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How NASA and SpaceX will bring down the International Space Station when it's retired

How NASA and SpaceX will bring down the International Space Station when it's retired

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted July 18 - 11:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

SpaceX will use a powerful, souped-up capsule to shove the International Space Station out of orbit once time is up for the sprawling lab.
The US government gives nuclear energy a big boost

The US government gives nuclear energy a big boost

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted July 17 - 10:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

One of the most significant reforms in the energy arena passed Congress with bipartisan support and is designed to jump-start the deployment of next generation nuclear technology.
Hacker group claims it leaked internal Disney Slack messages over AI concerns

Hacker group claims it leaked internal Disney Slack messages over AI concerns

Ramishah Maruf, CNN  |  Posted July 17 - 9:28 a.m.  |  Save Story

An activist hacking group claimed it leaked thousands of Disney's internal messaging channels, which included information about unreleased projects, raw images computer codes and some logins.
Scientists have confirmed cave on the moon could be used to shelter explorers

Scientists have confirmed cave on the moon could be used to shelter explorers

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated July 15 - 10:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago. Researchers suspect there could be hundreds more caves and tunnels that could house future astronauts.
First Titanic voyage in 14 years happening in the wake of submersible tragedy

First Titanic voyage in 14 years happening in the wake of submersible tragedy

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted July 15 - 9:08 a.m.  |  Save Story

The company that owns the salvage rights to the Titanic is undertaking its first expedition to the ship's wreckage in 14 years. Those involved in the mission say they have heavy hearts and lofty goals for the trip.
Scientists find a molecule never before found outside our solar system on a planet with glass rain

Scientists find a molecule never before found outside our solar system on a planet with glass rain

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted July 14 - 9:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

An exoplanet the size of Jupiter has long intrigued astronomers because of its scorching temperatures, screaming winds and sideways rain made of glass. Now, data from the James Webb Space Telescope has revealed another intriguing feature of the planet known as HD 189733b: It smells like rotten eggs.
An army pilot's plane went down during World War II — he's been laid to rest 80 years later

An army pilot's plane went down during World War II — he's been laid to rest 80 years later

Ashley R. Williams, CNN  |  Posted July 13 - 9:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 25-year-old World War II pilot who went missing in action 80 years ago during a mission in southeast Asia was given full honors and laid to rest in Kansas earlier this week.
Here's how U. astronomers helped make a galactic discovery 'on the level of Bigfoot'

Here's how U. astronomers helped make a galactic discovery 'on the level of Bigfoot'

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 1:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new study led by researchers from the University of Utah and the Mac Planck Institute for Astronomy uncovered the presence of the most elusive type of black hole in the galaxy.
Astronauts confident Boeing space capsule can safely return them to Earth, despite failures

Astronauts confident Boeing space capsule can safely return them to Earth, despite failures

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted July 12 - 9:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two astronauts who should have been back on Earth weeks ago say they're confident that Boeing's space capsule can return them safely.
Samsung's AI-powered foldable phones get slimmer, thinner, pricier

Samsung's AI-powered foldable phones get slimmer, thinner, pricier

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Updated July 11 - 9:51 p.m.  |  Save Story

Samsung's latest generation of foldable phones aim to draw in traditional phone users with the help of artificial intelligence.
Tick linked to serious meat, dairy allergies spreading in US

Tick linked to serious meat, dairy allergies spreading in US

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 9 - 6:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Public health officials say the threat from an aggressive tick is growing as it spreads in the U.S., carrying the potential for serious disease, as well as meat and dairy allergies.
A rare voice box transplant helped a cancer patient speak again in pioneering study

A rare voice box transplant helped a cancer patient speak again in pioneering study

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted July 9 - 9:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

Transplants of the so-called voice box are extremely rare and normally aren't an option for people with active cancer.
'Trust in technology': Utah creates Office of Artificial Intelligence to safely, smartly navigate AI rise

'Trust in technology': Utah creates Office of Artificial Intelligence to safely, smartly navigate AI rise

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted July 8 - 7:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Department of Commerce officially launched its Office of Artificial Intelligence that will consult with businesses on potential regulatory proposals related to AI.
Why TikTok's 'Lost My Mind' trend matters: Insights into teens' digital footprints

Why TikTok's 'Lost My Mind' trend matters: Insights into teens' digital footprints

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 7 - 4:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

The "I remember when I lost my mind" TikTok trend is funny — and sheds light on what it was like for young adults to grow up on social media.
Ants perform limb amputations on injured comrades to save their lives

Ants perform limb amputations on injured comrades to save their lives

Will Dunham, Reuters  |  Posted July 7 - 2:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

Some ants perform limb amputations on injured comrades to improve their survival chances, new research shows.
Space: How Utah's decades of technology expertise is paying off

Space: How Utah's decades of technology expertise is paying off

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted July 5 - 10:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

The places that have become synonymous with U.S. space flight and exploration may be quietly acquiring a new sibling as Utah parlays its decades of space-related activities into a more starring role in the burgeoning cosmos business.
World's oldest cave painting in Indonesia shows a pig, people

World's oldest cave painting in Indonesia shows a pig, people

Will Dunham, Reuters  |  Posted July 4 - 7:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Scientists have discovered artwork depicting three human-like figures interacting with a wild pig in what they have determined is the world's oldest-known confidently dated cave painting — created at least 51,200 years ago.
'I feel violated': Some Utah artists upset about Meta AI scraping their art

'I feel violated': Some Utah artists upset about Meta AI scraping their art

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 4 - 9:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

Meta is training its in-app artificial intelligence with copyrighted artwork. Some artists, many of whom post their work on Instagram to build a clientele and generate income, are upset.
Pacific Islanders, other minorities face higher risk from blowing Great Salt Lake dust, study finds

Pacific Islanders, other minorities face higher risk from blowing Great Salt Lake dust, study finds

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted July 3 - 10:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Pacific Islanders and other racial and ethnic minorities potentially face a higher risk of exposure to blowing dust from the lakebed of the Great Salt Lake, a new study shows.
Jordan School District is 1 of 3 US districts honored for use of technology in education

Jordan School District is 1 of 3 US districts honored for use of technology in education

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted July 3 - 5:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Jordan School District received the International Society for Technology in Education Distinguished District Award for demonstrating effectiveness and innovation through technology.
With World UFO Day here, Ogden business owner/UFO buff has a message: 'Open your mind.'

With World UFO Day here, Ogden business owner/UFO buff has a message: 'Open your mind.'

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted July 2 - 4:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

On the occasion of World UFO Day, Victor Camcho, a UFO buff and operator of Alien Legacy in Ogden, has a message: "Open your mind, listen to the information."
An Arizona museum tells the stories of ancient animals through their fossilized poop

An Arizona museum tells the stories of ancient animals through their fossilized poop

Associated Press  |  Posted July 1 - 7:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new museum in northern Arizona features the fossilized feces of prehistoric animals. The Poozeum opened this spring in Williams along Route 66.
Intermountain Health has shortest liver transplant wait times in nation, thanks to new tech

Intermountain Health has shortest liver transplant wait times in nation, thanks to new tech

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 1 - 7:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new 167-pound piece of medical equipment has given Sophie Hansen, a 22-year-old Bountiful woman with an incurable liver disease, a chance to live again.
Why Mount Rainier is the US volcano keeping scientists up at night

Why Mount Rainier is the US volcano keeping scientists up at night

Katie Hunt, CNN  |  Posted June 30 - 8:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

The snowcapped peak of Mount Rainier, which towers 2.7 miles above sea level in Washington state, has not produced a significant volcanic eruption in the past 1,000 years. Yet, more than Hawaii's bubbling lava fields or Yellowstone's sprawling supervolcano, it's Mount Rainier that has many U.S. volcanologists worried.
'Lab-grown' meat maker hosts Miami tasting party as Florida ban goes into effect

'Lab-grown' meat maker hosts Miami tasting party as Florida ban goes into effect

David Fischer, Associated Press  |  Updated June 30 - 1:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

As Florida's ban on "lab-grown" meat is set to go into effect, one manufacturer hosted a last hurrah with a cultivated meat-tasting party in Miami. California-based Upside Foods hosted dozens of guests Thursday evening at a rooftop reception.
Starliner return delays continue but NASA says astronauts are not 'stranded'

Starliner return delays continue but NASA says astronauts are not 'stranded'

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted June 29 - 8:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Boeing Starliner's problem-plagued first crewed mission to the International Space Station launched over two weeks ago but representatives of NASA and Boeing say the capsule and its two-person crew are still weeks away from returning to Earth.
Musk's SpaceX gets $843M to help discard International Space Station around 2030

Musk's SpaceX gets $843M to help discard International Space Station around 2030

Joey Roulette, Reuters  |  Posted June 27 - 7:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

NASA awarded SpaceX $843 million to build a vehicle capable of pushing the International Space Station into Earth's atmosphere for its planned destruction around 2030, a task originally meant for Russia's thrusters.
The most online-searched phobias in US may surprise you

The most online-searched phobias in US may surprise you

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted June 26 - 3:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

We're all afraid of something. Utah is the state where people search online for phobias the most, according to data analyses.
China's moon probe returns to Earth after mission to grab lunar rocks, soil

China's moon probe returns to Earth after mission to grab lunar rocks, soil

Eduardo Baptista, Reuters  |  Posted June 25 - 10:13 a.m.  |  Save Story

China's Chang'e-6 lunar probe landed on Tuesday in the northern Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, making the country the first to bring back samples from the moon's far side.
NASA delays return of Boeing Starliner for more technical checks

NASA delays return of Boeing Starliner for more technical checks

Joey Roulette and Mrinmay Dey, Reuters  |  Updated June 22 - 3:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

NASA has further postponed the Boeing Starliner's return to Earth from the International Space Station with its first crew of astronauts, to allow more time for review of technical issues encountered, the agency said on Friday.
How Utah researchers helped discover a new 78 million-year-old dinosaur species

How Utah researchers helped discover a new 78 million-year-old dinosaur species

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 20 - 6:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah researchers helped lead a study outlining a previously unknown dinosaur species that once roamed the West.
It's summer solstice time. Here's what that means

It's summer solstice time. Here's what that means

Adithi Ramakrishnan, Associated Press  |  Posted June 19 - 3:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Summer kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere with the summer solstice on Thursday.
Utah Tech receives NASA grant for water management solutions project

Utah Tech receives NASA grant for water management solutions project

Bridger Palmer, St. George News  |  Posted June 17 - 9:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Tech University has been awarded a NASA mini-grant to develop a CubeSat aiming to aid water resource management in Utah.
A year after the Titan's tragic dive, deep-sea explorers vow to pursue ocean's mysteries

A year after the Titan's tragic dive, deep-sea explorers vow to pursue ocean's mysteries

Patrick Whittle and Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted June 17 - 2:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The deadly implosion of an experimental submersible en route to the deep-sea grave of the Titanic last June has not dulled the desire for ocean exploration. Tuesday marks one year since the Titan submersible vanished.
African elephants call each other by unique names, new study shows

African elephants call each other by unique names, new study shows

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted June 17 - 8:44 a.m.  |  Save Story

New research shows African elephants call each other and respond to individual names, something few wild animals do. The names are part of the elephants' low rumbles that can be heard over long distances across the savanna.
Digital wellness movement sees Utah as 'testing ground.' Cox declares 'Phone-Free Fridays'

Digital wellness movement sees Utah as 'testing ground.' Cox declares 'Phone-Free Fridays'

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 7:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Half The Story, a movement that teaches teens how to navigate digital spaces, sees potential for change in the Beehive State.
You can now track Salt Lake County's less-visible air quality issue

You can now track Salt Lake County's less-visible air quality issue

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 5:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake County launched a new website that better tracks air quality conditions, including summertime ozone levels.
NASA calls off astronauts' spacewalk over 'spacesuit discomfort'

NASA calls off astronauts' spacewalk over 'spacesuit discomfort'

Joey Roulette, Reuters  |  Updated June 13 - 4:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

NASA said a "spacesuit discomfort issue" forced the cancellation of a planned spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) by two U.S. astronauts on Thursday, roughly an hour before their repair mission was poised to begin.
Key new features coming to Apple's iOS 18 this fall

Key new features coming to Apple's iOS 18 this fall

Associated Press  |  Posted June 11 - 4:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Apple announced a slew of new features for iOS 18 at Monday's developers conference event, many of which are designed to enhance the Siri assistant and bring artificial intelligence tools to iPhone users.
Starliner flight is one big step for Boeing's space capsule, but many hurdles remain

Starliner flight is one big step for Boeing's space capsule, but many hurdles remain

Joey Roulette, Reuters  |  Posted June 10 - 8:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft scored a crucial achievement last week with the delivery of two astronauts to the International Space Station, but problems encountered along its journey in space and more hurdles that lie ahead make the aerospace giant's goal toward routine missions a distant prospect.
3 boys found a T. rex fossil in North Dakota. Now a Denver museum works to fully reveal it

3 boys found a T. rex fossil in North Dakota. Now a Denver museum works to fully reveal it

Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted June 9 - 4:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two young brothers and their cousin were wandering through a fossil-rich stretch of the North Dakota badlands when they made a discovery that left them "completely speechless": a T. rex bone poking out of the ground.
SpaceX marks first successful Starship test behind Boeing's debut crewed mission

SpaceX marks first successful Starship test behind Boeing's debut crewed mission

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Updated June 6 - 8:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

SpaceX completed a successful test flight of its massive Starship spacecraft on the fourth attempt following a trio of previous flights that ended in fiery destruction.
SpaceX's Starship survives return to Earth, achieves demo landing on 4th test

SpaceX's Starship survives return to Earth, achieves demo landing on 4th test

Joey Roulette, Reuters  |  Posted June 6 - 9:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

SpaceX's giant Starship rocket survived reentry through Earth's atmosphere on Thursday and splashed down in the Indian Ocean as planned during its fourth test mission after launching from south Texas.
Big Joro spiders don't fly, except they kind of do, and they may be coming

Big Joro spiders don't fly, except they kind of do, and they may be coming

Melina Walling, Associated Press  |  Posted June 5 - 4:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Many researchers think it's only a matter of time before the Joro spider, a large spider native to East Asia, spreads to much of the continental U.S.
Boeing's Starliner capsule launched from Florida on first crewed space flight

Boeing's Starliner capsule launched from Florida on first crewed space flight

Joey Roulette, Reuters  |  Updated June 5 - 12:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

Boeing's new Starliner astronaut capsule was launched from Florida on Wednesday in a much-delayed first test flight carrying a crew, a milestone in the aerospace giant's ambitions to step up its competition with Elon Musk's SpaceX.
Utah sues TikTok, saying it operates as 'virtual strip club,' exploits children

Utah sues TikTok, saying it operates as 'virtual strip club,' exploits children

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted June 3 - 11:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah has filed a second lawsuit against TikTok, alleging that the platform knowingly "operates in part like a virtual strip club" and allows for the sexual exploitation of young users.
A Chinese spacecraft lands on the moon's far side to collect rocks in growing space rivalry with US

A Chinese spacecraft lands on the moon's far side to collect rocks in growing space rivalry with US

Associated Press  |  Posted June 2 - 1:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Chinese spacecraft has landed on the moon's far side to collect rocks, in a growing space rivalry with U.S. The official Xinhua News Agency says the landing module touched down Sunday morning Beijing time.
Screen time impairs sleep health for children, adolescents

Screen time impairs sleep health for children, adolescents

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted June 2 - 12:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Parents struggling to figure out the impact of screen time on their children's sleep — and perhaps their own as well — have new help with the publication Wednesday of consensus statements from an international panel of sleep experts convened by the National Sleep Foundation.
Air taxis in 10 years? The future of flight is coming to Utah

Air taxis in 10 years? The future of flight is coming to Utah

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted May 30 - 7:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

A future of on-demand air travel reminiscent of "the Jetsons" is likely on the horizon for Utah and could be coming in a decade.
Have You Seen This? NASA developing supersonic plane that could 'revolutionize air travel'

Have You Seen This? NASA developing supersonic plane that could 'revolutionize air travel'

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 29 - 3:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

NASA is spearheading development of the X-59, a sleek airplane that could lead to 'a new generation of commercial aircraft' that travel faster than the speed of sound.
Musk's Neuralink seeks to enroll three patients in brain implant study

Musk's Neuralink seeks to enroll three patients in brain implant study

Bhanvi Satija and Sneha S K, Reuters  |  Posted May 28 - 2:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

Elon Musk's brain-chip startup, Neuralink, seeks to enroll three patients to evaluate its device in a study that is expected to take several years to complete, according to details on the U.S. government's database of clinical trials.
Gen Z is deleting dating apps. Here's what Utah-based app Mutual is trying

Gen Z is deleting dating apps. Here's what Utah-based app Mutual is trying

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26 - 7:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Believe it or not, Generation Z is tired of scrolling — especially if it's on a dating app.
Elon Musk says AI will take all our jobs

Elon Musk says AI will take all our jobs

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Updated May 23 - 8:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Elon Musk says artificial intelligence will take all our jobs and that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Amazon plans to charge for AI version of Alexa voice assistant, CNBC reports

Amazon plans to charge for AI version of Alexa voice assistant, CNBC reports

Zaheer Kachwala, Reuters  |  Updated May 22 - 11:13 a.m.  |  Save Story

Amazon.com is working on an artificial intelligence-driven overhaul of its Alexa voice assistant and plans to charge a monthly subscription fee to offset technology costs.
Things to know about an AI safety summit in Seoul

Things to know about an AI safety summit in Seoul

Hyung-jin Kim and Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19 - 11:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

South Korea is set to host a mini-summit this week on risks and regulation of artificial intelligence.
Bezos' Blue Origin launches 1st crew to edge of space since 2022 grounding

Bezos' Blue Origin launches 1st crew to edge of space since 2022 grounding

Joey Roulette, Reuters  |  Posted May 19 - 7:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin launched a six-person crew — including the first U.S. Black astronaut candidate from the 1960s — from West Texas to the edge of space on Sunday, resuming its centerpiece space tourism business for the first time since its suborbital New Shepard rocket was grounded in 2022.
The death of the landline: Utahns opt for wireless options

The death of the landline: Utahns opt for wireless options

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 9:53 a.m.  |  Save Story

Landline phones are a dying breed, especially in the Intermountain West.
Provo Power crew helping bring electricity to Navajo Nation homes

Provo Power crew helping bring electricity to Navajo Nation homes

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 7:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

A four-man Provo Power crew is in the Navajo Nation installing power lines to help bring electricity to those who don't have it, part of the Light Up Navajo initiative.
Unusual giant planet as fluffy as cotton candy spotted by astronomers

Unusual giant planet as fluffy as cotton candy spotted by astronomers

Leah Asmelash, CNN  |  Posted May 17 - 6:56 a.m.  |  Save Story

What is big, with a fluffy, cotton candy-like composition? It turns out, it's a planet.