science
Striking Maps Show the Devastation of Italy’s Huge Earthquakes

To help understand just how destructive earthquakes can be, researchers could spend years examining the aftermath. But displaced residents need to begin cleanup, and return to their homes, as soon as possible. So researchers at Brigham Young University came up with a way to preserve the destruction caused by an earthquake so it can be studied indefinitely. Read More >>

apps
This App Guarantees You’ve Always Got a Deck of Cards on Hand

When a deck is available, it's probably the easiest way to start up a quick game of cards with a group of friends. But while many of us have a smartphone on hand 24/7, few of us have a deck of cards in our pockets as well. Which is why this app that creates a virtual deck and a virtual card table on an iPad is so wonderful. Read More >>

research
Sensors Show Figure Skaters Absorb 8x Their Own Body Weight When Landing a Jump

Researchers at Brigham Young University recently designed and built an unobtrusive skate sensor that can measure the impact when a figure skater lands a jump: it turns out they're absorbing forces up to eight times their own body weight. Read More >>

medicine
Prescription Painkiller Dispenser Curbs Abuse By Only Releasing Meds on Schedule

The sense of euphoria and release that comes from taking prescription painkillers can often lead to users getting addicted, and possibly even overdose if things get out of hand. So to prevent this from happening, students at Brigham Young University have developed an advanced pill dispenser that only releases medication on a doctor's or pharmacist's preset schedule. Read More >>