Researchers use NuSTAR telescope to learn more about the origin of cosmic rays
Researchers at the University of Utah are collaborating with partners like NASA’s NuSTAR and international Telescope Array Project to learn more about cosmic rays. New technologies have made it possible for researchers to study stars light years away. And just recently they’ve discovered that superstars like Eta Carinae, are sending cosmic rays all the way to Earth.
Researchers at the University of Utah made a break-through discovery about superconductivity properties of metals using tiny wires. This could help reduce the amount of heat produced by equipment such as computers.
Researchers share information on the benefits of bees and planting flowering plants.
What do green lawns and concrete have in common? While one is arguably more aesthetically pleasing, both have the effect of reducing biodiversity in outdoor spaces. To address nutrient-leaching and reduced-pollinator activity, researchers across the country are working with citizens to understand and adopt alternatives.
Researchers in Utah discover new geologic structure in San Andreas fault that could lead to California's next big earthquake.
In a recent study, researchers from Utah State University uncovered some truths about the southern tip of the San Andreas fault in California. The well-known fault stretches over 700 miles and marks the meeting of the North American and Pacific tectonic plates.
New study finds correlation between increased water use and developing suburban areas
Researchers in North Carolina have found that spatial patterns in landscapes can influence water use. The findings of the study could have large implications for urban sprawl in the arid state of Utah where the population is projected to double by 2050.
Last week, Utah State University received a million-dollar grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to create the new Mentoring and Encouraging Student Academic Success program to better support Native American students transferring to USU Logan from the USU Blanding campus.
New research out of the University of Utah tracks air quality across the Wasatch Front through instruments placed on TRAX light rail trains, revealing diverse air quality patterns throughout the Wasatch Front.
A summer camp scheduled to kick off next week will allow middle school-age children to become familiar with and develop their other digital applications, or apps. Camp organizers express challenges of getting female participants to join.
What is an App camp? Jody Clarke-Midura is an assistant professor in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences program at Utah State University. She works with the App Camp which started a few years ago.
According to Linda Mazzu, superintendent at Bryce Canyon National Park, a high water table has caused the water source for Bryce Canyon National Park to flow through prairie dog burrows before it enters the treatment facility.
The Utah Division of Water Resources has developed a statewide rebates program to encourage water conservation. The legislative-sponsored program offers rebates on technologies ranging from irrigation controllers to low-flow toilets.
According to John Neill, an avian biologist with the Utah Department of Natural Resources, a shrinking Great Salt Lake has serious consequences for the migratory bird populations that call the lake home throughout the year.
Utah becomes the first conservative state to pass a climate change resolution. The resolution focuses on ways the state can improve economic growth and development in the face of population booms and growing energy needs.
Last week, Utah legislation took a leap towards a more sustainable future with the passing of the state’s first climate change resolution. The House Concurrent Resolution on Environmental and Economic Stewardship was sponsored by Republican Representative Rebecca P. Edwards of District 20.
Researchers in Wyoming have found that wildlife collisions with ungulates and golden eagles increase during the winter months when animals are migrating. Animal crossings are proposed as a possible way to reduce collisions on roadways.
Wildlife collisions can be very dangerous for drivers and for animals.
Corinna Riginos is a conservation scientist at The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming studying wildlife collisions with ungulates like elk and golden eagles. The two are more closely related than you might think.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources recently finished up its spring fish sampling on Bear Lake in northern Utah. The regular sampling which occurs in Spring, Summer and Fall is used to track populations of Whitefish, Cutthroat Trout and other species.
It’s 8:00 a.m. on one of the last days of April and two officials from the Division of Wildlife Resources are loading up their boat at the Bear Lake State Park Marina. They are joined by two volunteers for today’s fisheries sampling, the last one scheduled for the Spring.
Recent declaration from Utah Governor Gary Herbert establishes May 2018 as the Month of the Bird
Utah has long been known as a resting place for migrating bird species, however this year it’s receiving special recognition as the Utah government declares May the Month of the Bird. Officials say that May is an ideal month to do this because of the migratory patterns of birds.