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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...