Crumbling buildings, burnt-out PCs, potholes, and cracked smartphone screens -- all these damaged goods could soon be distant memories, as a new generation of "self-healing" technologies emerge.
Researchers are creating robots that are building blocks for furniture that moves and assembles itself.
A real invisibility cloak may still be the stuff of fantasy, but scientists have figured out a way to hide objects from touch.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin says he took the first "space selfie" in 1966 -- and in doing so, he started a space selfie trend.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini explains the Facebook bracelets being worn by sexy people at Tomorrowland.
Real people in video games have always been around, long before Manuel Noriega sued "Call of Duty: Black Ops II."
Newly released 3-D images of two mummified baby mammoths provide a window into the lives of creatures that roamed Siberia 40,000 years ago.
45 years ago man first walked on the moon. Is it time to go back?
The Marine Corps showed off a prototype of its Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) last week in Hawaii.
Ex-Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has a message for publishers of "Call of Duty: Black Ops II," which has a mission to catch him: You owe me money
Solar flares and eruptions create dazzling visuals in space, but each burst of energy can also disrupt systems we rely on every day.
Scientists are developing "electronic noses" to detect deadly diseases.
This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, "You've got a friend in me."
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini looks at a bold plan to split California into six separate states.
High-tech walking canes use ultrasound to let blind people know about their surroundings.
Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe, as well as another planet like our own, say they are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.
In terms of online entertainment, the World Cup seemed to have it all.
CNN held its first iReport interview from outer space with astronaut Steve Swanson of NASA.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini looks at a death metal band playing in an air tight, sound proof cube.
On Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday, it was the effort to build a museum in the influential scientist's honor that got the gift.
Twitter reaction to the Germany vs. Brazil World Cup final was brutal. Here are our favorite funny tweets.
From cute rubber animals to models that include pepper spray and stun guns, here's a look at wacky smartphone cases.
How scientists are using genetic modification to eradicate mosquitoes and wipe out disease.
Zack Brown posted a Kickstarter project with a goal of $10 and a desire to make potato salad. As of Monday, more than 800 backers had pledged $8,000.
There's a website that lies to restaurants, making reservations under fake names, and then sells them to you.
Tractor-trailer drivers, if you're texting while driving in the middle of the freeway, then the future belongs to you.
In Germany, high tech has come to airport parking.
Forget selfies. Those are so 2013.
Your computer and social media accounts can land you in hot water. A look at just some of the ways it can happen.
It was 35 years ago Tuesday that Sony, not Apple, revolutionized the way we listen to music with the Walkman.
Shadow app seeks to connect users with their dreams by waking the user during their sleep and inviting them to record their memories.
NASA launched a satellite to study climate change on Wednesday, shooting the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) into space.
A NASA mission to study climate change was scrubbed Tuesday because of water flow issue in the launch pad.
They came up just short in their knockout-round match with Belgium on Tuesday. But online, Team USA is already a World Cup winner.
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If you want to drive on Mars, you are going to need a very large sand pit to prepare.
Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide facing federal hacking charges, is subject of "The Internet's Own Boy" documentary.
A Los Angeles County flying firefighter reveals the battle tactics behind the Firehawk super chopper, as California braces for wildfires.
Orion, NASA's newest manned spaceship, is readying for its first mission in December.
A new wave of mobile apps are simplifying the parking process by letting drivers rent spaces from their phones.
Italian designer Michele Anoe has won the 3D Printed Car Design Challenge with his Strati concept.
Aereo, the Web startup that captured shows from broadcast airwaves, is essentially dead after a Supreme Court ruling Wednesday.
When the Library of Congress comes to mind, most of us don't think of movies, TV shows or old-school vinyl.
A year is a very long time on Mars -- 687 days. NASA's Curiosity rover can attest that it's plenty enough time for some unexpected life changes.
iPhone screens are about to get a lot bigger, if a new report is to be believed.
Google already is a major player in search, online mapping, social networking and other key functions of the Web. Now it wants to sell domain names, too.
It takes a special person to join Mensa.
An eye implant is restoring vision in blind people. But what do they see?
Sydney Opera house dressed in snakeskin? Projection mapping makes any part of the environment a living canvas.
Here's one way to make your iPhone hacker-proof: Ask hackers for advice.
World Cup 2014 on Facebook and Twitter is the most popular social-media event ever.
There are two good reasons to own a giant trampoline.
Doctors are cooling trauma patients' bodies to ward off the potential damage caused by loss of blood and oxygen.
Rumored for years, the long-awaited smartwatch from Apple may finally become reality in a few months.
You can only keep them for a week. But T-Mobile is handing out free iPhones, along with a trial run of its service, in its latest unorthodox promotion.
Those early birds who start their day with a visit to Facebook were met Thursday morning with a rare error message: The social media giant appeared to be down.
An Amazon Fire phone feature, Firefly, identifies QR codes, bar codes and other ways to shop in Amazon's online store.
As expected, Facebook has launched Slingshot, a Snapchat-like mobile app that lets users trade ephemeral video- and photo-based messages.
As we're seeing with ISIS in Iraq, bullets and bombs in the digital age often are augmented by tweets.
The Internet has taken advantage of every opportunity to turn Hillary Clinton's words and actions into memes.
Makers of virtual-reality headsets such as Oculus Rift say that games, not consoles, will drive the VR experience.
Despite a long history of 3-D entertainment failures, Amazon is rumored to be unveiling a 3-D phone.
We're often told that sharing our feelings could save us from emotional breakdowns -- perhaps talking it out could also shield us from the traveling blues too.
Harvard researchers combined material from shrimp shells and silk at nano level. Result: strong form of plastic.
The super high-tech operations center aboard the Navy's new stealth destroyer was designed for the video-game generation.
A service dog named Taxi has been honored with a class picture in a San Antonio middle-school yearbook.
Friday the 13th is bringing a full moon and solar storms that could disrupt Earth's atmosphere.
"Survival cup" Vessyl can tell what you're drinking, and display selected nutritional information such as alcohol content on the side of your cup.
Virgin Galactic allowed CNN unprecedented access to its spacecraft at a secretive facility in the high desert north of Los Angeles.
Now you see it, now you don't. That's the logic behind the vanishing spray being used at this year's World Cup in Brazil.
Thanks to a NASA physicist, the idea of "warp-speed" might just travel out of sci-fi and into the real world.
The top video games from E3 2014, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, include "Destiny," "Assassin's Creed: Unity" and "Super Smash Bros."
In 1966, British soccer legend Geoff Hurst booted a right-foot shot against Germany in the World Cup championship game. The ball struck the top crossbar and rifled down near the goal line before spinning out.
Here are 10 gadget-gift suggestions for tech-savvy dads, from phone chargers to fitness bands.
The crew of the International Space Station was not in danger while a small amount of smoke came from a vent Tuesday in a service module, NASA said
The Airbus E-Fan is quiet, and it doesn't belch emissions into the sky.
NASA cameras captured images Tuesday of what the agency is calling at least two "significant" solar flares.
Sony looked to capitalize on its early sales lead in the console wars at its Electronic Entertainment Expo media briefing on Monday, repeating the mantras of "first," "better" and "only on" as selling points for its PlayStation 4.
At Microsoft's E3 presentation, it was all about games like "Halo 5: Guardians," with no talk of the Kinect.
Facebook is facing pressure to return money it accepted to run ads promoting its page for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's presidential campaign.
"Smart" football helmet can send alerts to the sidelines when a player sustains a hard hit to help detect concussions.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini looks at a 3D printed re-growth of Vincent van Gogh's legendary severed ear.
Pepper, a humanoid robot from Japan's Softbank, can read your emotions.
They're late to the party, but the spooks at the CIA have finally joined Twitter. And -- who knew? -- they have a sense of humor.
E3 2014 promises new games for Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo's Wii U as well as PC gaming innovations.
Who is the "Slenderman" character that allegedly inspired 12-year-old girls to stab a classmate near Milwaukee?
Nintendo hopes strong early sales of "Mario Kart 8" will help spur sales of the floundering Wii U gaming console.
Bitcoin, the emerging if still somewhat mysterious digital currency, may be coming soon to a high-tech ATM near you.
It's almost entirely illegal to use drones for money-making purposes in the United States. But a little Hollywood magic could change that.
Could we one day live underwater? Ask Fabien Cousteau -- a month from now.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini profiles the self-proclaimed Weed Fairy who shares free marijuana.
It didn't get a ton of attention Monday, but Apple's next mobile operating system means big changes for how iPhone users send and receive messages.
Apple previewed iOS 8, the newest version of its mobile operating system, on Monday.
XStat, a technology company's idea for plugging wounds, was inspired by seeing sponges at Williams-Sonoma.
Amazon Prime may get music streaming similar to Pandora and Spotify, Buzzfeed reports.
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is apologizing after filthy e-mails he wrote several years ago in college were leaked.
For the second time in just over a week, Facebook has done an about-face on a feature that has bothered some users for a while.
A batch of new apps will collect your wedding guests' photos in one place where you can enjoy them.