CASB Research

S&T physics researcher works to control light energy

Posted by on March 3, 2022

Light travels through opaque objects in random paths that are difficult to control but, thanks to new research by a team of physicists, light energy can be concentrated at a certain depth. This means that physicists could potentially target specific neurons or even early tumors inside tissue, which is known to usually strongly scatter light.

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Can music improve memory in older adults?

Posted by on February 21, 2022

Both the U.S. and the global population are aging, with the average age increasing from 21.5 in 1970 to over 30 in 2019. With this steady growth, the need to better understand age-associated diseases and pathologies grows as well. One aspect of mental ability that declines in even healthy aging adults is the ability to recall episodically detailed memories.

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S&T toxicologist aims to save butterflies

Posted by on December 14, 2021

Dr. Niranjana Krishnan, an assistant research professor in biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, says that certain insecticides are better than others for minimally impacting animal habitats. Krishnan recently published her research on milkweed plant habitats near corn and soybean fields in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

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Grinding jungle combat highlighted in new World War II book

Posted by on November 8, 2021

From the highest-ranking generals to the lowest-ranking foot soldiers, U.S. Army soldiers’ perspectives of war in the Pacific theater during World War II are shared in the latest book by military historian Dr. John McManus.

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S&T researcher highlights the first Black newspaperman in America

Posted by on November 2, 2021

A Missouri S&T history professor has recently made new discoveries about the life and work of America’s first Black newspaperman.

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Missouri S&T chemist to present sixth Stoffer Lecture

Posted by on September 27, 2021

Dr. Jay Switzer, Chancellor’s Professor and Curators’ Distinguished Professor emeritus of chemistry at Missouri S&T, will deliver the sixth annual Stoffer Lecture at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in the Monsanto Lecture Hall, Room G3 in Schrenk Hall on the S&T campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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S&T chemist works to recycle fossil fuel emissions

Posted by on June 23, 2021

A researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology is working to reduce greenhouse gases by designing a catalyst to convert the environmental pollutant carbon dioxide into new fuels and chemicals while using as few new resources as possible.

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The U.S. has beef with its history

Posted by on June 22, 2021

A new study by a Missouri S&T researcher shows U.S. food culture has paralleled the country’s broader changes in colonization, environmentalism, ethnicity and race, and even industrialization.

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S&T math professors publish two new books

Posted by on May 17, 2021

Two researchers from Missouri S&T have recently published new books focusing on advanced topics in mathematics.

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The ethics of investing in new infrastructure in the United States

Posted by on May 14, 2021

President Joe Biden’s proposed $2 trillion investment in the nation’s infrastructure over the next decade comes as encouraging news to groups such as the American Society of Civil Engineers. But with every infrastructure plan comes a host of potential ethical issues that national, state and local leaders need to consider: gentrification, the potential effects of change in climate, impacts on local culture and the availability of affordable housing, to name a few.

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