Tech Archive
10 July 2014, 04:41 PM ET
Over the course of his life, Nikola Tesla registered some 300 patents under his name, and traces of his inventions can be found in many modern-day devices, including in some unexpected places.
10 July 2014, 01:18 PM ET
For his 158th birthday, Nikola Tesla got a day named in his honor and a new science museum with $1 million in funding from billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.
10 July 2014, 12:15 PM ET
Nikola Tesla dreamed of creating a way to supply power to the world without stringing wires across the globe. The inventor came close to accomplishing this when his "mad scientist" experiments with electricity led to his creation of the Tesla coil.
10 July 2014, 10:52 AM ET
Nikola Tesla's final workshop, and perhaps the site of his boldest project, was nearly lost to history. Now the site known as Wardenclyffe is on its way to becoming a museum.
10 July 2014, 10:38 AM ET
Nikola Tesla bought a plot of farmland in the sleepy town of Shoreham, N.Y., in 1901 to build a lab and a transmitter tower. A nonprofit group took over the site in 2012 to convert it into a museum dedicated to the eccentric inventor.
10 July 2014, 07:18 AM ET
Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison battled it out in the "War of Currents," but each inventor left a significant scientific legacy.
10 July 2014, 07:15 AM ET
Nikola Tesla has perhaps the broadest band of admirers of any historical figure. He is equally beloved by empirically minded scientists and those with a more mystical worldview.
09 July 2014, 05:43 PM ET
Satellites could be a promising tool for tracking Arctic wildlife on the ground, a new study suggests.
09 July 2014, 05:27 PM ET
Nikola Tesla, genius inventor, and Thomas Edison, expert businessman.
09 July 2014, 05:03 PM ET
How Tesla coils generate high-voltage electrical fields.
09 July 2014, 03:35 PM ET
Nikola Tesla, who gave science some of its greatest technologies, has been somewhat overlooked for his achievements. Here are a few other scientists who were robbed of their dues in the annals of science.
09 July 2014, 03:04 PM ET
In a 300-square-mile (777 square kilometers) patch of desert west of Delta, Utah, hundreds of astronomical eyes have spent the last five years watching the heavens, looking for supercharged particles from deep in space.
09 July 2014, 01:58 PM ET
Nikola Tesla may be known today as one of history's greatest inventors, but the intrepid scientist's eccentricities have become as legendary as his trailblazing discoveries in the field of electricity.
09 July 2014, 11:00 AM ET
The U.S. military has chosen two universities to lead a program to develop brain implants to restore memory to veterans who have suffered brain injuries, officials said at a news conference yesterday (July 8).
09 July 2014, 08:21 AM ET
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) has sent five new reconnaissance drones to Afghanistan to support intelligence operations in the country, the U.K. Ministry of Defence announced last week.
08 July 2014, 04:23 PM ET
The United States military has grounded its entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets, after one of the warplanes caught fire last month on a runway at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
08 July 2014, 03:03 PM ET
The $25 million Telescope Array cosmic ray observatory west of Delta, Utah, the Northern Hemisphere's largest cosmic ray detector, recently detected a cosmic ray hotspot beneath the Big Dipper.
07 July 2014, 03:04 PM ET
European scientists have called for the review of a major neuroscience initiative, criticizing the program for taking a narrow approach that they say is likely to fail.
03 July 2014, 05:47 PM ET
A scientific journal that recently published a controversial study about how emotions can spread across social networks issued a note today (July 3) to address the uproar caused by the contentious research.
03 July 2014, 05:09 PM ET
Drones have been banned from all national parks in the United States, according to new regulations established by U.S. government officials.
03 July 2014, 02:12 PM ET
The Declaration of Independence is now well preserved at the National Archives, but the document survived years of wear and tear.
03 July 2014, 11:12 AM ET
A high-tech garden that can change the way it looks and alter other parts of its environment depending on the reactions of people on Twitter, has been created in the United Kingdom.
03 July 2014, 10:57 AM ET
A "smart" garden, designed by researchers in the United Kingdom, can change the way it looks depending on the reactions of people on Twitter.
03 July 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Apple Health will be an aid to doctors and patients both.
01 July 2014, 05:23 PM ET
Sailing the soupy atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest natural satellite, an interplanetary balloon could one day release a small drone to explore the moon's swamp-like surface.
30 June 2014, 06:09 PM ET
Could reading a cheerful or depressing post on Facebook influence your own mood? Apparently so, according to a new study conducted by the social networking company.
30 June 2014, 03:42 PM ET
A 3D-printed "bio-bot" powered by skeletal muscle tissue could give robots more precise control over its movements.
26 June 2014, 05:32 PM ET
Next June, the DARPA Robotics Challenge will draw to a close with a $2-million final competition in Southern California.
26 June 2014, 12:23 PM ET
The United States military announced this week that last weekend, a so-called interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California destroyed a mock enemy warhead high over the Pacific Ocean.
26 June 2014, 02:17 AM ET
One big security issue that has arisen lately concerns control of news media.
25 June 2014, 11:50 AM ET
This University of Washington course and competition encourages students to create projects the incorporate the core principles of neural engineering.
25 June 2014, 11:45 AM ET
Ultra-strong spider silk, one of the toughest known natural fibers, could one day protect soldiers on the battlefield from bullets and other threats, one company says.