Tech Archive
22 April 2014, 11:15 PM ET
As a young university student, I first visited Guangzhou during the mid-1990s and found it a gloomy and unsettling place. When I went back again in 2010, it was transformed. Here was living proof of the media mantra that “China is changing.”
22 April 2014, 05:08 PM ET
Gone are the days when building a house required months of hammering wall studs, screwing floor joists and other backbreaking tasks. If a company in China has its way, a new house can be yours in a matter of hours with a 3D printer.
22 April 2014, 01:59 PM ET
After a decade of tests on land, the U.S. Navy is preparing to put a prototype of an electromagnetic railgun through its paces at sea.
22 April 2014, 01:10 PM ET
Money, gadgets and credit cards could soon have tiny, invisible anti-counterfeiting "fingerprints" embedded into them, making it pretty much impossible to falsify such objects, say scientists.
22 April 2014, 11:13 AM ET
In an episode of Yale University's 'Science Xplained', Dr Ainissa Ramirez explains how the frigid waters changed the properties of the boat's rivets, leading to disaster on the Atlantic Ocean in 1912.
22 April 2014, 04:59 AM ET
Research on Earth's biodiversity has advanced science and engineering innovation.
22 April 2014, 04:40 AM ET
From microbes to plants and large predators, every organism on Earth has evolved unique survival mechanisms and research has shown us how this biodiversity can help society.
21 April 2014, 05:48 PM ET
The Polar H7 is a heart rate sensor that measures the heart rate and sends real-time information to mobile apps. I used it for a couple of days to see how it performs in several categories.
21 April 2014, 05:44 PM ET
The Nike+ Sportswatch GPS is a device billed as a personal running coach you can wear on your wrist. The GPS-enabled watch is designed to help runners track their training, running performance and fitness.
21 April 2014, 12:34 PM ET
Cosmic rays hitting Earth can be trapped in ice, producing radioactive Krypton-81. Scientists have accurately dated a million year old sample through melting ancient ice, and passing the ancient air through an Atom Trap Trace Analyzer.
21 April 2014, 12:00 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.
21 April 2014, 09:12 AM ET
Graphene, single-atom-thick sheets of pure carbon, is lighter than steel but many times stronger, with better electrical conductivity than copper. And now scientists have made it using a kitchen blender.
20 April 2014, 06:16 PM ET
The German energy giant RWE has begun to “reverse flow” supplies of gas from Europe back to Ukraine via Poland, a process first arranged in 2012, with an agreement to deliver up to 10 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas per year.
19 April 2014, 10:25 PM ET
The ongoing search for missing flight MH370 has shown how finding objects such as debris on the ocean is difficult, but finding them underwater in the deep ocean is much more challenging.
19 April 2014, 03:18 AM ET
Satellite observations may tie the ground's movement to volcanic eruptions.
18 April 2014, 05:08 PM ET
A former NASA scientist hired to consult on marijuana growing light technologies is just one example of the innovation spurred by the legalization of the drug in Colorado.
18 April 2014, 05:02 PM ET
Take a look at ratings for seven wild geoengineering ideas that could change the Earth's climate for better or for worse.
18 April 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Unmanned submersible uses sonar to scan the ocean floor and return a 3D map to the surface.
18 April 2014, 03:49 PM ET
Most people probably don't think of learning calculus as fun. But a new interactive exhibit here at the Museum of Math (MoMath) lets visitors learn about the principles of motion in an interactive way, by walking or running on a special motion-sensing tra
17 April 2014, 08:53 PM ET
People who used a fitness tracker to help their weight loss efforts lost more weight and kept it off, compared with people who didn't use the devices, a new study shows.
17 April 2014, 06:05 PM ET
The sudden sinking of a ferry carrying 475 passengers off South Korea's southern coast brings up the question: How can a large, modern passenger ship just sink?
17 April 2014, 05:23 PM ET
Knowledge of basic life processes can pave the way for medical advances and more.
17 April 2014, 05:14 PM ET
Monitoring flu-related Wikipedia hits may help scientists estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study.
17 April 2014, 04:08 PM ET
Computer scientist Mark Hill chases tiny time increments to improve computer workflow inefficiencies. This is the story of his professional path.
17 April 2014, 02:48 PM ET
The ongoing search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner has suffered yet another setback, as officials confirmed today (April 17) that an oil slick discovered earlier this week in the southern Indian Ocean did not come from the plane.
17 April 2014, 01:53 PM ET
University of Wisconsin researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture.
17 April 2014, 08:16 AM ET
The American public has high hopes for ready-to-use, lab-grown organs and driverless cars, but a minority of people are as optimistic about controlling the weather in the latter half of this century, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
17 April 2014, 08:11 AM ET
59 percent of those polled were optimistic, while 30 percent thought the changes would make people worse off.
17 April 2014, 01:22 AM ET
If you’re one of the thousands of smartphone users experiencing battery drain, you’d have been pleased to read that Tel Aviv-based start-up StoreDot recently unveiled a prototype charger that fully charges a Samsung Galaxy 4 battery in around 30 seconds.
16 April 2014, 05:25 PM ET
The Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 is a GPS-enabled watch that runners of all levels can use to log workouts and measure their performance by viewing data about time, distance and heart rate. Here is how the watch performed in several categories.
16 April 2014, 02:27 AM ET
You can learn a lot about volcanoes by studying explosions. The more we can learn about their explosive behaviour, the more chance we have of saving lives when they suddenly erupt.
16 April 2014, 02:21 AM ET
There is always hope that scientific innovations will help solve global problems. So can scientists help solve the globe’s ultimate problem: eliminate extreme poverty?
15 April 2014, 05:51 PM ET
The FuelBand SE is an activity tracker from the sports company Nike that allows you to track your activity and compare it with others in the Nike+ community.
15 April 2014, 01:05 PM ET
A Google-owned company has chosen to forgo military funding for the next round of a robotics competition hosted by DARPA, the branch of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for developing new technologies for the military.
14 April 2014, 03:10 PM ET
At sports venues designed to maximize crowd atmosphere, beware of hearing loss.
14 April 2014, 02:42 PM ET
In 2012, scientists at the world's largest atom smasher came across evidence of what they believe is the Higgs boson, a long-sought particle that gives other matter the property of mass. Here are four bizarre facts about other bosons.