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Piling on Pressure Solves Enduring Mystery About Metal’s Makeup

Scientists have solved a decade-long puzzle about lithium, an essential metal in cellphone and computer batteries. Using extreme pressure experiments and powerful supercomputing, the international team has unraveled the mystery of the structure of...
22-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Meet the Summer Startups-in-Residence at Lassonde Studios

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While most startup companies are lucky to work in a dirty garage, 17 student startups at the University of Utah have dedicated space this summer at the new Lassonde Studios building. The teams are startups-in-residence in the Company Launch program...
15-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study of Sisters Helps Explain Dad’s Influence on Risky Sexual Behavior

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Researchers have long shown links between father involvement and daughters’ sexual behavior, with the standard explanation attributing that influence to shared genes that impact both a father’s behavior and relationships and his child’s...
8-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Utah Launches New Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health

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The University of Utah has launched a new center dedicated to providing a transformative influence on health care by unifying research on mindfulness and other integrative behavioral health interventions.
31-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A New Spin on Electronics

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A University of Utah-led team has discovered that a class of “miracle materials” called organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites could be a game changer for future spintronic devices. Spintronics uses the direction of the electron spin — either up...
25-May-2017 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Better Sustainable Sanitary Pad

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University of Utah materials science and engineering students have developed a new, 100-percent biodegradable feminine maxi pad that is made of all natural materials and is much more comfortable than similar products. The SHERO Pad uses a processed...
15-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Controlling Bacteria’s Necessary Evil

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Until now, scientists have only had a murky understanding of how these relationships arise. Now Colin Dale and his colleagues at the University of Utah have an answer. It’s good news and bad news, germophobes: The bad news? Mutualistic bacteria...
4-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Crime and Virtual Punishment

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University of Utah students have created a new mobile game that demonstrates how software algorithms used by many of the nation’s judicial courts to evaluate defendants could be biased like humans. Justice.exe is a free app in which the...
27-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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