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UW Professor Helps Robots Adapt Like Animals

A University of Wyoming professor is part of a research team that has come with a groundbreaking way for damaged robots to adapt and continue to function. The study was published Thursday in the science journal Nature—and is titled ‘Robots That Can Adapt Like Animals.’ UW Computer Science professor Jeff Clune says that widespread use of artificially intelligent robots will be the norm someday soon—in fields like manufacturing, search and rescue, health care, transportation, and even...
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National Park Pass Drawing

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers! Win a pass to the nation’s 2,000 national parks and wildlife refuges. This drawing will have two winners.

Stephanie Joyce

With the final draft of the federal Clean Power Plan due out later this summer, the Wyoming Legislature’s Minerals Committee took its first look at the proposal during a meeting in Casper Thursday.

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has unveiled several new federal plans for western states to preserve the habitat for the Greater Sage Grouse in an effort to keep the bird from being added to the endangered species list.  The plans would keep energy development from occurring in sensitive areas.

Anna Rader

The WYOmericana Caravan pulled into Wyoming Public Radio on May 28th to kick off their third summer of touring across Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, and Utah. Their first show is tonight in Denver at Syntax

Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter is speaking at the beginning of the 65th Congress of soccer's worldwide governing body. Blatter faces a re-election vote Friday, in the face of new corruption and bribery charges against senior members of FIFA.

"These are unprecedented and difficult times for FIFA," Blatter said. "The events of yesterday have cast a long shadow over football and over this league's congress."

It was a somber opening to FIFA's meeting of international sporting bodies, an assembly that was celebrated with flag-bearers and other pageantry.

Patrick Dobson

Patrick Dobson has lived most of his life on the fringes of the Great Plains. His second book, Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer, was published this year with the University of Nebraska Press. His first book, Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains, was published to critical acclaim in 2009. He earned a Master’s degree from the University of Wyoming in 1993 and a doctorate in History and American literature from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2013. He is a writer, college professor, and union ironworker in Kansas City, Missouri.

Cynthia Stoffers

A new mural inspired by an Australian myth is now on display at the Laramie Community Recreation Center. The colorful 5 by 18 foot mural was created by about 70 kids in the Rec Center’s School Age Child Care program.

Laramie artist and educator Paul Taylor spent a week with the kids, singing and telling the ancient Australian aboriginal story of how Rainbow Snake created the rivers. “As Rainbow made the rivers, Rainbow then went off, and he went off into a billabong. And all the children rushed over to the billabong to see the beautiful rainbow colors disappear into the water…”

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 A University of Wyoming professor is part of a research team that has come with a groundbreaking way for damaged robots to adapt and continue to function.

The study was published Thursday in the science journal Nature—and is titled ‘Robots That Can Adapt Like Animals.’

U.S. Indicts 14 In FIFA Corruption Inquiry

May 27, 2015

Updated at 2:50 p.m. ET

Arrest and search warrants have been executed against senior FIFA officials and several executives for what the Justice Department says was a corrupt scheme that gleaned "well over $150 million in bribes and kickbacks" over the course of 24 years.

The department announced that it has indicted 14 people from the U.S. and South America — including nine senior officials with FIFA, soccer's international governing body. Seven of the FIFA officials were arrested in Switzerland early Wednesday.

Governor Matt Mead and other state officials are spending the summer watching energy prices as they make plans for a new budget next year. 

The governor says his priorities range from local government to health care. Mead expects that projected revenue may be down for the next two years, but he doesn't want budget cuts.          

"To cut another six percent as we did before I think would be very difficult, I think just not hiring people to fill jobs would be difficult and even together it may not make up the difference."

Wyoming Department of Transportation

Portions of US 20 and Wyoming 789 are closed after several mudslides over the weekend in the Wind River Canyon.

Wet weather and storms over Memorial Day Weekend triggered the slides, which damaged roadways, guardrails, railroads, and pipes.

Cody Beers with the Wyoming Department of Transportation says because of the holiday weekend, it was tougher to get the word out via traditional media outlets. So WYDOT got creative.

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Douglas Students Train For Trucking Jobs

Life after high school looks a bit different for every Wyoming graduate. Some are set on college or a career. Others are more worried about making money this summer. In an effort to prepare students who are less interested in academic options, one high school started a program that trains some seniors to be commercial truckers. For the final two weeks of his Douglas High School career, Garret Blackburn has been spending most of his time hanging out in the parking lot. “This is definitely a...
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Gear Up For Summer Festivals In Wyoming

Get ready for a summer filled with music! There's quite a variety of Wyoming music festivals throughout the state and we've got you covered.

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Studio Sessions: Jami Lynn

Singer-songwriter Jami Lynn's South Dakota home makes a mark on her music. Here are two of Jami's animal-themed songs, including one from her brand new 2015 release, Fall Is a Good Time to Die. Coyote, Why Ya Been Lookin’ so Thin? Mom Raccoon
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