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TECH 17 May 2016 | 1:30 AM

Armed with drones, aid workers seek faster response to earthquakes, floods

For weeks after Nepal's worst earthquake in 80 years, the skies above the Himalayan nation vibrated with military helicopters ferrying relief, airplanes bringing in aid workers, and drones.

Drones 27 Mar 2016 | 10:00 PM

Eyes in the sky

From monitoring crop growth to oil rig safety, Malaysia is steadily entering the age of the drone.

TECH 08 Jul 2015 | 7:30 AM

Teaching old dogs new tricks with 'smart harness'

North Carolina State University researchers have developed new technology designed to improve communication between dogs and humans.

TECH 12 May 2015 | 3:50 PM

Cyborg beetles to the rescue

In the wake of the devastating Nepal earthquake, researchers are hard at work developing the next generation of search and rescue tools in the hopes of saving more lives in the aftermath of deadly natural disasters.

TECH 27 Apr 2015 | 4:53 PM

Swiss ski resort bans selfies with iconic Saint Bernards

If there is one photo to take home from Switzerland, it is probably a selfie featuring iconic Saint Bernard dogs against the snow-covered backdrop of the Matterhorn peak.

TECH 24 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM

Morphing wings allow drones to keep flying through midair collisions

Amanda Stowers is beating up on her drone as her professor watches on with glee. It may seem cruel but it's all in the name of science. No matter how hard or how many times Amanda hits the drones' wing, it always recovers and keeps on flapping.

TECH 26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM

Robot racing sparks scientific enthusiasm in US students

A hefty robot designed for search-and-rescue and a spindly four-legged rival that bounds along on hydraulic limbs will face off next month along with more than a dozen other entrants in the debut Vecna Robot Sprint Challenge outside Boston.

TECH 02 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM

‘Connected life’ at the heart of CES electronics show

In the air, in your car, on your back — new technology at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show is showcasing the growing number of ways to live the “connected life.”

TECH 10 Oct 2014 | 4:20 PM

Rattlesnake repertoire boosts snake-like robot's skills

How do you make a better snake robot? You study snakes, of course.

TECH 12 Sep 2014 | 9:30 AM

Citizen oceanographers wanted to monitor high seas

Researchers Wednesday urged sailors to become "citizen oceanographers" and help scientists better understand some of the world's wildest seas where ships and even planes disappear without trace.