Latest University of Utah Stories

Measuring CO2 To Help Fight Global Warming
2012-05-15 06:46:02

University of Utah and Harvard scientists develop way to enforce future greenhouse gas treaty If the world's nations ever sign a treaty to limit emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide gas, there may be a way to help verify compliance: a new method developed by scientists from the University of Utah and Harvard. Using measurements from only three carbon-dioxide (CO2) monitoring stations in the Salt Lake Valley, the method could reliably detect changes in CO2 emissions of 15 percent...

A Middle-Ear Microphone
2012-04-30 07:15:25

Device could make cochlear implants more convenient Cochlear implants have restored basic hearing to some 220,000 deaf people, yet a microphone and related electronics must be worn outside the head, raising reliability issues, preventing patients from swimming and creating social stigma. Now, a University of Utah engineer and colleagues in Ohio have developed a tiny prototype microphone that can be implanted in the middle ear to avoid such problems. The proof-of-concept device has...

What Fuels Black Hole Growth?
2012-04-03 04:46:20

"Black holes are very efficient eating machines“¦ They can double their mass in less than a billion years. That may seem long by human standards, but over the history of the Galaxy it's pretty fast,” said Scott Kenyon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). New research presented by a joint team from the CfA and the University of Utah showed these super-massive star destroyers can balloon in size by absorbing one-half of a binary star system. ...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.