Tech Archive
27 May 2015, 02:08 PM ET
It's a familiar theme in Hollywood blockbusters: Scientists develops robot, robot becomes sentient, robot tries to destroy humanity. But with seemingly sci-fi technological advances inching closer to reality, artificial intelligence and robotics experts f
27 May 2015, 01:37 PM ET
Robots that are damaged in action can now quickly "heal" themselves by tapping into experiences from simulated lives, according to a new study.
27 May 2015, 12:19 AM ET
The story behind largest video game display in the world.
26 May 2015, 06:29 PM ET
A hoverboard rider recently soared into Guinness World Records after completing the furthest-ever flight on one of these futuristic, flying skateboards.
23 May 2015, 12:47 PM ET
Because conservation scientists strive to shed light on an artist’s processes and materials choices, our work can be like that of a detective.
22 May 2015, 12:55 PM ET
The beauty of the fallout from particles slamming into each other with record-breaking energy can be seen in images released yesterday.
22 May 2015, 09:45 AM ET
Ever wanted to play a video game on a skyscraper? Dr. Frank Lee, director of Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio, made his dream of making a gigantic game of Pong a reality.
22 May 2015, 06:40 AM ET
The "Hyperloop," a hypothetical high-speed transportation system that could shuttle people between Los Angeles and San Francisco in only 30 minutes, just sped a bit closer to reality.
22 May 2015, 06:35 AM ET
If the movie "Tomorrowland" is anything to go by, the future will be filled with jetpacks, flying trains and, of course, evil robots.
21 May 2015, 01:42 PM ET
Micro electrodes implanted in the posterior parietal cortex of “Patient EGS” gave "stop and go" commands to a computer, which translated them into control inputs for a prototype tele-operated arm.
21 May 2015, 07:28 AM ET
We recently reviewed nearly two dozen fitness trackers, sports watches, pedometers and smartphone apps to find the best devices for counting steps.
21 May 2015, 01:33 AM ET
Exoskeletons aren't only for combat — they have potential to help patients recovering from stroke.
20 May 2015, 10:01 AM ET
NSF-Funded University of Washington researchers developed ApneaApp, a smartphone app that wirelessly tracks changes in a person’s breathing movements.
20 May 2015, 09:45 AM ET
NSF-Funded University of Texas Austin designed HARMONY to deliver physical therapy and aid neurological disorders such as stroke and spinal cord injury, the team believes the exoskeleton could reduce a patient’s recovery time.
20 May 2015, 06:59 AM ET
A huge, 10-engine drone dubbed "Greased Lightning" successfully completed a series of flight tests recently, paving the way for new types of unmanned vehicles that could one day carry people.
19 May 2015, 12:48 PM ET
The NSF-funded researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new technology that can boost existing Wi-Fi bandwidth, reducing problems in crowded locations like airports, offices and coffee shops.
19 May 2015, 07:14 AM ET
Computers have already succeeded in beating humans at chess and Jeopardy! Soon, they may add poker to that list.
19 May 2015, 01:44 AM ET
Bulk metal glasses are stronger and harder than conventional metals, but can be formed like plastics. This sounds astonishing. What’s behind their special characteristics?
18 May 2015, 02:23 PM ET
A compact, foldable drone inspired by origami can unfold itself automatically and take flight within a fraction of a second.
18 May 2015, 02:22 PM ET
Scientists have created a fold-up drone that fits in a pocket and rapidly unfolds before taking flight.
15 May 2015, 04:20 PM ET
A range of technologies, from 3D laser scans of train cars to video and data recordings, is aiding an investigation into the cause of a devastating Amtrak train derailment that occurred in Philadelphia earlier this week.
15 May 2015, 01:23 PM ET
A robotic arm inspired by octopus tentacles could make it easier for surgeons to access hard-to-reach parts of the body.
15 May 2015, 07:42 AM ET
The proposed Museum of Science Fiction in Washington, D.C., plans to open its first exhibit, on the "future of travel" this summer.
14 May 2015, 01:44 PM ET
Driverless cars may be coming, but several problems will need to be solved before that can be become a reality.
13 May 2015, 03:10 PM ET
Yesterday's deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, which killed at least eight passengers and injured hundreds of others, may have people wondering, where is the safest place to sit on a train?
13 May 2015, 02:03 AM ET
The same tools that helped you find that perfect phone online are guiding decisions in nearly every part of our lives.
12 May 2015, 01:51 PM ET
Genetics researcher (and mentor) Bruce Jackson, PhD, traces ancestry and solves crimes with the powerful tool of DNA on this edition of "Scientist and Engineers on Sofas and other furnishings"!
12 May 2015, 12:03 PM ET
MIT's cognitive seabots are designed to plan autonomously and work together like ... well, like the crew from Star Trek, actually.
11 May 2015, 04:48 PM ET
A new, high-tech cane for the blind is designed to recognize the faces of the person's friends and family members.
11 May 2015, 12:06 PM ET
As every gadget in your home becomes a slave to your smart phone, the Internet of Things is here — and the next ten years look even more promising.
11 May 2015, 07:53 AM ET
A jet-powered vehicle that can travel the length of a football field in the blink of an eye will attempt to break the world two-wheeled land speed record later this year.
08 May 2015, 12:00 PM ET
A British-built "jetbike" powered by a helicopter engine will take part in a speed test in late May, in preparation for an attempt to break the world two-wheeled land speed record in Utah later this year.