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Utah 2nd in nation for solar capacity installed in 2016; 6th overall

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:52pm

Utah ranks second in the nation for solar capacity installed in 2016 and 6th overall, jumping 10 spots from last year and witnessing a 500 percent increase from 2015, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Trump signs NASA bill, ponders sending Congress to space

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:24pm

President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA's mission. Could sending Congress into space be next?

Utah teacher implements Google-inspired ‘Genius Hour’ to spark creativity in the classroom

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 2:48pm

Tech companies across the nation have emulated a strategy at Google intended to boost productivity and creativity, and now one Utah teacher is bringing it to the classroom.

Airline passenger's headphones catch fire midflight

Ben Westcott, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:28pm

A passenger's face was left blackened and her hand blistered after her battery-powered headphones caught fire while she was traveling on an international flight between Beijing and Melbourne.

Utah Tech Council gets $4M for job expansion

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:36pm

A new funding boost from the state Legislature is expected to help the Utah Technology Council grow the number of STEM-area college grads and help address growing, unmet demand in the state's tech sector.

NSA officials deny 'blanket' spying in Salt Lake during 2002 Olympics

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 8:28pm

Current and former National Security Agency officials have denied there was "blanket" spying in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Winter Games, according to recent federal court filings.

Vintage US nuclear test films declassified and publicized

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 4:51pm

From the deserts of southern New Mexico and Nevada to islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government conducted dozens of nuclear weapons tests from the 1940s until the early 1960s.

Prescription to play: U. working to improve your health with apps, games

Peter Rosen  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:03pm

Game developers, doctors and medical researchers at the University of Utah are working together to create apps and games in hopes of providing better health care.

How to add value to an old home using automation upgrades

Sarah Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 12:47pm

While location may be a home’s key selling point, technology is likely a close second, and spring is the real estate market's time to shine. Here are some easy home automation upgrades to add value to your home.

U. scientists develop cell therapy for chronic disc pain

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 11:45am

Relief for chronic back and neck pain may be on the horizon. Bioengineering researchers at the University of Utah have discovered a technique to control chronic pain by regulating genes that reduce tissue- and cell-damaging inflammation.

SLC library celebrates 'Teen Tech Month,' shows libraries are more than just books

John Mabunga, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 14th - 11:57am

The Salt Lake County Library is celebrating "Teen Tech Month" this March by inviting teens to check out all the resources available, as well as hosting the annual teen tech contest to inspire adolescents to "be the source of change."

How automated trucks could transform the moving industry

Jack Frey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 11:59am

Self-driving cars are the hot topic, but self-driving trucks could help fulfill a shortage of truck drivers or take away their jobs entirely. Let's take a look at how self-driving technology works and how it will affect the moving industry.

Jive looks to expand Utah operation

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Mar 10th - 10:30pm

Utah tech company Jive Communications is poised to make a major expansion, adding 200 employees to their current workforce of 500 and building a new headquarters in Utah County.

CNBC ranks Utah No. 1 state for business

Cosette Jarrett, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 10th - 12:30pm

In 2016, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and CNBC ranked Utah as the No. 1 state in the nation for business, thanks in large part to the rapidly expanding tech scene.

WikiLeaks dump shows you how naked you really are

Timothy Carone, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 10th - 10:52am

What should we citizens make of the report from WikiLeaks, which published what it said were internal CIA documents showing that the agency developed secret tools to spy on us by hacking into pretty much anything we use on the Internet — our computers, smartphones, even our TVs?

WikiLeaks aid on CIA software holes could be mixed blessing

Anick Jesdanun and Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 9th - 4:54pm

WikiLeaks has offered to help the likes of Google and Apple identify the software holes used by purported CIA hacking tools — and that puts the tech industry in something of a bind.

USU scientists help NASA develop tech to let astronauts live on Mars

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 8th - 7:00pm

NASA has chosen two Utah State University scientists to help them develop technology that will allow astronauts to produce their own food and live on Mars.

WikiLeaks fallout: Should you worry about alleged CIA hacks?

Mae Anderson, Tali Arbel and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 8th - 9:08am

So, you use messaging apps like WhatsApp or Signal or have smart TVs and PCs. Should you worry that the CIA is listening to your conversations?

Study links social media use to isolation in young adults

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 7th - 4:10pm

A new study put together by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh reveals that increased social media use is linked to higher levels of perceived social isolation.

BYU student, professor help save millions of dollars by creating virtual reality training for engineering students

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 7th - 1:07pm

Virtual reality has found a lucrative home in the gaming world, but one BYU student and his professor are leveraging the technology to train engineers and save millions of dollars in the process.