Tech Archive
07 February 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Because solar and wind energy isn't consistent, many renewable energy power plants have to store excess energy for when demand is highest. A new system using train cars offers a clean, cheap, and fast method of storing that energy for later use.
07 February 2014, 11:21 AM ET
Facing harsh weather, massive ice floes, and even whales, Shell Oil decided to postpone their plan to start drilling for oil in the arctic ocean.
07 February 2014, 11:13 AM ET
A phenomenon first seen decades ago and revisited in a new experiment involving quarks could extend one of the most successful theories in physics.
07 February 2014, 09:06 AM ET
Live Science will bring you the latest on the science and technology behind the Olympic Games.
06 February 2014, 12:35 PM ET
It looks like something astronauts might wear in space, but this metal suit actually has a more earth-bound purpose: To enable divers to work underwater without needing to spend time in a decompression chamber after they return to the surface.
06 February 2014, 12:34 PM ET
Particles never before detected and possibly teensy extra dimensions may be awaiting discovery, says a physicist, adding that those searching for such newbies should keep an open mind and consider all possibilities.
06 February 2014, 12:04 PM ET
A Canadian technology company designed a hard metal dive suit, called Exosuit, that enables divers to work underwater without worrying about decompression time.
05 February 2014, 02:21 PM ET
DARPA — the branch of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for developing new, cutting-edge technologies for the military — is making all of its open-source code freely and easily accessible online.
05 February 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Danish amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen tests out the first prosthetic hand with sensory feedback.
05 February 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Nine years ago, Dennis Aabo Sørensen, of Denmark, lost his left arm in a fireworks accident and had to have it amputated. Now, for the first time, a bionic hand has restored his ability to feel again.
05 February 2014, 10:02 AM ET
Professor Silvestro Micera and colleagues have developed a bionic hand that restores a sense of touch.
05 February 2014, 02:36 AM ET
This weekend, the moon’s fortnightly rotation cycle turns China’s lunar rover Yutu (the Jade Rabbit) and its solar panels toward the sun once again … but whether the rover wakes up or not remains to be seen.
04 February 2014, 11:09 PM ET
What will Mannhattan look like 400 years into the future?
04 February 2014, 11:09 AM ET
How has Facebook changed in the 10 years since it launched?
04 February 2014, 11:00 AM ET
An ultralight, flexible pressure sensor could be used as a flexible second skin or wearable touch screen.
04 February 2014, 07:34 AM ET
Here's a look at the hosting city of the Winter Olympic Games 2014, including the ski resort, the Caucasus mountains and ice dome where highly skilled athletes will compete for gold.
03 February 2014, 11:29 PM ET
As biological discoveries accelerate, we may need to censor even more genetic data.
31 January 2014, 06:38 PM ET
Using flow batteries, wind and solar power may soon be stored on site.
31 January 2014, 05:50 PM ET
Impressive edibles that emerged from 3-D printers.
31 January 2014, 05:19 PM ET
A new off-road wheelchair, designed after years of trials, is helping people with disabilities in developing nations navigate rural roads.
31 January 2014, 03:57 PM ET
Every 45 minutes, a child is brought to emergency room in the United States after television tip-over, and about every three weeks, one of those children dies. To prevent TV-related injuries, Feb. 1 was declared National TV Safety Day.
31 January 2014, 02:01 PM ET
A big roadblock for renewable energy like solar and wind is that sometimes the power isn't there when you need it (like at night) or there's too much (like a windy day). Researchers at Harvard believe 'flow' battery technology could solve this issue.
31 January 2014, 01:38 PM ET
Football fans hoping for a snowy Super Bowl on Sunday may be out of luck, but temperatures for the Big Game could still dip to chilly lows, meaning players and spectators should take care to protect themselves from the wintry conditions, experts say.
31 January 2014, 11:11 AM ET
An atomic refrigerator, aka Cold Atom Lab, is slated to be delivered to ISS in 2016. They hope to discover new forms of matter and new quantum phenomenon.
31 January 2014, 10:55 AM ET
From helmets to headsets to football-players-turned astronauts, NASA and the Super Bowl have a number of things in common.
31 January 2014, 12:11 AM ET
Game day is looking good, something fans in 1967 couldn't hope to predict.
30 January 2014, 11:20 PM ET
Although solid information is thin on the ground, you can get an idea of what the purchase might be leading to, if you know where to look.
30 January 2014, 04:23 PM ET
It's Super Bowl time. See the feats of engineering that hold tens of thousands of football fans each year.
30 January 2014, 02:47 PM ET
A tiny fan moves air carrying acoustic pressure waves, guiding them to output ports which do not allow a return path. Think of this as a one-way mirror for sound spies.
30 January 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A new device uses spinning air to create one-way sound, where people on one end of a device can hear, but they themselves cannot be heard.
30 January 2014, 01:01 PM ET
Future experiments will continue to search for missing-matter particles.
30 January 2014, 10:17 AM ET
Using a simple digital camera, Emotient's software can analyze a human face and determine whether that person is feeling joy, sadness, surprise, anger, fear, disgust, contempt or any combination of those seven emotions.