Top U.S. Climate Scientist Brings His Call for Action to Utah

World-renowned climatologist James Hansen has repeatedly called for an immediate cap and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, including coal-fired power plants, which are the single largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. Read More

April, 2009 from the U

Robot Race for the Crystal Skull

Robots will navigate an Indiana Jones-like maze in search of the crystal skull, while other robots will dribble and shoot eggs in a “B-eggs-ketball” competition. Students will also display a robotic hand, a moonbuggy and other projects as the University of Utah’s Department of Mechanical Engineering holds its 12th annual Design Day on Wednesday, April 29. Read More

Earth Day Brings Groundbreaking for $130 Million USTAR Interdisciplinary Research Facility at University of Utah

The University of Utah (UofU) and the USTAR Governing Authority today marked Earth Day at the groundbreaking for a $130 million sustainably designed interdisciplinary research facility, the first of four planned buildings on the university’s campus aimed at attracting some of the world’s most internationally recognized faculty and fueling Utah’s economic development activity. Read More

When Art and Science Meet

The Center for Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology (CIDAT) and the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah will present research from the Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship Awards on Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the New Media Wing. The event is free and open to the public. Read More

University of Utah College of Engineering

Power Steering for Your Hearing

Utah and Texas researchers have learned how quiet sounds are magnified by bundles of tiny, hair-like tubes atop “hair cells” in the ear: when the tubes dance back and forth, they act as “flexoelectric motors” that amplify sound mechanically. Read More