Tech Archive
24 October 2014, 04:15 PM ET
Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned astrophysicist and author of "A Brief History of Time," has recently joined Facebook.
24 October 2014, 03:38 PM ET
Alan Eustace dove from a high-altitude balloon soaring at approximately 135,000 feet. Felix Baumgartner held the record at 128,000 feet.
24 October 2014, 07:38 AM ET
Getting the best price while online shopping is complicated by the fact that retailers can learn a lot about you, and they often use that information to alter the options you see, new research finds.
23 October 2014, 11:39 AM ET
The rare Apple-1 computer, which is now the most expensive Apple computer ever sold, was built by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs' garage in the summer of 1976. The computer still has its original keyboard, power supply and monitor.
23 October 2014, 07:49 AM ET
The invisible force that pulls in the Millennium Falcon spacecraft to the Death Star in "Star Wars" movies is still far from becoming a reality, but physicists have developed a miniature version of sorts: a tractor beam that can reel in tiny particles.
22 October 2014, 09:03 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.
22 October 2014, 01:39 PM ET
The Fit Smart is a new fitness tracker from Adidas that's intended for people who want to improve their workouts, whether that be running or fitness training for sports.
22 October 2014, 12:07 PM ET
In a remote area of Southeast Asia, drones are fighting a battle — not against terrorists or insurgents, but against infectious disease.
22 October 2014, 12:59 AM ET
Environmental engineering is the branch of engineering that is concerned with protecting people from the effects of adverse environmental effects.
21 October 2014, 03:36 PM ET
For the U.S. military, laser guns aren't sci-fi tech; they're a reality.
21 October 2014, 10:00 AM ET
University of Souther California researchers pinged 3.7 billion IP addresses over a 2 month period to create an animation of internet usage. The study was funded in part by the US Dept. Homeland Security and the USAF.
20 October 2014, 04:20 PM ET
Go ahead and forget your wallet. Apple's new mobile payment app, Apple Pay, launched today (Oct. 20), and security experts say this high-tech way to pay seems like a safe alternative to swiping your credit or debit card.
20 October 2014, 02:38 PM ET
Spending long periods of time in space can be a psychologically demanding experience, but a new virtual reality system could give NASA astronauts a welcome escape.
17 October 2014, 05:05 PM ET
The top-secret nature of the X-37B missions has sparked a number of conspiracy theories. Here are some ideas about the X-37B's purpose.
17 October 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Live Science caught up with Fabien Cousteau, who spent a month in an undersea lab this past summer.
17 October 2014, 01:50 PM ET
A new kind of solar cell could store electrical energy without any help from traditional batteries, according to a new study.
17 October 2014, 07:11 AM ET
If a self-driving car causes an accident or a surgical robot kills a patient, whose fault is it? These are some of the questions a recently released European Union-funded report seeks to answer.
17 October 2014, 03:16 AM ET
Computer engineering is the branch of engineering that integrates electronic engineering with computer sciences.
16 October 2014, 07:28 AM ET
An ambitious group of students is building a human-powered water vehicle that they hope will set a new world speed record.
16 October 2014, 07:25 AM ET
As automobiles incorporate more navigation and wireless communication technologies, could these super-connected cars become increasingly vulnerable to hackers?
15 October 2014, 06:32 PM ET
Actor Alan Alda and mathematician Steve Strogatz regaled a crowd of New York's business elite at the National Museum of Mathematics' "Chaos Ball."
14 October 2014, 02:07 PM ET
To test the safety and efficiency of a giant helicopter, researchers recently dropped one from three stories in the air.
13 October 2014, 07:26 AM ET
The upcoming World War II film "Fury" puts tank warfare front and center in a depiction of the final Allied push into Germany in 1945.
10 October 2014, 10:28 PM ET
Industrial engineering is the branch of engineering that involves figuring out how to make or do things better.
10 October 2014, 07:39 AM ET
Using a noninvasive imaging method, British Library scientists have decoded an original, fire-damaged version of the Magna Carta dating back to 1215. The document will be displayed in London in 2015.
10 October 2014, 06:47 AM ET
A new computer program can recognize people's emotions based on how they type, paving the way for computers that could one day be smarter than humans — a concept called "the singularity."
09 October 2014, 11:48 PM ET
After more than a week of anticipation, Tesla Motors finally revealed "the D" — and it doesn't stand for driverless, as had been widely rumored.
09 October 2014, 06:07 PM ET
From spinal stimulation to exoskeletons, technologies for overcoming paralysis have come a long way in the 10 years since Christopher Reeve died.
09 October 2014, 05:12 PM ET
NASA's Transport Rotorcraft Airframe Crash Testbed (TRACT 2) dropped a 45-foot-long fmr. Marine helicopter 30 feet to test. The test was done to improve helicopter systems and safety.
09 October 2014, 04:32 PM ET
Technologies to help paralyzed people move again have come a long way since "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve died 10 years ago. While a paralysis "cure" remains far from reality, the strides made in the past decade would make Reeve "excited," his son sa
09 October 2014, 03:10 PM ET
One snake's ability to shimmy up slippery sand dunes made it the perfect subject for a new study aimed at getting robots out of the lab and into the real world.
09 October 2014, 02:09 PM ET
Rattlesnakes move across desert sand with ease. Researchers at Georgia Tech have been studying that movement to make robots that can move more efficiently across that type of terrain.
09 October 2014, 02:00 PM ET
The science of biorobotics is informing the design of new robots.
09 October 2014, 01:23 PM ET
Ancient tableware, lead anchors and a giant bronze spear have been recovered during an expedition to the 2,000-year-old Antikythera shipwreck in Greece. Marine archaeologists also found that the sunken ship could be bigger than expected.
09 October 2014, 12:19 PM ET
What if the Internet were 100 times faster than it is today? How would this super-high-speed connectivity affect the economy, health care and education?
09 October 2014, 07:55 AM ET
Even people who aren't diehard fans of the "Star Wars" films will likely remember C-3PO and R2-D2. These sci-fi creations provided a glimpse of how robots could be used in the future, but how close is the world to making its a real R2-D2?