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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.

Archaeologists find 1K statues in tomb in Egypt's Luxor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 11:16am

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered more than 1,000 statues and 10 sarcophagi in an ancient noble's tomb on the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor.

5 gadgets for a smarter home

Zoe Meeken, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 12:11pm

It’s hard to deny we live in a rapidly changing world as technology advances and we try to keep up. With so many new gadgets, it can be difficult to know what you need and what you don't. Here are five gadgets that may actually improve your home.

Kids prefer the TV for their viewing, but love other devices

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 7:54am

Grace Ellis has never known a time when you needed a TV to watch TV.

Digital defenders get top training at Utah schools

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Apr 16th - 7:39pm

Unmet demand and high pay are drawing students into cybersecurity programs at BYU and Utah Valley University.

New technology gives doctors a better look at prostate cancer

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted   Apr 16th - 5:13pm

New technology at the Huntsman Cancer Institute is providing new hope for a diagnosis for men undergoing repeated prostate biopsies.

Medical tech firm to expand Utah operations

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Apr 15th - 8:37pm

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development Thursday announced health technology company Collective Medical Technologies Inc. will expand in Utah, adding nearly 600 jobs over the next eight years.

It's finally party time for 'The Great American Eclipse'

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted   Apr 14th - 11:05pm

A retired Salt Lake City schoolteacher has been planning a huge party for more than a quarter-century — and this year it's finally party time. He's reinviting thousands of former students to celebrate "The Great American Eclipse."

U. student awarded $250K from the Hertz Foundation for excellence in physics

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Apr 14th - 2:32pm

By his own definition, Ethan Lake was not a star student in high school. Half a decade later, he was awarded $250,000 as a winner of the extremely prestigious Hertz Fellowship — one of 12 out of 721 applicants to receive the honor.

BYU professors discover new dinosaur in Moab

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Apr 13th - 11:59am

After decades of painstaking excavation, the world’s newest dinosaur is making its debut at the BYU Museum of Paleontology with an unmistakeable name: the Moabosaurus utahensis.

How technology has increased the beauty industry’s year-over-year value

Cosette Jarrett, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 12th - 11:45am

Technological advancement has taken down many industries as our society has grown accustomed to having everything we need less than a touch away. Here's how the beauty industry has not just survived, but thrived in the digital age.

New Utah app seeks to involve next generation in wilderness monitoring

Julie Applegate, St. George News  |  Posted   Apr 12th - 9:01am

A new app released by the Bureau of Land Management-Utah and American Conservation Experience will allow citizen scientists to help land managers monitor wilderness study areas in Utah.

Provo company offering free personalized life history videos

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Apr 11th - 6:27pm

Provo company Lifey is offering to record personalized life history videos for free to help people remember and share the most impactful moments of their lives.

Becoming a cyborg: Our path to tech connectivity

Kent Larson, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 11th - 11:59am

From chip implants to tiny brain electrodes, the path to becoming a cyborg is becoming, not only real, but relevant.