Tech Archive
04 August 2014, 09:00 AM ET
New research on the behavior of flames in orbit could have benefits closer to home. In fact, this fiery research could lead to more-efficient car engines that contribute less pollution to the environment.
04 August 2014, 03:29 AM ET
Kids who limit their video-game time to an hour or less daily may be better adjusted psychologically than those who play games more, or less, a new study finds.
01 August 2014, 11:36 PM ET
Syntactic foams are key to the stealth profile of the U.S.S. Zumwalt.
01 August 2014, 05:51 PM ET
The U.S. Army received its first newly upgraded Chinook helicopter this week, according to aerospace giant Boeing.
01 August 2014, 01:56 PM ET
A new robotic device could make simple, everyday tasks — such as peeling a banana or unscrewing the cap from a water bottle — even easier.
01 August 2014, 01:38 PM ET
Some video gamers hear sound effects like screams and explosions long after they have stopped playing, a new study finds.
31 July 2014, 04:33 PM ET
A company that makes tethered blimps for the military is now developing them for commercial uses, from surveillance of bridges and roadways to assistance after natural disasters.
31 July 2014, 04:01 PM ET
The Withings Smart Body Analyzer is a smart scale that not only measures weight, but also calculates your body mass index (BMI) and fat mass, and registers heart rate and indoor air quality.
31 July 2014, 02:03 PM ET
Two teams, working years apart, merged their creations to develop a framework used to grow replacement cartilage — a 3-D fabric scaffold, integrated with a pliable hydrogel and then infiltrated with stem cells.
31 July 2014, 01:08 PM ET
The new online production, Plum Landing, teaches kids core science concepts and gets them exploring their worlds through online webisodes, games, an app, videos and hands-on activities.
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.