Tech Archive
10 June 2014, 04:08 PM ET
The robotic exoskeleton is brain controlled and will be worn by a paraplegic volunteer. The technology is made possible by basic research funding from NSF.
10 June 2014, 02:38 PM ET
Firefighters battle the Two Bulls blaze near Bend, Oregon, using flame retardant dropped from planes. Officials believe that the fire, which started as two separate blazes, was human-caused.
10 June 2014, 01:14 PM ET
For the first time, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the use of a commercial drone over land, authorizing an aerial survey of the largest oil field in the nation.
10 June 2014, 09:01 AM ET
Scaling the side of a building without a harness or rope might sound like something only James Bond or Spider-Man can do, but the U.S. Department of Defense has developed a set of sticky handheld paddles that could help soldiers climb up walls.
10 June 2014, 04:53 AM ET
How to farm bacteria for biodegradable plastic production.
09 June 2014, 02:50 PM ET
The U.S. Navy, in partnership with the Indonesian Navy, is planning to dive to the sunken USS Houston, a World War II-era shipwreck, later this month, according to Navy officials.
09 June 2014, 01:42 PM ET
Families of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise $5 million as a reward for information about the missing aircraft.
06 June 2014, 11:07 AM ET
Amazon is releasing a new product later this month, and rumors are circulating that the new device is a smartphone with a 3D display.
06 June 2014, 02:42 AM ET
Fuel economy is improving in cars across the U.S. fleet, but will that continue as auto companies latch onto loopholes?
06 June 2014, 02:11 AM ET
Surface modification allows cell to absorb more light.
05 June 2014, 07:25 PM ET
San Francisco-based company Carbon Lighthouse discusses how they take money-guzzling/power-hungry buildings and turn them into energy efficient/cost-saving structures.
05 June 2014, 07:04 PM ET
Today, a group of scientists released a roadmap highlighting the specific goals for the project over the next five to 10 years.
05 June 2014, 06:24 PM ET
Over the past year, computer security experts have been preparing for DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge — a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity competition — but now, the time has come to get hacking.
04 June 2014, 05:54 PM ET
Google is planning to invest more than $1 billion in a new fleet of satellites that will expand Internet access to unconnected regions of the world, company insiders say.
04 June 2014, 03:41 PM ET
Researchers have developed an algorithm that can analyze the brainwaves of pilots and convert them into flight commands.
04 June 2014, 02:10 PM ET
There may be hope for people with desk jobs: A new kind of clothing aims to tone muscles and burn calories, and you don't even have to break a sweat.
04 June 2014, 02:55 AM ET
Many ailments, such as irregular heartbeats, can be treated by electrical stimulation within the body. But current technology makes in-body devices, such as pacemakers, very bulky because they need big batteries.
03 June 2014, 03:47 PM ET
The U.S. military's "skin biosensor" project aims to keep track of what is flowing in the sweat of soldiers, in order to monitor their health and improve their performance.
03 June 2014, 03:32 PM ET
In honor of this month's 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, pilots from Britain's Royal Air Force recreated the first images taken of the fateful landings on the beaches of Normandy by their counterparts during World War II.
03 June 2014, 01:08 PM ET
Using 3D-printing methods, researchers have created artificial blood vessels in a lab. The bioprinted structures could be used for transplants or for testing new drugs, scientists say.
03 June 2014, 10:31 AM ET
It might soon be possible to make selfies look like a professional photographer took them, thanks to graphics researchers at MIT.
02 June 2014, 06:40 PM ET
Scientists may one day be able to use electronic copies of human brains to explore the nature of the mind. But is it ethical to make that e-mind suffer and die if one can resurrect it at will and delete any memory of the suffering?
02 June 2014, 02:30 PM ET
Google plans to spend more than $1 billion on a fleet of 180 satellites, on its mission of spreading Internet access to unconnected regions of the world, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
02 June 2014, 02:06 PM ET
Just when you thought you'd seen every kind of robot there is, researchers develop bots inspired by sperm.
02 June 2014, 12:19 PM ET
The Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered aircraft designed for long-haul voyages, successfully completes its first test flight over Switzerland. The plane flew for just more than two hours and performed according to expectations.
02 June 2014, 12:10 PM ET
The Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered aircraft designed for extended flights, completed its first flight-test on June 2, 2014. The ultimate goal is to fly the plane around the world in 2015.
02 June 2014, 11:44 AM ET
Cathy Hutchinson suffered a brain-stem stroke that left her paralyzed and unable to speak. But 12 years later, a brain implant gave her the ability to move a robotic arm to pick up a bottle and drink from it, using her thoughts alone.
31 May 2014, 09:19 PM ET
The brain’s special abilities entice engineers like Silvia Ferrari to model it when creating new control and navigation systems for aircraft, robots and more.
31 May 2014, 02:46 PM ET
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania model neural structures in the brain to better understand traumatic brain injury.
31 May 2014, 12:57 PM ET
Philosopher Sara Goering discusses neuroethics, the field emerging from the development and use of neural technologies.
31 May 2014, 03:39 AM ET
Transistors are tiny switches that can be triggered by electric signals. They are the basic building blocks of microchips.
30 May 2014, 05:45 PM ET
Assembling a future robot could be as simple as heating it up. Two new studies demonstrate how 3D-printed robots could fold into shape and assemble themselves after being exposed to heat.