Science Unwrapped News
USU's Science Unwrapped Explores the Quantum Scale Friday, April 12
Nearly sixty years ago, renowned physicist Richard Feynman invited scientists to enter the emerging field of atomic-scale physics with the rousing invitation, “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom.” “Scientists began studying nature at distances correspon...
USU's Science Unwrapped Explores the Ångström Scale Friday, March 22
Born in Sweden in 1814, Anders Ångström was a physicist, solar astronomer and a pioneer in the field of spectroscopy. He was among the first scientists to identify hydrogen in the Sun’s atmosphere and to examine the spectrum of the Aurora Borealis. To ex...
Nano' Topic for Science Unwrapped Friday, Feb. 22
“Nano” is a unit prefix meaning “one billionth.” It denotes a factor of 10-to-the-minus-9 or 0.000000001. In other words, something very small. The unit of measure is useful in many areas of science, electronics and engineering. “Nano” is the topic for U...
'Can Microbes Change History?' Asks Science Unwrapped Friday, Jan. 25
USU biologist Bonnie Waring is featured speaker for Science Unwrapped Friday, Jan. 25. The gathering begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130 of the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. All are welcome.
Planetary' Scale Topic for Science Unwrapped Friday, Nov. 30
Utah State University’s Science Unwrapped, the public outreach program of the College of Science, continues its “Powers of 10” series with “Planetary” Friday, Nov. 30, featuring USU geologist Carol Dehler...
'Are We Alone in the Cosmos?' Asks Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 26
USU physicist Tonya Triplett is featured speaker for Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 26. The gathering begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130 of the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. All are welcome.
USU's Science Unwrapped Asks 'How Big or How Small' Friday, Sept. 28
USU mathematician Luis Gordillo is featured speaker for the kick-off of Science Unwrapped's 10th anniversary 'Powers of 10’ series Friday, Sept. 28, in the Emert Auditorium (ESLC 130). All are welcome.
USU's Science Unwrapped Announces 10th Anniversary 'Powers of 10' Series
Science Unwrapped, the public science outreach program of Utah State University’s College of Science, announces its new Fall 2018-Spring 2019 “Powers of 10” series. The series, which kicks off Friday, Sept. 28
USU's Science Unwrapped Makes the Invisible, Visible Friday, April 20
Can you picture how a strand of DNA winds and unwinds or how a virus punctures a healthy cell? How do scientists envision molecular and cellular processes invisible to the human...
Why do we create art? Do you have to be human to make art? That is, is “art” created by an artificially intelligent machine art?
Objects, tools and machines we use every day emerged from a fusion of technology and artistic design. But how does this process take place and how does it influence our lives?
Russian American author Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) is probably best known for his novels, especially Lolita, which he published in 1955. But the St. Petersburg native was also an accomplished lepidopterist (butterfly and moth scientist) and illustrator....
Science Unwrapped, the public science outreach program of Utah State University’s College of Science, announces it new, Spring 2018 “The Science of Art” series. The series, which celebrates the university’s “Year of the Arts,” kicks off Friday, Jan. 26.
Sharks often evoke fear, but Utah State University ecologist Trisha Atwood says the aquatic creatures deserve greater credit for their role in maintaining healthy marine and coastal ecosystems and a sustainable planet.
Many of us share American poet Joyce Kilmer’s appreciation for trees, but how much do we know about the world’s really big trees and why they’re important to us?
Large terrestrial mammals fill us with wonder, curiosity and sometimes fear, but imagine a world without them. Utah State University wildlife ecologist Johan du Toit explores this possibility at USU’s Science Unwrapped public
Utah State University’s Ecology Center is marking 50 years of research and academic excellence and that’s something to celebrate. USU’s Science Unwrapped public outreach program marks this milestone with its new, Fall 2017 “Ecology!” series.
Do birds of a feather really flock together? Can birds recognize individual people? And why do birds sometimes crash into windows?
Lurking at the center of every galaxy, black holes capture our imaginations with their size, power and mystery. But how do scientists study these massive space monsters?
How do filmmakers create frighteningly realistic dinosaurs, monsters and space aliens in such movies as Jurassic Park, Aliens and Star Wars? The answer is art and science. Utah State University’s Science Unwrapped explores...
With access to so much information on the Web, on TV and in print, it’s hard to determine what’s fact and what’s fiction. Utah State University’s Science Unwrapped offers guidance in seeking information about a number of popular science topics in its new...