Science and technology

Second-graders gain STEAM

Kaia Horton, 7, was frugal, coming in at $222, well under her teacher-imposed budget of $300 for her gingerbread house, although she admits she got a free chocolate snowman from her teacher, Nicole...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI again finds itself unable to unlock a gunman’s cellphone

WASHINGTON – The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman’s encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Poll finds most have little fear of robots taking jobs

WASHINGTON – Most Americans believe their jobs, and the jobs of those they live with, are safe from automation – at least for the next decade, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees

NEW YORK – Some flowers have found a nifty way to get the blues. They create a blue halo, apparently to attract the bees they need for pollination, scientists reported Wednesday. Bees are drawn to...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl

BOSTON – A new study inspired by Boston’s early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

WASHINGTON – It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created. Astronomers around...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Will your job be automated? 70 percent of Americans say no

WASHINGTON – Most Americans believe their jobs are safe from the spread of automation and robotics, at least during their lifetimes, and only a handful says automation has cost them a job or loss...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Durangoans turn their heads up to see solar eclipse

Durangoans gathered in several places Monday to watch the total solar eclipse make its way across the sky. Although the eclipse was only about 80 percent here, it drew crowds because of its rarity....

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic eclipse turns day into night across the U.S.

Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S....

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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

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

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