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Warm U.S. West, Cold East: A 4,000-Year Pattern


Last winter’s curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East. A University of Utah-led study shows that pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, and suggests it may worsen as Earth’s...
4/13/2014 11:00 PM EDT

Hunting Our History


Fossil dinosaurs, animals and plants being found in southern Utah that are distinct from those found farther north in rocks of the same age are telling a new story about the end of the age of dinosaurs in Utah. That is the topic for “Dino...
4/10/2014 5:40 PM EDT

Alex Smith, NFL Quarterback and University of Utah Alum, to Deliver 2014 Commencement Address


Alex Smith, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, U graduate and generous philanthropist is the U's 2014 commencement speaker. He will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his dedication and inspiration – on and off the field of...
4/14/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Tiny Transistors for Extreme Environs


University of Utah electrical engineers fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionizing radiation found in a nuclear reactor. Such transistors someday might enable smartphones that take and collect...
3/19/2014 11:00 PM EDT

A 'Chicken from Hell' Dinosaur


Scientists from Carnegie and Smithsonian museums and the University of Utah today unveiled the discovery, naming and description of a sharp-clawed, 500-pound, bird-like dinosaur that roamed the Dakotas with T. rex 66 million years ago and looked...
3/16/2014 11:00 PM EDT

Effectively Training Future Lawyers at the University of Utah


With many law schools facing criticism for failing to train students to practice law, a long series of recent national awards shows that the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law achieves the opposite result.
3/13/2014 8:00 AM EDT

Good Vibes for Catalytic Chemistry


University of Utah chemists discovered how vibrations in chemical bonds can be used to predict chemical reactions and thus design better catalysts to speed reactions that make medicines, industrial products and new materials.
3/9/2014 11:00 PM EDT

Crowdsourced Rain Samples Map Hurricane Sandy’s Evolution


As the climate changes in the 21st century, more hurricanes may stray farther north along the eastern seaboard, like Superstorm Sandy did. During Sandy, researchers used crowdsourcing to collect the largest ever dataset of hurricane rain waters and...
3/10/2014 12:00 PM EDT

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