News Clips for April 26, 2019

Utah photographer excited for the Milky Way’s 'rift' and summer astrophotography

As the weather warms and more Utahns are getting out camping and adventuring in the evenings, the state is heading into peak season for astronomy and astrophotography. Daniel Smith, nature photography instructor for the University of Utah’s Parks, Rec and Tourism department, has been gearing up for summer night photography opportunities.

University of Utah researchers, ‘shocked’ by bad data on hate crimes, develop an app to help track them

Two researchers at the University of Utah created an app for people to log incidents of hate after they looked into hate crimes and hate groups and saw that little data is collected. “We were just honestly really shocked by how bad the data is. ... How can we understand the problem if we don’t have the data?” said researcher Emily Nicolosi.

Diagnosed: Transitioning To The Adult World For Persons With Disabilities

It’s spring and a fresh crop of graduates will soon enter the adult world. Some will get jobs, some will go on to more education, some will start their careers. And some may wonder if independence will ever come.

Red Desert ensemble’s spring concert a mesmerizing jam session

The Red Desert ensemble, the duo project of clarinetist Katie Porter and composer/percussionist Devin Maxwell, organized one of the most interesting public jam session concerts to happen recently in Salt Lake City. Joining forces with numerous local musicians, Westminster College students, and University of Utah students from Radical Quiet, Phillip Bimstein’s honors college course about cultivating a heightened awareness through the arts and the practice of absorbed listening, the concert featured music by Maxwell, Morton Feldman, Pauline Oliveros and a fabulous all-star conglomeration performing Terry Riley’s In C masterpiece.

He Hid His Sexuality With Running. Now, He’s a Trials Qualifier—and More Confident Than Ever

In his first attempt at the distance, 25-year-old Adam Dalton finished the 2018 Grandma’s Marathon in 2:18:52.

Report: Utah will be much more diverse in 2065

Utah will be significantly more diverse in 2065, according to projections in a new state report released Wednesday.

Video game effort could help regulate future drone traffic

Drones ferrying medical supplies, packages and even pizza could one day be crisscrossing the skies above U.S. cities, and a team at the University of Utah is working with regulators to keep that future traffic in check using a video game. The simulation unveiled Wednesday uses a 3-D model of Salt Lake City, similar to games like Sim City, and data about planned drone paths to determine potential problem areas.

Skinner leaves Utah to chase 2020 Olympic spot

Utah junior MyKayla Skinner, who finished seventh in the all-around at the NCAA women's gymnastics championships last weekend, announced Thursday that she is leaving the program to try to earn a spot on Team USA for the 2020 Olympics.

From Lensless Cameras to Deep-Brain Microscopy: Exploring the Potential of Computational Imaging

Professor Rajesh Menon and his group from the University of Utah have demonstrated several examples of computational imaging.

The Polygraph and How to Cheat It

While still being used by U.S. government agencies to screen candidates, the value of the polygraph examination has been called into question.