Tech Archive
17 February 2015, 03:04 PM ET
Investigating your ancestry can be done by hand or online, but the serious genealogist may want to invest in software for tracing family tress. We looked at several programs, and here are our top picks.
17 February 2015, 01:49 PM ET
The Obama administration announced a much-anticipated set of rules to govern the use of commercial drones, but experts say the new requirements will hold back parts of the burgeoning industry.
15 February 2015, 03:38 PM ET
Technologically speaking, drones' abilities have all manner of real-world applications.
11 February 2015, 07:39 PM ET
Peak oil refers to the point in time when global oil production peaks and begins to drop.
11 February 2015, 07:25 AM ET
In the not-too-distant future, the typical picture of a big American household in the suburbs might include just one car in the driveway.
10 February 2015, 07:36 PM ET
See "spot" run, see "spot" walk, see "spot" get kicked and keep on going. Boston Dynamics' newest addition weighs in at about 160 lbs. and uses its sensor head to navigate.
10 February 2015, 04:04 PM ET
Google-owned robotics company Boston Dynamics recently unveiled its newest animal-inspired bot. Meet Spot — a four-legged robotic dog that can climb stairs, trot over rough terrain and even recover from a well-placed kick to the ribs.
10 February 2015, 10:44 AM ET
Researchers have created a cap that electrically stimulates the brain’s medial frontal cortex. Initial studies have shown a boost in learning and improved decision-making with its use.
07 February 2015, 10:52 AM ET
Side-channel emissions from laptops and smartphones can be detected from a several feet away and transmit data even when not connected to the internet.
06 February 2015, 04:12 PM ET
The Withings Activité Pop is a fitness tracker for people who don't want to look like they're wearing a fitness tracker.
06 February 2015, 06:16 AM ET
Hose-wielding humanoid robots could one day keep Navy firefighters out of harm's way.
05 February 2015, 03:29 PM ET
The best solar panels are efficient, durable and are made by companies that offer good customer support. LiveScience sister site TopTenREVIEWS researched the top solar panel offerings for consumers looking to buy.
05 February 2015, 02:16 PM ET
What if you could check into a hotel, have your luggage carried to your room and order a coffee — all with help from a team of robots?
05 February 2015, 06:48 AM ET
Drones have become an important tool in war, but these robotic flyers could have myriad uses off the battlefield, including as bird-watchers.
05 February 2015, 06:47 AM ET
A recent string of high-profile tragedies highlights the dangers of private air travel, which remains far less safe than commercial flight, even as crash statistics improve.
04 February 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Researchers have invented a device that can plug into a smartphone and test people's blood for HIV or syphilis.
04 February 2015, 06:54 AM ET
Bubble-filled rubbery coatings may one day help make submarines virtually undetectable to sonar, researchers say.
03 February 2015, 05:46 PM ET
The U.S. military may not be known for its haute cuisine, but it's developing a new robot that can learn how to cook from watching YouTube videos.
03 February 2015, 11:41 AM ET
Large and affordable holographic video displays may soon be possible, which could spur the development of glasses-free 3D TVs, researchers say.
03 February 2015, 08:25 AM ET
Samsung recently released its new virtual-reality headset, the Gear VR (powered by Oculus Rift), but the product comes with a foreboding list of possible health-related side effects.
02 February 2015, 11:09 AM ET
Solar radiation, freezing rain, dense fog: The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter warplane can withstand all that and more, according to U.S. Air Force officials.
30 January 2015, 07:11 PM ET
Many apps are available to track your heart rate, with the aim of helping you improve your health. Here are our picks for the best of the bunch.
29 January 2015, 10:27 AM ET
Brain injuries in football players have gained a lot of attention, but diagnosing these injuries isn't easy. Now new eye-tracking technology could help, researchers say.
28 January 2015, 05:38 PM ET
There's still one thing that makes the Microsoft co-founder feel dumb: not being able to speak a foreign language.
28 January 2015, 11:41 AM ET
Scientists have figured out a way to do something that seems impossible: unboil an egg. But strange as it may sound, the feat doesn't defy basic laws of science.
28 January 2015, 07:05 AM ET
Battery-powered electric cars and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have both seen advances in their development, and one or both of these technologies may represent the future of "green" automobiles.
28 January 2015, 12:50 AM ET
Undergraduates designed Storm Evader to teach students about weather while teaching problem-solving skills.
27 January 2015, 07:01 PM ET
What's the best way to keep an insect from exploding in a powerful vacuum? Wrap it in a tiny spacesuit, of course.
27 January 2015, 07:01 PM ET
A scanning electron microscope must look at objects in vacuum in order to work. To study live insects, scientists dipped ants and spider into diluted "tiny spacesuit" surfactant.
27 January 2015, 03:40 PM ET
What do you call a robot that can drive a car, break down walls and scale buildings? Hint: It's not "the Terminator."
27 January 2015, 11:38 AM ET
Before Pilkingtons invented plate glass in the mid-19th century, flat panes could not be made. Old windows are uneven.
26 January 2015, 09:46 AM ET
Bloodhound SSC is a United Kingdom-based team aiming to break the world land speed with a rocket-powered car. Test drives are expected to occur later this year in South Africa, with the actual record attempt slated for 2016.