Tech Archive
13 February 2014, 11:01 AM ET
The U.S. is the birthplace of Facebook, but social networking is more popular among Internet users in more than a dozen developing countries.
13 February 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Internet users are still the minority in developing nations, but social media is already popular.
12 February 2014, 07:21 PM ET
James Dyson’s decision to fund a robotics laboratory at Imperial College London may not lead to the super advanced robot friends of our dreams, but what he has planned could make robotic domestic appliances significantly more realistic.
12 February 2014, 02:56 PM ET
The Research and Education Cooperative Occultation (RECON) catalogues outer solar system Kuiper Belt objects while training high school students with real astronomical science.
12 February 2014, 01:01 PM ET
A new fusion experiment has produced more energy than was put into the fuel that was put into it, a major milestone on the road toward a self-sustaining reaction.
12 February 2014, 12:06 PM ET
Scientists working to develop brain-computer interfaces for disabled people have created a system that allows a person to control a quadcopter with only their mind.
12 February 2014, 11:59 AM ET
Skiers at Sochi must combat slushy courses with secret wax technology.
12 February 2014, 11:38 AM ET
A new video series gives a unique science and engineering perspective on the Olympics.
12 February 2014, 10:20 AM ET
Building personalized treatments has long been a goal of cancer treatments, but testing them can be difficult. By using bio-fabricated 3D tissue, researchers are able to test which customized treatments work best.
11 February 2014, 05:26 PM ET
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on a Collaborative Robot ('CoBot' for short) that learns its environment while providing assistance to people so that it can help autonomously instead of following a preprogramed path.
11 February 2014, 05:16 PM ET
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
11 February 2014, 03:38 PM ET
In this month's reboot of the classic "RoboCop" film, scientists create a superhuman crime fighter that is half man and half robot, but how realistic is this technology?
11 February 2014, 03:03 PM ET
The 2014 reboot of the classic "RoboCop" film stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson.
11 February 2014, 12:59 PM ET
Views from the onboard camera of a Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadricopter, mixed with video taken of the drone during the same flight, flown by a novice. The pilot used Parrot’s app to control the drone with an iPod.
11 February 2014, 11:28 AM ET
if scientists want to look for new physics discoveries beyond the Higgs boson, in the form of new exotic particles and interactions, even the Large Hadron Collider may not be enough. Here are ideas for new, more powerful, atom smashers.
10 February 2014, 04:23 PM ET
A review of the TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch, a sports watch billed as an easy way for active individuals to track their exercise goals, progress and training.
10 February 2014, 03:25 PM ET
Researchers are experimenting with a mind-controlled device that enables users to fly a model helicopter with only their thoughts. The futuristic technology could one day help people with disabilities lead more independent lives, the scientists said.
10 February 2014, 03:00 PM ET
A new method for printing cells that is similar to the stamps little children use can precisely place any type of cell in any configuration, which would allow scientists to study brain cells in petri dish better.
10 February 2014, 03:00 PM ET
A new method for printing cells that is similar to the stamps little children use can precisely place any type of cell in any configuration, thus allowing scientists to study brain cells in petri dish better.
10 February 2014, 12:22 PM ET
The Basis Carbon Steel Edition is the latest version of the Basis fitness tracker, with several design changes from the original. But is newer necessarily better? I tested the Carbon Steel to find out.
07 February 2014, 07:10 PM ET
Quite simply because the science of crystallography has revolutionised how we live – and yet few people know about it.
07 February 2014, 03:07 PM ET
A clever new idea could save renewable energy for when the wind is not blowing and the sun is not shining.
07 February 2014, 02:11 PM ET
Slopestyle is one of the newest games in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Snowboarders compete on a course with jumps, rails and other obstacles.
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.