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How Three Numbers Can Save 130,000 Lives

How Three Numbers Can Save 130,000 Lives

The Indian Ocean tsunami that rocked Indonesia on December 26, 2004, shook the ground beneath the locals’ feet for eight whole minutes. Thirteen years later, Dr. Ron Harris is still shaken. In the years before the earthquake and ensuing tsunami, Harris had been...
Want Safe Travels? Find Freeways with these Features

Want Safe Travels? Find Freeways with these Features

New BYU research commissioned by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows a number of highway features that make accidents less likely. Among them are some that are intuitive: minimal hills and curves, paved right shoulders and concrete-barrier medians. But one...
Exciting Stars, Exciting Times, Exciting Research

Exciting Stars, Exciting Times, Exciting Research

David neilsen and eric hirschmann have spent years studying binary partnerships that are millions, even billions, of light years away in the universe—and those binary partnerships echo their personal partnership, both as friends and as research colleagues. Neilsen and...