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Can Parents of Juvenile Offenders Still Dream?

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Caitlin Cavanagh

Mothers want the best for their sons, but what happens to a mother’s hopes and dreams when her son is charged as a juvenile offender? A new study…

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Junk Food Around Schools Prevalent in Poorer, Urban Areas

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Rick Sadler

Schools in urban areas with high levels of socioeconomic distress are exposed to a disproportionate amount of junk food, according to a recent study co-authored by a Michigan…

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WKAR First to Receive Experimental License to Explore Future of TV

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly’s visited WKAR and ComArtSci. East Lansing, MI. June 20, 2018.

Michigan State University and WKAR have received a license from the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, to launch an experimental Next Generation TV broadcasting station to focus on…

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Latest State of the State Survey Indicates Increased Consumer Confidence

Monday, June 18, 2018
Lansing Capitol

Michigan residents have increased confidence in their state’s economy but only tepid toward top elected leaders finds Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey. “Michigan’s consumer confidence…

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About 30 Percent of New Heroin Users Become Dependent in the First Year

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Smoke Addition Drugs

It’s estimated that 300 to 520 people start using heroin each day in the United States. A new Michigan State University study now shows that about one-third of…

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MSU’s Autonomous Vehicles Workshop Shapes Policy Conversation

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Brian Pentland

Self-driving cars bring great opportunity – and great risk. While some support autonomous vehicles in the name of efficiency, others point to recent accidents as a hazard humans…

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Tracking Eye Movement to Assess Overall Health

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Eye Tracking

Tracking eye movements is a promising field within biometrics that enables researchers to derive internal information about individuals, particularly related to the eye muscles’ structure and brain function,…

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Protecting Eyes and Identities

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Eyes

Arun Ross is looking specifically at the iris of the eye, which surrounds the pupil. His research aims to prevent people from duplicating the iris of another person…

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Preventing Spoof Attacks and Security Breaches

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Facial Recognition

Thanks to the iPhone X, facial recognition—the ability to detect someone’s identity based on facial characteristics—has become widespread. At MSU, Xiaoming Liu, assistant professor of computer science and…

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Linking Important Information to Fingerprints

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Anil Jain and Finger Print Machine

For more than 100 years, fingerprints have been used for personal identification. While early applications were limited to law enforcement and forensics, automated fingerprint identification systems are now…

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