News Clips for May 30-June 1, 2020

Using 3D to Make PPE

Personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers, including face shields, surgical masks, and N95 respirator masks, is in critically short supply. To mitigate the ongoing crisis, some public and academic libraries are using their 3D printers to create the PPE components needed on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Researchers Control Monkeys’ Decisions With Bursts Of Ultrasonic Waves

High-frequency sound waves aimed at specific brain regions can influence monkey behaviour, according to a new study. The finding complicates our conceptions of free will, but this research could yield new insights into the brain and new treatments for disorders such as addiction.

Utah social services, school funding on the chopping block

Plans to slash state spending “into the bone” have Utah lawmakers scouring every corner of government to target programs and employee positions for cuts and outright elimination.

Utah researchers looking at sewage for answers on coronavirus rates

People lacking any symptoms of COVID-19 are not rushing to get the painful nasal swab test, but they do go to the bathroom.

Utah sees its largest daily rise with 343 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Utah officials on Friday confirmed the largest daily rise in COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began, with 343 cases added since Thursday.

Utah in ‘far better spot’ than expected amid COVID-19 pandemic, state House speaker says

Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson said Friday that at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic the state is in a position to “maybe celebrate some of the great work that’s happened over the last two months” while taking advantage of an opportunity to rethink the future.

Could energy-efficient design be the cause of ‘sick buildings’ in the workplace?

As some Utahns begin to slowly return to workplaces closed by the pandemic, both employers and employees are examining how society can do so safely. But building design may hamper their efforts to keep COVID-19 transmissions from occurring.

Letter: Captain should go down with her university

Will the Lauren McCluskey tragedy ever end at the University of Utah? This beautiful, intelligent outstanding student-athlete was let down by all the people who were there to protect her and was killed outside her dorm by a former boyfriend as a result.