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AT&T, Verizon pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm

AT&T, Verizon pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 18 - 3:28 p.m.

AT&T will postpone new wireless service near some airports planned for this week after the nation's largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions.
Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 15 - 7:26 p.m.

The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption began to recede Sunday, while the extent of damage to Tonga remained unclear.
Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say

Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say

Laura Ungar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 4:12 p.m.

Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron's whirlwind advance practically ensures it won't be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world.
Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US, Britain

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US, Britain

Maria Cheng and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 12 - 7:55 a.m.

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.
A kilometer-wide asteroid will make its closest pass by Earth next week

A kilometer-wide asteroid will make its closest pass by Earth next week

Katie Hunt, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 11 - 12:05 p.m.

The closest asteroid to pass by Earth for two centuries will fly by Earth on Jan. 18. It is estimated to be 3,451 feet wide.
Smart guns may finally arrive in US, seeking to shake up firearms market

Smart guns may finally arrive in US, seeking to shake up firearms market

Daniel Trotta, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 11 - 9:31 a.m.

Personalized smart guns, which can be fired only by verified users, may finally become available to U.S. consumers after two decades of questions about reliability and concerns they will usher in a new wave of government regulation.
Like a fish out of water? Israeli team trains goldfish to drive

Like a fish out of water? Israeli team trains goldfish to drive

Rami Amichay and Maayan Lubell, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 10 - 8:24 p.m.

Goldfish are capable of navigating on land, Israeli researchers have found, after training fish to drive.
In 1st, US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient

In 1st, US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 10 - 6:01 p.m.

In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he's doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery.
Scientists name new tropical tree species after Leonardo DiCaprio

Scientists name new tropical tree species after Leonardo DiCaprio

Sana Noor Haq, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 10 - 6:59 a.m.

Leonardo DiCaprio has an Oscar, a British Academy of Film and Television Arts and three Golden Globe awards under his belt.
Space telescope's 'golden eye' opens, last major hurdle

Space telescope's 'golden eye' opens, last major hurdle

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 8 - 9:03 p.m.

NASA's new space telescope opened its huge, gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror Saturday, the final step in the observatory's dramatic unfurling.
FAA details 50 airports that will have 5G buffer zones

FAA details 50 airports that will have 5G buffer zones

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 7 - 8:33 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday disclosed a list of 50 U.S. airports that will have buffer zones when wireless carriers turn on new 5G C-band service on Jan. 19.
Smartphones, laptops and oddball gadgets: CES 2022 showcases tech's latest innovations

Smartphones, laptops and oddball gadgets: CES 2022 showcases tech's latest innovations

Samantha Murphy Kelly and Clare Duffy, CNN Business  |  Posted Jan. 6 - 7:36 p.m.

CES, one of the world's biggest tech trade shows, kicks off Wednesday in Las Vegas with its first in-person event since the start of the pandemic. While the conference may look a little different in 2022, it's still showcasing the familiar mix of innovative and wacky products that make an appearance year after year.
Dogs can recognize different languages and nonsense words, study says

Dogs can recognize different languages and nonsense words, study says

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Updated Jan. 6 - 5:49 p.m.

Wearing headsets, 18 subjects lay quietly while a functional magnetic resonance imaging machine droned on around their heads.
Trump to launch his social media app in February, listing shows

Trump to launch his social media app in February, listing shows

Krystal Hu and Helen Coster, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 6 - 1:57 p.m.

Former President Donald Trump's new media venture plans to launch its social media app Truth Social on Feb. 21, according to an Apple App Store listing.
COVID case counts may be losing importance amid omicron

COVID case counts may be losing importance amid omicron

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 5 - 8:52 a.m.

The explosive increase in U.S. coronavirus case counts is raising alarm, but some experts believe the focus should instead be on COVID-19 hospital admissions. And those aren't climbing as fast.
CDC posts rationale for shorter isolation, COVID quarantine

CDC posts rationale for shorter isolation, COVID quarantine

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 4 - 8:30 p.m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday explained the scientific rationale for shortening its COVID-19 isolation and quarantine recommendations, and clarified that the guidance applies to kids as well as adults.
Sequence produces dozens of small earthquakes in southern Utah

Sequence produces dozens of small earthquakes in southern Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 4 - 5:45 p.m.

Other than the fascination of seeing many earthquakes in the same area, experts say there really aren't any concerns of a "big one" ready to hit.
Fossil of a giant millipede reveals 'the biggest bug that ever lived'

Fossil of a giant millipede reveals 'the biggest bug that ever lived'

Katie Hunt, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 4 - 2:26 p.m.

A fossil of a giant millipede found on a beach in northern England has revealed the "biggest bug that ever lived," paleontologists say.
Biden hails 5G wireless deal averting aviation safety crisis

Biden hails 5G wireless deal averting aviation safety crisis

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Updated Jan. 4 - 12:57 p.m.

Pres. Joe Biden hailed a deal between wireless carriers and U.S. regulators that will allow the deployment of new 5G wireless in two weeks and averted an aviation safety crisis.
CDC recommends 5-month gap for Pfizer COVID-19 booster dose

CDC recommends 5-month gap for Pfizer COVID-19 booster dose

Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 4 - 8:53 a.m.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday recommended shortening the interval between Pfizer-BioNTech's second COVID-19 vaccine dose and the booster shot to five months from six.
AT&T, Verizon delay new 5G service after Buttigieg request

AT&T, Verizon delay new 5G service after Buttigieg request

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 4 - 7:04 a.m.

AT&T and Verizon said Monday they will delay activating new 5G wireless service for two weeks following a request by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who cited the airline industry's concern that the service could interfere with systems on planes.
Apple becomes first company to hit $3 trillion market value, then slips

Apple becomes first company to hit $3 trillion market value, then slips

Nivedita Balu and Noel Randewich, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 3 - 5:45 p.m.

Apple on Monday became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before ending the day a hair below that milestone, as investors bet the iPhone maker will keep launching best-selling products as it explores new markets such as automated cars and virtual reality.
FDA expands Pfizer boosters for more teens; CDC recommendation still needed

FDA expands Pfizer boosters for more teens; CDC recommendation still needed

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 3 - 9:42 a.m.

The U.S. is expanding COVID-19 boosters as it confronts the omicron surge, with the Food and Drug Administration allowing extra Pfizer shots for children as young as 12.
US energy landscape is changing. Here's what it means for the Beehive State

US energy landscape is changing. Here's what it means for the Beehive State

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 2 - 7:52 p.m.

Researchers from the multiple universities published a comprehensive renewable energy report to provide an overview of how renewable energy is reshaping the global economy.
NASA will launch mission to an unexplored world in 2022

NASA will launch mission to an unexplored world in 2022

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 2 - 8:15 a.m.

Some of the most exciting space missions are ready to kick off in 2022.
New interpretation for US high-level nuclear waste could impact Idaho, Utah

New interpretation for US high-level nuclear waste could impact Idaho, Utah

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 31 - 9:20 a.m.

The Biden administration has affirmed a Trump administration interpretation of high-level radioactive waste that is based on the waste's radioactivity rather than how it was produced.
Tesla recalls 475,000 vehicles due to camera and front trunk issues

Tesla recalls 475,000 vehicles due to camera and front trunk issues

Jennifer Korn, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 30 - 6:08 p.m.

Over 475,000 Tesla cars have been recalled due to technical defects that may increase the risk of accidents.
Amazon's Alexa tells 10-year-old child to touch penny to exposed plug socket

Amazon's Alexa tells 10-year-old child to touch penny to exposed plug socket

Sana Noor Haq, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 29 - 11:53 a.m.

Amazon's Alexa recently gave some dangerous advice to one user that went viral on social media.
Utah researchers worked on James Webb Space Telescope, plan to use it

Utah researchers worked on James Webb Space Telescope, plan to use it

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 27 - 10:02 p.m.

The James Webb telescope launched just a few days ago and some Utah researchers played a role in bringing it to reality and signed up for research time on it.
Flu is making a comeback in US after an unusual year off

Flu is making a comeback in US after an unusual year off

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 27 - 5:45 p.m.

The U.S. flu season has arrived on schedule after taking a year off, with flu hospitalizations rising and two child deaths reported.
Edward O. Wilson, biologist known as 'ant man,' dead at 92

Edward O. Wilson, biologist known as 'ant man,' dead at 92

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 27 - 11:54 a.m.

Edward O. Wilson, the pioneering Harvard biologist who argued for a new vision of human nature in "Sociobiology" and warned against the decline of ecosystems, has died. He was 92.
People with inflammatory bowel disease have more microplastics in their feces, study finds

People with inflammatory bowel disease have more microplastics in their feces, study finds

Tom Yun, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 27 - 10:42 a.m.

A small new study has found that people with inflammatory bowel disease have more microplastics in their feces.
Chinese citizens slam Musk online after space station near-misses

Chinese citizens slam Musk online after space station near-misses

Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 27 - 7:20 a.m.

Chinese citizens lashed out online against billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk's space ambitions on Monday after China complained that its space station was forced to take evasive action to avoid collision with satellites launched by Musk's Starlink program.
New easy-to-use COVID-19 pills come with a catch

New easy-to-use COVID-19 pills come with a catch

Tom Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 26 - 4:51 p.m.

Newly infected COVID-19 patients have two new treatment options that can be taken at home.
Researchers find that wreck of last US slave ship is mostly intact on coast

Researchers find that wreck of last US slave ship is mostly intact on coast

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 25 - 5:47 p.m.

Researchers studying the wreckage of the last U.S. slave ship, buried in mud on the Alabama coast since it was scuttled in 1860, have made the surprising discovery that most of the wooden schooner remains intact.
NASA launches revolutionary space telescope to give glimpse of early universe

NASA launches revolutionary space telescope to give glimpse of early universe

Steve Gorman, Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 25 - 8:19 a.m.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, built to give the world a glimpse of the universe as it existed when the first galaxies formed, was launched by rocket early Saturday from South America's northeastern coast, opening a new era of astronomy.
Tasty TV? Japanese professor creates flavorful, lickable screen

Tasty TV? Japanese professor creates flavorful, lickable screen

Rikako Murayama and Rocky Swift, Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 23 - 6:12 p.m.

A Japanese professor has developed a prototype lickable TV screen that can imitate food flavours, another step towards creating a multi-sensory viewing experience.
Utah tech came to play in 2021

Utah tech came to play in 2021

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 23 - 5:34 p.m.

Swinging back from a 2020 that bore the worst economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 is closing out as a banner year for innovation companies in general, and Utah tech concerns in specific, with the past 12 months a veritable highlight reel of monster deals, unexpected recoveries and record growth.
Winter solstice 2021: Where modern science and pagan traditions meet

Winter solstice 2021: Where modern science and pagan traditions meet

Forrest Brown, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 21 - 10:30 p.m.

For the past six months, the days have grown shorter and the nights have grown longer in the Northern Hemisphere. But that's about to reverse itself.
Perfectly preserved baby dinosaur discovered curled up inside its egg

Perfectly preserved baby dinosaur discovered curled up inside its egg

Katie Hunt, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 21 - 10:03 p.m.

An unprecedented fossil of a baby dinosaur curled up perfectly inside its egg is shedding more light on the links between dinosaurs and birds.
3.6-magnitude quake by Zion National Park largest in area in 59 years

3.6-magnitude quake by Zion National Park largest in area in 59 years

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 21 - 5:23 p.m.

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake centered near Zion National Park Tuesday afternoon is the largest recorded in the area since at least 1962, according to the University of Utah Seismograph Stations.
Hubble telescope's bigger, more powerful successor to soar

Hubble telescope's bigger, more powerful successor to soar

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 21 - 7:22 a.m.

The Hubble Space Telescope's successor is a time-traveling wonder capable of peering back to within a hair's breadth of the dawn of the universe. And it's finally on the brink of flight.
US airlines warn 5G wireless could wreak havoc with flights

US airlines warn 5G wireless could wreak havoc with flights

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 19 - 2:00 p.m.

Major U.S. air carriers warned on Wednesday that plans by wireless carriers to use spectrum for 5G wireless services starting Jan. 5 could disrupt thousands of daily flights and cost air passengers $1.6 billion annually in delays.
How many dinosaurs have been discovered since 2003? The answer is 'staggering'

How many dinosaurs have been discovered since 2003? The answer is 'staggering'

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 18 - 12:20 p.m.

Paleontologists have so far discovered 42 new species of dinosaurs this year. And while that may seem like a lot, it's actually below the yearly average that spans nearly two decades.
Perseverance rover makes 'completely unexpected' volcanic discovery on Mars

Perseverance rover makes 'completely unexpected' volcanic discovery on Mars

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 16 - 9:55 p.m.

Lava once flowed at the site of an ancient lake on Mars.
Amazon's AWS recovers from brief outage affecting third-party services

Amazon's AWS recovers from brief outage affecting third-party services

Chavi Mehta, Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 15 - 10:44 a.m.

Amazon.com said on Wednesday it had recovered from a brief outage at its Amazon Web Services cloud unit that affected internet connectivity in two regions on the U.S. West Coast.
NASA solar probe becomes first spacecraft to 'touch' the sun

NASA solar probe becomes first spacecraft to 'touch' the sun

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 14 - 10:00 p.m.

The Parker Solar Probe has successfully flown through the sun's corona, or upper atmosphere, to sample particles and our star's magnetic fields.
One year of COVID-19 vaccines: Many lives saved, many needlessly lost

One year of COVID-19 vaccines: Many lives saved, many needlessly lost

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 14 - 10:00 a.m.

One year ago, the biggest vaccination drive in American history began with a flush of excitement in an otherwise gloomy December, bringing shots that many hoped would spell the end of the crisis.
Pfizer says COVID-19 pill near 90% effective in final analysis

Pfizer says COVID-19 pill near 90% effective in final analysis

Michael Erman and Deena Beasley, Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 14 - 7:05 a.m.

Pfizer Inc on Tuesday said final analysis of its antiviral COVID-19 pill still showed near 90% efficacy in preventing hospitalizations and deaths in high-risk patients, and recent lab data suggests the drug retains its effectiveness against the fast spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Jetpacks, flying cars and taxi drones: Transport's future is in the skies

Jetpacks, flying cars and taxi drones: Transport's future is in the skies

Jane Wardell, Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 12 - 4:51 p.m.

Paramedics with jetpacks, border police in flying cars and city workers commuting by drone all sound like science fiction — but the concepts are part of an advanced air mobility market that is expected to be worth as much as $17 billion by 2025.
FAA: No more commercial astronaut wings, too many launching

FAA: No more commercial astronaut wings, too many launching

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 11 - 1:05 p.m.

Heads up, future space travelers: No more commercial astronaut wings will be awarded from the Federal Aviation Administration after this year.
Daughter of pioneering astronaut Alan Shepard soars to space aboard Blue Origin rocket

Daughter of pioneering astronaut Alan Shepard soars to space aboard Blue Origin rocket

Joe Skipper and Steve Gorman, Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 11 - 10:20 a.m.

The eldest daughter of pioneering U.S. astronaut Alan Shepard took a joyride to the edge of space aboard Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocketship on Saturday, 60 years after her late father's famed suborbital NASA flight at the dawn of the Space Age.
'The internet's on fire' as techs race to fix software flaw

'The internet's on fire' as techs race to fix software flaw

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 10 - 7:35 p.m.

A critical vulnerability in a widely used software tool — one quickly exploited in the online game Minecraft — is rapidly emerging as a major threat to organizations around the world.
Drivers playing video games? US is looking into Tesla case

Drivers playing video games? US is looking into Tesla case

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 9 - 6:24 p.m.

Drivers say they can play video games on their Tesla's touch-screen dashboard — while the vehicle is moving.
US expands Pfizer COVID boosters, opens extra dose to age 16

US expands Pfizer COVID boosters, opens extra dose to age 16

Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 9 - 1:43 p.m.

U.S. health authorities said Thursday that 16- and 17-year-olds should get a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine once they're six months past their last shot.
It's big. It's nasty. And its tendrils suck the life out of trees

It's big. It's nasty. And its tendrils suck the life out of trees

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 9 - 8:16 a.m.

University of Utah scientists have studied a 3 1/2-square mile specimen in eastern Oregon that weighs 35,000 tons and is possibly the largest living organism on earth.
Pfizer says COVID booster offers protection against omicron

Pfizer says COVID booster offers protection against omicron

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 8 - 10:21 a.m.

Pfizer said Wednesday that a booster of its COVID-19 vaccine may offer important protection against the new omicron variant even though the initial two doses appear significantly less effective.
How to 'star-hop' your way to view Comet Leonard this week

How to 'star-hop' your way to view Comet Leonard this week

Ryan Boyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 7:35 p.m.

Follow the map drawn by a local astronomer to 2021's extraordinary comet.
Twitter tests overhaul of process to flag harmful tweets

Twitter tests overhaul of process to flag harmful tweets

Sheila Dang, Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 3:06 p.m.

Twitter will begin overhauling how users report harmful tweets in an effort to make it easier for people to describe what is wrong with the content they are seeing, the social networking site said Tuesday.