News Clips for March 6, 2019

USU, U. undergrads share research with legislators

Undergraduate researchers at the University of Utah and Utah State University displayed their work at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. The event, which is organized by USU, features the two public research universities’ students and their research projects. Students of all disciplines share the results of their investigations with legislators.

U. researchers find way to correct defect in quantum dot lasers

University of Utah physicists have discovered a way to fix a defect occurring in lasers composed of quantum dots, which they believe will be important in photonics research and the creation of microchips that code information using light instead of electrons.

‘Mormon Land’: Scholar explains how a recent discovery sheds new light on early black converts and the priesthood ban that later took hold

Knowing who ordained whom to the priesthood in the early days of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is seldom of interest to anyone beyond curious descendants and detail-obsessed researchers.

What’s killing the Great Salt Lake?

Dwindling snow pack and human water consumption are threatening the future of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, with far-reaching effects for the Western United States.

Researchers develop fast method to convert algae to biocrude

Algae contains rich fatty acid which can be extracted and turned into a sustainable form of fuel known as biocrude oil. But researchers had not found an economically viable way to produce it in large quantities until a new jet mixer was designed recently.

Wheels: The ins and outs of car financing

“The No. 1 piece of advice I have is to not get your financing from a car dealership,” said Christopher Peterson, a law professor at the University of Utah and former special adviser to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. “Shop separately for the vehicle and the financing.”

What Happens To Kate's Baby On 'This Is Us'?

According to the University of Utah Health, babies born at 28 weeks have an 80-90 percent survival rate. They also have only a 10 percent chance of developing any long-term health issues.

University of Utah Health improves turnaround time with new imaging tech

The imaging technology, which integrates with many other systems, enables more efficient same-day care, streamlined screen real estate and exam open speed improvements.