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VERITAS SUPPLIES CRITICAL PIECE TO NEUTRINO DISCOVERY PUZZLE

July 11, 2018

The VERITAS array has confirmed the detection of high-energy gamma rays from the vicinity of a supermassive black hole located in a distant galaxy, TXS 0506+056. While these detections are relatively common for VERITAS, this blackhole is potentially the first known astrophysical source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, a type of ghostly subatomic particle that can […]


That sound makes me dizzy

July 10, 2018

For some people, certain sounds like a trumpet blowing a particular tone can make them dizzy, and it’s not because they’re giddy from a Wynton Marsalis melody. It has been estimated that 1 in 100 people around the world have a congenital inner ear condition known as semicircular canal dehiscence, a thinning of the bone […]


How Antifreeze Proteins Stop Ice Cold

July 10, 2018

How do insects survive harsh northern winters? Unlike mammals, they don’t have thick coats of fur to keep warm. But they do have antifreeze. Antifreeze proteins (AFPs) prevent ice from forming and spreading inside their bodies. The existence of these AFPs has been known for decades, but the mechanisms governing this unique survival technique have […]


U. Institute awarded $140M grant to develop geothermal energy lab

June 14, 2018

Following a three-year, five-way competitive process, the U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Energy and Geosciences Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah to develop a geothermal laboratory near Milford, Utah. The laboratory, called Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) will focus on developing enhanced geothermal systems which could greatly expand the […]


TRAX tracks Salt Lake’s air quality

June 6, 2018

For nearly 20 years, TRAX light rail trains have shuttled riders up and down the Salt Lake Valley, saving countless car trips and sparing Salt Lake’s air tons upon tons of petroleum-powered pollutants. And for the past four years the trains, operated by the Utah Transit Authority, have done even more for Utah’s air: They’ve […]


How animals holler

May 21, 2018

While humans can only broadcast about one percent of their vocal power through their speech, some animals and mammals are able to broadcast 100 percent. The secret to their long-range howls? A combination of high pitch, a wide-open mouth and a clever use of the body’s shape to direct sound – none of which are […]


Wireless ‘living laboratory’ coming to Utah

April 9, 2018

The future’s most cutting-edge research in mobile and wireless communications, from faster cellphone connectivity to connecting a network of smart cars, will be tested on a new platform to be built at the University of Utah and in Salt Lake City. The PAWR Project Office has selected the University of Utah and Rice University in […]


U hosts State of Utah Black Affairs Summit

March 21, 2018

The University of Utah Black Faculty and Staff Association hosts its second State of Utah Black Affairs Summit Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, 1655 Campus Center Drive. The event is free and open to all who are interested in supporting African-Americans in Utah, but registration is […]


U announces 2018 honorary degree recipients

March 13, 2018

The University of Utah Board of Trustees announced today that Barbara Tanner and Raymond Uno will receive honorary doctorate degrees at the 2018 commencement ceremony, Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The award is the highest honor given by the university. “These two individuals are incredible examples of […]