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STEM Best Practices Conference attracts hundreds from all over the state

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:21pm

Almost 700 educators, administrators, industry officials gathered at the Utah Valley Convention Center for the third annual STEM Best Practices Conference.

Idea born from iPhone flashlight helping lower cost of some surgeries

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Jun 19th - 8:01pm

Five billion people in the world don't have access to basic, affordable surgery. Doctors at the University of Utah are on a mission to help change that.

South Jordan mom issues warning after Facebook casting call turns inappropriate

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Jun 16th - 10:28pm

It started as a casting call for a local film, but quickly ended with mothers sharing their concern on Facebook.

Orbital ATK motor test proves successful

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jun 15th - 8:01pm

Engineers tested NASA’s Space Launch System that will incorporate Orbital ATKs launch abort system designed to safely pull the crew of the Orion flight module away from the launch vehicle in the event of an emergency on the ground or in the air.

Could tech company Entrata become a Utah unicorn?

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Jun 14th - 8:14pm

Could Entrata, a Utah-born property management software company, join Utah's small herd of tech unicorns?

A drone's-eye view of mining safety at Rio Tinto's Kennecott

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jun 14th - 7:00pm

The line is pretty deep for surveyors, geotechnical engineers, hydrologists and asset managers to become a drone pilot at Rio Tinto's Kennecott mine, where the high-flying equipment provides an added safety dimension to the mining operations.

Why are Utah women underrepresented in high-paying industries?

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Jun 13th - 8:01pm

While the percentage of Utah women in the workplace is only slightly below the national average, women in the Beehive State are exceptionally underrepresented in high-paying industries.

Gov. Herbert: Amazon building $200 million facility in Utah

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Jun 8th - 11:54am

Amazon will build a fulfillment services facility in Utah, according to a Thursday announcement by the Governor's Office of Economic Development.

Will comfort tech company Purple become a Utah unicorn?

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Jun 7th - 12:58pm

In the fantasy world, the unicorn is a rare creature. In the tech world, it’s even rarer. Purple, a comfort technology company well-known for its innovative mattresses, may well join Utah's small herd of tech unicorns.

Study finds pregnancy seems safe for breast cancer survivors

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 7th - 12:16pm

A study gives reassuring news for breast cancer survivors who want to have children. Those who later became pregnant were no more likely to have their cancer come back than those who did not have a baby.

'Great American Eclipse': A view from the volcanoes

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted   Jun 6th - 7:32pm

Just before noon on Monday, Aug. 21, when tens of millions of Americans are expected to watch a total solar eclipse, a lucky few will watch it in a very unusual place: atop two old volcanic craters in eastern Idaho.

Google to teach school kids about online safety, etiquette

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 6th - 12:16pm

Google is spearheading an educational campaign to teach pre-teen children how to protect themselves from scams, predators and other trouble.

Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals

Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 5th - 6:57pm

Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers — the latest test of the iPhone maker's ability to redefine markets originally staked out by its rivals.

Are smart cities the way of the future?

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Jun 5th - 3:00pm

While cities of flying cars and robot overlords may be a far cry from the present day, smart cities are not. Will they be the way of the future?

Google's Chrome browser to block some ads starting next year

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 2nd - 10:32am

Google says its Chrome browser will block ads on websites it deems too annoying for web users starting next year.

4 geeky activities to get your child interested in STEM

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted   May 31st - 5:30pm

We learn when we care, and there's nothing quite like fandom culture to help kids care. Here are four simple and not-so-simple, geeky STEM activities to inspire both you and your child to take learning to the next level.

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 31st - 10:47am

A NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year.

Powerful new antibiotic could halt superbugs

Elizabeth Roberts, CNN  |  Posted   May 31st - 7:49am

Scientists in the United States have developed a vital tool in the battle against superbugs by re-engineering a decades-old antibiotic.

7 innovative gadgets changing the way people sleep

Kelsey Down, Contributor  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:05pm

While step trackers and fitness wearables have largely been the go-to technology for a healthier lifestyle, sleep tech has become the newest trend in the health tech craze. Here are seven gadgets that can help you get a good night's rest.

USU plays key role in successful launch of satellite from space station

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   May 30th - 10:47am

When a defense satellite was launched recently from the International Space Station, a team from Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory gathered to watch the deployment.