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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, KSL.com 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, KSL.com 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, KSL.com 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, KSL.com 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, KSL.com 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.