Tech Archive
19 April 2014, 10:25 PM ET
The ongoing search for missing flight MH370 has shown how finding objects such as debris on the ocean is difficult, but finding them underwater in the deep ocean is much more challenging.
19 April 2014, 03:18 AM ET
Satellite observations may tie the ground's movement to volcanic eruptions.
18 April 2014, 05:08 PM ET
A former NASA scientist hired to consult on marijuana growing light technologies is just one example of the innovation spurred by the legalization of the drug in Colorado.
18 April 2014, 05:02 PM ET
Take a look at ratings for seven wild geoengineering ideas that could change the Earth's climate for better or for worse.
18 April 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Unmanned submersible uses sonar to scan the ocean floor and return a 3D map to the surface.
18 April 2014, 03:49 PM ET
Most people probably don't think of learning calculus as fun. But a new interactive exhibit here at the Museum of Math (MoMath) lets visitors learn about the principles of motion in an interactive way, by walking or running on a special motion-sensing tra
17 April 2014, 08:53 PM ET
People who used a fitness tracker to help their weight loss efforts lost more weight and kept it off, compared with people who didn't use the devices, a new study shows.
17 April 2014, 06:05 PM ET
The sudden sinking of a ferry carrying 475 passengers off South Korea's southern coast brings up the question: How can a large, modern passenger ship just sink?
17 April 2014, 05:23 PM ET
Knowledge of basic life processes can pave the way for medical advances and more.
17 April 2014, 05:14 PM ET
Monitoring flu-related Wikipedia hits may help scientists estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study.
17 April 2014, 04:08 PM ET
Computer scientist Mark Hill chases tiny time increments to improve computer workflow inefficiencies. This is the story of his professional path.
17 April 2014, 02:48 PM ET
The ongoing search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner has suffered yet another setback, as officials confirmed today (April 17) that an oil slick discovered earlier this week in the southern Indian Ocean did not come from the plane.
17 April 2014, 01:53 PM ET
University of Wisconsin researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture.
17 April 2014, 08:16 AM ET
The American public has high hopes for ready-to-use, lab-grown organs and driverless cars, but a minority of people are as optimistic about controlling the weather in the latter half of this century, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
17 April 2014, 08:11 AM ET
59 percent of those polled were optimistic, while 30 percent thought the changes would make people worse off.
17 April 2014, 01:22 AM ET
If you’re one of the thousands of smartphone users experiencing battery drain, you’d have been pleased to read that Tel Aviv-based start-up StoreDot recently unveiled a prototype charger that fully charges a Samsung Galaxy 4 battery in around 30 seconds.
16 April 2014, 05:25 PM ET
The Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 is a GPS-enabled watch that runners of all levels can use to log workouts and measure their performance by viewing data about time, distance and heart rate. Here is how the watch performed in several categories.
16 April 2014, 02:27 AM ET
You can learn a lot about volcanoes by studying explosions. The more we can learn about their explosive behaviour, the more chance we have of saving lives when they suddenly erupt.
16 April 2014, 02:21 AM ET
There is always hope that scientific innovations will help solve global problems. So can scientists help solve the globe’s ultimate problem: eliminate extreme poverty?
15 April 2014, 05:51 PM ET
The FuelBand SE is an activity tracker from the sports company Nike that allows you to track your activity and compare it with others in the Nike+ community.
15 April 2014, 01:05 PM ET
A Google-owned company has chosen to forgo military funding for the next round of a robotics competition hosted by DARPA, the branch of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for developing new technologies for the military.
14 April 2014, 03:10 PM ET
At sports venues designed to maximize crowd atmosphere, beware of hearing loss.
14 April 2014, 02:42 PM ET
In 2012, scientists at the world's largest atom smasher came across evidence of what they believe is the Higgs boson, a long-sought particle that gives other matter the property of mass. Here are four bizarre facts about other bosons.
12 April 2014, 03:43 PM ET
It’s only when the black box recorders are recovered that investigators will be able to find out what happened to the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 and the 239 passengers and crew.
12 April 2014, 06:11 AM ET
Recruiters, especially those in the tech sector, are increasingly turning to social media as a way to find qualified candidates. Here are the skills and jobs that hiring managers are searching for.
12 April 2014, 02:12 AM ET
On Tuesday (April 15), Space.com will premiere a new documentary "LIGO, A Passion for Understanding" by filmmaker Kai Staats, which follows scientists using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories (LIGO) to hunt for gravitational waves.
12 April 2014, 01:42 AM ET
Few of us do it but we should all be in the habit of changing our passwords regularly.
11 April 2014, 04:26 PM ET
Bertrand Piccard, who with André Borschberg, founded the effort to build Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered airplane with which they will try to fly around the world, addresses the doubters, the skeptics and the haters.
11 April 2014, 02:43 PM ET
There is little users can do to escape from the latest internet bug- a flaw in a security system used by the majority of web sites.
11 April 2014, 02:42 PM ET
A robotic humanoid astronaut on the International Space Station is about to get its legs. NASA has crafted a pair of space legs for its robotic astronaut torso called Robonaut 2 on the space station now.
11 April 2014, 02:40 PM ET
The Malaysian government has reportedly launched an investigation into the actions of civil aviation and military officials in connection with the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
11 April 2014, 12:35 PM ET
A 3D display made from a curtain of fog could be the computer screen of the future, changing the way people interact and collaborate with each other.
11 April 2014, 10:07 AM ET
MisTable is a tabletop system that combines a conventional horizontal interactive surface with personal screens between the user and the tabletop surface.
10 April 2014, 09:29 PM ET
Wind power is now big business in the US, and it is getting bigger.
10 April 2014, 06:31 PM ET
Oversized-load vehicles were blocked from traveling through wild and scenic river Route 12 in Idaho by court order. Oil field equipment movers were using this route to reach the Tar Sands development in Alberta, Canada. This American Land reports.
10 April 2014, 05:33 PM ET
Adjusting to new time zones might get a bit easier for jet-lagged travelers.