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U. professor creates chip that could harness laptop's extra heat, turn it into more battery life

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:36pm

Have you ever downloaded a large file and suddenly your laptop gets really hot? This University of Utah professor wants to take that heat and add it to your laptop's battery life.

Apollo 11 moon landing had thousands working behind scenes

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:53pm

It took 400,000 people to put Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon a half-century ago.

GAO: EPA skirted procedures in overhaul of science boards

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:12pm

The Environmental Protection Agency skirted some of its usual procedures and ethics rules when it overhauled key agency advisory boards, slashing the numbers of academic scientists on the panels and appointing more industry figures, the Government Accountability Office said Monday.

SpaceX: Leaky valve caused crew capsule to explode in test

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:53pm

A leaky valve caused a SpaceX crew capsule to explode during a ground test back in April, destroying the spacecraft and dealing a blow to the company's effort to launch astronauts.

The Latest: Protesters demand removal of gate on summit road

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:04pm

The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local):

India assesses technical snag that aborted moon mission

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:08am

India's space organization is examining the technical snag behind Monday's aborted launch of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon and expects to set a new launch date within days.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong about Dems, census, citizenship

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:19pm

President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to "go back" to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Protests flare over construction of telescope in Hawaii

Caleb Jones and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:18pm

Singing, chanting and lying on the ground in the road, hundreds of people demonstrated on Monday against the construction of a giant telescope on a mountaintop that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred.

The Latest: Elders brace for arrest for blocking summit road

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 7:34pm

The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local):

India aborts moon mission launch, citing technical glitch

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:30pm

India aborted the launch on Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon less than an hour before liftoff.

Statues, education center honor Neil Armstrong at museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:37pm

New statues of astronaut Neil Armstrong were unveiled and an education center was dedicated in his name on Sunday as his Ohio hometown continued celebrating its native son's history-making moon mission 50 years ago this month.

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer's

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:11am

A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found.

Hawaiian activists prepare for Mauna Kea telescope convoys

Caleb Jones and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:27am

Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii's highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help them peer back to the time just after the Big Bang and answer fundamental questions about the universe.

How Amazon Prime Day became the shopping Super Bowl

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:02am

Amazon has successfully invented a new shopping holiday, a kind of Black Friday in July. The e-commerce giant and its retail competitors are set to capitalize on shoppers dishing out on everything from clothes to televisions next week.

Egypt opens 2 ancient pyramids for first time since 1960s

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:47am

Egypt on Saturday opened two of its oldest pyramids, located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of the capital Cairo, to visitors for the first time since 1965.

Earthquakes shake up Yucca Mountain nuke dump talk in Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:41am

Recent California earthquakes that rattled Las Vegas have shaken up arguments on both sides of a stalled federal plan to entomb nuclear waste beneath a long-studied site in southern Nevada.

Russia launches major new telescope into space after delays

Matthew Bodner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:19am

A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday after days of launch delays, Russia's space agency said.

India aborts its highly anticipated launch of moon mission shortly before blastoff citing a "technical snag"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:17pm

India aborts its highly anticipated launch of moon mission shortly before blastoff citing a "technical snag"

Fossil of bone-crushing mammal a first in the US Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:24pm

A fossil jaw bone misidentified for 50 years turns out to belong to a bone-crushing mammal and is the first to be found in the Northwest, scientists said.

Strong 4.7 magnitude tremor shakes western Greece

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:48am

Scientists say a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 has struck western Greece.