Tech Archive
29 January 2015, 10:27 AM ET
Brain injuries in football players have gained a lot of attention, but diagnosing these injuries isn't easy. Now new eye-tracking technology could help, researchers say.
28 January 2015, 05:38 PM ET
There's still one thing that makes the Microsoft co-founder feel dumb: not being able to speak a foreign language.
28 January 2015, 11:41 AM ET
Scientists have figured out a way to do something that seems impossible: unboil an egg. But strange as it may sound, the feat doesn't defy basic laws of science.
28 January 2015, 07:05 AM ET
Battery-powered electric cars and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have both seen advances in their development, and one or both of these technologies may represent the future of "green" automobiles.
28 January 2015, 12:50 AM ET
Undergraduates designed Storm Evader to teach students about weather while teaching problem-solving skills.
27 January 2015, 07:01 PM ET
What's the best way to keep an insect from exploding in a powerful vacuum? Wrap it in a tiny spacesuit, of course.
27 January 2015, 07:01 PM ET
A scanning electron microscope must look at objects in vacuum in order to work. To study live insects, scientists dipped ants and spider into diluted "tiny spacesuit" surfactant.
27 January 2015, 03:40 PM ET
What do you call a robot that can drive a car, break down walls and scale buildings? Hint: It's not "the Terminator."
27 January 2015, 11:38 AM ET
Before Pilkingtons invented plate glass in the mid-19th century, flat panes could not be made. Old windows are uneven.
26 January 2015, 09:46 AM ET
Bloodhound SSC is a United Kingdom-based team aiming to break the world land speed with a rocket-powered car. Test drives are expected to occur later this year in South Africa, with the actual record attempt slated for 2016.
26 January 2015, 08:57 AM ET
The rocket-powered Bloodhound car will race across the Kalahari Desert later this year, in hopes of breaking the world land speed record.
23 January 2015, 06:55 PM ET
Many apps offer sleep tracking, and some have "smart alarms" that aim to wake you up gently, when you're sleeping lightly. We tried out some of the top sleep apps, and here are our picks for the best of the bunch.
23 January 2015, 03:29 PM ET
Imagine if you could get a scan of your brain as you went about your day. Soon, that may be a reality — a team of scientists is developing a portable brain scanner that can reveal natural brain activity while a person is engaging in creative activities or
22 January 2015, 02:48 PM ET
She's your personal assistant, your photographer, your butler and your home security guard — and she's a robot.
22 January 2015, 02:47 PM ET
The company Robotbase is building a personal robot that can keep your home secure, help you chat with loved ones and even read bedtime stories.
22 January 2015, 01:56 PM ET
Google Maps isn't just for finding a nearby burger joint anymore. Now, users can tour the USS Constitution using Google Maps' Street View.
22 January 2015, 01:25 PM ET
Frustrated with a lack of international action to address climate change and shrink nuclear arsenals, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists decided to push the minute hand of its iconic Doomsday Clock to 11:57.
22 January 2015, 07:10 AM ET
The newest health trackers are chock-full of complicated sensors, but without more data analysis, they are unlikely to provide much more useful health information.
21 January 2015, 02:40 PM ET
Using lasers, scientists created a new material that makes water bounce straight off it. The super-repellent surface could be used for everything from preventing icing on airplane wings to creating self-cleaning latrines.
21 January 2015, 02:15 PM ET
A new software program combines your schedule and preferences with the best route to get you where you need to go.
21 January 2015, 12:38 PM ET
The ominous hands of the Doomsday Clock have been fixed at 5 minutes to midnight for the past three years. But they could move tomorrow.
21 January 2015, 11:46 AM ET
Scientists have created a laser-etched form of metal that makes water bounce off straight off it, and could be used in airplane wing coatings and keeping surfaces bacteria-free.
20 January 2015, 01:22 PM ET
The Lone Star state could soon be the new testing ground for the most futuristic transportation system in the world.
20 January 2015, 11:43 AM ET
In a matter of weeks, two Swiss pilots will attempt a record-setting flight around the world without fuel, and today (Jan. 20), they announced the route for the mission aboard their sun-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2.
19 January 2015, 11:08 AM ET
Hundreds of charred, rolled papyrus scrolls that were buried after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 could be virtually unrolled thanks to a new x-ray method of reading them.
16 January 2015, 01:52 PM ET
Whether you are an advanced yogi, or just learning the basic yoga poses, there are apps that can help you. We checked out available yoga apps, and here are our favorites.
16 January 2015, 07:03 AM ET
Quantum dot masers could help develop quantum computers and probe the mysteries of entanglement.
15 January 2015, 10:05 AM ET
Social media and other technologies might help lower stress, but not for everybody.
15 January 2015, 09:05 AM ET
3D printers are best known for churning out brightly colored plastic doodads, but two companies are exploring the scientific uses of these machines.
14 January 2015, 09:08 PM ET
What if you could power your fitness tracker just by taking a stroll around the block?
14 January 2015, 01:00 PM ET
A new mobile app is bringing skeletons to life at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
14 January 2015, 11:29 AM ET
Huddled in a dark room at the New York Public Library, a cartographer, a curator of rare books, and a handful of scientists crowded around a camera ringed by colored lights. All eyes were trained on a small, copper sphere about the size of a grapefruit: T
14 January 2015, 03:06 AM ET
New fitness trackers that claim to measure stress response with heart rate variability may not have the computing power or context to provide accurate measurements.
13 January 2015, 02:16 PM ET
The Withings Aura is a device that aims to track how long and how well you sleep, and also helps you fall asleep easier by shining calming lights and playing soothing lullabies.
13 January 2015, 08:23 AM ET
Bill Gates wants to turn your poop into clean drinking water, and he's got just the machine to do it.
13 January 2015, 04:07 AM ET
Is the appeal of analogue in a digital world simply nostalgia for the old days, or a growing trend?