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Researchers Use Wikipedia to Give AI Context Clues

Researchers Use Wikipedia to Give AI Context Clues

Walk into a room, see a chair, and your brain will tell you that you can sit in it, tip it over or lift it up, but you wouldn’t even consider drinking it, promoting it or unlocking it. As humans, explains BYU computer science professor David Wingate, we know...
BYU-Created Mini Tool has Massive Potential

BYU-Created Mini Tool has Massive Potential

BYU researchers have created a miniaturized, portable version of a tool now capable of analyzing Mars’ atmosphere — and that’s just one of its myriad possible uses. For decades mass spectrometers have offered a relatively fast and highly sensitive way to analyze and...
Shaken and Stirred: The Simulation of Sand Stimulation

Shaken and Stirred: The Simulation of Sand Stimulation

Dr. Parris Egbert knows sand—really knows sand. Egbert, as director of the Advanced 3D Graphics Lab, uses observation and mathematical techniques to digitally simulate real-life phenomena. One of Egbert’s current projects is creating computer graphics software that...
Why Number Theorists Tackle Centuries-Old Problems

Why Number Theorists Tackle Centuries-Old Problems

Dr. Roger Baker’s office whiteboard fills up in twenty minutes with centuries-old problems for which no mathematician has an answer or a proof. “All of these, you can describe them to anybody who understands high school math, really,” Baker said. “That’s why I...