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Beyond Holograms, Princess Leia
"The future won't be the future without a Princess Leia projector," says BYU electrical and computer engineering professor Daniel Smalley. His method for creating volumetric images that scatter light and fill 3-D space goes well beyond old-fashioned 2-D holograms. Look into the future with this video demo of BYU's Star Wars inspired optical trap display.
Andrew Wappett family with sled dogs
BYU design grad turned dentist Andrew Wappett founded the Junior Dog Mushers of Interior Alaska as a way to build character and instill confidence in kids. “Dog mushing is a family pursuit,” says Wappett, “and also a rich cultural tradition and state sport.” Read his story in BYU Magazine's "50 Going Forth" and see if you recognize the featured BYU grad from your state.
Quite possibly Utah's most beautiful mountain community
You are the gift. . . . It is not the clothing, the hygiene kits, the school desks, or the wells. It is you.. —Sharon Eubank
In a recent BYU forum, Sharon Eubank, director of LDS Charities and first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, called us all to become humanitarian ambassadors of peace and friendship. Learn what it would take to become "our own well-stocked humanitarian organization," dispensing healing, love, and respect to all. Watch, listen to, or read her address.
Sibling students Hawkes and Normandy Poulter pose with their iconic Acura
Student siblings Hawkes and Normandy Poulter created the ultimate homage to their geeky childhood by plastering Gandalf, Han Solo, and hundreds of other icons on a stare-worthy Acura RSX.
BYU Store's basketball game day t-shirts for $10
Cosmo, Cougarettes, Ayo and Teo, perform at game
When video of Cosmo's dancing with the Cougarettes went viral last fall, plans formed to invite musicians Ayo and Teo to join them at a men's basketball game. In the contest, Elijah Bryant and Yoeli Childs combined for 54 points as BYU won 80–65 over Pacific.
Mormon philosopher Adam Miller speaks at BYU
In a recent BYU address, Mormon philosopher Adam Miller asked the audience to exercise moral creativity—combatting the moral challenges of the day by thinking about them differently. Read why love is a creative act and Mormonism is not about Mormonism.
Swimming polar bear looks down through water
Melting Arctic sea ice is forcing polar bears to swim more often and farther to forage for food, according to new research by BYU biologist Blaine Griffen. This increased calorie burning could permanently affect polar bear populations, leading to smaller bears, reduced reproduction rates, and an increased risk of death. See what happened after a female bear swam 427 miles in 9 days.
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