Science / Technology Related Archive

West Nile Virus Found in Utah Mosquitoes, Precautions Advised

(KCPW News) West Nile Virus has been found again in Utah mosquito pools, and health officials are urging residents to take precautions

3.3-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Utah

(KCPW News) For those of you living in or around Bountiful, you may have noticed the dinner plates rattling in your cupboard

BLM, USU Put Heads Together for Uintah Basin Ozone Problem

(KCPW News) Ozone is associated with summer air pollution in populated places. Today in northeastern Utah, even within the city limits of

Univ. of Utah Researchers Find Surprising MS Treatment for Lab Mice

(KCPW News) A new study by University of Utah researchers reveals that mice with conditions similar to multiple sclerosis are able to walk

Climatologist: Utah Will Face Climate Change Challenges

(KCPW News) A prominent climate scientist is in Utah this week to trumpet the cause of local, environmentally-conscientious institutions. Dr. Michael Mann,

New Leonardo Exhibit an ‘Anatomical Safari’

(KCPW News) From Dead Sea scrolls to dead animals. The Leonardo Museum in downtown Salt Lake City has a new exhibition that

Lunar Eclipse, Mars to Put on Cosmic Show

(KCPW News) Tuesday is April 15, which means taxes are due for millions of Americans this week. But while tax procrastinators are up

Family Stumbles Upon Ancient Bones in Backyard

(KCPW News) A Salt Lake City family digging out a pond in their backyard has come across a rather unexpected object: a

Desert Dust Events Could Trigger Early Wasatch Snowmelt

Dust events occur regularly each spring along the Wasatch Front, and they could be impacting how much water is ultimately available for

Utah Eagerly Awaits Tier 3 Fuel, Automobile Relief

(KCPW News) At the beginning of the legislative session, air quality emerged as a major concern for Utahns and a top priority

Utah Representative Seeks to Clarify Definition of “Natural” Air

(KCPW News) In the run-up to Utah’s legislative session, many bills are in the works or already drafted. One such bill is

Astronomers Hoping Comet ISON Puts On a Show

(KCPW News) “Comet of the century.” “Once in a lifetime event.” These are some of the ways Comet ISON has been described

High Schoolers Jockey to be ‘Fastest Geek’

(KCPW News) Students at Hunter High School in West Valley competed in the sixth annual Fastest Geek Contest on Friday. Students who

Utah Researchers Discover New Dinosaur Species

(KCPW News) Researchers announced the discovery of a new dinosaur species at the Natural History Museum of Utah on Wednesday. The specimen

Utah Vying to Host Commercial Drone Testing Site

(KCPW News) Back in February of 2012, Congress and President Obama authorized the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, to choose six test

University of Utah Creates Shoshone Language Video Game

(KCPW-August 23, 2013) August 14 was National Navajo Code Talker Day. It’s a day commemorating the role of Navajo code talkers who

Hands-Free Technology Adds to Distracted Driving Woes

(KCPW News) A new study by a University of Utah researcher shows that using voice-activated software while driving is dangerous. KCPW’s Roger

Natural History Museum Explores Science of Natural Disasters

(KCPW News) The Natural History Museum of Utah unveils a new travelling exhibit this weekend. The interactive feature, called Nature Unleashed: Inside

Speed Dating for Technology Event Pairs Investors and Inventors

(KCPW News) Several Utah universities held an event last week that paired potential investors with University tech-developers and inventors. The format of

Anthropologist Looks to Dogs for Clues on Human Behavior

(KCPW News) KCPW is the media sponsor of the Utah Museum of Natural History’s Nature of Things Lecture Series. This year, the

Governor to Make Snake Valley Pipeline Decision Soon

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert is close to making a decision on whether to sign an agreement that would authorize the construction

Utah Microbiologist Previews Nature of Things Lecture

KCPW is the media sponsor of the Utah Museum of Natural History’s Nature of Things Lecture Series. This year, the series focuses

Can We Store Energy From the Sun and Wind?

Renewable energy use is on the rise, but the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. Green energy

U of U Scientist Tracks Expanding Universe

For the first time scientists are measuring the expansion of the universe 3 billion years after what is called the “big bang.”

High School Students Explore University Science

On Saturday, hundreds of high school students got their first taste of being on a college campus, and heard about scientific research

U of U Teams Up with Questar on Pipeline Protection

More work is being done underneath Utah’s surface to protect the state in case of an earthquake. Questar has teamed up with

U of U Receives $1 Million to Study Cosmic Rays

The University of Utah has received a $1 million dollar grant for the study of high-energy cosmic rays in Utah’s western deserts.

U of U Physicist Compares New Magnetic Sensor to Drop of Paint

A new magnetic field sensor developed by physicists at the University of Utah doesn’t take up much space. In fact, the scientists

RadioLab Hosts Deliver 2012 Nature of Things Finale

During the finale of the 2012 Nature of Things Lecture Series, RadioLab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich took listeners behind the

Sharon Begley Delivers Nature of Things Lecture

Sharon Begley is Senior Science and Health Correspondent for Reuters. Listen as she shares an astonishing story with implications for health,