Mowers in sheep’s clothing: Flock clears vegetation around solar panels in southeastern Arizona

These sheep work for food, eating mesquite and tall grass at a solar farm that powers 20,000 homes in southern Arizona. Livestock landscapers can be used to trim the land around freeways or cut down on the brush that feeds wildfires.

Better WiFi, heat-resistant engines and, far, far on the horizon, self-piloting passenger planes

Before new technology can be used in the aviation industry, the FAA requires it be put through strict testing measures for certification.

Free-speech ruling in Trump Twitter case echoes Arizona debate

WASHINGTON - A federal judge ruled that President Donald Trump violated critics' free-speech rights when he blocked them from his official Twitter account, a ruling the ACLU thinks should also apply to lawmakers in Arizona who have blocked constituents' from their social media sites.

Beating a hasty retweet: Avoiding the downsides of social media

WASHINGTON - Social media are filled with images of seemingly perfect people living seemingly perfect lives, but don't show the depression and anxiety that experts say can come from increased social media use. With thoughtful posting and viewing, they say, there are ways to counter the downsides of social media.

Scottsdale app eases finding baby sitter, furthers evolution of location-based apps

ZipSit, an app headquartered in Scottsdale, connects babysitter and parents, the latest in a technology trend that connects strangers to make life easier.

New football league has investors, TV deal and now Neuheisel to coach Valley team

Rick Neuheisel, who grew up just miles from Sun Devil Stadium, was named coach of the Phoenix franchise in the upstart Alliance of American Football league Friday. The new league will start play in 2019.

Rebooting education: Federal and state funds bring high-speed internet to rural areas

A $1.8-million award, the result of a state and federal funding initiative, was granted to a group of schools and libraries in Yavapai County to improve broadband access for entire communities.

Despite snub, Phoenix Rising confident of future with Major League Soccer

Early snub not enough to keep Phoenix Rising down. New investor, stadium plan has club confident about a future in Major League Soccer.

For the love of the gaming: South African esports team relocates to Phoenix

Why did a group of gamers from South African move nearly 10,000 miles to Phoenix? The competition. For the love of the game, they left family and friends behind.

Smart dressers: Technology flourishes in wearable fashion designs

A model in a pink bodysuit and a red, high-waisted couture skirt featured smart technology designed to ease a woman’s menstrual cramps. Such smart technology was featured in the Wearables in Smart Fabrics Fashion Show in Phoenix.

Self-driving car industry continues to speed ahead

The Phoenix metro area is a hotspot for testing self-driving vehicles, with companies like Uber and Waymo taking advantage of limited regulations in Arizona.

California’s cost of living pushes people to move to Arizona

One California company is relocating its operations to Goodyear, creating 30 new job opportunities.