Tech Archive
10 October 2015, 09:02 AM ET
A new device that can detect, target and deter commercial drones could be used to keep the flying robots away from areas where they're not wanted, like government properties, airports or your own backyard.
07 October 2015, 01:29 PM ET
Turn on the lights, access a world of data.
07 October 2015, 10:54 AM ET
Who would you rather have in your pocket, Siri or Sherlock?
07 October 2015, 07:38 AM ET
New images of supersonic images in flight can reveal the fine structure of the air in the shock waves.
07 October 2015, 07:37 AM ET
New images of supersonic images in flight can reveal the fine structure of the air in the shock waves.
06 October 2015, 01:03 PM ET
A new self-destructing computer chip could help keep sensitive data secure, by allowing users a remote way to permanently destroy compromised data.
06 October 2015, 08:54 AM ET
Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald will share this year's Nobel Prize in physics for helping to reveal that subatomic particles called neutrinos can change flavors, findings that meant these exotic particles have a teensy bit of mass.
05 October 2015, 08:29 PM ET
A new chip that is covered with form of tempered glass can self-destruct with the click of a button. The high-stress glass shatters when hit with LED light, demolishing the chip beneath it.
05 October 2015, 02:05 PM ET
Highly efficient robots on wheels could soon be hauling trash in a neighborhood near you.
02 October 2015, 10:35 PM ET
A remarkably detailed visualization of last year’s Hurricane Odile is helping scientists better understand major storms. NCAR employed the kind of 3D software used in Hollywood movies.
02 October 2015, 04:58 PM ET
If you're guilty of phubbing, you may want to change your ways sooner rather than later.
01 October 2015, 08:58 AM ET
This fall, about 50 teams from around the world will take part in a competition in Australia to prove that their specially designed solar-powered cars have what it takes to survive the Outback.
29 September 2015, 06:26 AM ET
Lockheed's newest military vehicle works just as well on land as it does in the water.
28 September 2015, 03:24 PM ET
Japanese paper art has inspired scientists to design a new thin solar cell that tracks the sun using cuts and bending instead of large, clunky motors and gears.
26 September 2015, 01:01 AM ET
Companies mine your identity for profit, but what's your cut?
24 September 2015, 07:12 AM ET
Getting diesel cars to operate with high fuel efficiency, power and clean emissions is a challenging problem, which may be why Volkswagen cheated the system.
23 September 2015, 04:16 PM ET
Idle electronics, the energy vampires in nearly every U.S. home, aren't going away — but you can take steps to pull the plug, and save some money.
23 September 2015, 12:30 PM ET
Public art has a unique twist in the heart of Silicon Valley.
23 September 2015, 08:49 AM ET
If you thought the tech coming from Silicon Valley was cool, check out it's art.
22 September 2015, 02:00 PM ET
The health of heart disease patients might be improved by technology that they're already carrying around in their pockets ¬— cellphones.
22 September 2015, 10:42 AM ET
A record-breaking distance has been achieved in the bizarre world of quantum teleportation, scientists say.
22 September 2015, 09:25 AM ET
A new thermal "invisibility cloak" that channels heat around whatever it is trying to hide may one day help keep people and satellites cool, researchers say.
21 September 2015, 07:10 PM ET
Instead of waterways, will waste plastics soon end up in fuel tanks?
21 September 2015, 03:58 PM ET
You don't have to leave home to hang out with one of the world's most beloved tusked mammals.
20 September 2015, 01:00 PM ET
A new computer chip that uses carbon nanotubes and builds connections in 3D could be 1,000 times faster than current technology.
19 September 2015, 11:43 AM ET
Drones can bring eyes and ears to emergency responders soon after disaster strikes.
17 September 2015, 04:08 PM ET
Researchers have built an ultrathin "invisibility cloak" that gets around this problem, by turning objects into perfect, flat mirrors.
17 September 2015, 07:18 AM ET
Get ready to geek out. Tonight (Sept. 17) at 6 p.m. ET is the 25th annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony.
17 September 2015, 07:15 AM ET
A prosthetic hand that is connected directly to the brain successfully enabled a paralyzed man to "feel" again, according to researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
16 September 2015, 01:19 PM ET
If you want to get a little more movement into your daily life, a pedometer app can help by providing a shot of motivation.
16 September 2015, 11:10 AM ET
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a highly capable robotic arm that could make a potentially transformative space "transportation hub" possible in the relatively near future.
16 September 2015, 09:36 AM ET
When the Kirigami polymide film is stretched its forms a mesh that can be controlled to "within an accuracy of one degree," according to University of Michigan researchers. This will increase the efficiency of the solar cells.
16 September 2015, 06:44 AM ET
Helicopters of the future could use insectlike robotic legs to land in unlikely places — like the slopes of steep hills or the decks of rocking boats.
15 September 2015, 01:41 PM ET
The U.S. Air Force is offering $2 million to whoever can design a new and improved engine to power its airplanes.
14 September 2015, 04:24 PM ET
Atom-thin layers of carbon can be turned into superconductors — extraordinary materials that conduct electricity without dissipating energy, physicists say.
11 September 2015, 11:44 PM ET
The one thing everyone knows about quantum mechanics is its legendary weirdness, in which the basic tenets of the world it describes seem alien to the world we live in.