News Clips for Oct. 4, 2018

Get to know the 10 teams that were picked out of 152 proposals to be the 'American Dream' Utah finalists

The 10 finalists in the American Dream Ideas Challenge announced Wednesday include a "strike team" to help address Carbon and Emery counties' challenges with economic contraction and opioid abuse as well as a proposal to share living arrangements among single parents.

BITTORRENT'S CREATOR WANTS TO BUILD A BETTER BITCOIN

IN 2001, A 25-year-old unemployed college dropout named Bram Cohen crafted an elegant protocol for moving data around the internet. Titanic numbers of pirated songs and movies, and countless lawsuits, later, he’s putting the finishing touches on what he hopes will be another world-changing protocol—this time for moving around money.

How Advanced Prosthetics Turned This Man Into an 'Emerging Cyborg'

On a recent visit to Salt Lake City, I had a flashback of watching Six Million Dollar Man reruns. I was interviewing an actual bionic man—Alec McMorris—or as he likes to call himself, "One of the first new emerging cyborgs; an amplified human."

Engineers discover that visualizing how bad air quality is in your home can help mitigate pollution

You can't see nasty microscopic air pollutants in your home, but what if you could? Engineers from the University of Utah's School of Computing conducted a study to determine if homeowners change the way they live if they could visualize the air quality in their house. It turns out, their behavior changes a lot.

U. art faculty show off their mad skills in new Utah Museum of Fine Art exhibition

For artists, a sight line is a geometric form that extends from the viewer’s eye to its final destination. Outside of the art world, sight lines are an invisible line from one's eye to something that they can see, with no visual impediment.

How teen comedies like 'Superbad' normalize sexual assault

Sexual violence is everywhere in film and TV. That’s what researcher Sarah Projansky argues in her nonfiction book “Watching Rape.” A professor of media and gender studies at the University of Utah, Projansky told me she gets skeptical looks from people when she makes this observation.

The new campus crisis: How anxiety is crippling college kids across the country

The day before his junior year at the University of Michigan, George Orley loaded his car and kissed his mom goodbye before starting the 45-minute drive to school.

The “Short-Termism” Critique of Public Companies Is Nonsense

The public company is one of the greatest financial innovations of all time. Businesses sell shares of future profits to savers and can use the money they raise to fund additional investment, repay earlier investors, and reward employees. As those shares get traded by professionals, price changes can guide managers on capital spending, aid in employee recruitment, and make it easier to do mergers and acquisitions.

A conversation with Sheri Dew: Can American men and women ever be created equal?

The October 2018 Time magazine cover story asked the question, "Can American men and women ever be equal?" Answers and positive models come from an unexpected, yet not surprising place. Sheri Dew shares her experience on this week's edition of Therefore, What?

AirMed now on-site in Evanston four days a week

Thanks to a partnership between Evanston Regional Hospital and the University of Utah’s AirMed service, those in need of emergency health care will now have a state-of-the-art AirMed aircraft available on-site four days a week.

U of U engineers discover visualizing bad air quality changes behavior

Engineers from the University of Utah’s School of Computing conducted a study to determine if homeowners change the way they live if they could visualize the air quality in their house. It turns out, their behavior changes a lot, a press release said.

Air pollutants inside a home may change your behavior

Researchers from the University of Utah conducted a study to determine if homeowners change the way they live if they could visualize the air quality in their house. It turns out, their behaviour changes a lot.

Tracking indoor air quality can help mitigate home pollution

Researchers conducted study to determine if homeowners change way of living if they could visualise microscopic air pollutants in homes.

Tracking indoor air quality can help mitigate home pollution

Researchers conducted study to determine if homeowners change way of living if they could visualise microscopic air pollutants in homes.