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Modern Tech Meets Ancient Text

Modern Tech Meets Ancient Text

Computer programs interpret languages like HTML, XML, Java, PHP with no problem. But ancient handwritten text? BYU professor Bill Barrett and his team of undergraduate and graduate students are determined to create a program that will do just that—and to a large degree, they already have.

Lab on a Chip Designed to Minimize Preterm Births

Lab on a Chip Designed to Minimize Preterm Births

In the United States alone, a half million babies are born preterm; worldwide, the number is an estimated 15 million. Complications associated with preterm birth are the no. 1 cause of death for children under 5, and those who live often face a range of health problems.

Legos Don’t Stand a Chance Against Time Reversal

Legos Don’t Stand a Chance Against Time Reversal

A crowd of 29 stands still, positioned as lookouts in various directions. A chirp punctuates the silence before being replaced by a distinct buzz. The buzzing grows louder, then abruptly drops back into silence. Twenty-eight Lego figurines shift slightly — they survive. But one unlucky companion lies on his back, toppled by an invisible force.