Science & Tech

Missouri S&T investigates ceramics processing through $1.4 million project

Posted by on June 22, 2022

When you order fries at McDonald’s, you expect them to taste the same in Missouri as they do in Montana. That type of consistency is what researchers at Missouri S&T are trying to achieve in ultra-high-temperature ceramics processing for hypersonic vehicles.

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Smart, connected farms could assist agricultural hazard management

Posted by on June 13, 2022

Farming communities face many threats to their livelihood – pest migration, disease spore dispersal, adverse weather and weed spread to name a few. Researchers at Missouri S&T are developing infrastructure for smart and connected farms to improve timely data sharing so that communities can better respond to production threats.

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S&T tornado simulator helps researchers investigate structure failure

Posted by on May 31, 2022

Tornadoes are so violent they often destroy sensors intended to record wind speed and pressure on commercial buildings, schools and homes, so there is no current technology to measure their real wind speed. Researchers at Missouri S&T are bringing tornadoes into the lab with a new simulator to model extreme cyclonic wind speeds and study how tornadoes destroy structures.

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Riding the wave of nuclear fusion

Posted by on May 10, 2022

Jack Fletcher, a senior in nuclear engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, plans to graduate in May and has already made his mark in the field. Fletcher, from St. Louis, spent the summer of 2021 working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee as part of the U. S. Department of Energy’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program.

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Missouri S&T joins Taylor Geospatial Institute

Posted by on April 21, 2022

Missouri S&T is joining with other leading research institutions from Missouri and Illinois to form a geospatial research collaborative, the Taylor Geospatial Institute (TGI). The institute is designed to affect foundational research, food systems, health care, national security and economic development.

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S&T researcher sheds light on solar power use

Posted by on April 20, 2022

The existence of solar technology is only one part of the renewable energy problem. Getting people to use it is another. Dr. Casey Canfield, an assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is one of a group of researchers looking for ways to make the process of switching to solar power easier for everyone.

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Particle gel could solve low heat production efficiency for geothermal energy

Posted by on April 18, 2022

Geothermal energy comes from heated water or steam within the earth and provides a renewable source of energy to heat buildings and generate electricity. But many geothermal reservoirs also have an inherent problem – geological fractures that allow water to divert into other areas, cooling the water and the surrounding rock and limiting the efficiency of heat extraction from underground reservoirs. Researchers at Missouri S&T are working on a solution.

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S&T chemists work to lower jet emissions

Posted by on March 30, 2022

Researchers from Missouri S&T are helping to establish international standards for jet engine particulate matter emissions that will reduce atmospheric emissions from air travel.

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S&T physics researcher works to control light energy

Posted by on March 3, 2022

Light travels through opaque objects in random paths that are difficult to control but, thanks to new research by a team of physicists, light energy can be concentrated at a certain depth. This means that physicists could potentially target specific neurons or even early tumors inside tissue, which is known to usually strongly scatter light.

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NASA selects S&T for lunar-living project

Posted by on February 23, 2022

Researchers at Missouri S&T will develop mineral extraction techniques for lunar construction as part of a NASA project to make it possible for people to live and work on the moon. NASA will provide up to $2 million over two years to support S&T’s research.

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