Research

Missouri S&T researcher earns $4 million grant for energy-efficient steelmaking

Posted by on August 19, 2020

Steelmaking is among the most energy- and carbon-dioxide-intensive process in manufacturing. U.S. steel producers are challenged by narrow profit margins due to the cost of raw materials and associated energy costs. But researchers at Missouri S&T could soon help the steel industry overcome those challenges.

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Missouri S&T research on soybean oil may benefit manufacturers, farmers and environment

Posted by on August 18, 2020

Replacing a petroleum and water mixture with soybean oil as a lubricant and cooling agent for cutting metal would save money, reduce environmental impact, be safer for workers, and potentially help soybean farmers across the U.S., say Missouri S&T researchers who are developing the method.

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Missouri S&T researchers recommend combination of filters for homemade masks, other PPE

Posted by on August 17, 2020

A team of researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology found that several layers of household air filters can achieve filtration performance similar to masks rated N95 – masks that capture 95% of particles. The researchers studied the filtration performance of non-medical materials and recommend making homemade face masks with a combination of fibrous and fabric materials. They say the materials will sufficiently remove aerosols and avoid the inhalation of fiber fragments generated during the cutting and folding of the filters.

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Not all language is perceived as equal

Posted by on August 11, 2020

When Dr. Sarah Hercula set out three years ago to write her new book, Fostering Linguistic Equality: The SISE Approach to the Introductory Linguistics Course, little did she know it would come off the press at one of the most compelling times in the racial history of the United States — fewer than two weeks before the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of police. That defining event, combined with other similar acts, is continuing to incite nationwide protests over racial injustice.

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Vaccine to prevent tuberculosis may help limit spread of COVID-19, Missouri S&T researchers say

Posted by on August 10, 2020

A vaccine developed about a century ago to prevent tuberculosis may also help prevent the transmission of COVID-19, according to two Missouri S&T researchers who examined the spread of COVID-19 among countries that require the vaccine and those that do not. The Missouri S&T researchers analyzed COVID-19-related death and incidence rates among nations that require […]

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Missouri S&T wins $1.5 million award to create cutting-edge spectrometer

Posted by on July 30, 2020

Missouri S&T has received a $1.5 million award from the National Science Foundation to develop a new, state-of-the-art, rotational microwave Missouri S&T has received a $1.5 million award from the National Science Foundation to develop a new, state-of-the-art, rotational microwave spectrometer on its campus in Rolla.

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Missouri S&T Ph.D. student named Amelia Earhart Fellow

Posted by on July 20, 2020

Donna Jennings, a doctoral student in aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, has received a 2020 Amelia Earhart Fellowship from Zonta International Foundation in recognition of her research into satellite exploration of deep space.

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Researchers discover new chemistry of 2-D transition metal carbides and carbonitrides (MXenes)

Posted by on July 18, 2020

A new finding about the fundamental chemistry of two-dimensional materials called MXenes will change the way researchers work with them, and open up new areas of applications, according to researchers at Missouri S&T. MXenes are ceramics that make up one of the largest families of 2-D conductive materials. Their conductivity makes them candidates for use […]

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Missouri S&T student wins SMART scholarship

Posted by on July 10, 2020

Jill Davis of Republic, Missouri, a doctoral student in aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, has received the U.S. Department of Defense’s Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship to support her research on small satellites for deep space.

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Researchers to streamline process for measuring aviation emissions

Posted by on July 9, 2020

The process that airlines must use to calibrate their jet fuel emissions measuring systems is costly and time-consuming. But researchers at Missouri S&T won an $847,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to find a faster and less expensive way to calibrate the devices. To reduce the impact of civil aviation on local air quality and […]

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