Tech

  1. Tech

    A robot referee can really keep its ‘eye’ on the ball

    Have you ever yelled at a referee for making a bad call? Technology has begun taking over some calls in an attempt to make sports fairer.

    By
  2. Archaeology

    Underground mega-monument found near Stonehenge

    Archaeologists used high-tech tools to uncover ancient underground pits near Stonehenge. The find may offer insights into Britain’s Stone Age culture.

    By
  3. Science & Society

    For teens, big problems may lead to meaningful research

    Several teens who competed at the Regeneron Science Talent Search applied their STEM know-how to solve problems they or their communities faced.

    By
  4. Physics

    A contrast between shadows and light can now generate electricity

    A new device exploits the contrast between bright spots and shade to produce a current that can power small electronics.

    By
  5. Tech

    Scientists Say: GPS

    A GPS system relies on satellites orbiting the planet, constantly sending signals back to receivers on Earth.

    By
  6. Chemistry

    Working up a sweat may one day power up a device

    Tech that turns sweat into power may make for greener gadgets. A new device uses perspiration to charge a supercapacitor and run a sensor.

    By
  7. Tech

    Wiggly wheels might help rovers plow through loose lunar soils

    New design lets wheels ascend hills too steep for regular robots and paddle through loose soils without getting stuck.

    By
  8. Tech

    Waiting for a ‘smart’ toilet? It’s nearly here

    With every bathroom visit, we flush away important health data. Scientists hope to change that with 'smart toilets' that analyze your body’s output.

    By
  9. Tech

    Sweat tech alerts athletes when to rehydrate — and with what

    Technology shows how the body responds to moderate and vigorous exercise. That helps athletes stay healthy — and helps scientists understand why.

    By
  10. Tech

    Why sports are becoming all about numbers — lots and lots of numbers

    Sports once focused on muscles, skill and tactics. Now math is becoming almost as important. It helps assess players — and improve their tools.

    By
  11. Tech

    Our gut microbes love a good workout

    Technology shows how microbes in the body respond to exercise. That helps scientists understand why those microbes keep athletes healthy.

    By
  12. Materials Science

    Micro-barbs could make shots less painful

    A new type of microneedle design might take the sting out of shots and stick to the skin better than other approaches.

    By