News Clips for Aug. 21, 2019

A Mathematical Model Unlocks the Secrets of Vision

Mathematicians and neuroscientists have created the first anatomically accurate model that explains how vision is possible.

Robert Gehrke: At the University of Utah, ‘Safety Is A Culture,’ so let’s hope the culture of complacency is no more

This week my daughter started college, attending the University of Utah, my alma mater, and I got to show her around the campus that is really barely recognizable from my days there. Nervous kid. Proud parent.

New research to prevent false positive test results in cannabis screening assays

Grace Kroner, clinical chemistry fellow at ARUP Laboratores and University of Utah, discusses her research on interferences and cross-reactivities in a urine drug-screening assay for marajuana, as presented at AACC 2019. The nature of screening assays means that they will pick up more than just the target compound and, as a result, Kroner highlights the importance of confirmatory testing to shed light on any cross-reactivities or interferences that may be of concern.

Lawmakers criticize Utah’s planned next-generation surveillance program as ‘North Korea-esque’ and ‘Big Brother’

For $2.2 million a year, law enforcement representatives said Tuesday, Utah can build and run a real-time, next-generation surveillance apparatus that combines public social media posts, traffic cameras and other data sources to decrease police response times, keep interstate traffic flowing and save lives.

From the red rocks to the big screen: A look back at movies filmed in Southern Utah

A celebration of film in Southern Utah is coming in a couple of weeks with the 10th anniversary of the DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival. To commemorate the history of Southern Utah movies, let's take a look back at some of the major films shot in the area.