News Clips for July 24 & 25, 2019

Improved Prosthetic Hand Has A Lighter Touch And Easy Grip

Keven Walgamott, a real estate agent who lost his left hand and part of his arm in an electrical accident in 2002, got emotional when he was able to clasp his hands together and "feel" the space between his thumb and his index finger using a 3D-printed prosthetic hand in 2016. Also carried in Scientific American and many other publications.

Older drivers are more likely to be distracted by tech while driving, AAA report says

When Carol Baker, a 76-year-old driver from Annapolis, Maryland, gets behind the wheel of her 2016 Buick Enclave, her phone automatically connects to the car. She uses the Bluetooth technology to call friends and change the radio station without taking her eyes off the road. But sometimes, the system doesn’t pick up Baker's voice right away.

Magnet and Neuron Model Also Predicts Arctic Sea Ice Melt

The Ising model, now almost a century old, shows how natural systems can behave in related ways.

Michelle Quist: Don’t lose sympathy for the other pioneers

I took my twin 6-year-olds to the Days of 47 Rodeo on Monday night. They were less interested in the pioneer crafts and games than they were the bull riding and train rides.

Transitions

Sarah Projansky, a professor of film and media arts and gender studies and an adjunct professor of communication at the University of Utah, has been named associate vice president for faculty.

Can Utah’s ski industry survive climate change?

Officially, adopting the phrase “The Greatest Snow on Earth” over four decades ago in 1975, does Utah, in 2019, still hold the mantle of ‘the Greatest Snow on Earth’?

Warren Draws Contrast on Debt Relief Plans

Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren unveils details of a debt cancellation bill, making the case for a more targeted approach than legislation offered by rival Bernie Sanders.

West High School team is first American group to win international science competition

A high school science team of 8 from Salt Lake City became the first American group to win an international competition in particle physics