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How U alumni helped invent the catalytic converter

The catalytic converter, which removes toxic gases from car exhaust, owes its invention partly to U alumni working at Corning Incorporated in the 1970s.


Evergreen needles act as air quality monitors

Trees are air quality monitors all around us. U scientists found that magnetic particles on pine needles can indicate levels of air pollution.


U team offers daily tips for parenting in a pandemic

Partnership between the U and Granite School District offers videos to help manage kids’ behavior amid the roller coaster of education in a pandemic.


How’s the transit weather?

Could a forecast of snow change how you get to campus?


Our energy hunger is tethered to our economic past

Civilization may need to “forget the flame” to reduce CO2 emissions.


Getting past the politics of face coverings

Political scientist Phillip Singer explains why the politicization of public health measures is nothing new, and how to view wearing face coverings as a compassionate act.


‘They keep their door wide open’

Openness and empathy in the College of Education’s School Counseling program help a student achieve his goals.


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.


Rising temps put desert shrubs in high-efficiency mode

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