Public Safety
3:09 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

BYU Researchers Help UDOT Pinpoint Safety Hotspots on Utah's Roads

UDOT crews work on applying a high-friction surface treatment to a high-risk curve of highway in Logan Canyon.

A group of researchers at Brigham Young University have developed an advanced traffic safety model that’s helping UDOT make Utah roads safer.

Grant Schultz is an associate professor of civil engineering at BYU. He was on the team of researchers that has spent the last 5 years developing the model. He says the tool will help the Utah Department of Transportation save lives.

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Science & Technology
4:10 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

BYU Geologists Discover Supervolcanoes in Utah

BYU geologist Myron Best at the site of the discovery

Brigham Young University geologists have found evidence of some of the largest volcanic eruptions in earth’s history in their own backyard. The scientific journal Geosphere has published some of their recent findings about supervolcanoes.

Looking at the land West of Cedar City, known as Wah Wah Springs, there is no indication that there was any kind of volcano, let alone one of the largest eruptions in earth’s history. But BYU geologist Myron Best says it’s been hidden in plain sight for millions of years.  

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LGBT Rights
1:58 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

BYU Student Wins National Award for LGBT Suicide Prevention

BYU senior Adam White

A Brigham Young University student will be recognized by a national suicide prevention organization this week for his work with the lesbian and gay community in Utah. BYU Senior Adam White will be receiving the ‘Youth Innovator’ Award at the Trevor Project's annual dinner in Los Angeles. Past honorees at TrevorLIVE include Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris, and Queen Latifah.

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2:45 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

BYU Opens "Sacred Gifts" Exhibit of Religious Art

Christ and the Rich Young Ruler by Heinrich Hoffman
The Riverside Church /BYU Museum of Art

  Brigham Young University is building on the success of its exhibition of Carl Bloch’s religious paintings three years ago to bring more works by Bloch and two other acclaimed religious artists to its Museum of Art on the Provo campus.

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Science & Technology
9:23 am
Mon June 18, 2012

BYU Introduces Translator App for Use at London Olympics

BYU's Giovanni Tata demonstrates the new mobile translator app designed for Olympics volunteers.
Andrea Smardon

Say you’re a volunteer at the London Olympics and a Korean tourist asks you a question.  But you don’t speak Korean.  Well now with the new translator application created at Brigham Young University, you can use your smart phone for an instant translation. 

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