Research

Researchers apply machine learning to study fossil pollen

Posted by on November 16, 2020

Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor of geology and geophysics at Missouri S&T, has joined colleagues from other universities to develop a new, more efficient method of identifying fossilized pollen that combines high-resolution imaging techniques with a form of artificial intelligence known as machine learning. They aim to improve the accuracy of fossil pollen identification and discover links to modern plants.

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Is your smart watch sharing your data?

Posted by on November 13, 2020

You may not realize it, but your internet-connected household devices such as the Ring doorbell, Peloton exercise bike and Nest thermostat are all exchanging data with other devices and systems over the network. These physical objects, all part of the Internet of Things (IoT), come with sensors and software, and they often use cloud computing. Most people would consider the information contained in these household items as highly private. They store data ranging from your height and weight to when you are out of the house.

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Bringing the workforce up to speed for hypersonic flight

Posted by on November 5, 2020

Attaining hypersonic flight – the ability to fly and maneuver at more than five times the speed of sound – is a priority for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) as it works to modernize the military and weapons systems. Materials engineering researchers at Missouri S&T are part of a multi-university team working to develop training programs for the future hypersonic workforce.

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Innovation, the Rolla way

Posted by on November 3, 2020

From our founding, S&T and innovation have been tightly linked Note: Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, is Founders Day at Missouri S&T. It marks the 149th anniversary of the first day of classes at our university, then known as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. For more about our history and our 150th anniversary celebration, […]

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Nobel Prize winner to give virtual physics colloquium at Missouri S&T

Posted by on November 3, 2020

Dr. Rainer Weiss, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics, will present a virtual physics colloquium titled “Beginnings of gravitational wave astronomy: current state and future” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.

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Escaping a mine disaster

Posted by on November 2, 2020

Being trapped in a collapsed mine may be one of the most terrifying ordeals anyone could experience. There is the total darkness, the struggle to breath with low oxygen, no food or drink, and potentially no way to alert others to a rescue location.

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John C. McManus wins Gilder Lehrman Prize for best book in military history

Posted by on October 8, 2020

Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history at Missouri S&T, has been awarded the seventh annual Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History for Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943 (Dutton-Penguin). The $50,000 prize is awarded by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to recognize the best book in the field of military history published in English during the previous calendar year.

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Researchers use amino acids to grow high-performance copper thin films

Posted by on September 29, 2020

For the first time, researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology have shown that highly ordered copper thin films can be crystallized directly on a one molecule-thick layer of organic material rather than on the inorganic substrates that have been used for years.

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Research links sinking land to regions of high groundwater demand

Posted by on September 24, 2020

Excessive pumping from underground aquifers can cause the surrounding land to sink and lead to damage to streets, bridges and other infrastructure, reduced groundwater storage, and contaminated drinking water, according to researchers at Missouri S&T. They are using a form of artificial intelligence known as machine learning to map the sinking – called land subsidence – to help water policy officials make informed decisions.

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Missouri S&T wins grant for high-resolution 4-D X-ray CT scanner

Posted by on September 23, 2020

By this time next year, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology who study the properties of various types of materials will have a highly sophisticated scanning tool available to help them, thanks to a grant of nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation. The $918,397 NSF grant will help fund the purchase […]

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