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A Path to Brighter Images and More Efficient LCD Displays


University of Utah engineers have developed a polarizing filter that allows in more light, leading the way for mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras that can shoot in dim light.
19-Nov-2014 1:55 PM EST

Viruses Impaired if Their Targets Have Diverse Genes


When a viral infection spread through five genetically identical mice in a row, the virus replicated faster and became more virulent or severe. But when the infection spread one-by-one through five genetically diverse mice, the virus had trouble...
17-Nov-2014 11:00 PM EST

Why Lizards Have Bird Breath


Biologists long assumed that one-way air flow was a special adaptation in birds driven by the intense energy demands of flight. But now University of Utah scientists have shown that bird-like breathing also developed in green iguanas – reptiles...
14-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Self-Repairing Software Tackles Malware


University of Utah computer scientists have developed software that not only detects and eradicates never-before-seen viruses and other malware, but also automatically repairs damage caused by them. The software then prevents the invader from ever...
13-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

Did Men Evolve Navigation Skill to Find Mates?


A University of Utah study of two African tribes found evidence that men evolved better navigation ability than women because men with better spatial skills – the ability to mentally manipulate objects – can roam farther and have children with...
12-Nov-2014 11:00 PM EST

Tree Diseases Can Help Forests


Plant diseases attack trees and crops and can hurt lumber and food production, but University of Utah biologists found that pathogens that kill tree seedlings actually can make forests more diverse.
9-Nov-2014 11:00 PM EST

Jet-Fueled Electricity at Room Temperature


University of Utah engineers developed the first room-temperature fuel cell that uses enzymes to help jet fuel produce electricity without needing to ignite the fuel. These new fuel cells can be used to power portable electronics, off-grid power and...
4-Nov-2014 11:00 PM EST

Better Bomb-Sniffing Technology


University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing out explosives, deadly gases and illegal drugs.
30-Oct-2014 9:00 PM EDT

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