News Clips for Jan. 11, 2019

Researchers demonstrate perovskite's potential in spintronic systems

When German mineralogist Gustav Rose stood on the slopes of Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1839 and picked up a piece of a previously undiscovered mineral, he had never heard of transistors or diodes or had any concept of how conventional electronics would become an integral part of our daily lives. He couldn't have anticipated that the rock he held in his hand, which he named “perovskite,” could be a key to revolutionizing electronics as we know them. Also in Spintronics Info, Science Daily

School’s back in session, and so is depression

Winter rolls around with its abundance of celebrations, but some people —particularly students — shy away from festivities and increasingly isolate themselves when the temperatures drop and days get shorter. Some of these people are living with seasonal affective disorder.

Gehrke: This is why Utah needs to tax things like cosmetic surgeries and landscaping, just not newspaper subscriptions or houses

Back in 2008, I was interviewing then-Gov. Jon Huntsman when he caused a bit of a stir. Fresh off a years-long process to flatten the income tax, the governor now was setting his sights on expanding who would have to pay sales tax.

Total moon eclipse occurs Jan. 20

The Utah Astronomy Club is alerting residents that on the night of Sunday, Jan. 20, Utahns will have a chance to observe a rare and beautiful phenomenon, a total eclipse of the Moon–that is, if clouds don’t interfere.

University of Utah trustees respond to handling of murdered student

It took University of Utah Trustee Board Chair H. David Burton 12 days to respond to 2News' requests for comment on his faith in university President Ruth Watkins. The response is seven sentences. It makes no mention of any discipline up to this point. Burton writes, "we will continue to hold the administration accountable for timely implementation of the remaining recommendations."