Tech Archive
17 June 2014, 10:53 AM ET
Researchers claim they've made artificial diamonds that are harder than any tested before; however, some dispute the claim.
17 June 2014, 10:45 AM ET
No wallet, no problem. A new company in Sweden uses vein-recognition technology to allow registered customers to make purchases simply by scanning their palm.
16 June 2014, 05:39 PM ET
A treasure trove of bronze and marble statues, gold jewelry, and ancient scientific instruments may be buried hundreds of feet below the Aegean Sea, and a team of explorers is going after the hoard using the most advanced diving suit ever built.
16 June 2014, 05:38 PM ET
A diving mission to explore the Antikythera shipwreck is scheduled for September, 2014.
16 June 2014, 05:17 PM ET
Tomorrow morning (June 17), the first-ever transatlantic "scent message" will be transmitted from New York City to Paris.
16 June 2014, 11:58 AM ET
The Navy and DARPA have signed an agreement to launch a program to develop long-range reconnaissance drones that would launch from ships.
13 June 2014, 06:21 PM ET
The FAA announced this week that it has granted one company approval to conduct drone flights over a sprawling oil field in Alaska, marking the first commercial permit for unmanned flights over land. What does this mean for the commercial drone industry?
13 June 2014, 12:47 PM ET
The honor of first kick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup went not to Brazilian soccer star Neymar, but to 29-year-old Juliano Pinto, who is paralyzed from the waste down.
13 June 2014, 12:45 AM ET
How has our approach to saving lives at sea changed since the tragedy of the RMS Titanic in which 1,523 of the 2,228 people she was carrying died a century ago?
12 June 2014, 04:18 PM ET
In a bold move, Tesla Motors is making all the patents for the company's electric car technology free and available for anyone to use.
12 June 2014, 03:23 PM ET
The World Cup is the most-watched sporting event on Earth, and this year's Brazuca soccer ball is a marvel of engineering.
12 June 2014, 02:58 PM ET
What do the materials inside the Adidas Brazuca World Cup ball look like?
12 June 2014, 12:16 PM ET
Sci-fi authors and gamers have long imagined this day, and now it has come: The U.S. military is developing a laser weapon to shoot unmanned enemy vehicles out of the sky.
12 June 2014, 09:43 AM ET
If all goes according to plan, today (June 12) at the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Sao Paolo, Brazil, with hundreds of millions of people watching, a paralyzed person wearing a robotic suit will walk onto the field and kick the first ball of th
12 June 2014, 01:48 AM ET
"Phage hunts" may deliver ethanol industry's new weapons against problem bacteria.
12 June 2014, 01:38 AM ET
Kinetic energy is the energy of mass in motion. The kinetic energy of an object is the energy it has because of its motion.
11 June 2014, 12:23 AM ET
A proof is a rigorous argument that shows a mathematical claim to be true. Arguments that are proven become theorems, such as the Pythagorean Theorem.
10 June 2014, 06:12 PM ET
The Gear 2 is Samsung's smartwatch with all the bells and whistles. But is it worth the hefty price tag of $299?
10 June 2014, 04:42 PM ET
The new softer, sleeker, more aerodynamic, moisture resistant World Cup Brazuca ball is made of polyurethane. NYU engineers perform a dissection and analysis.
10 June 2014, 04:39 PM ET
Today's prosthetic limbs restore many of the functions of missing limbs, but technology for overcoming blindness remains limited. Now, a team of researchers hopes to change that, by developing high-tech clothing that could help visually impaired people na
10 June 2014, 04:08 PM ET
The robotic exoskeleton is brain controlled and will be worn by a paraplegic volunteer. The technology is made possible by basic research funding from NSF.
10 June 2014, 02:38 PM ET
Firefighters battle the Two Bulls blaze near Bend, Oregon, using flame retardant dropped from planes. Officials believe that the fire, which started as two separate blazes, was human-caused.
10 June 2014, 01:14 PM ET
For the first time, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the use of a commercial drone over land, authorizing an aerial survey of the largest oil field in the nation.
10 June 2014, 09:01 AM ET
Scaling the side of a building without a harness or rope might sound like something only James Bond or Spider-Man can do, but the U.S. Department of Defense has developed a set of sticky handheld paddles that could help soldiers climb up walls.
10 June 2014, 04:53 AM ET
How to farm bacteria for biodegradable plastic production.
09 June 2014, 02:50 PM ET
The U.S. Navy, in partnership with the Indonesian Navy, is planning to dive to the sunken USS Houston, a World War II-era shipwreck, later this month, according to Navy officials.
09 June 2014, 01:42 PM ET
Families of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise $5 million as a reward for information about the missing aircraft.
06 June 2014, 11:07 AM ET
Amazon is releasing a new product later this month, and rumors are circulating that the new device is a smartphone with a 3D display.
06 June 2014, 02:42 AM ET
Fuel economy is improving in cars across the U.S. fleet, but will that continue as auto companies latch onto loopholes?
06 June 2014, 02:11 AM ET
Surface modification allows cell to absorb more light.
05 June 2014, 07:25 PM ET
San Francisco-based company Carbon Lighthouse discusses how they take money-guzzling/power-hungry buildings and turn them into energy efficient/cost-saving structures.
05 June 2014, 07:04 PM ET
Today, a group of scientists released a roadmap highlighting the specific goals for the project over the next five to 10 years.