Tech Archive
29 September 2014, 01:58 PM ET
Octopuses, with their underwater dexterity and camouflage abilities, have inspired much technological innovation. Here are some novel technologies that have been created based on the sea creature.
29 September 2014, 01:43 PM ET
The octopus is inspiring all kinds of technologies, from grasping tentacles and camouflage material to robotic arms and suction cups. Here’s a look at the sophisticated tech that this sea creature has helped unleash in recent years.
29 September 2014, 11:19 AM ET
The world's biggest atom smasher, which made possible a host of monumental discoveries, is celebrating its 60th anniversary today (Sept. 29).
26 September 2014, 04:22 PM ET
Geologists are using 3D-printed rocks to study how oil and gas moves through underground rock and the research could have important implications for fracking.
26 September 2014, 03:49 PM ET
Lights! Camera! Take off! The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced yesterday (Sept. 25) that television and movie producers will now be able to use drones to capture high-flying aerial footage.
26 September 2014, 09:37 AM ET
German logistics company DHL recently announced it is launching a new drone delivery service to get "urgently needed goods," such as life-saving medicines, to certain remote locations.
26 September 2014, 09:32 AM ET
The German logistics company is putting drones to good use.
26 September 2014, 02:37 AM ET
A group of enterprising chemists from Tsinghua University are exploiting that precision engineering, which normally results in high-resolution colour prints, to screen millions of different chemical reactions.
25 September 2014, 04:50 PM ET
A group that's restoring the inventor's Wardenclyffe lab in Shoreham, New York, is selling engraved bricks to fund a museum at the site.
25 September 2014, 12:14 PM ET
The first solar-powered flight around the world will take off from and touch down in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, officials announced today (Sept. 25).
25 September 2014, 10:57 AM ET
Assuming that scientific and technological progress continues, human-level machine intelligence is very likely to be developed. And shortly thereafter, superintelligence.
25 September 2014, 10:06 AM ET
Farmers must get "climate smart" if they wish to keep up with a changing planet.
25 September 2014, 09:07 AM ET
The newest jetpack won't help you realize your dreams of flying across the sky, but it could help you run a mile in just four minutes.
25 September 2014, 06:48 AM ET
Researchers have created an artificial atom that emits sound particles instead of light particles and the experiment could advance quantum technology.
24 September 2014, 04:55 PM ET
Deutsche Post DHL has been conducting test of its "parcelcopter" in Bonn, Germany. Currently there are no plans for regular delivery service via drone.
23 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Walter Gilbert, the 1980 winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, discusses the future of DNA sequencing.
23 September 2014, 12:22 PM ET
About 700 inventors and innovators gathered here at the New York Hall of Science last weekend (Sept. 20-21) to show off cool creations and fun DIY projects at the fifth annual World Maker Faire.
22 September 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Carrying 100 pounds of stuff on your back is hard for a human. But for a robot? Not so much.
22 September 2014, 02:15 PM ET
Mike Senese, executive editor of Make Magazine, gave a presentation at the World Maker Faire this weekend (Sept. 20-21) on ways drones can be used for good.
22 September 2014, 01:26 PM ET
An MIT developed sensor called GelSight was integrated into a robotic arm. This sensor has successfully been used to grab a USB cable and plugged it into a USB port.
20 September 2014, 04:12 PM ET
World Maker Faire is an annual festival that celebrates science, technology and innovation. The event features hands-on workshops, panel discussions and special exhibits. Here are some photos from the 2014 World Maker Faire in New York City.
20 September 2014, 01:05 AM ET
Aerodynamics is the study of how gases interact with moving bodies, especially aircraft and automobiles.
19 September 2014, 05:45 PM ET
The World Maker Faire is coming to the New York Hall of Science in Queens this weekend (Sept. 20-21).
19 September 2014, 09:18 AM ET
Taking the perfect selfie doesn't have to be difficult. These five tools can help you achieve selfie stardom.
18 September 2014, 03:28 PM ET
Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are on a mission to make the breast-feeding experience better for moms.
18 September 2014, 02:16 PM ET
Harvard's Wyss institute is developing the exosuit by studying the biomechanics and physiology of human walking. Its is still in the research and development phase and not available commercially.
18 September 2014, 08:00 AM ET
The Pentagon wants to give patients with chronic conditions self-healing superpowers.
17 September 2014, 05:04 PM ET
One U.S. government agency is taking the drone craze to a whole new level. NOAA just launched a drone directly into a hurricane.
16 September 2014, 11:22 AM ET
A new particle detector has made it possible to generate three entangled photons that could be used in quantum telecommunication.
16 September 2014, 02:50 AM ET
Are you being recorded? Thanks to the ubiquity of CCTV and camera phones, the answer is more than ever before likely to be “Yes.”
15 September 2014, 03:40 PM ET
MIT's new robotic cheetah isn't as speedy as its wild counterpart, but it is stealthy and surprisingly agile.
15 September 2014, 10:15 AM ET
MIT researchers have assembled a robotic feline that weighs about the same as its real-life counterpart. It reached its current top speed during indoor track experiments.
15 September 2014, 09:28 AM ET
Now you can explore Egypt's archaeological wonders on Google Street View.
13 September 2014, 01:18 PM ET
Researchers from NASA and Washington University will launch a telescope called X-Calibur to measure X-rays from black holes.
12 September 2014, 05:35 PM ET
The world of car racing is about to go green. The first-ever racing series featuring only electric cars will begin this weekend in China.
12 September 2014, 01:20 AM ET
Structural engineering deals with the framework of structures, making sure they can withstand the stresses of their environment and remain safe, stable and secure.