Science/Technology Archive

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 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

NASA Brings Space Exploration Exhibit to Salt Lake City

NASA is in Salt Lake City for the weekend with its traveling exhibit “Driven to Explore.” The free exhibit is set up

Leaders in Nuclear Energy Gather in Salt Lake City to Talk About Safety

International regulators and experts on nuclear power plant safety have converged in Salt Lake City. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports, representatives from

University of Utah Scientists Tasked With Helping U.S. Army

The U.S Army is looking to improve some of its materials and is asking scientists at the University of Utah to help.

Engineering Students Face Off in Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

Engineering students from colleges and universities throughout the West gathered in Tooele over the weekend to compete in the Human Powered Vehicle

Google Shows Utah Businesses How to Market for Success

A managing director with the most popular online search engine took part in Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s annual Economic Summit this morning

Corrosion Conference Emphasizes High Cost of Low Maintenance

The world’s largest organization dedicated to preventing corrosion in transportation infrastructure and pipelines was in Salt Lake City this week to showcase

State Board of Education Urges Lawmakers to Fund MESA Club Once Again

The Utah State Board of Education is hoping to restore funding for a public school program hailed as one of the most

Bill Gates Testifies in Antitrust Lawsuit in Salt Lake City

The fight between Microsoft and Utah software company Novell continued on Monday, as Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates testified in a Salt Lake

Doppler Radar on Wheels Comes to Salt Lake City

A truck that’s typically used to chase twisters in the Midwest is making rounds in Utah this month to get an unprecedented

U of U Neurobiologist Gets Big Boost for Research

A neurobiologist at the University of Utah is being hailed as one of the nation’s most promising early career scientists by the

CityViews 10/12/11: An Alzheimer’s Boom

Segment 1: The number of Alzheimer’s patients in Utah is expected to nearly double by 2025. That’s prompted a state task force

CityViews 9/26/11: Reviving Topophilia

Segment 1: Paleontologist and evolutionary biologist Scott Sampson is asking a provocative question: With the rise of global homogenization and a steep

CityViews 9/22/11: The Leonardo

          Segment 1: Nearly eight years in the making, The Leonardo is nearly ready to open its doors

Leonardo Features Experimental, Responsive Architecture

An experimental piece of architecture just installed in The Leonardo on Library Square isn’t just meant to be looked at – it

30-Kilowatt Solar Array Installed on Leonardo’s Roof

The Leonardo science, technology and art museum on Salt Lake City’s Library Square now features 148 solar panels on its roof, paid

U of U Starts Materials Research Center with NSF Grant

A prestigious $12 million grant from a federal agency is being put into forming a new research center at the University of

Salt Lake City Unveils Natural Gas-Powered Garbage Trucks

Salt Lake City’s new natural gas-powered garbage trucks were unveiled today as part of an ongoing effort program to “green” the city’s

U.S. Secretary of Labor Visits Utah for Worker Safety Campaign

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis was in Utah today as part of a heat illness prevention campaign. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans

Utah Company Creates Near-Bloodless Scalpel

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared a Utah medical device company’s use of its new near-bloodless scalpel. The company says it

FCC Says Millions Still Lack High Speed Internet Access

Twenty-six million Americans still don’t have high-speed Internet access, according to the FCC’s annual report to Congress. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports,

Salt Palace Solar Project Underway After Hiccup

The Salt Palace Convention Center is preparing for a 2.5-megawatt jolt from what’s being called the largest single rooftop solar system in

Nature Conservancy Scientist Warns of Energy Sprawl

While clean energy technology can revolutionize the nation’s power supply and economy, exactly where that power is developed is key to preventing

Divisive Online Ed. Expansion Clears Senate

A bill that gives Utah students more options for taking online courses cleared the Senate yesterday. But as KCPW's Whittney Evans reports,

How to Re-Start Energy Innovation

Energy innovation in the United States has stalled, but with transformational change, it can get running again. That’s the message Jeff Muhs,