It was billed as an epic announcement in Provo. Mayor John Curtis announced Wednesday an agreement to make Provo the third US city to have access to Google Fiber’s ultra-high-speed Gigabit Internet, after Kansas City and Austin.
Google Fiber General Manager Kevin Lo stood on the roof of the Utah Valley Convention Center with the Wasatch mountains behind him, buffeted by strong winds. He promised all Provo residents would have access to free basic Internet, with the option to upgrade to speeds 100 times faster than the average American can access.
A University of Utah researcher is taking pictures of snowflakes in a way that’s never been done before and the results could help forecasters better predict the weather.
If you’ve ever seen a picture of a snowflake it probably looked a lot like the paper cut-outs made every winter by thousands of first and second graders across the country: unique, but perfectly symmetrical and flat. But according to Tim Garrett, an atmospheric science professor at the U who helped develop a new way to photograph snowflakes, that image is a lie.
Astronomers at the University of Utah are looking for volunteers of all kinds to participate in the Andromeda Project.
University professors need help examining thousands of images of the Andromeda Galaxy generated by the Hubble Space Telescope. Anil Seth is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy. He hopes hundreds of volunteers will help his team identify star clusters in the photos.
Early in the history of the universe -- about three billion years after the Big Bang -- the expansion of the universe was slowing down. Today, it's speeding up at a faster and faster pace. University of Utah astronomer Kyle Dawson is part of a group that's been studying the early universe by looking at how light from quasars affected hydrogen atoms in interstellar space. The project is part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which Dawson says gives them the very sophisticated tools to look at lots of objects in the far reaches of space.
Rocky Mountain Power plans to offer 50 million dollars of incentives for consumers and businesses who install solar power panels over the next five years. The Public Service Commission of Utah has approved the utility company’s request for a program that will support 60 Megawatts of new solar energy.
Glenn Ricart first came to Utah to be Chief Technology Officer for Novell. Today he holds the same title for US Ignite, a federal initiative designed to promote the development of applications and services for ultra-fast networks. Ricart is now spreading the word about the Mozilla Ignite Challenge, which has $485,000 available to support winning proposals.
You don’t have to be at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to get live, edge of your seat, coverage of a rover landing on Mars. The rover Curiosity is set to land on the red planet Sunday night, and the public is invited to attend a Mars Rover Landing Party on the University of Utah campus.
A video clip from NASA’s website describes the entry, descent, and landing process – or EDL – as 7 minutes of terror.
Say you’re a volunteer at the London Olympics and a Korean tourist asks you a question. But you don’t speak Korean. Well now with the new translator application created at Brigham Young University, you can use your smart phone for an instant translation.
Utah is going to be a test lab for the use of super high speed broadband. The Salt Lake area is one of 25 communities involved in a new federal initiative designed to speed the development of next generation applications that can operate on ultrafast networks.