Science & Tech

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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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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Researchers say job candidates are rated lower in virtual interviews

Posted by on September 22, 2020

Many of us have wondered how a job interview conducted via Zoom or another video-mediated communication (VMC) tool would hold up against face-to-face interviews with other applicants. And that sneaking suspicion that the video interview is somehow lacking, is turning out to be true.

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Missouri S&T receives $1 million gift from the Sunderland Foundation to complete new lab

Posted by on September 10, 2020

Missouri University of Science and Technology has received a $1 million gift from the Sunderland Foundation to complete construction of the Clayco Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory in Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. The foundation also supported the project with a $100,000 gift in 2016. “We are deeply grateful for the Sunderland Foundation’s investment in this […]

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Researchers say job candidates are rated lower in virtual interviews

Posted by on September 3, 2020

New research provides some of the first solid evidence that people who watch a virtual job interview rate the candidate substantially lower than those who watch the same interview in person.

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Missouri S&T researchers to improve shale oil recovery

Posted by on August 31, 2020

Missouri S&T researchers are working to increase the amount of shale oil produced in the United States while reducing the need to drill new wells. They hope to develop a new model to mitigate the formation of heavy organic solids found in the oil during extraction and as a result, make the U.S. more energy independent.

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Researchers use artificial intelligence to improve efficiency in kidney transplant network

Posted by on August 24, 2020

Tens of thousands of people are on the kidney transplant waiting list. Less than a third of them will receive a kidney this year, and thousands of kidneys are discarded because matches are not made while the donor kidney is viable. Researchers at Missouri S&T are using artificial intelligence to improve workflow efficiency within the transplant network to speed up the process and give patients a better chance of receiving a transplant.

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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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