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Digital Evolution – Charles Ofria

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dr. Ofria’s research group explores Computer Science and Evolutionary Biology to help understand fundamental concepts in each field. His group writes self replicating computer programs and puts them…

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Simulating New Engine Designs

Monday, July 14, 2014

Farhad Jaberi, professor in MSU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, studies turbulent flows in engines and in other systems, using a technique called computational fluid dynamics. Computers at MSU’s…

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Shocking Secrets: Electric Eels Provide Clues for Practical Applications

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Electric Eel

For the first time, the genome of the electric eel has been sequenced. This discovery has revealed the secret of how fishes with electric organs have evolved six…

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Connecting Chemistry, Mechanics for Better Batteries

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

At the Materials Simulation for Clean Energy (MSCE) Lab, Yue Qi and her group develop multi-scale simulation methods to design materials, atom by atom. Qi, associate professor of…

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Strider-Like Water Sensor to Detect Water Contaminants

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

To help clean up an oil spill or any other kind of environmental disaster, sometimes humans can learn a thing or two from nature. A team of researchers…

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Eliminating ‘Range Anxiety’ Through Better Batteries

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Like people who drive gas-powered cars, those who drive electric vehicles are always on the lookout for where they can get their next “fill up.” Or, in their…

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The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

John Ohlrogge University Distinguished Professor Department of Plant Biology Michigan State University

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Ammonia-A Hydrogen Carrier from Earth Abundant Materials

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Milton Smith Professor of Chemistry Michigan State University:

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Biogas Power Plant

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Changing How Chemistry is Taught, From the Inside Out

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Melanie Cooper is a DBER pioneer. DBER (pronounced “dee-ber”) refers to Disciplined-Based Education Research, commonly defined by the National Academies of Science and the National Research Council as a collection…

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