Hyperloop, the Future of High-Speed Travel

Hyperloop, the Future of High-Speed Travel

Imagine sitting down in a bus-sized capsule, strapping on a seatbelt, taking off, breaking the sound barrier, and arriving at a vacation destination hundreds of miles away in a matter of minutes, with the function of a Hyperloop travel system. The Hyperloop travel system uses the power of high-pressure and low-pressure propulsion by vacuum sealing […]

Darwin Day: not just for biologists

Darwin Day: not just for biologists

Photo credit: Jeanette Blain | News Editor | jblain.uvu@gmail.com The Biology Department held its annual Darwin Day celebration Feb. 10 to honor Charles Darwin and remind students of the importance of evolution. UVU, along with hundreds of universities and entities around the world, honored the “Father of Evolution” with displays in the Science Atrium, a […]

Capsule provides new GI tract testing method

Capsule provides new GI tract testing method

Researchers developed a device for measuring gases, potentially changing how we study the digestive system. Based out of Melbourne, the RMIT University team created a pill-sized capsule designed to measure concentrations of specific gases inside the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). A study was published as a “proof-of-concept demonstration,” meaning that the goal was to show […]

Tech & science beat

Tech & science beat

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 […]

Tech & science beat

Tech & science beat

Want to learn to invest? There’s an app for that. Elizabeth Suggs | Staff Writer | elizabethannes.92@gmail.com 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 […]

Tech & science beat

Tech & science beat

Elizabeth Suggs | Staff Writer | elizabethannes.92@gmail.com 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 […]

Tech beat

Tech beat

  What does it mean to have a GMO food product?   Elizabeth Suggs | Staff Writer   The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American public were polled by the Pew Research Center on whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were safe. 88 percent of the AAAS scientists said they agreed that […]