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Bad Mileage: 98 Tons of Plants per Gallon

A staggering 98 tons of prehistoric, buried plant material – that’s 196,000 pounds – is required to produce each gallon of gasoline we burn in our cars, SUVs, trucks and other vehicles, according to a study conducted at the University of Utah.

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Describing Objects in Multiple Dimensions

The study of polynomial equations and their solutions is one of the oldest endeavors in mathematics, dating to at least 500 B.C. Christopher Hacon, a distinguished professor of mathematics at the University of Utah, will discuss how polynomial equations can be used to describe objects in multiple dimensions during a free public lecture on March 23.

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