Research

‘Fire inversions’ lock smoke in valleys

U researchers show why fire inversions happen and offer new air quality prediction tools.


The age of Utah’s Navajo Sandstone

U researchers determined numerical ages that show eastern Utah parts of the Navajo desert are much older than previously thought.


‘Data Revolution’ solves current issues in chemistry

Part of three projects chosen nationally this year by the National Science Foundation, Matthew Sigman and his team will help create a new generation of data chemists.


Safe gun storage practices

U researchers surveyed military personnel to learn more about the relationship between safe firearm storage and thoughts of suicide or self-harm.


The air we breathe

This daylong symposium will bring together diverse perspectives on how to address Utah’s air quality.


Shortening treatment for lung cancer patients

New research at the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the U helps to precisely target tumors in lung cancer patients using artificial intelligence.


Rodent gut bacteria

Researchers in the U’s School of Biological Sciences report that the native gut microbiome can be preserved in captivity by continuing to feed the animals their native foods instead of an artificial diet.


Mysterious vaping illness markers identified 

The finding may allow doctors to definitively diagnose the nascent syndrome more quickly and provide the right treatment sooner. It could also provide clues into the causes of the new and mysterious condition.


Dedicated to protecting the night skies

The U-based Consortium for Dark Sky Studies launched the first issue of The Journal of Dark Sky Studies, a transdisciplinary journal to share art, basic science and conservation stories from the dark sky movement.


A bright idea

LED bulb exchange program brings sustainability to west side communities.