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The power of recycling could fuel vehicles in the future

Posted by on September 19, 2017

The idea of recycling waste cooking oil into biodiesel fuel is nothing new. For years, researchers have studied the process and companies have recycled when possible. However, for many groups, cost is often the determining factor for making the effort to recycle.

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Missouri S&T geologist leads $2.1M National Science Foundation research effort to study Earth’s greatest mass extinction

Posted by on September 18, 2017

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Missouri S&T geologist Dr. Wan Yang has devoted his academic career to unlocking the mysteries of the Permian mass extinction more than 250 million years ago. That geological odyssey now finds him leading an 11-institution consortium that’s been collectively awarded a $2.1 million National Science Foundation research grant.

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$1.6 million NSF grant to advance understanding of ‘amorphous’ materials

Posted by on September 18, 2017

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A physics professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology will lead a four-year effort to spur research, development and commercial adoption of a new class of oxide semiconductors that outperform silicon-based transistors and could lead to new uses for flexible displays.

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‘Fake news’ from 1738 offers lessons for modern historians, says Missouri S&T scholar

Posted by on September 15, 2017

A widely circulated 1738 newspaper account of a Native American uprising against British settlers on the New England island of Nantucket – a report that turned out to be false – offers important lessons for historians today, says an assistant professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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S&T researcher helps Argonne accelerate 3-D printing

Posted by on September 6, 2017

Lianyi Chen, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is working with researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University to understand the physics behind additive manufacturing and help eliminate structural defects in 3-D printed materials.

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Researchers see unexplained phase shifts during atomic scattering

Posted by on August 24, 2017

In an article published today (Thursday, Aug. 24) in the American Physical Society journal Physical Review Letters, researchers reported observing unexpected instantaneous phase shifts during atomic scattering.

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‘Fashnology’ a factor for picking wearable devices, researchers find

Posted by on August 21, 2017

From fitness bands to smart glasses, wearable technology has grown in popularity in recent years. But what prompts people to put on a wearable device? A recent study conducted by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology provides some answers.

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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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