Research

19 important research stories of 2019

Posted by on December 17, 2019

From out-of-this-world discoveries to fresh insights into the origins of life, designing nanoscale holograms, new treatments for brain injury and a “boldly revisionist” look at World War II, Missouri S&T researchers made significant contributions to our understanding of the world around us in 2019. Here’s a look back at 19 of the most significant research […]

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Envisioning a digital city: Missouri S&T research could lead to “smart” infrastructure

Posted by on December 13, 2019

Dr. Genda Chen wants to make the city of the future more intelligent – able to build and repair its roads, bridges, electrical grids, power plants and other infrastructure through a network of robotics, sensors and data analytics that diagnose and identify the community’s needs.

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Missouri S&T researcher listed among highly cited researchers

Posted by on November 22, 2019

The Web of Science Group released its international list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 this week and included Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher Dr. Yew San Hor.

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Election security is about more than just machines, researcher says

Posted by on November 19, 2019

As the 2020 elections approach, voters need to be aware of possibly malicious attempts to manipulate their opinions and their votes, according to Dr. George Markowsky, professor of computer science at Missouri S&T.

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Researchers study impact of contaminants in floodwaters

Posted by on November 14, 2019

Last spring’s historic flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers may have distributed toxic contaminants along wide flood routes. Researchers know little about how these materials may affect public health and safety in rural and urban areas. But a group of geologists and geological engineers from Missouri University of Science and Technology is working to […]

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Researchers help plan for future of Arctic communities affected by climate change

Posted by on November 1, 2019

As global temperatures warm, communities in the Arctic regions of Alaska face long-term changes to their way of life. Missouri S&T researchers are working as part of a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) project to help those communities plan for the future.

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Missouri S&T to host ‘Technologies of the Everyday’ conference in November

Posted by on October 25, 2019

The Center for Science, Technology and Society (CSTS) at Missouri S&T will host “Technologies of the Everyday,” the 41st annual meeting of the Humanities and Technology Association (HTA) Network, Nov. 8-9. The event is open to the campus community and the general public. The two-day event on the S&T campus in Rolla will be held […]

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A summer at Stingray Bay, and beyond

Posted by on October 21, 2019

Senior Vanessa Mahan, a biological sciences major, thought she wanted to be a medical doctor. But a semester’s coursework in cell biology led Mahan to learn the profession was not for her. After further exploring her interests through a biodiversity course, Mahan found her passion in merging medicine with her love of animals.

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Researchers urge Midwestern states to recycle solar panels efficiently

Posted by on October 14, 2019

By 2050, up to six million tons of solar panel waste will need recycling, and the United States is expected to have the second largest amount of waste after China, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. But few states have started processes for handling the waste even as they require more energy produced by renewable sources.

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Research shows people are overconfident about identifying phishing emails

Posted by on September 26, 2019

People may not be as cyber-savvy as they believe they are when it comes to identifying email phishing scams, according to Missouri S&T researchers. But employers may benefit from teaching employees how to spot phishing by regularly sending them fake phishing emails. Phishing is a method of gathering personal information, banking and credit card details, […]

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