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University of Utah researchers develop virtual reality games for medical uses

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:34pm

A group of graduate program students at the University of Utah are working closely with medical experts and patients to develop several therapy-centered video games.

Drugged driving surpasses drunken driving among drivers killed in crashes, report finds

Robert Jimison, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:38pm

Driving under the influence of drugs was deadlier in 2015 than driving while drunk, a new report found. Still, some safety experts caution that drunken driving remains a bigger problem and say that drugged driving needs more research.

Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:30am

NASA's Cassini spacecraft ventured Wednesday into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings.

Rocky Mountain Power unveils EV chargers for regional corridor

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:10pm

Rocky Mountain Power unveiled its newest electric vehicle charging stations designed to be part of a regional electrical corridor serving Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. Officials also announced a $1,250 incentive for employees who purchase or lease EVs.

8 tips for budget-friendly DIY home security

Sage Singleton, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:59am

Home break-ins occur every 13 seconds in the United States, so it's essential to take the necessary steps to safeguard your home and family. Here are eight tips for budget-friendly do-it-yourself home security.

'Plastic bag' womb could help keep premature babies alive

Meera Senthilingam CNN  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:17am

An artificial womb resembling a plastic bag has been used to keep premature lambs alive for four weeks outside of their own mother's womb and could one day be applied to premature babies.

Review: Samsung Galaxy S8

Mike Stapley, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:51am

The Samsung Galaxy S8 improves on last year's S7 in virtually every way, and that's saying something.

Protecting kids from violent images on family-friendly video app

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:40pm

YouTube kids is very popular with children. It uses an algorithm to filter videos, sorts selections by age, and has a timer to help parents manage their child's viewing habits. But there is one setting parents should use to protect kids.

BYU students create prosthetic socket to aid amputees in Africa

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:00pm

For eleven bloody years, rebels in Sierra Leone cut off the limbs of more than 27,000 people, leaving thousands permanently disabled. Now, six BYU students are working to create affordable prosthetic sockets to aid the surviving amputees.

7 ways to cut back on technology

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:45am

People in the United States across all age groups check their phones 46 times per day on average. Here are seven ways to cut back.

'Like an adventure': BYU professor and her students discover a new planet

Ray Boone  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:28pm

In between taking her kids to dental appointments and soccer games, Dr. Denise Stephens found the time to help her students discover a new planet, 1300 light years away.

Pathways program connects high school grads with high-tech jobs

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:46pm

In just its first two years, the Utah Aerospace Pathways program has found great success in connecting Utah high school students with good paying, sustainable employment in the state's growing advanced manufacturing sector.

Advances in hip replacement surgery has patients back on their feet within hours

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 7:00pm

Advances in total hip replacement surgery has patients back on their feet and walking within hours of surgery.

2nd major meteor shower peaks early morning of April 22

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 5:50pm

This year’s second major meteor shower will peak sometime late Friday night and early Saturday morning at a rate of 18 meteors per hour, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Have You Seen This? Bill Nye answers science questions

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 1:15pm

I loved Bill Nye's show as a kid. Fast forward 20-plus years and I see this video and guess what, I still love Bill Nye.

U. team discovers 2 supermassive black holes in tiny galaxies

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:59am

A team of researchers from the University of Utah have discovered two supermassive black holes in tiny galaxies, offering evidence that there may be twice as many black holes in the universe than previously thought.

Car infotainment: not as smart as your smartphone, but getting smarter

Cosette Jarrett, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:30pm

Car infotainment systems have come a long way over the past decade, yet we still find ourselves using our smartphones for info and entertainment instead of built-in options. Fortunately, new innovations in auto tech might be changing the landscape.

3 ways artificial intelligence is turning entertainment on its head

Alice Williams, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:50am

Entertainment has already been transformed by tech advances that seem custom-made to blow our minds. Now that artificial intelligence has been introduced to the mix, what does the future hold for the way we're entertained?

Meet the Moby-Dick of shipworms

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:52am

It looks like a horror film creature that came from the deep, but University of Utah researchers say it merely originated from the shallows of the Philippines.

BYU professor, students invent microchip to minimize preterm births

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 11:59am

Nearly 1 million babies die each year as a result of preterm birth, but one BYU professor and his students have created a microchip that will inform pregnant women if they're at risk and help them prevent complications.