Tech Archive
31 July 2014, 12:11 PM ET
Starting in January 2015, the United Kingdom will allow driverless cars on public roads, U.K. government officials said.
31 July 2014, 11:01 AM ET
An English plumber welded an enormous fart machine, drove it to the White Cliffs of Dover and blasted it at France. Colin Furze has a reputation for constructing eccentric creations, including the world's fastest baby stroller last year.
30 July 2014, 08:07 PM ET
The breakdown of an initial ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas last weekend played out to a familiar soundtrack: air-raid sirens and the menacing hiss of incoming rocket fire, followed in many cases by Iron Dome missiles intercepting their targets
30 July 2014, 07:42 PM ET
With fracking chemicals kept secret, first responders are left in the dark.
30 July 2014, 11:27 AM ET
Improving the design of the world's tiniest drones could start with taking a closer look at one of nature's smallest and most efficient flyers, the hummingbird.
30 July 2014, 10:01 AM ET
The popular dating site OKCupid detailed the results of three experiments in which it meddled with its users' online matches.
29 July 2014, 04:22 PM ET
Can Google predict the future of financial markets? New research suggests that Google Trends, which tracks search terms over time, can be used to forecast changes in stock prices.
29 July 2014, 02:48 PM ET
The ocean energy startup Crowd Energy wants to crowd fund undersea turbines that could supplement or replace fossil fuels-fired power plants.
29 July 2014, 01:06 PM ET
The Museum of Science Fiction, in Washington, D.C., launched its first online gallery, a collection of artwork from the archives of Omni Magazine, a science and sci-fi magazine published from 1978 to 1995.
29 July 2014, 11:55 AM ET
A giant, 100-foot-diameter (30 meters) telescope has been green-lighted for construction on the island of Hawaii.
29 July 2014, 11:47 AM ET
Researchers developed an algorithm that can map the musical progression of bands like the Beatles.
29 July 2014, 11:45 AM ET
The Thirty Meter Telescope is a proposed optical telescope with a 100-foot (30 meters) primary mirror. The giant telescope is set to be built on the island of Hawaii.
29 July 2014, 09:43 AM ET
A new report detailing the growth of the drone industry finds that over the next 10 years, the amount of money spent annually on drones and their accompanying technologies will likely double worldwide.
28 July 2014, 06:30 PM ET
What if, in addition to your medical history, your doctor knew about your Internet search history, kept track of your emails and took photos of your house?
28 July 2014, 03:24 PM ET
Invisibility cloaks may not be a reality yet, but a new method of building materials with light could one day be used to make these kinds of cloaking devices, researchers say.
28 July 2014, 10:02 AM ET
At the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow, which ran from July 14 to 20, British aerospace firm BAE Systems announced that its Taranis drone has completed a second set of classified flight tests.
28 July 2014, 09:27 AM ET
A prototype of a top-secret, unmanned British warplane, called Taranis, recently completed a second set of classified flight trials at an undisclosed location, according to the drone's builders.
26 July 2014, 01:45 AM ET
Street by street, tracking methane leaks.
25 July 2014, 05:12 PM ET
Photographers looking to capture the perfect shot might soon be able to call on some unlikely helpers: a swarm of small robot helicopters.
25 July 2014, 04:58 PM ET
Only a small fraction of the smartphone health apps that are out there have been reviewed by FDA.
25 July 2014, 02:17 AM ET
As the Tour de France approaches its final days, teams will be looking to place their top riders in the best possible position for the all-important individual time trial in the penultimate stage, where the winner of the Tour is determined.
25 July 2014, 01:56 AM ET
Experiencing sound, through sight.
25 July 2014, 01:28 AM ET
When even Walmart can't buy as much green energy as it wants, there's a problem.
24 July 2014, 05:56 PM ET
The sky is thick with smoke in central Washington, as the state's largest wildfire in recorded history leaves a charred trail of burned homes and blackened trees.
24 July 2014, 05:16 PM ET
On a September day in 1974, Capt. Harold "Buck" Adams set the world speed record in the U.S. military's SR-71 Blackbird aircraft. At the controls of the twin-engine supersonic plane, Adams flew from London to Los Angeles in a blistering 3 hours, 47 minute
23 July 2014, 10:00 PM ET
Self-cooling, longer lasting and more efficient solar cells are within reach simply by adding a thin layer of glass.
23 July 2014, 09:16 PM ET
Green energy doesn't need to wait for next-gen battery storage.
23 July 2014, 06:16 PM ET
People who need organ transplants may die while waiting receive them, and so researchers are looking for ways to produce organs that don't require a donor.
23 July 2014, 05:33 PM ET
Somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea, military and civilian experts aboard a U.S. cargo ship, the MV Cape Ray, are disposing of Syria's arsenal of deadly chemical weapons.
23 July 2014, 02:16 PM ET
How do great guitarists bend a string like Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix? One scientist sought to figure out how legendary performers make great music.
23 July 2014, 01:00 AM ET
At the heart of the current debate around energy is the question of storage.
23 July 2014, 12:38 AM ET
The technology used in affective computing (AC) and human-computer interaction (HCI) – an allied discipline that studies links and relationships between man and machine and this technology has real applications.