Tech Archive
01 May 2014, 02:04 PM ET
This new technique could help shed light on the behavior of the human brain at its most fundamental level, yielding insights on disorders such as addiction, scientists added. Right now the technique has been tested only on rats.
01 May 2014, 12:21 PM ET
Though online shopping poses a real threat to retailers, a new Gallup poll shows that mobile tech hasn't affected the in-person buying habits of most Americans.
01 May 2014, 11:07 AM ET
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' is larger than life, and it contains some web-slinging scientific action.
01 May 2014, 01:16 AM ET
The desire and need to cool the air goes back millennia. Air conditioning began in ancient Egypt and was perfected in the 20th century.
30 April 2014, 04:04 PM ET
A convergent series is a mathematical series in which the sequence of partial sums converges to a finite number. A divergent series is just the opposite — the sums do not meet a finite limit.
30 April 2014, 09:52 AM ET
The most powerful particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider, has not yet created any black holes as some have feared, researchers say. Even it did, there is no danger of those black holes destroying Earth, scientists find.
30 April 2014, 08:59 AM ET
Drones have been used by the military for decades, but as advances in technology have made these robotic fliers smaller and more accessible, their potential applications are extending far beyond their use as military warfighters or toys for hobbyists.
30 April 2014, 08:58 AM ET
The Federal Aviation Administration will issue formal regulations for private and commercial drones in 2015. But, from humanitarian work to archaeology, here are some surprising ways drones could be used around the world.
30 April 2014, 08:37 AM ET
Unmanned aerial vehicles have been increasingly popular in recent years.
29 April 2014, 04:04 PM ET
Criminals might not get away so easily, thanks to a new fingerprinting method that may be faster and more reliable than traditional methods, researchers say.
29 April 2014, 03:28 PM ET
An Australian company is claiming to have found aircraft wreckage - possibly from Malaysia Airlines 370 - on the seafloor thousands of miles away from the search area.
29 April 2014, 02:08 PM ET
This summer, two separate British airshows will play host to the overseas debut of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a next-generation fighter jet that is being billed as the most advanced warplane of its type yet developed.
29 April 2014, 11:25 AM ET
Graphene is strong, but not as strong as people think. Tests of real-world samples of graphene show that while the carbon material is possibly the strongest material produced today, it's also as brittle as ordinary ceramic.
28 April 2014, 03:26 PM ET
One of the fastest-growing sources of energy in the world, wind turbines generate electricity without emitting greenhouse gases into the environment (unlike fossil fuels).
28 April 2014, 01:37 PM ET
The Samsung Gear Fit is not just a fitness tracker, or a smartwatch — it's both. But is this hybrid better than a normal tracker? I tested it to find out.
28 April 2014, 10:10 AM ET
The U.S. military is investing in near-silent, hybrid dirt bikes for stealth rides across enemy territory.
26 April 2014, 02:45 AM ET
An experiment in mass social media for social change.
26 April 2014, 12:55 AM ET
This novel nanoarray may improve energy storage and electronics performance.
25 April 2014, 01:42 PM ET
By analyzing 1 million photos tweeted over a period of one year, researchers are planning to measure the "moods" of some American cities.
25 April 2014, 10:41 AM ET
California is parched, with 100 percent of the Golden State entrenched in drought conditions for the first time in 15 years, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM).
25 April 2014, 02:30 AM ET
How does Captain America's shield manage to absorb the energy of bullets?
24 April 2014, 03:53 PM ET
Elevators for the CTF Guangzhou skyscraper under construction in China will transport passengers at a record-breaking 45 miles per hour.
23 April 2014, 06:25 PM ET
A new scanning system, which uses basic equipment, can capture 3D models of insects in color.
23 April 2014, 03:35 PM ET
This video might change the way you look at quail eggs. A scientist who made a stunning time-lapse video of a growing quail embryo took home top honors in Nikon's 2013 Small World in Motion Competition.
23 April 2014, 01:08 PM ET
Mantis shrimp attack their prey using a clublike claw that accelerates faster than a .22-caliber bullet. Researchers think studying the structure of this club could inspire stronger, more impact-resistant materials.
23 April 2014, 10:25 AM ET
Just as a chameleon can instantly morph its skin color to match its surroundings, a new method of controlling crystals using light and chemistry could make clothing or cars change color on demand.
23 April 2014, 09:39 AM ET
Are you interested in buying a GPS watch to track your running performance and fitness? Live Science's in-depth reviews can help you decide which device to purchase.
22 April 2014, 11:15 PM ET
As a young university student, I first visited Guangzhou during the mid-1990s and found it a gloomy and unsettling place. When I went back again in 2010, it was transformed. Here was living proof of the media mantra that “China is changing.”
22 April 2014, 05:08 PM ET
Gone are the days when building a house required months of hammering wall studs, screwing floor joists and other backbreaking tasks. If a company in China has its way, a new house can be yours in a matter of hours with a 3D printer.
22 April 2014, 01:59 PM ET
After a decade of tests on land, the U.S. Navy is preparing to put a prototype of an electromagnetic railgun through its paces at sea.
22 April 2014, 01:10 PM ET
Money, gadgets and credit cards could soon have tiny, invisible anti-counterfeiting "fingerprints" embedded into them, making it pretty much impossible to falsify such objects, say scientists.
22 April 2014, 11:13 AM ET
In an episode of Yale University's 'Science Xplained', Dr Ainissa Ramirez explains how the frigid waters changed the properties of the boat's rivets, leading to disaster on the Atlantic Ocean in 1912.