Science & Tech

LIGO-Virgo network catches another neutron star collision

Posted by on January 11, 2020

A new study confirms that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) near Livingston, Louisiana observed a neutron star collision on April 25, 2019. The observation is only the second time researchers detected such an event in gravitational waves.

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High-voltage research sparks new Missouri S&T lab

Posted by on December 18, 2019

Research at Missouri S&T could lead to electric cars that can charge in minutes or cost reductions for light-rail transportation in cities where mass transit is vital.

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New transportation center to address aging infrastructure in Missouri

Posted by on December 17, 2019

Aging infrastructure in Missouri – such as crumbling roads and bridges – affects Missourians every day and can impede the state’s economic growth. A new transportation research center announced today (Dec. 17) in Jefferson City will combine the research of Missouri S&T and the other University of Missouri (UM) System campuses with industry and government […]

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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 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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