Tech Archive
10 February 2016, 11:34 AM ET
There's a concrete reason enormous particle accelerator experiments won't spawn black holes and end the world.
10 February 2016, 09:35 AM ET
Self-driving cars may represent an important achievement in the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics, but one car manufacturer is hoping to develop new technologies to help these autonomous machines drive less like robots and more like humans.
08 February 2016, 04:20 PM ET
Building off of millions of years of insect evolution, roboticists are developing CRAM (Compressible Robot with Articulated Mechanisms) to get robots into tiny spaces.
08 February 2016, 03:10 PM ET
Robots that mimic the way cockroaches can scuttle through teeny-tiny cracks might one day help first responders locate and rescue disaster victims trapped in debris, researchers say.
08 February 2016, 03:00 PM ET
In the aftermath of earthquakes and explosions, collapsed buildings can be tough to navigate. Cockroaches’ capability to flatten themselves to fit tight spaces inspired UC Berkley roboticists to create creepy crawly robots.
08 February 2016, 12:46 PM ET
Satellite-based navigation proved its mettle during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, leading to what some say is an overdependence on "jammable" GPS technology.
06 February 2016, 08:18 AM ET
Have you ever fantasized about walking on the moon, but you don't want to put on a spacesuit and blast more than 200,000 miles (322,000 kilometers) through space? A New York-based startup plans to turn this lunar fantasy into a reality.
05 February 2016, 04:46 PM ET
A new robot salamander has been designed by mimicking nature, and it can both swim, walk and turn.
04 February 2016, 07:52 AM ET
New earbuds from the Here Active Listening can now instantly transform sounds from your surroundings. These wearable devices seek to "augment reality" — in this case, your soundscape.
03 February 2016, 04:49 PM ET
It's now possible to scale the brilliant, snowcapped peaks of Mont Blanc, one of Europe's tallest mountains, from the comfort of your couch.
03 February 2016, 12:50 PM ET
In the Netherlands, police officers are inaugurating a new species of animal partner — eagles — to take down illegal aerial drones.
02 February 2016, 02:43 PM ET
On Saturday (Jan. 30), a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) won the first stage of the SpaceX Hyperloop design competition, which was held at Texas A&M University in College Station.
02 February 2016, 12:14 PM ET
What do you give the geek who has everything? Perhaps one of these science- or tech-inspired gifts.
02 February 2016, 10:20 AM ET
A transparent material that can be attached to a smartphone's touch screen could help the device generate electricity whenever anyone taps it, researchers in China say.
01 February 2016, 04:36 PM ET
The U.S. military's next-generation F-35 fighter jets will make their long-awaited overseas debut this summer at two air shows in the United Kingdom, Air Force officials recently announced.
01 February 2016, 02:21 PM ET
As we enter a fourth industrial revolution, business may turn sharply towards conservation.
30 January 2016, 09:48 AM ET
A sleek, white gadget that looks more like a trendy speaker than a tool for water conservation could stop people from wasting precious H2O, said one Silicon Valley startup.
30 January 2016, 09:13 AM ET
There's a new soft and squishy robot in town, and it's ready for some serious underwater business.
29 January 2016, 02:09 PM ET
Aerial drones are seemingly everywhere these days. Even in the most remote places on Earth, scientists are testing the limits of what these robotic devices can do.
29 January 2016, 01:45 PM ET
Drones face a new set of challenges as scientists deploy the remote flying vehicles to create maps of sea ice in some of the most remote locations on Earth.
28 January 2016, 03:13 PM ET
In March 2001, the Taliban blew up the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, two of the tallest Buddha sculptures in the world. This forever changed the landscape of cultural preservation, archaeology and global heritage.
28 January 2016, 07:10 AM ET
An app that can study people's facial expressions and emotional responses could one day be helpful in detecting autism signs in children, new research found.
27 January 2016, 07:21 PM ET
Faraday’s Law of Induction describes how an electric current produces a magnetic field and, conversely, how a changing magnetic field generates an electric current in a conductor.
27 January 2016, 01:08 PM ET
In the future, there may be a less invasive way than blood tests to obtain valuable information about a person's health: wearable sensors that use human sweat to look for signs of disease.
27 January 2016, 01:00 PM ET
An artificial intelligence system has used "deep learning" to defeat a professional Go player, solving one of the landmark challenges in AI.
27 January 2016, 01:00 PM ET
UC Berkeley engineers are building small, portable, wearable devices that can monitor levels of sodium, potassium, lactate and glucose within sweat on a user's skin.
26 January 2016, 06:48 AM ET
Scientists in China have developed a flexible, rollable, foldable battery inspired by traditional Chinese calligraphy involving ink on paper.
25 January 2016, 07:37 PM ET
These structures can imitate the way in which orchids, calla lilies and other plants bend and twist. This technology could one day help scientists heal wounds or be used in developing robotic surgical tools.
25 January 2016, 03:48 PM ET
By mimicking the way orchids, calla lilies and other plants bend and twist, scientists have created shape-shifting "4D-printed" structures that they say could one day help heal wounds and be used in robotic surgical tools.
23 January 2016, 08:54 AM ET
Iridescent cells in the flesh of giant clams could one day help scientists design more efficient solar panels, and television and smartphone screens that are easier on the eyes, researchers say.
22 January 2016, 11:46 AM ET
The U.S. military wants you … to design a better atomic clock.
21 January 2016, 03:27 PM ET
A new fiber that mimics the electricity-producing cells in electric eels could be woven into clothing to power wearable devices.
21 January 2016, 11:07 AM ET
Apple's forthcoming iOS update promises to incorporate a feature called Night Shift that could help people sleep better. But what is it about smartphones that can mess with our slumber?
20 January 2016, 01:00 PM ET
The oldest known evidence of human warfare has been unearthed in Kenya, suggesting warfare is an ancient part of the human repertoire.
19 January 2016, 01:04 PM ET
In a recent lecture, Stephen Hawking once again warned that humanity could wipe itself out if it's not careful.
19 January 2016, 11:17 AM ET
Tiny, wireless, electronic implants that melt away in the body could one day help doctors monitor the brain, new research in rats suggests.