Tech Archive
18 February 2014, 01:12 PM ET
The next generation of electricity cables may well be made from lettuce, based on the innovation of a U.K. researcher. The advance could pave the way to biological computers and bio-robots of the future.
18 February 2014, 01:09 PM ET
Researchers at Virginia Tech studied how fruit bats use their wings to manipulate the air around them. The findings could inspire new designs of flying robots.
18 February 2014, 11:00 AM ET
In work inspired partly by the movie "Avatar," one monkey could control the body of another monkey using thought alone by connecting the brain of the puppet-master monkey to the spine of the other through a prosthesis, researchers say.
17 February 2014, 11:58 PM ET
Isn’t it remarkable that we recognize the fact that the world faces huge problems in terms of water, energy and food security – and yet we tend to tackle these as separate problems, as if they have no interconnections.
15 February 2014, 09:18 AM ET
The AR.Drone has some limitations and frustrating aspects, but this quadricopter is an absolute blast to fly, and even an old guy like me, who’s not a gamer and is totally inept with joysticks, found it simple to operate.
15 February 2014, 09:06 AM ET
A week before Maggie Worthen was due to graduate from Smith College, she suffered a severe brain stem stroke, leaving her unable to move or speak. She was 22 years old. Maggie's doctors diagnosed her as being in a persistent vegetative state. But Maggie's
14 February 2014, 08:51 PM ET
Flappy Bird, a deceptively simple gaming app, has been withdrawn by its creator Dong Nguyen because it is too “addictive.”
14 February 2014, 06:19 PM ET
Whether you're interested in recording high-definition aerial footage, or you just want to experiment with capturing high-flying views, here are some of the coolest camera-carrying drones available on the market.
14 February 2014, 04:43 PM ET
14 February 2014, 03:16 PM ET
The first prototypes of a high-tech suit of armor that could give soldiers superhuman abilities could be ready to test this summer, according to top military officials.
14 February 2014, 10:21 AM ET
Some figure skaters have turned to computer models seeking the slight adjustments that could help them spin faster in air to land their triple axels and toe loops on the ice.
13 February 2014, 10:14 PM ET
BAE Systems has revealed that it has successfully test-flown Taranis, its prototype Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
13 February 2014, 03:20 PM ET
Inspired by the way termites work together to build complex mounds of soil without needing blueprints, researchers created robots that can autonomously build structures and work together without needing supervision or prescribed roles.
13 February 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Engineers have created small robots that can build without a centralized plan. Like termites building mounds hundreds of times their size, they use simple information around them to decide the next step in the construction.
13 February 2014, 01:58 PM ET
A scientifically derived list of people's most important rules for using the social networking site.
13 February 2014, 11:01 AM ET
The U.S. is the birthplace of Facebook, but social networking is more popular among Internet users in more than a dozen developing countries.
13 February 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Internet users are still the minority in developing nations, but social media is already popular.
12 February 2014, 07:21 PM ET
James Dyson’s decision to fund a robotics laboratory at Imperial College London may not lead to the super advanced robot friends of our dreams, but what he has planned could make robotic domestic appliances significantly more realistic.
12 February 2014, 02:56 PM ET
The Research and Education Cooperative Occultation (RECON) catalogues outer solar system Kuiper Belt objects while training high school students with real astronomical science.
12 February 2014, 01:01 PM ET
A new fusion experiment has produced more energy than was put into the fuel that was put into it, a major milestone on the road toward a self-sustaining reaction.
12 February 2014, 12:06 PM ET
Scientists working to develop brain-computer interfaces for disabled people have created a system that allows a person to control a quadcopter with only their mind.
12 February 2014, 11:59 AM ET
Skiers at Sochi must combat slushy courses with secret wax technology.
12 February 2014, 11:38 AM ET
A new video series gives a unique science and engineering perspective on the Olympics.
12 February 2014, 10:20 AM ET
Building personalized treatments has long been a goal of cancer treatments, but testing them can be difficult. By using bio-fabricated 3D tissue, researchers are able to test which customized treatments work best.
11 February 2014, 05:26 PM ET
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on a Collaborative Robot ('CoBot' for short) that learns its environment while providing assistance to people so that it can help autonomously instead of following a preprogramed path.
11 February 2014, 05:16 PM ET
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
11 February 2014, 03:38 PM ET
In this month's reboot of the classic "RoboCop" film, scientists create a superhuman crime fighter that is half man and half robot, but how realistic is this technology?
11 February 2014, 03:03 PM ET
The 2014 reboot of the classic "RoboCop" film stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson.
11 February 2014, 12:59 PM ET
Views from the onboard camera of a Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadricopter, mixed with video taken of the drone during the same flight, flown by a novice. The pilot used Parrot’s app to control the drone with an iPod.
11 February 2014, 11:28 AM ET
if scientists want to look for new physics discoveries beyond the Higgs boson, in the form of new exotic particles and interactions, even the Large Hadron Collider may not be enough. Here are ideas for new, more powerful, atom smashers.
10 February 2014, 04:23 PM ET
A review of the TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch, a sports watch billed as an easy way for active individuals to track their exercise goals, progress and training.
10 February 2014, 03:25 PM ET
Researchers are experimenting with a mind-controlled device that enables users to fly a model helicopter with only their thoughts. The futuristic technology could one day help people with disabilities lead more independent lives, the scientists said.