Research

Missouri’s contributions to WWI war effort examined in new book

Posted by on November 18, 2022

During World War I, Missouri was one of many states that established a defense organization to take over the duties of the National Guard, which had joined frontline military service. In her new book The Missouri Home Guard: Protecting the Home Front during the Great War, Missouri S&T historian Dr. Petra DeWitt examines this volunteer Home Guard’s full role, including its ability to preserve patriotism and reduce opposition to the war.

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Missouri S&T CO2 research is rock solid

Posted by on November 17, 2022

As climate change accelerates, scientists are investigating ways to lower carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. At Missouri S&T, researchers are developing solutions by turning CO2 into rock.

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S&T researchers’ study of human-robot interactions an early step in creating future robot “guides”

Posted by on November 10, 2022

A new study by Missouri S&T researchers shows how human subjects, walking hand-in-hand with a robot guide, stiffen or relax their arms at different times during the walk. The researchers’ analysis of these movements could aid in the design of smarter, more humanlike robot guides and assistants. “This work presents the first measurement and analysis […]

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$2 million FAA grant supports study of sustainable aviation fuels at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 25, 2022

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded a $2.05 million grant to a Missouri S&T researcher to study how different types of sustainable aviation fuels could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes. Dr. Philip Whitefield, Curators’ Distinguished Professor emeritus of chemistry at Missouri S&T, received the funding through the FAA’s Aviation Sustainability Center (ASCENT), […]

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New book ‘Roadhouse Justice’ focuses on true crime

Posted by on October 19, 2022

In his latest book, Roadhouse Justice: Hattie Lee Barnes and the Killing of a White Man in 1950s Mississippi, historian Trent Brown weaves a story of injustice, civil rights and the southern legal system. This is Brown’s second book about true crime in the South, and he says the story picks up right where his previous book left off.

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Carbon-capture research wins $1.7 million grant

Posted by on September 15, 2022

Researchers at Missouri S&T will develop a system to capture carbon dioxide and use it for blended cement, ultimately contributing to the decarbonization of the cement industry. The National Science Foundation awarded a $1.7 million grant for the project.

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Bringing circular economy to construction projects

Posted by on August 24, 2022

Missouri S&T Ph.D. student Radwa Eissa is looking to bring the circular economy to construction by studying ways to use reusable, modular components and materials that could be recycled at the end of the building’s useful life.

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Missouri S&T makes list of “degrees of the future” for energy engineering

Posted by on August 14, 2022

Missouri S&T is one of 15 U.S. universities chosen by the science and technology website Gizmodo as schools that offer the best energy engineering programs in a recent “degrees of the future” report. “One of the most critical problems humans currently have is how to generate power efficiently,” Gizmodo’s editors wrote in the report, which […]

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New physics book covers atoms, lasers and gravity

Posted by on August 11, 2022

Ever since quantum field theory was effectively invented in 1947 by Hans Albrecht Bethe, it has been a part of advanced physics studies. Quantum electrodynamics provides researchers with a framework to study the interaction of particles and radiation through mathematics.

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Missouri S&T partners in hydrogen-energy collaborative

Posted by on August 9, 2022

Missouri S&T is partnering with industry, business groups and academic institutions to form the Greater St. Louis and Illinois Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub Industrial Cluster to promote clean energy in the industrial sector.

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