Author: Elizabeth Suggs

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Elizabeth Suggs | Staff Writer Photo courtesy of UVU Marketing   Physicists from UVU have found a new way to gauge the density of individual cells using acoustic levitation. The process of using acoustic levitation includes removing a cell culture from the subject, such as a cell from a suspicious tumor. The cell is then placed into a fluid that mimics the human bloodstream. By using low-frequency sound waves, the physicists are able to move through the fluid and lock onto the cell culture. After the first sound wave, a second wave is released at a much higher frequency....

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Want to learn to invest? There’s an app for that. Elizabeth Suggs | Staff Writer | [email protected] The app Acorn is a simple way for college students to invest. Acorn is helped by Nobel Prize winning economist, Dr. Harry Markowitz, through recurring investments and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). A recurring investment is the portion of revenue highly likely to be maintained through predictability and stability, compared to ETFs, which track commodity, bonds or a basket of assets. ETFs, according to the site investopedia, experience price changes throughout the day while things are bought and sold. “We’re helping people set...

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Elizabeth Suggs | Staff Writer | [email protected] Russell Williams, associate professor of political science from Memorial University, Canada, will speak to UVU students Oct. 28 on the United Nations led Paris Climate Summit, or Paris Process on Mobility and Climate. The Paris Process is an open platform for anyone and everyone to take action on climate change, the end goal being to help contribute to a global agreement on climate change. “Most agreements are done in secret,” Williams said. “But, the Paris Process is designed for the public.” Williams explained that compared to other international agreements, the U.N. wants...

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  Elizabeth Suggs | Staff Writer | [email protected] The UVU Rapid Development Center recently unveiled 3D printers in the Computer Science Building for use by students and partnered businesses. The new partnership between Stratasys and UVU will give students an opportunity to work with partnered businesses and get internships. According to Jesse Roitenberg, education manager of Stratasys, the MC 450 3D printer at UVU is now the first one in the educational system. Depending on the size, objects can take anywhere from a few minutes to days to print. This is why, according to Sid Smith, one of the...

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Elizabeth Suggs | Staff Writer | [email protected] An electric unicycle, Ninebot One, distributed locally by Jive Cycle, has come to UVU. According to Shawn Hinckley, UVU student and seller of Jive Cycle, Ninebot is popular in California, New York, Europe and most of Asia. The difference between a Segway and a Ninebot One, according to Jive Cycle’s website, is in the wheels. Where Segway has two wheels and can cost thousands of dollars, Ninebot One is one-wheeled, smaller and faster, creating a better overall experience for the user. “It’s like you’re a Jetson,” McLean Taylor, UVU student and an...

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