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Panel recommends bio-fuel options to reduce aviation carbon emissions

Scientists believe that organically produced bio-fuels could be one of the answers to the environmental challenge.

Navy's largest destroyer heads out to sea for trials

The nation's largest and most expensive destroyer headed out to sea Monday for final builder trials before being presented to the Navy for inspection. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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APNewsBreak: Elon Musk's wife files to divorce billionaire

Billionaire Elon Musk and actress Talulah Riley are making another attempt to end their second marriage. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Facebook's Zuckerberg meets China's propaganda chief

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a rare meeting Saturday with China's propaganda chief, at a time when Chinese authorities are tightening control over their cyberspace. Read more »

March 19, 2016

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Tiny Vermont brings food industry to its knees on GMO labels

The announcement by General Mills that it will start labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients shows the industry might be giving up its fight against state efforts to require... Read more »

March 19, 2016

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SLCC student selected to participate in NASA project

Salt Lake Community College student Katlynne Bills has been selected to travel to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Center this spring to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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NuSkin embraces March Madness, says it actually helps productivity

Trying to get work done during the opening days of March Madness can be challenging in many workplaces. But some companies that embrace March Madness say they can use it as a way to boost morale... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Homeland Security begins sharing cyberthreats with business

The Homeland Security Department on Thursday formally began sharing details of new digital threats with private business and other government agencies, a culmination of a longtime effort to improve... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Emails: Clinton sought secure smartphone, rebuffed by NSA

Newly released emails show a 2009 request to issue a secure government smartphone to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was denied by the National Security Agency. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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FDA advisers back first dissolving heart stent

Federal health advisers overwhelmingly backed the safety and effectiveness of an experimental medical implant that dissolves into the body after doing its job. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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PlayStation VR to debut in October for less than Rift, Vive

Sony's version of virtual reality will cost a few hundred dollars less than competitors when its headset is released in October. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Robotics expert: Self-driving cars not ready for deployment

Self-driving cars are "absolutely not" ready for widespread deployment despite a rush to put them to put them on the road, a robotics expert warned Tuesday. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Germanwings crash: New rules needed for pilot health issues

Aviation agencies around the world should draw up new rules requiring medical workers to warn authorities when a pilot's mental health could threaten public safety, French investigators recommended... Read more »

March 13, 2016

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15-year-old pilot from England wins Dubai's World Drone Prix

A team led by a 15-year-old pilot from England took first place Saturday in the World Drone Prix, a new contest hoping to take flight both in this Mideast country fascinated by the technology and... Read more »

March 12, 2016

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FDA: No significant impact from test of modified mosquitoes

A field trial releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys would not harm humans or the environment, according to documents released Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Sticky lawsuit: $400M dispute lingers over Post-it inventor (+video)

Alan Amron has invented a battery-powered squirt gun, a digital photo frame, even a laser system that may someday provide a visible first-down line for fans inside NFL stadiums. He holds 40 U.S.... Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Yahoo snubs activist shareholder with 2 new directors

Yahoo set up a battle for control of its board by appointing two directors likely to further agitate an activist shareholder threatening to lead an investor mutiny aimed at ousting CEO Marissa... Read more »

March 10, 2016

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Utah lawmakers pass controversial bill on noncompete contracts

State lawmakers late Wednesday passed another reworked version of a controversial bill to regulate the use of noncompete employment contracts in Utah. Read more »

March 9, 2016

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APNewsBreak: Video shows Google self-driving car hit bus

Newly released video shows the moment a Google self-driving car learned the hard way not to tussle with a public bus. Read more »

March 9, 2016

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Clinton emails: GOP sues, senators press attorney general

Republican senators pressed for more information Wednesday about an FBI investigation into the potential mishandling of sensitive information that passed through former Secretary of State Hillary... Read more »

March 9, 2016

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Congress again seeks testimony of staffer who set up Clinton's server

Senate lawmakers are renewing their request to question the State Department staffer who helped set up Hillary Clinton's private email server following revelations that he has been granted immunity... Read more »

March 7, 2016

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Patient-first approach leads to new tool for asthma

Doctors and researchers are recognizing a disconnect with patients. Now they're wondering whether the key to better health care requires closing that gap. Read more »

March 5, 2016

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Employee noncompete bill stirs hornet's nest in Utah business community

An attempt to legislate the use of noncompete employment contracts in Utah has stirred up a hornet's nest in the state's business community. Read more »

March 4, 2016

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As Utah coal slumps, solar energy booms

The sun is becoming big business in Utah. More and more homeowners are taking the plunge and betting that solar energy will pay off for them in the future. Utah's solar industry now employs... Read more »

March 2, 2016

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Apple, FBI stake out conflicting positions before Congress

The U.S. government calls it a "vicious guard dog" that hurts national security. Apple says it's critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers. Read more »

March 2, 2016

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Business leaders oppose non-compete bill

A bill proposed in the Utah Legislature is drawing sharp criticism from prominent local business leaders who claim that it could have a dramatic impact economic growth in the state and wreak havoc... Read more »

March 1, 2016

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FBI: Phone encryption a 'vicious guard dog' in crime probes

FBI Director James Comey likened impenetrable digital encryption to a "vicious guard dog" Tuesday, as a high-stakes fight between privacy and national security moved from the courts to Congress. Read more »

March 1, 2016

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Can the FBI force a company to break into its own products?

Can the FBI force a company like Apple to extract data from a customer's smartphone? In the fight over an iPhone used by an extremist killer in San Bernardino, some legal experts say Congress has... Read more »

March 1, 2016

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USU biological engineer patents method to make natural blue dye

A Utah State University researcher has taken a big step toward making a safer, more natural dye that can be used in the food, textile, cosmetic and other industries. Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016

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Obama launches 'take your child to the lab' week

President Barack Obama is launching a version of "take your child to work day" that's focused on America's science laboratories instead of its corporate workspaces. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2016

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Fighter jet milestone reached as Air Force tests F-35A weapons in Utah

The U.S. Air Force reached a milestone at the Utah Test and Training Range this week when a combat unit released live weapons from the military's new fighter jets for the first time. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2016

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CEO Tim Cook defends Apple's resistance in FBI iPhone case

Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his company's opposition to a government iPhone-hacking plan at its annual shareholder meeting, one day after the tech giant formally challenged a court order to help... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2016

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Which is safer — Uber or a taxi? There's no clear answer

The deadly shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, raises anew a question that has dogged Uber and other taxi competitors: Their rides may be cheaper and more convenient than a cab, but are they... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2016

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Uber faces potential big fine and ban for bosses in France

Uber risks millions of euros in damages and fines and having two top executives banned from running the ride-hailing company in France as a trial wrapped up Thursday in a Paris court. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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FBI chief: Apple issues are hardest he's seen in government

The policy issues raised in the Justice Department's dispute with Apple Inc. over a locked iPhone represent the "hardest question I've seen in government, and it's going to require negotiation and... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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Drones in Utah: 'It's important that we get this right'

Legislation regulating unmanned aerial vehicles decsended on the state Capitol on Wednesday. One bill advanced, one hovered but didn't go anywhere and at least two more await takeoff. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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Companies experiment with build-your-own smartphone programs

If you could build your dream smartphone, what would it look like? Now suppose you could put it together yourself. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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Lockdown: Apple could make it even tougher to hack Phones

Suppose the FBI wins its court battle and forces Apple to help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers. That could open all iPhones up to potential government scrutiny —... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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Facebook's 'like' button gets 'angry' and 'sad'

Facebook's "like" button isn't going away, but it's about to get some company. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2016

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The hottest phones you've never heard of

Move over, Apple and Samsung. The next big smartphone might be from little-known Chinese brands such as TCL and OPPO. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2016

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Some victims in terror attack support efforts to hack iPhone

Some family members of victims and survivors of the San Bernardino terror attack will file court papers in support of a judge's order that Apple Inc. help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone as part... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2016

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Apple tells employees why it won't help hack shooter's phone

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook acknowledged to employees Monday that "it does not feel right" to refuse to help the FBI hack a locked iPhone used by a gunman in the San Bernardino mass shootings. But he... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2016

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Ford CEO looks to autonomous cars, sharing economy

Ford CEO Mark Fields says the 112-year-old company is tripling its investment in new technologies that will ultimately lead to self-driving vehicles — but will make sure to keep making cars... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2016

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Tech toys abound at New York Toy Fair

From a preschool toy designed to teach pre-coding skills to a hands-on molecule-building set for older kids that works with an app, technology abounded at this year's Toy Fair. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2016

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West Valley City to offer free Wi-Fi at all its 22 parks

City officials flipped the switch Thursday to turn on free wireless high-speed Internet that will reach its 22 public parks by the end of the year. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2016

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How Apple ended up in the government's encryption crosshairs

As the maker of trend-setting gadgets like the iPhone and iPad, Apple has changed the way people use technology in their daily lives. Now, after positioning itself as a champion of privacy, the... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2016

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Hospital paid 17K ransom to hackers of its computer network

A Los Angeles hospital paid a ransom in bitcoins equivalent to about $17,000 to hackers who infiltrated and disabled its computer network, the medical center's chief executive said Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2016

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Apple to fight order to help FBI unlock shooter's iPhone

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says his company will fight a federal magistrate's order to help the FBI hack into an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino, California shooters. The... Read more »

Feb. 17, 2016

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US stealth jets fly over S. Korea amid N. Korea standoff

Four U.S. F-22 stealth fighters flew over South Korea on Wednesday in a clear show of power against North Korea, a day after South Korea's president warned of the North's collapse amid a festering... Read more »

Feb. 16, 2016

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Rocky Mountain Power announces solar subscriber program

Rocky Mountain Power announced an agreement with German energy developer juwi to build the utility’s first Subscriber Solar program resource. The 20 megawatt solar farm will be located in the... Read more »

Feb. 16, 2016

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US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea

The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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