwatch is a relatively basic smartwatch, and runs just one app at a time. I wore the Echo for a week to see whether it improved my workouts.
15 May 2014, 05:00 PM ET
World War I is frequently referred to as "the first modern war." Nowhere was this more true than in the realm of communications — the recent introduction of electric- and radio-based communications revolutionized the art of war.
15 May 2014, 04:51 PM ET
Many fitness trackers keep on tracking even after you've hit the sack. Here's how to track your sleep with some of the most popular fitness trackers.
15 May 2014, 04:00 PM ET
A slew of sci-fi celebs and all-star scientists will descend on Washington, D.C., this weekend (May 16 to 18) for The Future Is Here, a festival celebrating the technology of tomorrow, science fiction and outer space.
14 May 2014, 06:00 PM ET
Sharks are known for their speed and agility under the waves, but how their jagged skin enables these feats has long mystified scientists.
14 May 2014, 12:27 PM ET
Keeping cool in the heat of battle could soon be easier, thanks to a new U.S. Army helmet that has its own built-in air-conditioning system.
14 May 2014, 10:00 AM ET
By the year 2025, the "Internet of Things" will bring improvements in convenience and efficiency, but at the expense of privacy, social divisions and complex problems, experts predict.
14 May 2014, 10:00 AM ET
While most surveyed expected benefits to the majority of the public, many expressed concerns for privacy and unintended consequences.
14 May 2014, 08:41 AM ET
Electrons have split personalities depending on how many of them are around, suggests new research that may solve a physics mystery about electrical currents in superconductors.
14 May 2014, 01:39 AM ET
With Oculus Rift and other systems transforming gaming, how are people evolving their experiences with the new technologies?
13 May 2014, 05:54 PM ET
Samsung's latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, comes with a built-in heart-rate monitor and a personal wellness app, called S Health, to help users keep track of their fitness. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of the S health app.
13 May 2014, 01:31 PM ET
Governments are gathering this week for a four-day session to discuss how to prevent "lethal autonomous robots," according to news reports. The debate is part of the UN Convention on Conventional Weapons, which is being held in Geneva, Switzerland.
12 May 2014, 06:37 PM ET
Bees are critically important to both ecology and economy in the United States; learning about their gut microbes could help them thrive.
12 May 2014, 01:46 PM ET
An extremely advanced prosthetic arm — sometimes compared to Luke Skywalker's arm from "Star Wars" — has been approved for clinical use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, officials announced.
12 May 2014, 12:53 PM ET
With its four-fingered, three-jointed hand, a new robot can catch a ball, a bottle or a tennis racket thrown in its direction in less than five-hundredths of a second, researchers reported today
11 May 2014, 12:57 PM ET
Researchers have managed to capture the emotions in novels and translate them into music. The work could transform the way people interact with literature, and lead to applications in information visualization.
09 May 2014, 06:15 PM ET
The robot reacts on the spot to grasp objects with complex shapes and trajectories in fewer than five hundredths of a second.
09 May 2014, 04:22 PM ET
The Withings Pulse is a very small activity tracker that also includes a heart-rate monitor. But how reliable are the heart-rate readings? We did a small experiment to find out.
09 May 2014, 03:44 PM ET
A computer simulation of the human body could be used to simulate the effects of new drugs and treatments before they are given to real patients.
09 May 2014, 02:17 PM ET
A new algorithm can track influenza in the U.S. in real time.
09 May 2014, 09:12 AM ET
The Samsung Gear Fit is a 2-in-1 smartwatch and fitness tracker, and the company recommends using it with the Galaxy S5. Here's how
09 May 2014, 01:38 AM ET
What gives Spidey's webs such strength?
09 May 2014, 01:17 AM ET
Through "deep learning," artificial intelligence is becoming more like natural intelligence.
08 May 2014, 01:35 PM ET
Many fitness trackers, sport watches and even phones now have heart-rate monitors. How do these monitors compare? We did a small experiment to find out.
08 May 2014, 11:19 AM ET
The positronium-powered laser would produce light with wavelengths a thousandth the size of modern-day X-ray lasers, enabling it to probe incredibly tiny spaces and making it useful in medical imaging technology.