Tech Archive
18 December 2014, 06:06 PM ET
Properties, sources and uses of the element mercury.
18 December 2014, 04:47 PM ET
There are a lot of fitness trackers out there to choose from, but which one is right for you?
18 December 2014, 12:22 PM ET
Using a new technique called 4D printing, researchers can print out 3D structures that are capable of changing their shapes over time.
18 December 2014, 02:02 AM ET
The UK’s video games industry body Tiga has called for the products to be treated like other creative industries such as television or film, rather than mere “software.”
17 December 2014, 06:11 PM ET
Decision tree for buying a fitness tracker.
17 December 2014, 02:27 PM ET
The LifeTrak Brite R450 is a new fitness tracker from Salutron that aims to provide a comprehensive view of health and fitness.
16 December 2014, 09:12 PM ET
Properties, sources and uses of the element magnesium.
16 December 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Conventional Earthquake measurement equipment is not sensitive enough to quantify the slow moving "slip" of a fault in the Earth. Researchers are now using GPS tools to measure movement, which may help assess risks of destructive earthquakes.
15 December 2014, 04:30 PM ET
We may finally be getting on the right track to figuring out how the brain works. In a new collection of essays, top neuroscientists write about the advanced technologies that might get us there.
15 December 2014, 02:06 PM ET
Researchers in Australia recently developed a solar energy system that can convert over 40 percent of the sunlight that hits it into electricity.
13 December 2014, 05:06 PM ET
New interactive map shows how energy production in U.S. has grown since 1993.
13 December 2014, 12:00 AM ET
Inspired by origami, foldable technologies and products are driving a new field of engineering research.
12 December 2014, 06:22 AM ET
Hoverboards certainly sound like a cool idea, but how do these futuristic skateboards work?
12 December 2014, 06:18 AM ET
A new interactive exhibit in New York City teaches kids and adults alike about the mathematical order of the natural world in an unconventional way: with dozens of swarming robots.
12 December 2014, 12:25 AM ET
Humans have invented six devices that combine to make work easier. These six simple machines are the wheel and axle, the lever, the inclined plane, the pulley, the screw and the wedge.
11 December 2014, 10:47 PM ET
Properties, sources and uses of the element silver.
11 December 2014, 02:02 PM ET
The U.S. Navy announced that its high-tech laser weapon is ready to disable and destroy enemy drones and small boats should the need arise.
11 December 2014, 08:48 AM ET
Astronauts released a tiny satellite from the International Space Station last month that will be used as a testbed for a future "space surveillance network," according to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
10 December 2014, 05:19 PM ET
The laser weapon system (LaWS) has been brought online by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and demonstrated aboard the USS Ponce in the Arabian Gulf.
10 December 2014, 01:30 PM ET
Some of humanity's greatest technologies were inspired by animals. Now, scientists, inspired by the movement-sensing organ of a spider, have developed a wearable sensor that can detect music, recognize speech and monitor a person's heart rate.
10 December 2014, 08:38 AM ET
Researchers are using public, anonymous social media and other web data to get better at forecasting the spread of infectious diseases.
09 December 2014, 04:55 PM ET
Mathematical research that could help drones navigate, and computer models for how trees grow snagged top honors at a national student math and science competition, the event's organizers announced today (Dec. 9).
09 December 2014, 06:58 AM ET
The U.S. military wants to develop flying aircraft carriers to transport drones in and out of surveillance zones.
09 December 2014, 02:46 AM 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.
08 December 2014, 11:02 PM ET
If you prefer to order your pizza without going through all the trouble of actually speaking, Pizza Hut has just the thing for you...
08 December 2014, 03:48 PM ET
The origin of life on Earth about 4 billion years ago remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries of science, but a new study is shedding light on the matter.
08 December 2014, 08:45 AM ET
That yellow label on your air conditioner is part of a successful, decades-long effort to trim U.S. energy consumption.
06 December 2014, 07:57 AM ET
Tracking Santa's progress from chimney to chimney has never been easier, with NORAD keeping its high-tech eyes on jolly ol' St. Nick.
05 December 2014, 08:08 AM ET
Virtual reality is a growing technology used in everything from videogames to rehab clinics to the battlefield. But a new study in rats shows that the virtual world affects the brain differently than real-world environments, which could offer clues for ho
05 December 2014, 06:14 AM ET
The Microsoft Band is a wristband fitness tracker designed for people who want to be able to track their workouts and also have access to email, texts and other reminders at a glance.
04 December 2014, 03:48 PM ET
It's a Saturday morning in June at the Royal Society in London. Computer scientists, public figures and reporters have gathered to witness or take part in a decades-old challenge.
04 December 2014, 02:07 PM ET
The idea of inanimate objects coming to life as intelligent beings has been around for a long time. The ancient Greeks had myths about robots, and Chinese and Egyptian engineers built automatons.
03 December 2014, 03:15 PM ET
The Peak is the latest fitness tracker from Basis, and the device aims to give you a number of insights into your daily activities, while motivating you to live a healthier life.
03 December 2014, 09:33 AM ET
When NASA rockets its Orion spaceship high above the Earth's atmosphere on Thursday, the space-bound aircraft won't be alone.
03 December 2014, 06:55 AM ET
Wikipedia's editors are overwhelmingly male, an issue that often limits the topics covered by the crowd-sourced encyclopedia. Now, researchers are trying to understand the effects of the gender gap.
02 December 2014, 07:10 PM ET
A select group of organic chemists from around the world are looking to create new catalysts to 'break open' the carbon hydrogen framework to revolutionize chemical production.