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Hispanic-focused tech business wins PHX Startup Week competition

PHOENIX – A Hispanic-focused software company beat out nine other local startups on Wednesday to win a $50,000 investment in the first Street Pitch event as part of PHX Startup Week. The competition shut down a portion of Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix.


Arizona scientists play key role in NASA’s new Webb telescope

TUCSON – The next generation of space telescopes will launch next year, and two Arizona scientists helped create critical instruments attached to the telescope that they hope will detect the beginnings of the universe.


$2.1 million grant allows Tempe company’s virtual simulator to help train police statewide

TEMPE – The man standing in front of me pants as he holds a gun to a blindfolded woman’s head.


Legislator wants to add computer coding to Arizona’s public and charter schools

PHOENIX – Recognize this language? ¿Cual es su nombre?


Close, but no futuristic cigar: Teens finish second in engineering contest

WASHINGTON - The judges were impressed, but when the awards were announced at the Future City competition Tuesday the Veritas Homeschoolers team came up just short, finishing second in the national engineering contest.


Gilbert apartment complex joins ‘smart home’ movement, but will the trend take off?

GILBERT – The apartments at Vistara at San Tan Village look like many other “luxury” units available in the Valley with its granite countertops and walk-in closets.

smart home technology on phone

Kids compete to make the world a better place – and learn, too

WASHINGTON - When faced with the problem of cleaning up a polluted petrochemical site in Ecuador, a team of urban planners from Arizona turned to "microbial degradation" and "phytoremediation" to biologically break down pollutants on the site.


ASU campus hosts largest 3-D printing research facility in Southwest

MESA – Most schools would warn students away from lasers and saws, but officials encourage the students on the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus in Mesa to use them. The campus serves as the Southwest’s largest 3-D printing research facility: The Manufacturing Research and Innovation Hub.

3-D printer items and sign that says ASU Polytechnic Campus

PHX Startup Week attracts entrepreneurs from across US, organizers expect 10,000 attendees

PHOENIX – PHX Startup Week launched three years ago. That first week, they had about 2,500 attendees. The next year, they doubled it.

PHX Startup Week

New flu-tracking app uses Maricopa County as beta site

SCOTTSDALE – A California-based health diagnostics company has chosen Maricopa County as the pilot testing site for Communidy, a free web app that allows users to see the age and county of people who currently have the flu.


Be cool. Or turn up the temperature of this climate-controlled office chair in REI warehouse

(Photo by Megan Bridgeman/Cronkite News) GOODYEAR – A climate-controlled office chair for workers, a rooftop solar-power array and an air-conditioning system that saves one million gallons of water per year are some environmentally savvy methods at REI’s Goodyear warehouse, its leaders said.


Experts say 19th century ‘Frankenstein’ offers 21st century message

WASHINGTON - For centuries, Frankenstein's monster was nothing more than a horrific fantasy, but for two Arizona State University professors it is very real and very modern.