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Missouri S&T researcher finds another good reason to trust your gut

Posted by on July 16, 2018

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Within seconds, we make personal choices daily, such as what clothes to wear or what music to play in the car on the way to work. A cognitive neuroscientist at Missouri University of Science and Technology says gut-level decisions are important, and that intuition tends to be accurate for revealing our true preferences.

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Researchers mimic Legos for molecular building blocks, earn $411,000 NSF grant

Posted by on June 28, 2018

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Scientists at Missouri S&T are drawing inspiration from toy building blocks to create fixed molecular units used to accelerate the material discovery process known as rational design. They’ll use these “molecular blocks” to discover highly ionic conductive materials that could be used to make today’s much sought after all-solid-state lithium batteries.

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Dr. Yinfa Ma, distinguished chemistry professor, retires from Missouri S&T

Posted by on June 26, 2018

“Fortunate” was the single word Dr. Yinfa Ma used to describe his life during a June 22 retirement celebration held in his honor at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Not always bad—MXenes’ spontaneous oxidation harnessed to create 2-D nanocomposites

Posted by on June 19, 2018

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Researchers at Missouri S&T have discovered a new way to harness the potential of a type of spontaneously oxidized MXene thin films, to create nanocomposites that could sense both light and the environment. Previously, such spontaneous oxidation was considered detrimental because it degrades the MXene structure. The research is published in the June 2018 issue of ACS Nano, one of Google Scholar’s top-rated, peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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Missouri S&T students to launch rocket in New Mexico

Posted by on June 15, 2018

A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will launch a rocket 30,000 feet into the air over Las Cruces, New Mexico, this month as a part of the Spaceport America Cup.

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Missouri S&T’s Formula Car team to race in Nebraska

Posted by on June 15, 2018

A team of Missouri University of Science and Technology students will race its Formula 1-style racecar against other universities at the Lincoln Airpark as part of the Formula SAE-Lincoln competition.

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S&T invites the public to a community-wide discussion on gene editing

Posted by on June 8, 2018

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Missouri University of Science and Technology’s biological sciences department will host a public forum, “Editing our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome,” from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the Carver-Turner Room of the Havener Center on campus. The meeting is free and open to the public, and anyone interested in participating in a […]

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In Nature Materials paper, researchers describe new method to boost electron mobility, conductivity

Posted by on June 4, 2018

Two Missouri S&T chemistry researchers are part of an international team that has designed a new metal-organic framework that exhibits dramatic improvements in electron mobility, which could lead to new applications for fuels cells, batteries and other technologies. The team describes its research in a Nature Materials published online Monday, June 4.

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S&T physics major and robotics volunteer puts kids’ STEM experiences first

Posted by on May 22, 2018

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Joey Franz, a junior in physics at Missouri S&T with an emphasis in secondary education, combines his passions for physics and working with kids through volunteering as a high school robotics competition mentor.

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Missouri S&T student wins fellowship to conduct research at national laboratory this summer

Posted by on May 22, 2018

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A Missouri S&T student will spend most of his summer working at Argonne National Laboratory in DuPage County, Illinois.

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