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Computer Simulation Aids Knitwear Designers

U of U computer scientist Cem Yuksel and colleagues have developed a computer model to simulate knitting with yarn. This technique provides animators with a practical route to modeling knitted garments. Learn More»

Computer Simulation Aids Knitwear Designers

Birds Do Better in ‘Agroforests’ than on Farms

Compared with open farmland, wooded “shade” plantations that produce coffee and chocolate promote greater bird diversity, although a new U of U study says forests remain the best habitat for tropical birds. Learn More»

Birds Do Better in ‘Agroforests’ than on Farms

Radiation-Resistant Circuits from Mechanical Parts

Engineers have designed microscopic mechanical devices that withstand intense radiation and heat that can be used in circuits for robots and computers exposed to radiation.
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Radiation-Resistant Circuits

Detecting DNA Damage

Chemists have devised a way to find DNA damage that can lead to mutations and disease by passing strands of the genetic material through molecule-sized pores.
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Detecting DNA Damage

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The university's external research funding in 2011 generated $597 million in gross state product, 8,538 Utah jobs with total wages of $311 million, and $31.9 million in state and local tax revenue (reference 2011 BEBR).

Last Updated: 8/7/13