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Kim Schuske

Kim Schuske

Co-founder/Producer, Explore Utah Science

Can Utah Develop Solutions to Clean Up the Air?

28 January 2014
Published in Science and Society

The public has made it's voice heard when it comes to air pollution in the state. Regulators and government officials say they are developing a Utah solution for air quality. This year, there are plenty of people ready to hold them accountable.

Biology Inspires Next Generation "Bio-batteries"

09 January 2014
Published in Technology

Batteries that power our electronic devices contain heavy metals and other materials that are toxic to the environment. A new battery technology inspired by biology, bio-batteries, overcomes many of these problems. The technology may one day lead to biodegradable batteries that store energy more efficiently than today's heavy duty lithium-ion batteries.

Sounds of the West

05 December 2013
Published in Life

Thousands of animal and ambient sounds from eleven western states have been recorded and archived in a digital library in Utah. While fascinating in their own right, sounds can also be used to track environmental change.

Antibiotic Resistance, A Looming Public Health Threat

26 November 2013
Published in Health

Antibiotics are our main line of defense against bacteria that can make us very sick. But that defense is breaking down as the microorganisms are increasingly becoming resistant to our most effective drugs. How we deal with this threat may determine if we will become at risk of dying from infectious diseases that have been held in check for nearly a century.

Will Depleted Uranium Be Coming to Utah?

21 November 2013
Published in Energy

The US has a lot of depleted uranium that needs to be stored and EnergySolutions wants to get in on the action. Over the next few months, the Division of Radiation Control will be looking at a study on the safety of storing the low level radioactive waste, which may ultimately determine if depleted uranium comes to Utah.

Our Water, Our Future

07 November 2013
Published in Science and Society

A team of advisors is tasked with coming up with a 50-year water strategy for Utah that will include reducing consumption by 25% by 2025.

Curing Blindness One Eye at a Time

14 October 2013
Published in Health

The cost of removing a cataract - between $2,000-$4000 dollars - is prohibitive for many, leaving them to struggle with a completely curable form of blindness. The Moran Eye Center has started a Charitable Surgery Day, to help restore sight to some Utahns.

Is Nuclear Power in Utah’s Future?

30 September 2013
Published in Energy

Fears have prevented the construction of nuclear power plants for over 40 years, but Blue Castle Holdings is proposing to build a new one near Green River, Utah. The feasibility of the plant as well as water rights granted to the company were on trial last week.

Is Sugar Toxic? Equivalent to Three Sodas per Day Kills Mice

14 August 2013
Published in Health

A new study from the University of Utah finds mice that consume ‘safe’ levels of sugar are more likely to die and have fewer offspring.

Earthquake Risk in the Salt Lake Valley

01 August 2013
Published in Science and Society

The Wasatch Front is one of the most seismically at risk areas in Utah and in the Intermountain West. Scientists are looking at thousands of years of earthquake history to learn more about the hazard we face.

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