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Asteroids could threaten Earth, scientists say

Jareen Imam CNN  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:22pm

The threat of deadly asteroids hitting our planet is real, according to Asteroid Day, an organization hoping to stop a future catastrophe.

Have You Seen This? The tech behind Snapchat’s fun filters

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 1:19pm

Vox recently took to YouTube to explain how the technology works, and it’s fascinating.

Amazon offers inexpensive smartphones with a catch

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:30am

With new smartphones costing hundreds of dollars, what would you be willing to give up to get a phone with similar features for a fraction of the cost?

Science groups to Congress: Climate change is real threat

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:58pm

Thirty-one of the country's top science organizations are telling Congress that global warming is a real problem and something needs to be done about it.

Largest landslide in the world rocked ancient Utah, researchers say

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:32pm

Imagine a landslide involving a sheet of rock about 1 mile thick and larger than the state of Rhode Island traveling across the landscape at speeds up to 200 mph. As mind-boggling as that sounds, scientists now believe it actually happened in Utah.

Orbital ATK, NASA complete final test of Mars solid rocket booster with a boom

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:21pm

Orbital ATK and NASA completed the final test for the QM-2, the last full-scale ground test of the solid rocket booster motor. It was the last test before the NASA Space Launch System’s first unmanned test flight in two years.

Google Earth just got way better

Hope King, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 11:45am

Google Earth just got a huge upgrade.

Florida's coral reef system in rapid decay, scientists say

Boris Sanchez, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:39pm

The most terrifying thing lurking under the waters of the Atlantic Ocean may not come with razor sharp teeth.

Go underwater, explore with new virtual reality games

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 1:01pm

Virtual reality games are increasing and improving, providing a unique immersive experience.

This tiny robot is a real-life Wall-E

Heather Kelly, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:00am

For a small guy, he has a big temper.

Twin sisters build robotic prosthetic arm for national competition

Ashley Stilson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 11:44am

Twin 14-year-old sisters built a robotic prosthetic arm for the national Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement competition held at Weber State University this week. Jasmine and Karina Rubalcava built the prosthetic using light sensors.

Park City headphone company Skullcandy purchased for $177M

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 8:59pm

Skullcandy, a Utah-based audio and gaming company, is merging with another commodity company, the two companies jointly announced Friday.

Skeletons, coins found in dig of ancient Pompeii shop

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 7:02pm

Italian and French archaeologists have discovered four skeletons and gold coins in the ruins of an ancient shop on the outskirts of Pompeii, officials said Friday.

Can Google Glass help autistic children read faces?

Terence Chea, AP  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 11:45am

Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people's faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder.

Mysterious 'zombie bee' scourge reaches southern US

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 9:05pm

The mysterious "zombie bee" parasite that kills honeybees has reached the southern United States after scientists confirmed a case in Virginia about an hour outside Roanoke, researchers announced this week.

Utahns’ high-end lightsabers earn nearly $110K on Kickstarter

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 7:02pm

Shon Whitney, one of the three engineers behind the Kyberlight project, said he and his friends have been tinkering with lightsabers for years.

Boston Dynamics’ newest robot can load your dishwasher

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 11:55am

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a pet robot that can clean up your messes, then you’ll love Boston Dynamics’ latest creation.

Have You Seen This? Former NASA engineer makes massive NERF gun

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 1:11pm

Mark Rober — who used to work as an engineer for NASA — has invented the world’s largest functioning NERF gun and he’s showing it off on his YouTube channel.

Review: What I learned after driving BMW’s electric i3 for 4 days

Mike Stapley, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 12:33pm

Electric cars have come and gone. Could vehicles like the BMW i3 make them a permanent part of our world?

New AI can predict when two people will kiss

Hope King, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 6:57am

Sometimes a lean is just a lean, and sometimes a lean leads to a kiss. A new deep-learning algorithm can predict the difference.