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»
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»
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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