Tech Archive
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, 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.
15 July 2014, 12:00 PM ET
An experimental software developed by Yahoo researchers in Barcelona could suggest routes that are not just efficient, but also pleasant, beautiful and emotionally stimulating.
14 July 2014, 05:01 PM ET
The Game Innovation Lab at NYU-Poly has developed playful digital interaction devices that they call the "Fidget Widgets".
14 July 2014, 02:27 PM ET
The British Royal Navy christened its newest and largest aircraft carrier earlier this month, in a special ceremony led by the next-generation vehicle's namesake: Queen Elizabeth II.
12 July 2014, 11:38 PM ET
The need for speed drives search for hybrid communication technologies.
11 July 2014, 06:17 PM ET
The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency is known for trying to solve really out-of-this-world problems. But the agency's latest project solves a more commonplace conundrum: how to hit a target, even if you have bad aim.
10 July 2014, 04:41 PM ET
Over the course of his life, Nikola Tesla registered some 300 patents under his name, and traces of his inventions can be found in many modern-day devices, including in some unexpected places.
10 July 2014, 01:18 PM ET
For his 158th birthday, Nikola Tesla got a day named in his honor and a new science museum with $1 million in funding from billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.
10 July 2014, 12:15 PM ET
Nikola Tesla dreamed of creating a way to supply power to the world without stringing wires across the globe. The inventor came close to accomplishing this when his "mad scientist" experiments with electricity led to his creation of the Tesla coil.
10 July 2014, 10:52 AM ET
Nikola Tesla's final workshop, and perhaps the site of his boldest project, was nearly lost to history. Now the site known as Wardenclyffe is on its way to becoming a museum.
10 July 2014, 10:38 AM ET
Nikola Tesla bought a plot of farmland in the sleepy town of Shoreham, N.Y., in 1901 to build a lab and a transmitter tower. A nonprofit group took over the site in 2012 to convert it into a museum dedicated to the eccentric inventor.
10 July 2014, 09:03 AM ET
A dynamite blast is scheduled for this afternoon (June 19). The blast is expected to shave 59 feet (18 meters) from the peak of Cerro Armazones, where construction will begin later this year on the European Extremely Large Telescope.
10 July 2014, 07:18 AM ET
Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison battled it out in the "War of Currents," but each inventor left a significant scientific legacy.
10 July 2014, 07:15 AM ET
Nikola Tesla has perhaps the broadest band of admirers of any historical figure. He is equally beloved by empirically minded scientists and those with a more mystical worldview.
09 July 2014, 05:43 PM ET
Satellites could be a promising tool for tracking Arctic wildlife on the ground, a new study suggests.
09 July 2014, 05:27 PM ET
Nikola Tesla, genius inventor, and Thomas Edison, expert businessman.
09 July 2014, 05:03 PM ET
How Tesla coils generate high-voltage electrical fields.
09 July 2014, 03:35 PM ET
Nikola Tesla, who gave science some of its greatest technologies, has been somewhat overlooked for his achievements. Here are a few other scientists who were robbed of their dues in the annals of science.
09 July 2014, 03:04 PM ET
In a 300-square-mile (777 square kilometers) patch of desert west of Delta, Utah, hundreds of astronomical eyes have spent the last five years watching the heavens, looking for supercharged particles from deep in space.
09 July 2014, 01:58 PM ET
Nikola Tesla may be known today as one of history's greatest inventors, but the intrepid scientist's eccentricities have become as legendary as his trailblazing discoveries in the field of electricity.