Tech & science beat

December 11, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

November 3, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Tech & science beat

October 26, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Tech & science beat

October 12, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes   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 […]

Tech & science beat

October 5, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Tech beat

September 21, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes   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 […]

Marrying Too Early

September 7, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Elizabeth Suggs Everyone talks about it. Once high school’s out and college starts up, there’s always someone new getting married. These are fresh adults. They want to do the best adult thing: Marriage. Why do this to yourself? Why risk a divorce? Why not wait? For those affiliated with a religion that preaches abstinence before marriage: I […]

Banning pride in Turkey

July 20, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Elizabeth Suggs | Staff Writer | [email protected] Video courtesy of Euronews   Something popped. People were running and covering their mouths. Someone had thrown tear gas. On June 28, Turkey’s Gay Pride took a turn for the worse in Taksim, a neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey. “We were at a cafe,” Jes Millsaps, a University of Utah […]

Tech beat: coding campus follow-up

May 11, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Elizabeth Suggs | Staff Writer   Coding Campus, a company that recently partnered with the community and Continuing Education Department at UVU, gives students and non-students alike the opportunity to partake in computer science. A previous article about coding campus said both grants and scholarships for UVU will be made available by April. According to […]

Nano-robotics may help cure cancer

April 16, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Elizabeth Suggs | Staff Writer   This year, Ido Bachelet of Israel’s Bar-IIan University and colleagues hope to test nanobots on a leukemia patient, with the nanobots acting as white blood cells.  The patient targeted has only a few months to live, and Bachelet plans to cure the patient in a month. Cancer is a […]