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Robotics teams ready to rumble

March 5, 2015 – The student-made robots at this year’s Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition won’t just be rumbling. They’ll be recycling. Fifty-three high school teams from 11 states and Canada are competing to see whose robot can stack and sort recyclable materials the fastest. The annual competition, in which high school teams design and […]

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U Celebrates Women’s Week

The University of Utah celebrates Women’s Week March 6-13. This year’s theme, “Consider it Handled” is a famous line from ABC’s TV show, “Scandal.” Judy Smith, a crisis manager and the inspiration for Olivia Pope’s character, will headline the week with a keynote address on March 9 at noon in the Union Ballroom.

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Water in smog may reveal pollution sources

  March 2, 2015 – The chemical signature of water vapor emitted by combustion sources such as vehicles and furnaces has been found in the smoggy winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City. The discovery may give researchers a new tool to track down the sources of pollutants and climate-changing carbon dioxide gas. University […]

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U honors students examine air quality, health and society in the state of Utah

March 2, 2015— Students in the University of Utah’s Honors College are working towards real, implementable solutions for the hotly debated air quality problem in the state of Utah. A year-long honors Praxis Lab called “Air Quality, Health and Society” has afforded 10 students the opportunity to comprehensively study the problem and take matters into […]

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Red Butte Garden launches first two TaleBlazer mobile games

March 2, 2015 – For the past year, Red Butte Garden has been collaborating on a pilot program with Missouri Botanical Garden, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, San Diego Zoo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create interactive, location-based, augmented-reality games through funding from the National Science Foundation.  Using GPS-enabled smart phones and MIT’s TaleBlazer […]

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