A New Step in Spintronics

University of Utah physicists have taken an important step toward a new generation of faster, cheaper computers and electronics by building the first “organic spin valves” – electrical switches that integrate two emerging fields of technology: organic semiconductor electronics and spin electronics, or spintronics. Read More

February, 2004 from the U

U of U and Community Partners Team Up to Create Westside Leadership Institute

The University of Utah’s University Neighborhood Partners (UNP), Salt Lake Neighborhood Housing Services (SLNHS) and the Salt Lake City’s Weed and Seed Program are joining forces to create the Westside Leadership Institute, a long-term project designed to support the development of local resident leadership on the West Side of Salt Lake City, which includes the area between 2100 S. north to the Davis County line; and from State Street west to Interstate 215. Read More

Electronic Theater 2004 at the U

Amazing views of Earth taken from satellites in space will be displayed when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) present Electronic Theater 2004 at the University of Utah. The high-definition television (HDTV) presentation on a large screen is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday March 1 in the Marriott Library’s Gould Auditorium. There is no charge. Read More

Movement and Technology Converge in U of U Project, Allowing Live Dancing in Cyberspace

Imagine watching a live modern dance performance by artists who touch hands and move in concert-in virtual space, across state lines and across time zones. A two- to three-second time delay-like news interviews from abroad-and the technologies’ digitization gives the art an “other world” effect. Read More

Seeking New Earths? Look For Dust

If alien astronomers around a distant star had studied the young Sun four-and-a-half billion years ago, could they have seen signs of a newly-formed Earth orbiting this innocuous yellow star? The answer is yes, according to Scott Kenyon (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory) and Benjamin Bromley (University of Utah). Moreover, their computer model says that we can use the same signs to locate places where Earth-size planets currently are forming — young worlds that, one day, may host life of their own. Read More