Tech Archive
30 November 2015, 09:33 AM ET
Supersonic aircraft are loud. Engine noise and transonic ‘booms’ made high speed airliners unwelcome visitors. Langley Research Center engineers are hosting focus groups to determine public annoyance and the space agency is looking into way to make s
28 November 2015, 10:00 AM ET
New NASA technology straight out of "Star Trek" could help scientists detect life on other worlds.
26 November 2015, 12:07 AM ET
Two college robotics programs just got the gift of a lifetime: actual NASA prototypes of humanoid robots.
24 November 2015, 08:00 AM ET
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are testing beverage cups that let them literally wake up and smell the coffee.
23 November 2015, 07:32 AM ET
A string of benzene molecules that's 20,000 times smaller than a strand of human hair is the strongest material ever made.
20 November 2015, 04:10 PM ET
Congress' passage of a bill that allows American companies to own and sell any materials they extract from the moon, asteroids or other celestial bodies should help spur the development of off-Earth mining, representatives of the nascent industry say.
20 November 2015, 11:30 AM ET
The service is looking for new data from commercial providers to better map satellite movements and help detect threats to U.S. military satellites.
17 November 2015, 05:16 PM ET
The test called for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense systems to take on two ballistic missile targets while Aegis simultaneously conducted an anti-air warfare operation.
17 November 2015, 04:38 PM ET
The ideal Red Planet crewed site should be of high scientific value — allowing pioneers to search for signs of Mars life and investigate other intriguing questions — and also possess enough resources to help sustain expeditionary crews.
16 November 2015, 01:00 PM ET
The first annual Spacecom meeting, which is being held in Houston this week, aims to help Earth-based industries take advantage of space technologies and new business opportunities in space.
15 November 2015, 03:07 PM ET
Pulsars, dwarf planets and alien worlds break records, a strange space object falls from the sky and Pluto's moons get weird — this is's top stories of the week.
14 November 2015, 11:32 PM ET
From a gorgeous photo of the Milky Way to a spectacular sunrise taken from the ISS, don't miss these amazing space images.
11 November 2015, 05:41 PM ET
With images like these, it's no wonder California — not to mention the Twittersphere — freaked out Saturday evening when an unannounced test of a submarine-launched Trident missile lit up the evening sky.
11 November 2015, 07:00 AM ET
A remotely piloted glider, with a wing designed like a bird's wing, could increase the efficiency of planes on Earth, or even inspire aircraft that cruise through the Martian atmosphere.
10 November 2015, 03:00 PM ET
Going up? Attention space elevator button pushers! A feature-length documentary called Sky Line is being released this month, an impressive view that follows a group of scientists and entrepreneurs as egos collide in an attempt to reach for the stars.
09 November 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Researchers are developing an "electric sail" propulsion system that would harness the solar wind, the stream of protons, electrons and other charged particles that flows outward from the sun at more than 1 million mph.
08 November 2015, 12:47 PM ET
From super-close views of the Saturn moon Enceladus' south pole to spectacular, newly released images of the October 2014 Antares rocket explosion, don't miss these amazing space images.
08 November 2015, 07:03 AM ET
Just in time for the flu season, the Earth is going to catch a bit of the sun's sneeze, following a solar eruption yesterday (Nov. 4).
05 November 2015, 10:42 AM ET
The European Space Agency's ExoMars 2018 rover was tested in the Netherlands on Oct. 28th and 29th, 2015. The rover was commanded to roll off its mock-up landing platform by mission controllers located at their command center hundreds of miles away.
05 November 2015, 10:12 AM ET
04 November 2015, 07:30 AM ET
The new BB-8 droid, which will feature in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in December, already has a high-tech mini-me or two — and Sphero's version in particular has a trick or two up its sleeve for when the movie comes out.
02 November 2015, 05:30 PM ET
Access to BAE capital and technology will help Reaction Engines Limited accelerate development and testing of a prototype single-stage-to-orbit engine.
01 November 2015, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in's gallery of cosmic images posted in October 2015.
29 October 2015, 08:01 AM ET
California-based startup Made In Space is partnering with home-improvement giant Lowe's to launch a commercial 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) early next year, representatives of both companies announced today (Oct. 29).
28 October 2015, 07:19 AM ET
A new satellite concept, even smaller than Cubesats, is planned to be affordable to all. And they're launching in February.
27 October 2015, 05:01 PM ET
The National Reconnaissance Office released Oct. 22 a trove of declassified records —including this video — from the 1960s about a military human spaceflight program.
25 October 2015, 12:42 PM ET
From stunning Earth's horizon as seen from the ISS to a glittering Milky Way, don't miss these amazing space images.
23 October 2015, 03:00 PM ET
Several space pioneers are slated to share their experiences later this month regarding the Cold War Air Force program: The Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL).
23 October 2015, 08:07 AM ET
For the first time ever, NASA invited the public to attend its Innovation Expo, a traditionally employees-only event. This year's expo was designed to teach people how NASA aims to get boots on Mars by the end of the 2030s.
22 October 2015, 01:50 PM ET
Binoculars are great for all kinds of stargazing, for beginners and seasoned veterans alike. Here are some of the best binoculars for astronomy.
22 October 2015, 11:50 AM ET
A good pair of binoculars can help stargazers get the most out of the night sky. Find out which type of binoculars you need in our Buyer's Guide.
22 October 2015, 07:00 AM ET
A tiny new camera being developed by NASA researchers could take 3D images from inside the brain, allowing surgeons to see brain tissue in more intricate detail than ever before and leading to faster, safer surgeries.
21 October 2015, 11:53 AM ET
Today, the White House is marking “Back to the Future Day” with a series of conversations with innovators across the country.
20 October 2015, 04:04 PM ET
Stunning images of Earth's sunlit face, snapped by a satellite located 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometers) away from the planet, will be available daily for people to browse on a new NASA website.
19 October 2015, 07:30 AM ET
The $25,000 first prize in NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge Design Competition went to Team Space Exploration Architecture and Clouds Architecture Office for their "Mars Ice House" design, which looks like a translucent, smooth-edged pyramid.
17 October 2015, 02:59 PM ET
From the best-ever views of the Saturn moon Enceladus' north pole to a stunning shot of a giant "hole" on the sun, don't miss these amazing space images.