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MSU’s 3-D ‘Hand’ Tests Fingerprint Scanners

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Creating a 3-D replica of someone’s hand complete with all five fingerprints and breaking into a secure vault sounds like a plot from a James Bond movie. But…

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MSU Physics and Astronomy Profs Named Fellows in APS

Monday, October 17, 2016
Megan Donahue and Brian O'Shea

Michigan State University College of Natural Science (NatSci) physics and astronomy professor Megan Donahue and associate professor Brian O’Shea have been elected as 2016 fellows of the American…

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MSU’s Online Tool Helps Citizen Scientists Solve Community Problems

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
people working around a river

With proper training and recently launched online software and web-portal, citizen scientists can follow scientific-based practices to improve environmental decision-making and even secure funding to help solve environmental…

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Pioneer in Molecular Imaging to Lead MSU’s New Bio Engineering Research Initiatives

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Chris Contag portrait photo

Christopher H. Contag will join Michigan State University as the inaugural director of the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the chairperson of the new Department…

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Spartans Map the Future for Self-Driving Vehicles

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Hyder Radha, professor of Electrical And Computer Engineering, poses next an autonomous car at the Composite Vechile Research Center on Monday September 19, 2016.

When it comes to the development of autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles, there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. It takes a warehouse full of technology…

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Stellar Events May Reveal How Heavy Elements Were Formed

Monday, September 26, 2016
Sean Liddick

To determine how the universe’s heavy elements – gold, silver and many others – came about, a team of international researchers is studying both the largest and smallest…

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Astronomers Pinpoint How Milky Way Galaxy Was Formed

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Using colors to identify the approximate ages of more than 130,000 stars in the Milky Way’s halo, astronomers have produced the clearest picture yet of how our galaxy…

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Children’s Fingerprints Could Track Medical Histories, Save Lives

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Every day 353,000 children are born around the world, a majority of them in developing countries where there is a lack of proper record keeping, resulting in a…

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Physicist Huston Named MSU Foundation Professor

Friday, September 9, 2016
Joey Hustom and ATLAS experiment at CERN

Joey Huston, professor of physics and astronomy at Michigan State University has been awarded the designation of MSU Foundation Professor. The MSU Foundation Professor title is designated for…

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Low-Cost, Long-Term Bridge Safety Solution

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Nizar Lajnef, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan State University, is working with the Mackinac Bridge Authority to have prototype sensors installed underneath the Mackinac…

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