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Utah genetics researchers looking for DNA-level disease causes

Eric Butler  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:19am

Utah Genome Project researchers are getting the DNA sequences of a thousand people who have family histories of rare and life-threatening diseases. Their analysis hopes to find the genetic causes of a variety of conditions.

Study: Kidney stone got you down? Ride a roller coaster

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:04am

Though some people fear they’ll lose their lunch on a roller coaster, a new study suggests a wild ride could help you pass a pesky kidney stone.

7 ways Zika can spread

Robert Lawrence, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:58pm

The Zika virus has spread quickly in the West. These are the ways it is known to travel.

Uber may introduce flying passenger drones in the next decade

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:47am

In an onstage interview with technology site Recode, Jeff Holden, Uber products head, said aircraft technology could become a reality in less than 10 years.

Utah man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:51pm

A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research unveiled Wednesday that found the unusual transmission method was likely caused by his dying father having 100,000 times the normal level of the virus.

Car review: 4 days with the 2017 Nissan Maxima Platinum

Mike Stapley, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:32am

The Nissan Maxima offers sporty styling and performance that set it apart from its rivals.

FDA-approved helmet puts Salt Lake man's depression into remission

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:14pm

Depression affects millions of people in the U.S. and there is no cure. Medication doesn't work for many. A new treatment used at Harvard, Mount Sinai and the U.S. Navy has made its way to Utah.

SpaceX's Elon Musk lays out his plan to put humans on Mars

Jackie Wattles  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:02pm

Elon Musk said Tuesday that a self-sustaining colony of people could be living on Mars within 50 to 150 years.

Women Tech Council honors Utah women in technology

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:21pm

Five award recipients were recognized out of over 100 nominees at the Women Tech Council annual awards last Thursday. These women were chosen for their creative innovations in the technology industry and their work impacting Utah’s economy.

Jupiter moon may have water plumes that shoot up 125 miles

Alicia Chang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 8:24pm

The Hubble Space Telescope has spied what appear to be water plumes on one of Jupiter's icy moons shooting up as high as 125 miles.

3 ways to stream the presidential debate without cable

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:59pm

On Monday, Sept. 26, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet for their first debate. The debate won't just be on television, it will be streamed on several different platforms and websites.

Google Fiber offering internet for SLC nonprofit housing

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:46am

Google Fiber, Salt Lake City and Utah Nonprofit Housing Corporation her Press Conference at Lorna Doone Properties to unveil its Gigabit Communities Program which brings the internet to new residents.

California eyes unusual power source: its gridlocked roads

Delara Shakib, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 9:16am

All those cars on California's famously gridlocked highways could be doing more than just using energy - they could be producing it.

Say hello to Snap Inc.

Hope King, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 3:05pm

The company synonymous with disappearing messages wants to build more than just software for your phone.

Women in tech honored for outstanding achievement

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 11:09am

The Women Tech Council honored achievement in technology and business during its annual awards at the Grand America Hotel on Thursday. Recipients were recognized for innovations in shaping the tech industry and impacting Utah's economy.

SpaceX: Accident points to breach in rocket's helium system

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 8:02pm

SpaceX said Friday that evidence points to a large breach in the rocket's helium system during a routine prelaunch test that turned into a devastating fireball three weeks ago.

Google, Comcast among companies rumored to purchase Twitter

Paul R. La Monica, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 11:49am

Are Twitter's days as an independent company numbered? Twitter stock soared 20% Friday after CNBC reported that the company is moving closer to selling itself.

US astronaut will vote from orbit if homecoming is delayed

Marcia Dunn  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 8:58pm

The lone American in orbit will end up voting for president from the International Space Station, if her homecoming is delayed.

Legos take flight with new DIY drone kit

Parija Kavilanz, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 12:48pm

If you want get your hands on a drone without shelling out the big bucks, build your own instead with Legos.

MIT scientists use radio waves to sense human emotions

Matt McFarland  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 8:03pm

There's a new trick to understanding someone's poker face -- radio waves.