Tech Archive
02 July 2015, 04:10 PM ET
A solar plane currently soaring over the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to Hawaii, has set a slew of new world records, logging the farthest and longest flights made so far in a solar-powered aircraft.
02 July 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Slinky snake robots could get a better grip when climbing, thanks to new research on how a seahorse's tail works, according to a new study.
02 July 2015, 11:37 AM ET
Fireworks in purple, blue and red owe their vibrant displays to elements now coursing through your blood stream.
01 July 2015, 01:56 PM ET
What scientific questions does Mark Zuckerberg want answered? Stephen Hawking wants to know.
01 July 2015, 12:59 PM ET
Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones flew two Bonhomme’s Xtreme Air XA41 planes through a hanger at 185mph and were just 3 feet off the ground. The aerial stunt was performed at Llanbedr Airfield, North Wales by the Red Bull Matadors team members.
01 July 2015, 12:08 PM ET
A pair of British pilots recently pulled off a daring aviation stunt, becoming the first to fly two planes in formation through a building.
30 June 2015, 07:14 AM ET
The U.S. military is reportedly developing a hypersonic jet plane that could soar at up to five times the speed of sound — faster than a bullet, which generally travels at Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound.
29 June 2015, 04:44 PM ET
A majority of younger millennials reported that they were "constantly" checking their phone.
29 June 2015, 08:55 AM ET
A solar-powered plane able to fly in sunshine or darkness without using any fuel took off today (June 29) on a planned 120-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean, from Nagoya, Japan, to Kalaeola, Hawaii.
26 June 2015, 02:59 PM ET
There are apps that make cooking at home a breeze, with the ability to import recipes and organize your grocery list. Here are Live Science's picks for the best cooking apps.
25 June 2015, 06:17 PM ET
On June 19th, 2015, BAE systems' F-35B "ramp-launched" like skateboarder off a quarter pipe. The plane is designed for vertical landing but not take-offs. Two newly constructed UK aircraft carriers were specifically designed to host this jet.
25 June 2015, 03:10 PM ET
When a fighter jet takes off from a runway the same way that a skier launches gracefully off a jump, the result can be surprisingly beautiful.
25 June 2015, 11:40 AM ET
Now, even the most die-hard couch potatoes can summit one of the world's most imposing rock faces, El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, using Google Street View.
23 June 2015, 11:29 AM ET
For the first time, scientists have observed a chemical reaction as it was happening at the molecular level, in intervals lasting just femtoseconds, or quadrillionths of a second. The experiment reveals molecular moviemaking is possible.
23 June 2015, 10:34 AM ET
Robots inspired by cockroaches can use the shape of their bodies — particularly, their distinctive round shells — to maneuver through dense clutter, according to a new study.
23 June 2015, 10:11 AM ET
Discoid cockroaches (Blaberus discoidalis) roll their bodies to help them get through narrow obstacles. Roboticists took natures design and added it to their VelociRoACH robot.
22 June 2015, 03:13 PM ET
Origami-inspired engineering techniques could help researchers develop stretchy conductors for flexible plasma-screen displays and, eventually, solar panels that can bend to follow sunlight, according to a new study.
22 June 2015, 02:41 PM ET
Imagine your video camera shooting at a frame-rate in the quadrillionths of a second.
22 June 2015, 02:05 PM ET
If you like cotton candy, you'll love electrospinning.
22 June 2015, 07:16 AM ET
Want to make lightning bend like the super-villain Ivan Vanko in "Iron Man 2?" Lasers might be the way to do it. Turns out, laser beams can control the shape and direction of electrical discharges, physicists have found.
20 June 2015, 02:28 AM ET
For clocks, precision of one nine-billionth of a second just isn't good enough anymore.
19 June 2015, 04:36 PM ET
Laser-ultrasound? It may become a leading tool to harmlessly peer inside our organs.
19 June 2015, 12:05 PM ET
From assembly-line work to self-driving cars, computers are taking over many tasks once performed by humans. Artistic jobs, however, have been relatively safe — until now.
18 June 2015, 06:37 PM ET
The imaging technique is based on a concept Alexander Graham Bell discovered in the 1880s, it combines laser light and ultrasound. In this case, at a rate of 20 3-D images per second, scientists are able to study red blood cells in great detail.
17 June 2015, 07:57 PM ET
In this NSF 'video noir', a forensic team investigates with futuristic light tech. Tweet #photonicfuture to @ NSF with your answer if you can solve the mystery.
17 June 2015, 10:44 AM ET
Reaching a a maximum throat temperature of 1253°C, an additively manufactured combustion camber and nozzle by Airbus Defence & Space survived 618 ignitions, a total operation time of over an hour and one continuous 32 minute burn.
15 June 2015, 04:06 PM ET
Elon Musk's company has announced a new competition to build pods for the futuristic Hyperloop transit system.
15 June 2015, 01:05 PM ET
The wonder material graphene can now add "making light" to the long list of its abilities. Researchers have developed a light-emitting graphene transistor that works in the same way as the filament in a light bulb.
15 June 2015, 05:33 AM ET
A computer made using water and magnets can move droplets around inside itself like clockwork, researchers say. The device demonstrates a new way to merge computer calculations with the manipulation of matter, scientists added.
15 June 2015, 05:32 AM ET
Stretchy batteries inspired by origami could power smartwatches and other wearable electronics, researchers say.
13 June 2015, 04:57 PM ET
With the power of an early universe in its control, what will the LHC find next?
12 June 2015, 11:17 AM ET
The Large Hadron Collider is the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. Scientists sift through data generated by this facility, trying to understand the deepest and most fundamental laws of the universe.