Science & Tech

$20 million grant funds effort to develop ultra-high strength and lightweight steels for U.S. Army

Posted by on December 4, 2020

As the U.S. Army modernizes weapons systems and combat vehicles, researchers at Missouri S&T are developing lightweight and ultra-high-strength steels for next-generation combat vehicles that improve blast resistance and lower transportation costs.

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Researchers validate theory that neutrinos shape the universe

Posted by on November 30, 2020

The effect that nearly massless, subatomic particles called neutrinos have on the formation of galaxies has long been a cosmological mystery — one that physicists have sought to measure since discovering the particles in 1956. But an international research team has created cosmological simulations that accurately depict the role of neutrinos in the evolution of […]

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Over the holidays, replacing the furnace filter could help protect people from COVID-19 indoors

Posted by on November 24, 2020

Amid the food, gifts and well wishes, the holidays could have a new star – a furnace filter. Until a vaccine is ready, a high-efficiency furnace filter used along with other precautions could help protect people from COVID-19 as they spend more time together indoors.

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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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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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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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