Science + Technology

FILE: Spectators watch as the Artemis I uncrewed lunar rocket lifts off at NASA's Kennedy Space Cen...
Don Brinkerhoff

Utah company completes solid rocket boosters for NASA’s Artemis

Northrup Grumman says the Arrtemis rocket boosters can carry nearly five metric tons more than the previous boosters. 
1 day ago
Rebecca Bistany remains locked out of her husband Paul's iPhone, nearly a year and a half after his...
Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN

Making your online accounts accessible when you die

A password management company says we each person have an average of 100 online accounts, what happens to them?
1 day ago
After starting the new year with poor air quality, Utah may finally be able to take a breath and fi...
Heather Peterson

New black carbon sensor is more portable but just as accurate, study finds

A new study from the University of Utah finds that recently released black carbon new units are just as accurate in detecting black carbon, but they are more portable and affordable.
1 day ago
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of the Intuitive Machines Nova-C lander, al...
Jackie Wattles, CNN

Odysseus lunar lander shares new photos from its harrowing descent

The vehicle softly touched down on the moon on Thursday, becoming the first US-made lander to do so since the Apollo era.
2 days ago
FILE: Sen. Mike McKell, R-Spanish Fork, and Rep. Jordan Teuscher, R-South Jordan, speak about their...
Aimee Cobabe

Bill allowing parents to sue social media companies moves closer to becoming law

HB464 gives Utah parents the power to sue a social media company if their child develops mental health issues after using the apps
2 days ago
A lone American flag waves in the morning breeze Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at the Bonneville Salt F...
Allessandra Harris

Water may be the solution to saving the salt flats

With the Bonneville Salt Flats eroding, newly discovered research may have found a way to save them.
5 days ago
fighter jet...
Sam Herrera

High-altitude balloon intercepted over Utah

After intercepting the balloon over Utah airspace, NORAD found that the balloon didn't pose a threat but said that they would keep tracking it.
5 days ago
utah capitol pictured, a new law centers adoption legal expenses open records utah...
Curt Gresseth

Bill creating Utah AI lab advances, would test tech, prevent missteps

SB 149 would create an AI lab and test technology while protecting the public in Utah.
6 days ago
North American hospitals are seeing a major increase -- 416% over the last two decades -- in teen m...
Alexandrea Bonilla

Decades-long study shows increase in eating disorders among young males

The study showed hospitalizations for young males with eating disorders were up 139%, and even higher in young teens.
6 days ago
woman with a therapeutic device on her head to treat depression...
LAURA UNGAR

A brain pacemaker helped a woman with crippling depression. It may soon be available to more people

Researchers say deep brain stimulation, or DBS — could eventually help many of the nearly 3 million Americans with treatment-resistance depression.
7 days ago
In this image from television the Genesis space capsule, which had orbited the sun for more than th...
Britt Johnson

Space capsule to land in West Desert

A space capsule is scheduled to land in the desert west of Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
7 days ago
solar panel shown, solar power in utah is the major focus of a proposed law...
Heather Peterson

Bill focusing on solar power customers in Utah gets favorable recommendation in Senate committee

Right now, Rocky Mountain Power only credits solar power customers in Utah about 5 cents for the power they send back to the grid.
8 days ago
students walk to a bus, kindness ewalls coming to utah's k-12 schools...
Britt Johnson

Schools in Utah to get Kindness eWalls

Kindness eWalls display positive messages submitted by a school's students, teachers and parents.
8 days ago
Voice actor Sarah Elmaleh poses for a photo in Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Recent years ...
MATT O'BRIEN AP Technology Writer

Some video game actors are letting AI clone their voices. They just don’t want it to replace them

Video game studios are using AI-generated voices in games. Some actors are cautiously open to it with fair compensation and usage safeguards.
8 days ago
nick clegg...
Associated Press

Tech companies sign accord to combat AI-generated election trickery

Tech executives from Amazon, Google, Meta, Microsoft, OpenAI and TikTok gathered to announce a new framework for responding to AI-generated deepfakes.
12 days ago
social media...
Curt Gresseth and Don Brinkerhoff

Senate committee OK changes to Utah’s Social Media Regulations Act

A Utah lawmaker discusses his social media bill aimed to protect children while parents and a teen testify about loss of a son to suicide and the pain of addiction.
12 days ago
jordan school district building shown, the district will have ai in its schools...
Heather Peterson

Jordan School District joins program to use AI in classrooms

The Jordan School District is now one of 1500 school districts in America using AI as a tool in their classrooms.
14 days ago
Affordable Connectivity Program running out of money...
Heather Peterson

Affordable Connectivity Program running out of money. What does this mean for more than 73,000 Utahns?

Funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program will expire unless it gets more funding from Congress.
20 days ago
router and internet switch...
Don Brinkerhoff and Mariah Maynes

Did you know tomorrow is Safer Internet Day? Expert provides internet safety tips

Tomorrow is reportedly Safer Internet Day, however, the founder of a local service provider, said he hasn't heard of it. In the spirit, he provided some internet safety tips. 
23 days ago
deepfake...
Curt Gresseth

After deepfake porn images target Taylor Swift, is it safe to post photos of kids online?

After deepfake AI-generated pornographic images of Taylor Swift raced across the internet, a question arises: Is it safe to post images of kids online?
29 days ago
FILE: In this Monday, July 22, 2019, photo, Rachel Whalen looks at her phone at her home in Draper,...
Simone Seikaly

For now, people featured in deepfake porn have few options

There aren't a lot of avenues to criminally prosecute deepfake porn. But ten states are working on new laws, and so is at least one federal lawmaker.
1 month ago
Rep. Candice Pierucci, R-Herriman, talks with Rep. Walt Brooks, R-St. George, on the first day of t...
Mark Jackson

A Utah bill denying ‘personhood’ to bodies of water passes committee

Some Utah lawmakers believe Great Salt Lake should not be considered a person, and passed a bill out of committee.
1 month ago
team works on bennu sample extraction OSIRIS-REx capsule...
Adam Small

NASA overcomes months-long hurdle in accessing OSIRIS-REx asteroid material that landed in Utah

Once the asteroid samples are removed from the OSIRIS-REx capsule, NASA will make them available to scientists across the world.
2 months ago
Psilocybe aka magic mushroom study specimen...
Emma Keddington

Researchers hope magic mushrooms study paves way for research into mental health benefits

The researchers were able to create a family tree for psilocybin, commonly referred to as magic mushrooms.
2 months ago