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Lab-on-a-Chip devices smaller than ever thanks to new 3D printing techniques from BYU

September 28, 2021
Microfluidic devices designed to help rapid diagnosis through blood
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BYU engineering, theatre arts students team up to create animatronic cougar

May 19, 2021
Thanks to the combined efforts of two BYU engineering capstone teams and a group of theatre and media arts students, the beloved mascot Cosmo is getting an animatronic counterpart in the theatre department.
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BYU hologram experts can now create real-life images that move in the air

May 04, 2021
They may be tiny weapons, but BYU’s holography research group has figured out how to create lightsabers — green for Yoda and red for Darth Vader, naturally — with actual luminous beams rising from them.
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New BYU algorithm making ID verification more secure by tracking facial movements

March 15, 2021
Like every other human biometric identification system before it, there are still significant security flaws in some of the most advanced identity verification technology. BYU computer and electrical engineering professor D.J. Lee has decided there is a better and more secure way to use your face for restricted access.
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BYU blood test can detect presence of deadly superbugs in less than one hour

November 09, 2020
Four BYU professors across four disciplines — molecular biology, chemistry, integrated optics and chemical processing — have created a method to extract superbugs from whole blood, prep them for testing and then provide a diagnosis all in under one hour.


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BYU offers 'crash course' in self-driving car technology

December 19, 2019
A BYU electrical engineering professor has found an innovative and inexpensive way to teach students how to program self-driving cars. Instead of building a full-scale autonomous vehicle, DJ Lee used RC cars and an indoor mini course to give students a crash course in the vocabulary and tech behind autonomous vehicles.
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Researchers create way to significantly extend Wi-Fi range for smart-home devices

October 22, 2019
Computer engineers have created a protocol that significantly extends the distance a Wi-Fi-enabled device can send and receive signals.
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Secret to lab-on-a-chip breakthrough: matte black nail polish

March 04, 2019
Unlikely solution comes from Ph.D. student who also moonlights as a standup comedian
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NSF asks BYU profs to build new receiver for one of world's largest radio telescopes

August 06, 2018
Phased array feed will increase the field of view by more than five times
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BYU-created mini tool has massive potential

August 30, 2017
BYU researchers have created a miniaturized, portable version of a tool now capable of analyzing Mars’ atmosphere — and that’s just one of its myriad possible uses.

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Professors 3D-print first truly microfluidic "lab on a chip" device

August 14, 2017
Researchers at BYU are the first to 3D-print a viable microfluidic device small enough to be effective at a scale much less than 100 micrometers.

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BYU researchers make flexible glass for tiny medical devices

March 23, 2017
Brigham Young University researchers have developed new glass technology that could add a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices.

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BYU MRI expert at heart of massive brain imaging study

November 09, 2016
A Brigham Young University MRI expert worked with a UK-based team on the world’s largest health-imaging study, a massive undertaking to scan the brain of more than 100,000 people to find connections with developing diseases.

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BYU-created A.I.-powered foosball table goes head to head with humans

April 24, 2016
Computer engineering students at BYU spent this past semester creating a robotic, vision-controlled foosball table with the objective to beat a human foosball player. The project was a great success. Only problem? The A.I. is a too good.

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BYU electrical engineers light up ballroom dancers

April 04, 2012
Professor Aaron Hawkins and a team of electrical engineering students and faculty have created fully-functioning, eye-catching light suits that flash to music.

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