28 October 2014, 02:39 PM ET
The software on your smartphone may be able to recognize your voice, but it probably can't pick up nuances like sarcasm or outrage. But research on how to detect opinions and attitudes in everyday speech could enable tomorrow's computers to pick up on the
27 October 2014, 07:37 PM ET
Due to changes in energy policy, U.S. energy consumption peaked in 2007, and continues to drop.
27 October 2014, 06:47 PM ET
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is concerned about artificial intelligence. In fact, the inventor of the private spaceflight company SpaceX and the car company Tesla says that with AI, "we are summoning the demon."
27 October 2014, 02:53 PM ET
A new robotic tool could help rescue workers locate victims of disasters and other emergencies before venturing into collapsed buildings or other potentially dangerous places.
27 October 2014, 09:00 AM ET
Three new Fitbit activity trackers were announced today, including the company's first trackers with heart rate monitoring and smartwatch features.
25 October 2014, 09:31 PM ET
Sonar devices reveal objects below the surface by directing sound waves into the ocean and recording the sound waves reflected back.
24 October 2014, 04:15 PM ET
Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned astrophysicist and author of "A Brief History of Time," has recently joined Facebook.
24 October 2014, 03:38 PM ET
Alan Eustace dove from a high-altitude balloon soaring at approximately 135,000 feet. Felix Baumgartner held the record at 128,000 feet.
24 October 2014, 07:38 AM ET
Getting the best price while online shopping is complicated by the fact that retailers can learn a lot about you, and they often use that information to alter the options you see, new research finds.
23 October 2014, 11:39 AM ET
The rare Apple-1 computer, which is now the most expensive Apple computer ever sold, was built by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs' garage in the summer of 1976. The computer still has its original keyboard, power supply and monitor.
23 October 2014, 07:49 AM ET
The invisible force that pulls in the Millennium Falcon spacecraft to the Death Star in "Star Wars" movies is still far from becoming a reality, but physicists have developed a miniature version of sorts: a tractor beam that can reel in tiny particles.
22 October 2014, 01:39 PM ET
The Fit Smart is a new fitness tracker from Adidas that's intended for people who want to improve their workouts, whether that be running or fitness training for sports.
22 October 2014, 12:07 PM ET
In a remote area of Southeast Asia, drones are fighting a battle — not against terrorists or insurgents, but against infectious disease.
22 October 2014, 12:59 AM ET
Environmental engineering is the branch of engineering that is concerned with protecting people from the effects of adverse environmental effects.
21 October 2014, 03:36 PM ET
For the U.S. military, laser guns aren't sci-fi tech; they're a reality.
21 October 2014, 10:00 AM ET
University of Souther California researchers pinged 3.7 billion IP addresses over a 2 month period to create an animation of internet usage. The study was funded in part by the US Dept. Homeland Security and the USAF.
20 October 2014, 04:20 PM ET
Go ahead and forget your wallet. Apple's new mobile payment app, Apple Pay, launched today (Oct. 20), and security experts say this high-tech way to pay seems like a safe alternative to swiping your credit or debit card.
20 October 2014, 02:38 PM ET
Spending long periods of time in space can be a psychologically demanding experience, but a new virtual reality system could give NASA astronauts a welcome escape.
17 October 2014, 05:05 PM ET
The top-secret nature of the X-37B missions has sparked a number of conspiracy theories. Here are some ideas about the X-37B's purpose.
17 October 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Live Science caught up with Fabien Cousteau, who spent a month in an undersea lab this past summer.
17 October 2014, 01:50 PM ET
A new kind of solar cell could store electrical energy without any help from traditional batteries, according to a new study.
17 October 2014, 07:11 AM ET
If a self-driving car causes an accident or a surgical robot kills a patient, whose fault is it? These are some of the questions a recently released European Union-funded report seeks to answer.
17 October 2014, 03:16 AM ET
Computer engineering is the branch of engineering that integrates electronic engineering with computer sciences.
16 October 2014, 07:28 AM ET
An ambitious group of students is building a human-powered water vehicle that they hope will set a new world speed record.
16 October 2014, 07:25 AM ET
As automobiles incorporate more navigation and wireless communication technologies, could these super-connected cars become increasingly vulnerable to hackers?
15 October 2014, 06:32 PM ET
Actor Alan Alda and mathematician Steve Strogatz regaled a crowd of New York's business elite at the National Museum of Mathematics' "Chaos Ball."
14 October 2014, 02:07 PM ET
To test the safety and efficiency of a giant helicopter, researchers recently dropped one from three stories in the air.
13 October 2014, 07:26 AM ET
The upcoming World War II film "Fury" puts tank warfare front and center in a depiction of the final Allied push into Germany in 1945.
10 October 2014, 10:28 PM ET
Industrial engineering is the branch of engineering that involves figuring out how to make or do things better.
10 October 2014, 07:39 AM ET
Using a noninvasive imaging method, British Library scientists have decoded an original, fire-damaged version of the Magna Carta dating back to 1215. The document will be displayed in London in 2015.
10 October 2014, 06:47 AM ET
A new computer program can recognize people's emotions based on how they type, paving the way for computers that could one day be smarter than humans — a concept called "the singularity."
09 October 2014, 11:48 PM ET
After more than a week of anticipation, Tesla Motors finally revealed "the D" — and it doesn't stand for driverless, as had been widely rumored.