Science & Technology

Your hair knows what you eat and how much your haircut costs

Isotopes in hair reveal connection between diet and socioeconomic status.


How Salt Lake’s buildings affect its climate future

Researchers say that building policies now can have big impacts on energy use in the future.


The foreground is the silhouette of a tall spire in front of a purple sky at dust where a bright white comet plunges towards the horizon.

Comet NEOWISE lit up skies and social media

Comet NEOWISE blazed across the skies of the northern hemisphere and won’t return for 6,800 years. If you missed it, never fear—the University of Utah community captured stunning photos of this once-in-a-lifetime cosmic event.


Rising temps put desert shrubs in high-efficiency mode

Long-term observations track Mojave Desert plants’ responses to climate change.


Sustain biodiversity from your phone

Get outside, collect data and digitally connect with the Natural History Museum of Utah, all while staying safe and spatially distanced.


Gamma-ray scientists bring distant stars into focus

For the first time in nearly 50 years, stellar intensity interferometry has been used to take the measure of the stars.


A bowtie-shaped spectral of lights representing the universe. The center is bright green, then radiates the hot pink, magenta, yellow, and then white and finally gray.

Largest 3-D map of the universe ever created

The results are measurements of more than 2 million galaxies and quasars covering 11 billion years of cosmic time.


Gerald Stringfellow, an older man with white hair, and white goatee and wire-rimmed glasses, sits at his desk, holding a model of some kind of molecule — sticks attached to yellow and white balls arranged to form a three-dimensional grid thing.

Gerald Stringfellow’s bright idea

The legacy of the U’s mastermind behind LED-based technology was honored in a video from the National Academy of Inventors.


Pioneering method reveals dynamic structure in HIV

The new technique can track molecules in real time, at room temperature, with impressive resolution.


U of U Health names two new Benning Chairs

Hilary Coon and Michael Deininger were recognized for furthering medical knowledge to help people worldwide.