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Squeezing Light into Metals

Using an inexpensive inkjet printer, University of Utah electrical engineers produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique, which controls electrical conductivity within such microstructures, could be used to rapidly fabricate superfast components in electronic devices, make wireless technology faster or print magnetic materials.

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U Students Release PC Video Game

A video game developed by graduate students from the University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts and Engineering program will be published Friday, Dec. 13, and previewed Thursday, Dec. 12, at an open house, 4-7 p.m., in the film and media arts building on the U campus.

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Nov. 2 is Science Day at the U

The University of Utah’s 25th annual Science Day at the U will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, welcoming hundreds of Utah, Idaho and Nevada high school students to Salt Lake City to learn about science education and research opportunities at the university.

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U Athletic Tickets to Serve as UTA Fare


Getting to the University of Utah to cheer on the Utes just got easier. The University of Utah and the Utah Transit Authority have partnered to provide public transportation to the U for athletic events. Starting this fall, fans can board FrontRunner, TRAX and buses from anywhere and use their U athletic event ticket as fare.

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Sugar is Toxic to Mice in ‘Safe’ Doses

When mice ate a diet of 25 percent extra sugar – the mouse equivalent of a healthy human diet plus three cans of soda daily – females died at twice the normal rate and males were a quarter less likely to hold territory and reproduce, according to a toxicity test developed at the University of Utah.

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Mini-Monsters of the Forest Floor

July 29, 2013 – A University of Utah biologist has identified 33 new species of predatory ants in Central America and the Caribbean, and named about a third of the tiny but monstrous-looking insects after ancient Mayan lords and demons. “These new ant species are the stuff of nightmares” when viewed under a microscope, says […]

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Petroleum Engineering Launches at the U

July 23, 2013 – The University of Utah is launching a new graduate program this fall in petroleum engineering designed to produce well-qualified petroleum engineers with knowledge about responsible development of oil and gas resources. According to the International Energy Agency, the United States will be the top producer of oil in the world by […]

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