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A Hindu scholar in the heart of Utah: How Sudam Mane combines faith and science at BYU

January 23, 2024
At BYU, Mane discovered more than just a center for scientific research; he found a community of faith and belonging.
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National math associations agree: BYU's got some of the best math programs in the country

December 05, 2023
Accolades continue to pour in for BYU’s College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, as both the statistics and math departments have recently received national awards recognizing their programs as some of the best in the country.
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Molecular marvel: BYU study expands scientists’ knowledge of protein folding in cells

November 28, 2023
Thanks to new research from scientists at BYU and the University of Utah Health, researchers now have a more complete understanding of how chaperone molecules direct the protein folding process.
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AI-powered chat assistance elevates online conversation quality, BYU study finds

October 03, 2023
Researchers at BYU and Duke University say derisive online conversations don’t have to be the norm. A joint paper between the two universities found that artificial intelligence can be used to improve conversation quality and promote civil dialogue in online interactions.
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Sustainable science: BYU professors use special bacteria to turn waste into renewable energy

August 23, 2023
For years, farming facilities across the country have utilized anaerobic digesters to convert cow manure into renewable energy. However, these digesters have been limited to a modest 30–40% efficiency. Now, groundbreaking research led by a team of BYU professors is revolutionizing the process, making it faster and more efficient than ever before by pretreating the waste with a special bacteria.
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Buzzworthy breakthrough: BYU students utilize AI to decipher the ‘language of the bees’

July 19, 2023
A team of BYU students is abuzz to decode the secret language of the hive. Armed with a hum-dinger of a research project and cutting-edge technology, these students are translating the bee waggle in real-time.
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Devotional: Things I believe

June 13, 2023
Gus Hart, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He shared six core beliefs he gained through his life experiences.
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Cougar Query: Gus Hart

June 13, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Brent Webb, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
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Awards season 2023: BYU students honored with prestigious scholarships, first-place finishes

May 09, 2023
Rise and shout! Across various disciplines, BYU students are being recognized for their world-class accomplishments.
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International student using her education to help cultivate change

April 26, 2023
Michella Kopti's experiences at BYU have taught her self-reliance and set her on an academic path to accomplish her goals. She feels grateful for the professors and mentors who took her under their wings and opened doors of opportunity for her.
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BYU projects show how students are prepared to make an impact on the world

April 11, 2023
From developing creative ways to teach math to planting trees along the Provo River, recent scholastic and civic projects from BYU students prove that an education that integrates faith, emotion, and intellect produces leaders with devoted hearts and purposeful souls.
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BYU students shine at 42nd College Television Awards with multiple top accolades

April 05, 2023
The Television Academy Foundation announced the winners of the 42nd College Television Awards or “Student Emmy’s” earlier this week and BYU students once again claimed the top spot in the best animation series and the best commercial.
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Can AI predict how you'll vote in the next election?

March 27, 2023
BYU study proves artificial intelligence can respond to complex survey questions like a real human.
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BYU acoustics capture the sound of NASA’s Artemis I launch

January 04, 2023
A BYU acoustics team, noted for studying the world's loudest sounds, shares its first-hand account of measuring audio levels during NASA's epic Artemis launch in November.
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BYU student created video game wins international award

December 01, 2022
A new video game created and produced by BYU students recently received the “Highly Commended” award from the Rookie Awards – an international board that evaluates and ranks top video game design schools around the world. The award earned BYU the number five school in the world for game design and development.
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BYU scientists collaborate with astronomers around the world to understand distant galaxy

October 04, 2022
BYU’s West Mountain Observatory was one of 37 ground-based telescopes throughout the world monitoring the active galaxy that is roughly 1 billion light years away.
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BYU research debunks widespread spaceflight lore

August 30, 2022
When the Saturn V rocket propelled man to the moon in 1969, the blast from the rocket’s engines was tremendous. The monumental event gave rise to widespread claims that the acoustic force of the rocket melted concrete and ignited grass fires miles away. New research from BYU debunks this common myth.
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Awards season 2022: BYU students reap scholarships, first-place finishes

July 06, 2022
BYU students continue to make an impact in various fields of study – and they’ve got the hardware, awards and scholarships to prove it.
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