BYU traffic engineers Grant Schultz and Mitsuru Saito are on a mission to stop people from making left turns on busy roads. It’s not because they want to make life more difficult; it’s because they want to save it.
They’ve created a device that attaches to the motor on automatic doors so that they open automatically as a wheelchair user approaches. Wheelchair users need only download an accompanying smartphone app
Researchers from Utah State, BYU and University of Liege have learned that fibers bent at a certain angle can hold a lot more water than you would expect.
BYU engineering professor and holography expert Daniel Smalley has long had a goal to create the same type of 3D image projection. In a paper published this week in Nature, Smalley details the method he has developed to do so.
It’s been a little over a month since a devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake killed 370 people and injured roughly 6,000 more in Mexico. A BYU professor is helping find answers to help the rebuilding effort.
Ph.D. student Jake Merrell and his mentors have developed a smartfoam that can be placed inside a football helmet to more accurately test the impact and power of hits. The nano composite foam can help diagnose concussions.
In 2011, a group of mechanical engineering students built a human-powered drill to dig water wells as part of a senior capstone course. The project seemed promising, but little did they know how life-changing it would become.
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