an amputee tries on a prosthetic leg

Students create prosthetic sockets for African amputees

BYU engineering students have teamed with the nonprofit Engage Now Africa to create a socket for above-knee amputees that fits neatly into prosthetics made available by the International Red Cross.

Watch a video about their design. 

Brooks Britt standing under the dino skeleton

Scientists discover dinosaur and name it after Moab, Utah

Moabosaurus lived in Utah before it resembled the desert we know — when it was filled with large trees, plentiful streams, lakes and dinosaurs.

“We always think of Moab in terms of tourism and outdoor activities, but a paleontologist thinks of Moab as a gold mine for dinosaur bones,” said Professor Brooks Britt.