Tech Archive
25 February 2015, 01:38 PM ET
Computers have already beaten humans at chess and "Jeopardy!," and now they can add one more feather to their caps: the ability to best humans in several classic arcade games.
25 February 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Google has developed an artificially intelligent program that can teach itself to play classic arcade games such as “Pong" and "Space Invaders,” improving its performance over time.
25 February 2015, 09:58 AM ET
From an extraterrestrial eye-view, on down to the subatomic particle-spawning collision detector, see the ALICE control center from which basic physics discoveries are springing.
25 February 2015, 09:33 AM ET
After testing nine smart scales, we recommend the Withings Smart Body Analyzer over the popular Fitbit Aria. Read our full review here.
24 February 2015, 10:03 PM ET
"The Internet is Forever," or is it?
24 February 2015, 09:27 PM ET
If 3D printed organs and prosthetics weren't already cool, now Marvel is on board.
24 February 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Three men who suffered car or climbing accidents that caused a permanent loss of hand function became the first people with this type of injury to receive bionic hands controlled by transplanted nerve tissue, a new study reports.
24 February 2015, 10:12 AM ET
Two historians on a mission to preserve historic structures in Ethiopia inadvertently turned a cutting-edge 3D scanning device into a tool for creating works of art.
24 February 2015, 09:43 AM ET
A 3D scanning device inadvertently helped two historians create beautiful and haunting works of art.
24 February 2015, 09:36 AM ET
DARPA’s Airborne Launch Assist Space Access program (ALASA) plans to create low cost (less the 1 millions dollars per launch.) alternative for small satellite launches.
24 February 2015, 07:40 AM ET
Small satellites could hitch rides to space on an F-15 fighter jet by next year, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the agency responsible for developing new technologies for the U.S. military.
23 February 2015, 11:21 PM ET
Beyond the genome, 3D printing is bringing a new dimension to personalized health care.
23 February 2015, 01:04 PM ET
Price, wireless connectivity, operating system compatibility, number of users and apps for selected smart scales.
20 February 2015, 09:29 PM ET
Big data only has value if users know how to dig through it.
19 February 2015, 07:15 AM ET
From Apple's iPhone assistant Siri to the mechanized attendants at Japan's first robot-staffed hotel, a seemingly disproportionate percentage of artificial intelligence systems have female personas. Why?
18 February 2015, 12:36 PM ET
The world's largest particle collider is gearing up for another run of smashing particles together at nearly the speed of light. With it slated to run at energies more powerful than any previous particle accelerator, what are physicists hoping to find?
18 February 2015, 06:48 AM ET
Using an app to count calories can make the process easier for people who want to lose weight, or maintain weight loss, but it helps if the app is easy to use and intuitively designed. Here are our picks for the best calorie counting apps.
17 February 2015, 07:01 PM ET
The world's strongest stuff isn't spider silk; it's limpet teeth.
17 February 2015, 03:04 PM ET
Investigating your ancestry can be done by hand or online, but the serious genealogist may want to invest in software for tracing family tress. We looked at several programs, and here are our top picks.
17 February 2015, 01:49 PM ET
The Obama administration announced a much-anticipated set of rules to govern the use of commercial drones, but experts say the new requirements will hold back parts of the burgeoning industry.
15 February 2015, 03:38 PM ET
Technologically speaking, drones' abilities have all manner of real-world applications.
11 February 2015, 07:39 PM ET
Peak oil refers to the point in time when global oil production peaks and begins to drop.
11 February 2015, 07:25 AM ET
In the not-too-distant future, the typical picture of a big American household in the suburbs might include just one car in the driveway.
10 February 2015, 07:36 PM ET
See "spot" run, see "spot" walk, see "spot" get kicked and keep on going. Boston Dynamics' newest addition weighs in at about 160 lbs. and uses its sensor head to navigate.
10 February 2015, 04:04 PM ET
Google-owned robotics company Boston Dynamics recently unveiled its newest animal-inspired bot. Meet Spot — a four-legged robotic dog that can climb stairs, trot over rough terrain and even recover from a well-placed kick to the ribs.
10 February 2015, 10:44 AM ET
Researchers have created a cap that electrically stimulates the brain’s medial frontal cortex. Initial studies have shown a boost in learning and improved decision-making with its use.
07 February 2015, 10:52 AM ET
Side-channel emissions from laptops and smartphones can be detected from a several feet away and transmit data even when not connected to the internet.
06 February 2015, 04:12 PM ET
The Withings Activité Pop is a fitness tracker for people who don't want to look like they're wearing a fitness tracker.
06 February 2015, 06:16 AM ET
Hose-wielding humanoid robots could one day keep Navy firefighters out of harm's way.
05 February 2015, 03:29 PM ET
The best solar panels are efficient, durable and are made by companies that offer good customer support. LiveScience sister site TopTenREVIEWS researched the top solar panel offerings for consumers looking to buy.
05 February 2015, 02:16 PM ET
What if you could check into a hotel, have your luggage carried to your room and order a coffee — all with help from a team of robots?
05 February 2015, 06:48 AM ET
Drones have become an important tool in war, but these robotic flyers could have myriad uses off the battlefield, including as bird-watchers.
05 February 2015, 06:47 AM ET
A recent string of high-profile tragedies highlights the dangers of private air travel, which remains far less safe than commercial flight, even as crash statistics improve.
04 February 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Researchers have invented a device that can plug into a smartphone and test people's blood for HIV or syphilis.
04 February 2015, 06:54 AM ET
Bubble-filled rubbery coatings may one day help make submarines virtually undetectable to sonar, researchers say.
03 February 2015, 05:46 PM ET
The U.S. military may not be known for its haute cuisine, but it's developing a new robot that can learn how to cook from watching YouTube videos.