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MSU’s Jain Honored by Local Police for Helping Solve Murder

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Doctoral student Sunpreet Arora (wearing a printed 3-D fingerprint on his finger), professor Anil Jain (holding a mobile phone) and postdoctoral fellow Kai Cao (holding 2-D printed fingerprints on conductive paper). Photo by Derrick L. Turner

For his work assisting with a murder investigation in 2016, University Distinguished Professor Anil Jain was recently honored by both the Lansing Police Department and the Michigan State…

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MSU’s Klausner Among Judges for U.S.-Israel Research Challenge

Friday, May 12, 2017
James F. Klausner

James Klausner, chair of the Michigan State University Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been invited to be a judge for the U.S.-Israel Integrated Energy and Desalination Design Challenge…

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Can Mobile Phones be Secured with a Fingerprint?

Friday, May 12, 2017
Arun Ross

No two people are believed to have identical fingerprints, but researchers from New York University and Michigan State University have found that partial similarities between prints are common…

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Helping Coworkers in the Morning Can Lead to Afternoon Selfishness

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Russell Johnson

If you show up at work tired, you may want to focus strictly on your own tasks. New research suggests helping coworkers in the morning can lead to…

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Public Skeptical of Research If Tied to a Company

Monday, May 8, 2017
John Besley, Aaron McCright, Kevin Elliot and Norbert Kaminski

When it comes to research warning us about the latest health risks or touting the latest cure, a new Michigan State University study indicates that many people won’t…

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Slight, but Steady, Increase in Michigan’s On-the-Job Deaths

Thursday, May 4, 2017
On-the-Job Deaths in Michigan, 2016

According to an annual Michigan State University report, while the number of on-the-job deaths has remained relatively consistent over the past five years, preliminary numbers for 2016 indicate…

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Climate Change, Tornadoes and Mobile Homes: A Dangerous Mix

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Aftermath of category 4 tornado that touched down in small town in Indiana

Tornadoes and mobile homes don’t mix to begin with, but throw in the volatility of climate change and the potential for massive property damage and deaths is even…

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Fake News, Filters Not Fooling Internet Users

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
William Dutton

Despite what some politicians argue, fake news and biased search algorithms aren’t swaying public opinion, finds a Michigan State University researcher. Commissioned and funded by Google, William Dutton,…

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MSU to Use $1mil. to Build Work Skills of Youth with Autism

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Connie Sung and Gloria Lee

Michigan State University will use a $1.4 million federal grant to expand a work-related social skills training program for youth and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. While…

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How Ex-Convicts Should Approach a Job Interview

Monday, May 1, 2017
Abdifatah Ali and Ann Marie Ryan

For the best chance of getting hired, former inmates should apologize for their criminal past to potential employers, indicates new research that comes amid the nationwide “ban-the-box” movement….

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