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MSU’s Donahue Elected American Astronomical Society President

Friday, March 3, 2017
Megan Donahue

Megan Donahue, Michigan State University professor of physics and astrophysics in the College of Natural Science (NatSci), has been elected president of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The…

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Aging Faces Could Increase Security Risks

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Anil Jain

Images of our faces exist in numerous important databases – driver’s license, passport, law enforcement, employment – all to accurately identify us. But can these images continue to…

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MSU Physicist Chomiuk Named Cottrell Scholar

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Laura Chomiuk

Laura Chomiuk, MSU assistant professor of physics, has been named a 2017 Cottrell Scholar. Awarded by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the Cottrell Scholar program recognizes early…

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Examining Exploding Stars through the Atomic Nucleus

Monday, February 20, 2017

Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth)…

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Can Facial Recognition Systems Save Lemurs?

Friday, February 17, 2017
lemur

Facial recognition is a biometric system that identifies or verifies a person from a digital image. It’s used to find criminals, identify passport and driver’s license fraud, and…

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MSU and PHYCO2 Shaping the Future of Renewable Energy

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
algae

Michigan State University and California-based PHYCO2 are now using wastewater from breweries to produce algae as part of the ongoing partnership to generate clean energy sources. This production…

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MSU Develops First, Stretchable ‘Smart’ Fabric

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Michigan State University assistant professor of Chuan Wang works in solution-processed semicondicting carbon nanotube networks and is currently fucusing on research including flexible electronics.

Engineering researchers at Michigan State University have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production…

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MSU’s Dye Named a Fellow in National Academy of Inventors

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
James L. Dye

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named James L. Dye, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of chemistry, an NAI Fellow. He was recognized for having “demonstrated a highly prolific…

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Local News Celebrates Spartan Research Initiatives

Friday, February 3, 2017

WLNS – 6 News anchor Sheri Jones met President Simon at the new bio-engineering facility on campus that makes it possible for researchers from the colleges of Engineering, Human…

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‘Ghost Particles’ Could Improve Understanding of Universe

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
New measurements of neutrino oscillations, observed at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole and presented by MSU's Tyce DeYoung and Joshua Hignight, have shed light on outstanding questions regarding fundamental properties of neutrinos. Courtesy of IceCube

Trillions of neutrinos, or ghost particles, are passing through us every second. While scientists know this fact, they don’t know what role neutrinos play in the universe because…

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