Brigham Young University

Flexible glass lab-on-a-chip devices offer potential as medical diagnostics, sensors, more

By April Gocha / April 4, 2017

Researchers at Brigham Young University have devised a technique that incorporates glass to build tiny lab-on-a-chip devices, or flexible glass nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), that could broaden rapid medical diagnostics.

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Strong bubbles burst glass bottles

By Eileen De Guire / January 21, 2013

A perfectly good glass bottle can be broken by the force exerted by collapsing bubbles. A team of BYU fluid dynamics graduate students took the time to figure out how. Credit: Adapted from BYU video. Peter has been keeping you apprised of the emergence of the Usable Glass Strength Coalition, a collaboration focused on precompetitive…

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How highway bridges sing—or groan—in the rain to reveal their health

By Eileen De Guire / November 6, 2012

Professor Brian Mazzeo tests acoustic-based measurement techniques in his lab. Credit: BYU. [Editor’s note: Sometimes simple is best, as this research for bridge testing shows. Following their lead, here is the university’s press release in full.] A team of Brigham Young University engineers has found that by listening to how a highway bridge sings in the…

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