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USU Undergraduate Researcher Tori Bodine

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Firearms constructed with 3D-printed parts aren’t suited for the long haul. After firing a few rounds, barrels warp, break and they’re ready for disposal. And that’s what provides advantages to criminals. Built at home without serial numbers and discarded after use, the untraceable weapons contribute to a larger “ghost gun” problem.

Utah State University undergraduate researcher Tori Bodine wonders just how many of these weapons are in circulation. In the Sacramento, California area alone, she says, ATF agents reported seizure of 270 such firearms in 2017, but those figures may only scratch the surface.

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USU Geologist Discusses Utah’s March 18 Earthquake

Geosciences Professor Susanne Jänecke (pictured center, with students at field site) explains the science of the Magna Earthquake near Salt Lake City...

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USU Geology Alum Describes Utah's March 18 Earthquake

On KUER's Radio West, Jamie Farrell (Geology, BS'01), a research assistant professor at the University of Utah, says recent Utah quake is a "normal earthquake," where...

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Bees are the Best: USU Biologist Publishes New Children's Book

Utah State University scientist Joseph Wilson is on a mission. The conservation biologist wants to encourage efforts to protect bees, but realizes a lot of people know...

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