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Electronic wildlife detection system fizzles out east of Durango

An experimental wildlife-detection system installed nine years ago on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango has fallen into disrepair and is no longer operational. The $1 million system was designed to...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Legislature eyes tech advancements to assist Colorado’s growing elderly population

DENVER – The state Legislature’s Joint Technology Committee met Tuesday to hear about the technological developments that may help Colorado’s growing elderly population age. The presentation...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Doughnut delivery by drone in Denver is a peek at the future

DENVER – Doughnuts were delivered Wednesday by drone to Denver’s mayor and the city’s police and fire departments in an event that provided a glimpse into what companies hope will be a quick,...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Scientists take to the streets in Washington

Earth Day in Washington was met with rain, pink brains and cheering for science. Rallies and marches have become commonplace in Washington since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, but this...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Fort Lewis College to emphasize STEM majors to increase enrollment

Fort Lewis College has looked at the numbers in higher education and come to a conclusion: emphasizing its science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines should be the engine that...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Behold Hubble’s latest close-up photo of Jupiter

Amid plenty of political turmoil on Earth on Thursday, NASA and the European Space Agency quietly released the latest photo of Jupiter taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. This picture revealed no...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Science

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New Fort Lewis College sciences building named Sitter Family Hall

Students have enjoyed the state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and study areas since January, but on Friday, the community will have its chance to check out the new geosciences, physics and...

DATE: April 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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When is new forecast really new?

WASHINGTON – Before the first snow fell, U.S. meteorologists realized there was a good chance the late-winter storm wasn’t going to produce giant snow totals in big Northeast cities as predicted....

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Science

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Shriveling heat

WASHINGTON – Global warming shrank certain animals in the ancient past, and scientists worry it could happen again. Warm-blooded animals got smaller at least twice in Earth’s history when carbon...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Science

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Lawmakers want Colorado ready for driverless vehicles

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers took a step Thursday toward preparing the state for vehicles that will travel the roadways of the future. Senate Bill 213, which would allow automated driving systems in...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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So, what’s on the menu?

WASHINGTON – Eating like a caveman meant chowing down on woolly rhinos and sheep in Belgium, but munching on mushrooms, pine nuts and moss in Spain. It all depended on where they lived, new...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Science

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Climate change taking toll on ocean life

WASHINGTON – The six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also getting hit hardest by global warming and industrial fishing, a new study finds. An international team looked...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Science