Research

In new book, researchers address challenges of adopting additive manufacturing

Posted by on February 19, 2019

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A new book by a Missouri S&T researcher, her former doctoral student and the vice president of an additive manufacturing startup offer guidance for executives uncertain of whether to join the additive manufacturing revolution or wait until its adoption becomes more widespread.

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Research on radio-frequency interference earns accolades

Posted by on February 8, 2019

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Missouri S&T researchers have come up with a new way to design electronic circuit boards to reduce radio-frequency interference (RFI) without impeding signal integrity.

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Missouri S&T historian to appear in HISTORY’s ‘Presidents at War’ premiering Feb. 17

Posted by on February 7, 2019

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Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history at Missouri S&T and one of America’s most distinguished military historians, will help commemorate this year’s Presidents Day by sharing his expertise on screen in HISTORY’s landmark two-night television event, “Presidents at War.”

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Missouri S&T researcher helps engineers interpret big data

Posted by on February 4, 2019

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Organizations in every industry are drowning in massive amounts of the data collected today. But companies analyze less than one percent of the data they collect, according to a study by the International Data Corp.

A researcher at Missouri S&T is trying to help businesses do better. Dr. Ruwen Qin is helping engineering managers in a variety of industries collect data and use it to design and improve complex systems. From its use in augmented reality to protecting employees in dangerous conditions, big data can help industries improve, she says.

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Missouri S&T poised to help address state’s bridge repair needs

Posted by on January 25, 2019

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s plan to release bond funds to support bridge repair across the state comes as welcome news to researchers at Missouri S&T, home to a federal initiative to develop new robotic tools to inspect and preserve bridges and other infrastructure.

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MXene researchers find 2-D transition metal carbides react with water, opening a door to their unknown chemistry

Posted by on January 16, 2019

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Researchers at Missouri S&T have discovered that two-dimensional (2-D) titanium carbide materials, or MXenes, can react with water with no other oxidizers involved. Their finding may lead to new insights into the unusual chemistry of MXenes and consequently have impacts on MXenes’ storage and device manufacturing.

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Your brain on art: neuroscientists define the aesthetic experience

Posted by on December 20, 2018

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Imagine you are looking at Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting for the first time. What do you experience? Perhaps the first thing you notice is the large amount of blue. Then you might zoom in on details to notice the stars and the rings of paint around them, and then details of the village below, while still examining the blue sky. As you explore the painting, your understanding changes, and so do the pleasurable feelings you receive from the experience.

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The year in research: 18 stories worth revisiting

Posted by on December 17, 2018

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From studies on how DNA could be used to deliver targeted cancer treatments to research on how to develop trust with artificial intelligence to studies on gender bias, traumatic brain injury, electric vehicle charging and more, Missouri S&T faculty and students explored a variety of research topics in 2018. Here are 18 major research stories from S&T for the 2018 calendar year.

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The sharing economy’s next frontier: energy sharing

Posted by on December 13, 2018

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The so-called sharing economy has given rise to new forms of business, such as AirBnB and Uber. Could the same sharing approach work in the utility business? A Missouri S&T researcher thinks it can, and she has developed a model for a peer-to-peer network through which consumers could buy, sell and share energy.

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Nearly $1 million NSF grant to bolster cyber-physical systems security

Posted by on December 7, 2018

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A team of Missouri S&T researchers has received a National Science Foundation research grant of nearly $1 million to develop stronger safeguards for a wide array of complex systems that rely on computers – from public water supply systems and electric grids to chemical plants and self-driving vehicles.

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