Missouri S&T researchers model ‘smart’ decision making

How people make decisions when interacting with technology in “smart” environments is the subject of new research at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Building better homes, one origami fold at a time

One day, origami curtains may be a feature of many homes. The nature of the paper craft’s complex folding and cutting presents an almost limitless amount of shapes, textures and mechanical properties. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are exploring the potential of origami to control the amount of incoming light in a room and studying how the resulting light patterns could affect homeowners.

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Missouri S&T’s second solar housing complex named EcoVillage

20160413 EcoVillage 0006Missouri University of Science and Technology has named its second solar house complex the EcoVillage. The EcoVillage is located between Missouri S&T’s Allgood-Bailey Stadium and Innovation Park along 10th Street in Rolla.

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Op-ed: Moving beyond ‘medieval’ cybersecurity

The following op-ed was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. The author is Dr. Bruce McMillin, professor of computer science, associate dean for research and external relations in the College of Engineering and Computing, and co-director of Missouri S&T’s Smart Living signature area.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s recent announcement that 5.6 million fingerprint records were stolen is the latest in a rash of break-ins that raise concerns about how to make our online lives more secure. From the U.S. government to the adult online dating site Ashley Madison, it seems no system is safe from a potential cyberattack.

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Time to move beyond ‘medieval’ cyber security approach, expert says

Much of the U.S.'s cyber defense is "modeled after medieval perimeter security ... and the idea of ‘keeping the bad guys out’.”

Much of the U.S.’s cyber defense is “modeled after medieval perimeter security … and the idea of ‘keeping the bad guys out’.”

The nation’s approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security expert at Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

New signature areas focus on materials for extreme environments, smart living

Smart grids like the one depicted here are among the areas addressed by the new "smart living" signature area.

Smart grids like the one depicted here are among the areas addressed by the new Smart Living signature area.

Two new best-in-class or signature areas at Missouri University of Science and Technology were announced Tuesday (May 6) by Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader. [Read more…]