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Capsule full of space station junk makes fiery re-entry

A capsule filled with space station trash bit the cosmic dust Wednesday.

Clinton failed to hand over key email to State Department

Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday. The... Read more »

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North Korea makes apparent progress with midrange missile

North Korea took a significant step Wednesday in the development of a powerful ballistic missile intended to reach U.S. bases in the Pacific, launching one of the weapons about 1,000 kilometers... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Capsule full of space station junk makes fiery re-entry

A capsule filled with space station trash bit the cosmic dust Wednesday with a keenly interested scientific audience. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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New FAA rules on drone use could help local businesses

New federal regulations regarding the use of unmanned aircraft will likely have an effect on some area businesses. The new rules are designed to provide a framework for the use of unmanned... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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USU professors receive $5.8M in Nuclear Energy Research grants

Two mechanical engineering professors at Utah State University will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Energy totaling $5.8 million for nuclear energy research. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff

Routine commercial use of small drones was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Governor touts education as key to state tech future

Gov. Herbert says in order to continue establishing Utah as one of the foremost leaders in technology development for years into the future, the state will have to make a sustained, concerted... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Few Utah police report drone use, cite tough FAA regulations

Law enforcement agencies have touted drones as a powerful new tool for searches and investigations, but police agencies in Utah report they've stopped using the devices after getting bogged down by... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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AP Interview: Jia Zhangke plans virtual reality romance

Critically acclaimed Chinese director Jia Zhangke says he will make a virtual reality film next year with a romantic story as he and viewers get used to the new medium, and declared: "I think VR is... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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At E3, game makers introduce more diverse heroes

After introducing the world to several new female heroes at last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, story-driven game makers at this week's gathering of the interactive industry are... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Jobs expo targets hard hit Uinta Basin with opportunity along Wasatch Front

Uinta Basin counties and other energy dependent counties are partnering in a job fair event to address the high unemployment rate effecting the areas in the wake of the most recent energy market... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Trade organization honors central Utah firm, economic director

World Trade Center Utah honored Bailey Farms International, based in Ephraim, and Malcolm Nash, economic development director for Sevier County, during its annual Central Utah International... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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FDA approves stomach-draining obesity treatment

A new weight loss device offers a novel approach to cutting calories: draining them from the stomach before they are fully digested. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Democratic Party's computers breached by Russian hackers

Two "sophisticated adversaries" linked to Russian intelligence services broke into the Democratic National Committee's computer networks and gained access to confidential emails, chats and... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Court upholds net neutrality rules on equal internet access

In a big win for the Obama administration, a federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the government's "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Point of the Mountain development: 'Are we thinking big enough?' economist asks commission

The Point of the Mountain Development Commission charged with planning development of Utah's so-called "Silicon Slopes" was challenged Monday to think big as it considers the future of the corridor. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Apple makes Siri smarter, rolls out software improvements

Apple kicked off its annual software developer conference with an artificial intelligence upgrade for Siri, its digital assistant, as well as new software features for other devices and an overhaul... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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The Apple Watch will soon track fitness for wheelchair users

Fitness trackers routinely measure physical activity such as running and cycling and encourage people to stand up and walk around throughout the day. But if you're in a wheelchair, you're out of luck. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Microsoft to buy networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

In a surprise move, Microsoft said Monday that it is buying professional networking service site LinkedIn for about $26.2 billion. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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'Star Trek' actors take series' first VR game for a spin

It looks like the trippiest episode of "Star Trek" ever created. Read more »

June 11, 2016

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Los Alamos app allows users to visit 1940s 'Atomic City'

Los Alamos, a once secret city where scientists participated in the nation's classified World War II nuclear development program, can now be experienced much like it was then with a new app. Read more »

June 11, 2016

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Christina Grimmie: A star on the rise cut down by gunman

Hours after she died, Christina Grimmie's face still beamed from a selfie video she had posted online inviting everyone to be there for her concert Friday night. Read more »

June 11, 2016

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Apple to start showing ads in App Store

Apple says that it will start showing paid ads when people search for apps in its popular mobile store. Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Experts: Clinton emails could have compromised CIA names

The names of CIA personnel could have been compromised not only by hackers who may have penetrated Hillary Clinton's private computer server or the State Department system, but also by the release... Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Notre Dame opens turbomachinery lab that will create jobs

University of Notre Dame officials hope a new $36 million turbomachinery laboratory it's opening will raise its research profile and lead to more businesses moving into a South Bend technology park. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Colleagues remember UCLA shooting victim as 'gentle soul'

The victim of a murder-suicide that locked down the UCLA campus for hours Wednesday was a mechanical engineering professor who was married with two children, according to a law enforcement official... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Googling yourself now leads to personal privacy controls

Soon, all you'll need to do is Google yourself if you're wondering how deeply Google has been digging into your digital life. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Wal-Mart steps up online efforts in China as a key to future

Wal-Mart's tiny warehouse in eastern Shanghai doesn't look like much. But it's a key part of the company's strategy to win over grocery customers in China who are fast heading online. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Control yourself: 6 apps to help fight digital distraction

When busy people sit down at night to pay bills, answer emails or RSVP for their kids' school events, they don't plan to procrastinate. But somehow a quick visit to Facebook becomes 20 minutes of... Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Beijing tracks the elderly as they take buses, go shopping

These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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Myriad Genetics celebrates its pioneering role in cancer diagnostics

One of the state's leading scientific research firms is celebrating its a quarter century at the forefront of genetic research. Today, the company employs more than 2,000 people with more than half... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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WWII plane pulled from Hudson after crash that killed pilot

Police divers and Army Corps of Engineers personnel retrieved the wreckage of a World War II plane from the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Saturday after the vintage aircraft... Read more »

May 28, 2016

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How Alibaba won, and lost, a friend in Washington

In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying that its websites served as a 24-hour market "for... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Are you Alibaba literate? 5 things to know about the company

Alibaba is the world's biggest e-commerce platform. Over 420 million people scooped up $485 billion worth of stuff last year on Alibaba's sites. The company went public in 2014, raising $25 billion... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Origins of key Clinton emails from report are a mystery

Since her use of a private email server was made public last year, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has insisted she turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Jury sides with Google in battle over Android software

Google's Android software just dodged a $9 billion bullet. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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French raid Google over 'aggravated tax fraud' allegations

French police have raided Google's Paris offices as part of an investigation into "aggravated tax fraud" and money laundering, authorities said Tuesday. The raid is the latest regulatory headache... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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US biochemical engineer wins $1.2 million technology prize

American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold, whose discoveries in "directed evolution" have helped produce medicines, including drugs for treating diabetes, on Tuesday was awarded this year's euro... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Facebook drops news outlet input in 'trending topics' review

Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Stocks move higher, led by technology and banks

Stocks are climbing in early trading on Friday as traders respond to some encouraging earnings and deal news. The gains were broad. Nine of the 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index rose,... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Facebook's CEO meets with conservatives on reported bias

Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Pondering the store's future in an age of web buying

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May 18, 2016

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New Google products, services take aim at its biggest rivals

From virtual reality to a new smart-home speaker, Google is showing off just how pervasive it has become even as it's squeezed by its biggest competitors — Facebook, Apple and Amazon. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Sugar tax, spaceports meet pageantry in UK Queen's Speech

Queen Elizabeth II donned an ermine-trimmed robe and diamond-studded crown Wednesday to announce government promises to put Britain at the cutting edge of technology and social progress in the 21st... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Facebook's Zuckerberg meets with conservatives

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with conservatives, including radio host Glenn Beck, to discuss claims that its "trending topics" feature is biased against their viewpoints. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Twitter's 140 character limit _ time to ditch it?

Many Twitter users — and more importantly, the billions more who don't use Twitter — feel constrained by the company's somewhat archaic 140- Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Startup wants to put self-driving big rigs on US highways

Picture an 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one but a robot at the wheel. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Companies propose deep-water wind farms off Hawaii shores

Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii's shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Nintendo eyeing filmmaking for growth after Mariners sale

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is eyeing the movie business for growth. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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