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Twin sisters build robotic prosthetic arm for national competition

Ashley Stilson, 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, 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.

Utahns to receive almost $4M from Apple e-book settlement

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jun 21st - 12:46pm

Utahns who purchased an electronic book between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012, could soon receive a check in the mail or a credit to their iTunes account.

Layton man’s funnel makes canning easier

Katrina Lynn Corbridge Hawkins, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 21st - 11:45am

Mark Gallegos' mother instilled in him a love of cooking and canning, which love inspired his canning funnel. It fits securely on both jar sizes and prevents spills. Manufactured and sold locally, this funnel makes canning even easier.

3-D printed kidney used in complex cancer surgery

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted  Jun 21st - 7:13am

Using 3-D printers, Intermountain Medical Center created a model of a woman's kidney to study and remove a complex tumor.

Summer solstice, full moon sync up for first time in decades

Loli Lucaciu Special to CNN  |  Posted  Jun 20th - 8:13pm

Monday marked the first time a full moon has appeared at the same time during the summer solstice in decades.

Virtual reality arcade opens doors at University Mall

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jun 20th - 12:30pm

At a new virtual reality arcade in University Mall, you can fight off zombies or enjoy a nice game of mini golf — all while standing in a 10-by-10-foot space.

Is there anybody out there? Alien contact is possible — in about 1,500 years

Farida Fawzy CNN  |  Posted  Jun 17th - 8:59pm

E.T. phone home? Yeah, that'll have to wait another 1,500 years.

Napster is coming back

Chris Isidore, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 17th - 11:45am

The Napster name is coming back from the grave.

The Rolls-Royce of the 22nd century won't need a chauffeur

Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 17th - 8:35am

Many Rolls-Royce owners don't drive the car themselves. They hire someone to do that. In the next century they won't even have to bother paying someone to drive their Rolls. The car will take care of the driving on its own.

Leading astronomer urges Europe to end human space missions

Bianca Britton for CNN  |  Posted  Jun 16th - 8:45pm

Britain's leading astronomer has called on Europe to end human spaceflights because he says they are no longer cost effective or a benefit to science.

Video: Siri, Cortana answer presidential questions

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jun 16th - 11:12am

At a time when many Americans are expressing dissatisfaction with their options for the upcoming presidential election, it could be time to consider a new option — artificial intelligence.