Brigham Young University (BYU) was founded by the Mormon Church in 1875. Today, BYU has a student body in excess of 34,000 students. BYU's School of Engineering, School of Technology, Genetics and Environmental research are top tier research facilities. The primary focus is undergraduate degrees, but BYU confers 68 Master's degrees and 25 Doctoral degrees and several professional degrees. BYU emphasizes multi-lingual capabilities and features an expansive foreign language departments. Notable alumni have accomplished great things in the private sector including the development of Adobe Photo Shop, the invention of the electronic television, projects in open source product development and more.
Hawaiian Islands are dissolving, study says
(Phys.org)—Someday, Oahu's Koolau and Waianae mountains will be reduced to nothing more than a flat, low-lying island like Midway.
The maternal effect: How mother deer protect their future kings
(Phys.org) —Do mothers invest more care in their sons if they believe their child is destined to be a king, president or a high-powered leader?
What your company can learn from NASA tragedies
BYU business professor Peter Madsen has been researching NASA's safety climate ever since the Columbia shuttle broke apart upon re-entering Earth's atmosphere on Feb. 1, 2003.
Discovery opens door for better way of making medicine
(Phys.org)—To make most medicines, metals like copper are needed for a critical chemical reaction.
Study finds unexplored link between airlines' profitability and their accident rates
(PhysOrg.com) -- Airlines' accident risk is highest when they are performing very close to their financial targets, according to a study by a professor in BYUs Marriott School of Management.
Biologists unlock 'black box' to underground world: Research shows how tiny microbes make life easier for humans
(Phys.org)—A BYU biologist is part of a team of researchers that has unlocked the "black box" to the underground world home to billions of microscopic creatures.
Himalayan glaciers will shrink even if temperatures hold steady, study says
(Phys.org)—Come rain or shine, or even snow, some glaciers of the Himalayas will continue shrinking for many years to come.
What the locals ate 10,000 years ago
BYU archaeologists find a Utah site occupied by humans 11,000 years ago.The researchers documented a variety of dishes the people dined on back then.Grind stones for milling small seeds appeared 10,000 years ago.
Researchers detect fraud with highest accuracy to date
(Phys.org)—Researchers from Brigham Young University have helped create the most robust and accurate fraud detection system to date using information from publicly available financial statements.
How highway bridges sing—or groan—in the rain to reveal their health
A team of BYU engineers has found that by listening to how a highway bridge sings in the rain they can determine serious flaws in the structure.