Tech Archive
24 November 2014, 10:37 PM ET
Minor tweaks in the electric grid can generate major boosts in efficiency.
23 November 2014, 06:09 PM ET
There are about 600,000 bridges in the United States, and about one in four is classified as functionally obsolete or structurally deficient.
22 November 2014, 11:24 PM ET
The widespread use and high quality of digital cameras and photo editing software has made the art of faking a whole lot easier and more commonplace – whether convincing or not.
21 November 2014, 04:12 PM ET
A new wearable device that translates spoken words into vibrations could help deaf people perceive speech in a completely new way.
21 November 2014, 02:20 PM ET
The crowded highways of Los Angeles just got a little greener, thanks to a new electric-vehicle program sponsored by the U.S. Air Force.
21 November 2014, 02:17 PM ET
New innovations, such as phone-based urine tests and apps that keep all medical records in one place, could change how people experience health care.
21 November 2014, 07:06 AM ET
Like Spider-Man scaling skyscrapers, people may someday climb glass walls with the help of a gecko-inspired invention.
20 November 2014, 03:26 PM ET
The popularity of fitness trackers has exploded, yet few people keep using these devices after a few months. Now, researchers are looking at what key features would it would take to make trackers better.
20 November 2014, 02:34 PM ET
Here's a gift guide for children who can't get enough science. We waded into toy land and found wacky science labs, strategy-filled games and stargazing sets, many for $30 or less. We hope you find an educational gift that sets your tiny scientist abuzz.
20 November 2014, 12:06 PM ET
What do you give the geek who has everything? Perhaps one of these science- or tech-inspired gifts.
20 November 2014, 11:07 AM ET
Two new subatomic particles have popped up at the world's largest atom smasher. The never-before-seen particles could help physicists glean key information about the building blocks of matter in the universe.
19 November 2014, 09:42 PM ET
I’d like to say that it’s not every day you get asked to try to break a world record with a speed-obsessed truck mechanic from Grimsby, but for us at the Centre for Sports Engineering Research it’s starting to become a bit of a habit.
19 November 2014, 07:24 PM ET
New stretchable ink and embedded sensors could make smart shirts, sports bras and vests that can log miles, monitor heart rate and even predict people's long-term health.
19 November 2014, 12:47 PM ET
Epilepsy affects about 2 million people in the United States, and current treatments for the chronic neurological disorder are ineffective for more than a third of cases. But a new technique that uses light to activate brain cells could stop seizures in t
19 November 2014, 11:04 AM ET
Based on tomographic scans, custom 3D printed hearts can help guide surgeons who are repairing complicated coronary defects in infants and children. By expanding the dimensions, surgeons can more clearly see what needs to be done.
18 November 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Knowing what time it is down to the very last sliver of a second is easy — but only if you happen to have an atomic clock in your pocket.
14 November 2014, 06:20 PM ET
These gifts can help the people in your life meet their fitness goals and live with a healthier lifestyle.
14 November 2014, 03:04 PM ET
Imagine if instead of swinging a white cane, a visually impaired person could wear clothing that senses things in the environment and relays that information through touch.
13 November 2014, 03:52 PM ET
A new diet tracker uses a camera and jawbone motion sensor to record how much people are eating.
13 November 2014, 12:56 PM ET
Citizen scientists already use their phones to report roadkill, light pollution and invasive plants, using free apps. In 2013, Dutch researchers went a step further, transforming smartphones into scientific instruments.
12 November 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Basis Carbon Steel or Jawbone Up 24? Check out LiveScience's in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
12 November 2014, 04:02 PM ET
The Go is a new fitness tracker from watchmaker Soleus that tracks daily steps, calories burned, distanced traveled, workouts and sleep.
12 November 2014, 02:50 PM ET
To capture more energy from the sun, one company is putting solar panels where they've never gone before: in the street.
11 November 2014, 05:07 PM ET
"Project Recover" uses underwater robots to scour the ocean in search of lost World War II veterans.
11 November 2014, 04:41 PM ET
Project Recover using autonomous robots to map areas where World War II planes likely crashed in the Pacific Ocean.
11 November 2014, 04:04 PM ET
Ernest Rutherford is best-known for splitting the atom, but that's not his only claim to fame. The British physicist also helped pave the way for sonar technology.
11 November 2014, 02:21 PM ET
A new germ-zapping robot could help stop the spread of deadly viruses, like Ebola, in hospitals and other health care facilities in the United States.
11 November 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Electrical activity from people's thoughts can be used to turn on artificial gene networks in the brain.
11 November 2014, 06:56 AM ET
Researchers have developed a way to send the thoughts of one person through a computer to control the hand motion of another person.
10 November 2014, 09:51 PM ET
University of Montreal researcher Massil Benbouriche has used this realism to help understand the impulses of sex offenders in order to find better ways of treating them.
10 November 2014, 05:11 PM ET
Calling all 3D printing enthusiasts! Today (Nov. 10) is the last day to submit designs for the first-ever White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge.
10 November 2014, 02:21 PM ET
Tiny electrically activated "muscles" could one day give rise to microscopic robots that are smaller than a grain of sand, researchers say.
10 November 2014, 01:09 PM ET
What do mathematics and cooking have in common? They both involve a search for beauty in the world around us, one mathematician says.
07 November 2014, 10:35 PM ET
Good designs do not need to be designs out of reach.
07 November 2014, 02:16 PM ET
Cyborg cockroaches equipped with microphones could one day be used to navigate disaster scenes and listen for survivors.
06 November 2014, 05:32 PM ET
The TomTom Runner Cardio is a GPS watch with a built-in heart-rate monitor, for people who want a simple device to track their runs.