Tech Archive
04 May 2015, 04:59 PM ET
Few people can hope to achieve the feats of genius Albert Einstein, but now, there may at least be a way to write like the famous physicist, thanks to a font styled after his handwriting.
04 May 2015, 02:47 PM ET
How "Star Wars" weapons work.
04 May 2015, 02:01 PM ET
Tesla has just unveiled a line of home batteries, but they aren't much different from the batteries that currently power their cars, experts say.
04 May 2015, 07:11 AM ET
GPS running watches can track everything from your steps per minute to the length of your stride, but analyzing all that data can be a chore — especially if you don't have a running coach to help you make sense of your stats.
01 May 2015, 09:51 AM ET
It may look like an insole, but this Smart Shoes system developed at the Mechanical Systems Control Lab at UC Berkeley could help physical therapists get their patients walking better, faster.
01 May 2015, 09:31 AM ET
Mehdi Kalantari Khandani at the University of Maryland wasn’t out to fix failing road structures when he created a new lightweight smart sensor.
30 April 2015, 03:45 PM ET
Some Apple Watch users who have tattoos are running into problems when using the device's heart-rate monitor and other features, as it appears the ink in tattoos can interfere with the watch's sensors.
29 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
A British warplane that was shot down in 1940 during World War II and was later meticulously restored to flying condition is slated to hit the auction block this summer.
28 April 2015, 01:09 PM ET
In what some might consider a terrifying development, the U.S. military has passed a key milestone in creating self-steering bullets.
28 April 2015, 11:42 AM ET
Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program successfully guided .50 caliber bullets to hit a moving target. The bullets' guidance system compensates for weather, wind and target movement.
28 April 2015, 11:01 AM ET
Real-time images have shown the runaway heating that causes lithium-ion batteries to explode.
28 April 2015, 10:07 AM ET
Typical batteries are powered by a chemical reaction.
24 April 2015, 01:44 PM ET
While the LAWS debate in Geneva was deeper and richer than previous discussions, key definitions – which are needed to word a protocol to restrict them – remain unclear and up for continued debate.
24 April 2015, 11:37 AM ET
We rounded up a total of 21 GPS watches to find the ones that work best for runners, triathletes and everyone in between. Here are our top picks.
24 April 2015, 11:06 AM ET
Chinese scientists have edited the genomes of human embryos for the first time, confirming a storm of rumors and igniting an ethical debate, news outlets reported yesterday.
23 April 2015, 07:35 PM ET
The Forerunner 620 tracks advanced metrics that serious runners will certainly find useful.
23 April 2015, 02:34 PM ET
A Columbia University oceanographer calls on drones to help study ice melt.
23 April 2015, 10:40 AM ET
The Garmin Forerunner 10 is a GPS wristwatch that tracks distance, elevation, pace and calories for walkers and runners.
22 April 2015, 02:34 PM ET
By algorithmically correlating smartphone data, NSF-funded researchers hope to spot early signs of this debilitating condition. The ‘LifeRhythm’ may someday also spot bipolar illness and other disorders.
22 April 2015, 11:50 AM ET
The Polar M400 is a GPS running and cycling watch that can be paired with a heart rate strap to track your pulse as you exercise.
21 April 2015, 01:57 PM ET
Looking for the Loch Ness monster just got easier, thanks to Google Street View.
21 April 2015, 12:21 PM ET
The TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio is an affordable GPS watch, but it's missing some of the features you'll find on more expensive multisport watches.
21 April 2015, 11:00 AM ET
The most precise clock ever made could hold time accurately for the entire age of the universe.
20 April 2015, 02:59 PM ET
While a system to wirelessly charge objects has been around for more than a century, it's only now becoming popular because of improvements in technology.
20 April 2015, 01:44 PM ET
Alex Leonessa, NSF program director for General & Age-Related Disabilities Engineering, describes key challenges in creating truly useful robotic systems to supplementing humans. DARwin-OP, the soccer-playing robot, illustrates some of the issues.
20 April 2015, 09:32 AM ET
The Polar V800 is a GPS watch that tracks a wide variety of sports — from running and swimming to yoga, dance and CrossFit.
17 April 2015, 04:42 PM ET
The SmartWatch 3 is a smartwatch from Sony that can runs the Android Wear operating system.
16 April 2015, 06:46 AM ET
Drones are becoming increasingly popular in everyday life, but the technology still has some kinks to work out. In the latest example, a drone crashed and burned while carrying a shipment of asparagus to a restaurant in the Netherlands, according to news
15 April 2015, 05:17 PM ET
The Fitbit Charge HR is an activity-and-sleep tracker with a built-in heart-rate sensor and a stopwatch feature for timing runs and other workouts.
15 April 2015, 06:54 AM ET
Would you like an Austrian chocolate burrito? Chef Watson has the recipe, which pairs cinnamon, apricots, vanilla and cheese, that the brainy system created based on its training with the Institute of Culinary Education.
15 April 2015, 06:53 AM ET
More than 1 million Apple Watches were pre-ordered last week, on the first day the device went on sale, according to a firm that tracks consumer spending.
14 April 2015, 07:27 PM ET
Health apps are everywhere, but do they do more harm than good? Doctors are debating whether such self-monitoring mobile technology is useless — or even dangerous.