Research

Probiotics helps poplar trees clean up toxins in Superfund sites

Posted by on August 17, 2017

Probiotics – or natural microbes – are believed to provide boost the human immune system and provide other health benefits. New research involving a Missouri University of Science and Technology professor indicates that microbes can also help remove pollutants from groundwater.

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Missouri S&T professor earns patent for energy storage technology

Posted by on August 9, 2017

A ceramic engineering professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology has received a federal patent for his latest innovation, a multi-layer ceramic capacitor that could help boost energy storage in applications ranging from pulse power devices to military hardware. Dr. Fatih Dogan, a professor in Missouri S&T’s materials science and engineering department, has spent […]

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Will artificial intelligence disrupt higher education?

Posted by on August 9, 2017

Artificial intelligence, robotics, automation and machine learning are already disrupting the workplace. Will they disrupt the college experience next?

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The statistics of human sleep

Posted by on August 7, 2017

When Yogesh Lad traveled halfway around the world to pursue a master’s degree in systems engineering at Missouri S&T, he never imagined he would be spending so much time with biologists. But now Lad, a native of Mumbai, India, has become an integral member of a research group made up of mostly biology students and […]

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Energy efficiency takes a ‘village’

Posted by on August 7, 2017

The city of the future could start with a village – Missouri S&T’s Solar Village, to be exact. S&T researchers will study the Solar Village and its residents as their living laboratory over the next three years thanks to an $800,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, funded as part of the […]

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Radio club tunes in to eclipse for science

Posted by on August 4, 2017

The Aug. 21 solar eclipse across the United States promises to provide not only a rare visual experience for Americans, but also a rare listening experience for amateur radio operators interested in how the eclipse might affect radio waves in the atmosphere. And members of the Amateur Radio Club at Missouri S&T plan to tune in […]

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A fight against aging

Posted by on August 1, 2017

For years, Jatin Mehta watched his mother’s health degrade as she dealt with the debilitating effects of type 2 diabetes. When she passed away on March 5, 2016, Mehta dedicated his research to her, and to the millions of others around the world that die from age-associated diseases every year.

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Filling the science communication gap

Posted by on July 14, 2017

Science communication can be hard to define, and even harder to teach. But an academic book co-edited by a technical communication professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology hopes to make the subject easier for instructors, and their students, to teach and learn. Dr. Kathyrn Northcut, professor and co-director of technical communication programs at […]

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Energy-recycling steps eyed for post-surgical recovery, aging in place

Posted by on July 12, 2017

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher wants to make walking up and down stairs easier through the creation of a device that recycles the energy we use to climb and descend. Yun Seong Song, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, built the spring-loaded stairs as a postdoctoral researcher […]

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Automated security kiosk could alleviate travel, border woes

Posted by on July 11, 2017

An automated screening kiosk developed by a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher could alleviate concerns about safety and wait time at U.S. airports and border crossings. Dr. Nathan Twyman, assistant professor of business and information technology at Missouri S&T, has been developing a next-generation automated screening kiosk since he was a Ph.D. student […]

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