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A Sputnik-era dream: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 12th - 4:04pm

Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before.

These two BYU professors are going to help build a new super antenna on the 'Goldeneye' telescope

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Aug 12th - 9:47am

Two BYU engineering professors have been tasked with a $5.8 million project to build a super antenna for the giant telescope dish featured in the 1995 James Bond film, "GoldenEye."

US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 11th - 5:34pm

California college student Anjali Banerjee was watching fireworks during a 2016 celebration on a seafront promenade in the French city of Nice when a man plowed a huge truck through the crowd, killing 86 people and wounding 200.

NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun's glittering crown

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 10th - 10:35pm

NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun's glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither.

Vivint Solar ‘turned the corner’ on financial challenges after raising $327M, analyst says

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 9th - 9:09pm

After Vivint Solar posted solid quarterly results Tuesday and raised $327 million in an arrangement that’s the first of its kind in residential solar, one analyst believes the company may have "turned the corner" on financial challenges.

Limit screen time to protect your child's heart, American Heart Association says

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Aug 9th - 8:05pm

Parents, there's yet another reason to limit screen time for your kids: It could contribute to future heart disease.

Samsung's new phone shows how hardware innovation has slowed

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 3:09pm

Samsung's new smartphone illustrates the limits of innovation at a time when hardware advances have slowed.

Facial recognition system set to be used in Olympic security

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 7th - 2:59pm

A facial recognition system will be used across an Olympics for the first time as Tokyo organizers work to keep security tight and efficient at dozens of venues during the 2020 Games.

Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other devices

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 7th - 8:23am

Military troops and other defense personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness-tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location, according to a new Pentagon order.

Review: An afternoon with the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 4Matic

Mike Stapley, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 6th - 2:15pm

The AMG GLE63 combines power, performance and luxury in a way that is truly rare.

For better sleep, doctors suggest low-tech, cheap solutions

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 3rd - 8:38pm

Millions of people struggle to get enough sleep — and to stay alert the next day.

Facebook and Instagram now reveal how much time you spend in each app

Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN  |  Posted Aug 1st - 6:27pm

Get ready to find out how much time you spend on Facebook and Instagram.

The state government wants to know how you feel about Utah

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 1st - 3:04pm

For those who wish it were easier to share feedback with the government, that time may have come for the state of Utah.

Tech's impact on kids: Lawmakers push for research

Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN  |  Posted Jul 31st - 9:40pm

Kids are spending more time staring at screens, but there's little scientific research about how it affects their health and development.

Facebook finds 'sophisticated' efforts to disrupt elections

Barbara Ortutay and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 31st - 7:46pm

Facebook elevated concerns about election interference Tuesday, announcing that it had uncovered "sophisticated" efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to manipulate U.S. politics and by extension the upcoming midterm elections.

Curtis invites Utah tech leaders to closed meeting on net neutrality

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 31st - 7:31pm

Rep. John Curtis, Utah’s newest-elected Congressman, held a closed meeting Tuesday at the Adobe building in Lehi to discuss the fate of net neutrality with tech leaders from across the state.

Amazon begins hiring process for 1,500 jobs in SLC

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 31st - 1:01pm

Amazon has started its process of hiring people for its new distribution center expected to open later this year.

Orca carries dead calf for week during 'deep grieving'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 31st - 6:44am

An endangered orca that spends time in Pacific Northwest waters is still carrying the corpse of her calf one week after it died.

Email scam claims to have your passwords, compromising videos

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 30th - 9:50pm

Investigators have been warning Utahns not to fall for a sophisticated email ruse that displays the recipient’s correct usernames and passwords before demanding money in exchange for not releasing embarrassing videos.

Everything you need to know about the deepfake phenomenon

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 30th - 2:29pm

A deepfake is an image, audio clip or video, created using artificial intelligence software, that seems real — but isn't.