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2011-04-12 07:01:00

LAS VEGAS, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 2011 NAB SHOW -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that Brigham Young University (BYU)-Hawaii has implemented the LSI® WarpDrive(TM) SLP-300 acceleration card, a PCI Express (PCIe®)-based solid-state storage solution, to accelerate production of the school's audio and HD TV materials. The transactional I/O performance and low latency of the WarpDrive card has provided the university's media lab with...

2011-02-01 13:24:09

Dads who still haven't given up video games now have some justification to keep on playing "“ if they have a daughter. Researchers from Brigham Young University's School of Family Life conducted a study on video games and children between 11 and 16 years old. They found that girls who played video games with a parent enjoyed a number of advantages. Those girls behaved better, felt more connected to their families and had stronger mental health. Professor Sarah Coyne is the lead author...

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2011-01-27 09:34:33

Color change confirms a new way to harvest energy from sunlight Professor Richard Watt and his chemistry students suspected that a common protein could potentially react with sunlight and harvest its energy "“ similar to what chlorophyll does during photosynthesis. The story of how they proved it sounds as colorful as the legend of the leprechaun who hid his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. They started with citric acid from oranges and mixed it with the protein. Next they...

2011-01-20 17:34:00

OREM, Utah, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- D. Clark Turner, PhD, President and CEO of Aribex, Inc., was awarded the Utah Governor's Medal for Science and Technology in a ceremony Tuesday night at Discovery Gateway. Utah Governor Gary Herbert made the presentation to Dr. Turner and six others for providing distinguished service that has benefited the State of Utah. "I am privileged and grateful to be recognized among the other accomplished individuals who are receiving this most...

2010-12-22 19:22:22

While there are still couples who wait for a deep level of commitment before having sex, today it's far more common for two people to explore their sexual compatibility before making long-term plans together. So does either method lead to better marriages? A new study in the American Psychological Association's Journal of Family Psychology sides with a delayed approach. The study involves 2,035 married individuals who participated in a popular online marital assessment called "RELATE." From...

2010-12-22 11:29:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Matt Carlino today announced his decision to transfer to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He was most recently at UCLA. Matt will start attending classes at BYU in January 2011. Matt released this statement today to the media: "I'm very excited to announce my transfer to Brigham Young University. I firmly believe that this next step in my personal and athletic life will help me grow as an individual as well as a player. Since...

2010-11-19 11:10:00

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education (NCCI) announced today that it is accepting applications for the 2011 Leveraging Excellence Awards. This prestigious peer-reviewed award recognizes effective academic and administrative practices that have been successfully implemented beyond one department, campus, or institution, resulting in significant impact on quality, efficiency, service, or learning. The...

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2010-11-16 11:05:00

The impact a specific schoolteacher has on students' math and reading scores "“ whether bad or good "“ fades quite fast, according to a new study by researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of Michigan. A recent trend in public education is to measure teacher quality based on how the students fared on standardized tests compared to previous years. If most of Mr. Green's current 5th grade students score at a higher percentile than they did as 4th graders, then Mr....

2010-10-27 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the innovative ideas of today's college and university students, the Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of Invent Now, today announced that a way to implant human liver cells in mice to facilitate drug testing and a way to manufacture composite structural poles have won top honors in this year's competition. Alice Chen of the Harvard/MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program received the $15,000 graduate first prize for her work...

2010-10-19 17:06:35

Conventional wisdom holds that people try to mimic the behavior of the next social class above their own. Except when it comes to shopping at secondhand stores and yard sales, concludes a new study by Brigham Young University sociology students and faculty. The study found that high-income shoppers scour the secondhand market for antiques, but everyone else is trying to stretch the family dollar. "Middle-class shoppers were looking for furniture, some appliances, clothes, things that you...


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