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December 28, 2016
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Resonance in Rainbow Bridge

University of Utah study listens to the natural bridge vibrate and sing Utah’s iconic Rainbow Bridge hums with natural and man-made vibrations, according to a new University of Utah study, published September 21 in Geophysical Research Letters. The study characterizes … Continue reading

October 29, 2013
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Creating fuel from sunlight

Turning fossil fuel into energy is easy: You just burn it. And live with the carbon dioxide byproduct. What if we could reverse the process and turn water and carbon dioxide back into fuel? A dream solution, but it may … Continue reading

October 13, 2012
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Freezing Electrons in Flight

Using the world’s fastest laser pulses, which can freeze the ultrafast motion of electrons and atoms, UA physicists have caught the action of molecules breaking apart and electrons getting knocked out of atoms. Their research helps us better understand molecular … Continue reading

February 25, 2012
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Protecting People From Deadly Floods, Quakes in The Philippines

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Typhoons thrash the Philippines every year, causing flash flooding and mudslides that often kill hundreds of people in the Southeast Asian nation. Many blame the death and destruction on the wrath of nature. But Gavin Shatkin has … Continue reading

February 5, 2011
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Weighing the Costs of Disaster: Consequences, Risks, and Resilience in Individuals, Families, and Communities

Disasters — both natural and manmade — can strike anywhere and they often hit without warning, so they can be difficult to prepare for. But what happens afterward? How do people cope following disasters? In a new report in Psychological … Continue reading

December 14, 2010
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‘Music and Caroling an Important Part of Holiday Celebrations’

During the holidays, no matter how you celebrate or what your beliefs, music is almost always an important part of the celebration, according to Thomas Riis, a musicologist and director of the American Music Research Center in the University of … Continue reading

September 1, 2010
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Listen up! U-M Experiment Records Ultrafast Chemical Reaction with Vibrational Echoes

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — To watch a magician transform a vase of flowers into a rabbit, it’s best to have a front-row seat. Likewise, for chemical transformations in solution, the best view belongs to the molecular spectators closest to the … Continue reading