Tech Archive
25 July 2014, 02:17 AM ET
As the Tour de France approaches its final days, teams will be looking to place their top riders in the best possible position for the all-important individual time trial in the penultimate stage, where the winner of the Tour is determined.
25 July 2014, 01:56 AM ET
Experiencing sound, through sight.
25 July 2014, 01:28 AM ET
When even Walmart can't buy as much green energy as it wants, there's a problem.
24 July 2014, 05:56 PM ET
The sky is thick with smoke in central Washington, as the state's largest wildfire in recorded history leaves a charred trail of burned homes and blackened trees.
24 July 2014, 05:16 PM ET
On a September day in 1974, Capt. Harold "Buck" Adams set the world speed record in the U.S. military's SR-71 Blackbird aircraft. At the controls of the twin-engine supersonic plane, Adams flew from London to Los Angeles in a blistering 3 hours, 47 minute
23 July 2014, 10:00 PM ET
Self-cooling, longer lasting and more efficient solar cells are within reach simply by adding a thin layer of glass.
23 July 2014, 09:16 PM ET
Green energy doesn't need to wait for next-gen battery storage.
23 July 2014, 05:33 PM ET
Somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea, military and civilian experts aboard a U.S. cargo ship, the MV Cape Ray, are disposing of Syria's arsenal of deadly chemical weapons.
23 July 2014, 02:16 PM ET
How do great guitarists bend a string like Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix? One scientist sought to figure out how legendary performers make great music.
23 July 2014, 01:00 AM ET
At the heart of the current debate around energy is the question of storage.
23 July 2014, 12:38 AM ET
The technology used in affective computing (AC) and human-computer interaction (HCI) – an allied discipline that studies links and relationships between man and machine and this technology has real applications.
22 July 2014, 06:43 PM ET
New photographic evidence of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 suggests that a Soviet-era supersonic missile most likely took down the Boeing 777 jetliner over Ukraine last week.
22 July 2014, 06:07 PM ET
Living creatures aren't the only things capable of evolution. Airplane designs are evolving, too, a new study suggests.
22 July 2014, 03:58 PM ET
Humans will subconsciously mimic the facial expressions of android robots, a new study finds.
22 July 2014, 03:14 PM ET
Created by lightning, ‘whistlers’ travel along Earth's magnetic field lines from hemisphere to hemisphere. Jupiter’s charged particles ‘sing’ across its magnetosphere (recorded by Voyager).
22 July 2014, 02:39 PM ET
Electronics that dissolve on the battlefield and tiny, hummingbird-size drones that perform aerial reconnaissance are just a few of the sophisticated technologies the U.S. military is developing these days.
22 July 2014, 01:05 PM ET
Whether or not you have access to the Internet may affect what you find desirable in a partner, a new study finds.
22 July 2014, 10:25 AM ET
A prototype of a top-secret, unmanned British warplane, called Taranis, recently completed a second set of classified flight trials at an undisclosed location, according to the drone's builders.
22 July 2014, 03:52 AM ET
Disaster victim identification (DVI) is a difficult task, but will be made more challenging in this instance given the delays in body recovery and the interference of the crash site that is said to span over a 10km area including within a combat zone.
22 July 2014, 01:43 AM ET
Think before you connect your A/C to the Internet of Things.
21 July 2014, 03:39 PM ET
Satellites have captured images of the scattered debris and charred wreckage where Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine last week, killing all 298 people on board.
21 July 2014, 03:07 PM ET
Engineers at Fukushima nuclear power plant have been trying to create a £185m ice wall to isolate contaminated water from mixing with groundwater.
21 July 2014, 09:55 AM ET
The French multinational company Thalos is building a huge truck-mounted gun that can autonomously shoot down drones, helicopters, and missiles.
19 July 2014, 09:37 AM ET
The biggest laser in the world was used to crush a diamond, offering insights into how the hardest known material behaves when it is exposed to extremely high pressures. The experiment could also reveal new clues about the cores of giant planets.
19 July 2014, 02:50 AM ET
How do you know the people billed as science experts that you see, hear and read about in the media are really all that credible? Or have they been included just to create a perception of balance in the coverage of an issue?
18 July 2014, 05:05 PM ET
When a missile struck Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, it's likely that heat from the explosion was detected from space by a sophisticated network of military satellites.
18 July 2014, 09:52 AM ET
A new study finds that just pulling out a smartphone during a conversation can make people feel less connected to each other and less satisfied with the quality of their chat.
17 July 2014, 06:28 PM ET
Although the F-35 fighter jets can return to the skies, they're subject to flight restrictions that prevent them from crossing the Atlantic Ocean to attend the Farnborough International Airshow.
17 July 2014, 04:38 PM ET
A Malaysia Airlines flight en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was downed over a warzone in eastern Ukraine today (July 17). Ukrainian government officials are suggesting a surface-to-air missile may have taken down the airplane.
16 July 2014, 06:35 PM ET
In an attempt to fix his broken headphones, a radiologist turned to an unusual resource at his disposal.
16 July 2014, 10:23 AM ET
The Thales Group in Europe has developed RAPIDFire, a multi-role weapon system that can fire missiles and guns. It can defend against Fighter Ground Attack (FGA), helicopters, Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) and cruise missiles.
15 July 2014, 09:48 PM ET
If you had never-ending Bubble Wrap, would you ever stop popping it?
15 July 2014, 06:14 PM ET
A new unmanned military space plane is being developed to launch small satellites into orbit and serve as a test bed for a futuristic fleet of hypersonic vehicles.
15 July 2014, 02:54 PM ET
Engineers at MIT created new material from foam and wax that could one day be used to make shape-shifting robots. FULL STORY: http://goo.gl/06Uvh8
15 July 2014, 02:43 PM ET
A new kind of robot muscle — made out of materials that could be found at a craft store — goes soft when heated and hardens when cooled. Researchers say it could be used to make shape-shifting bots for surgery and disaster response.
15 July 2014, 02:13 PM ET
This summer, Hawaii's endangered wildlife will be on candid camera, as two kinds of drones survey the numbers and whereabouts of animals in their natural habitats.