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Energy Savings as Easy as Dirt, Heat, Pressure

Monday, December 29, 2014

By using common materials found pretty much anywhere there is dirt, a team of Michigan State University researchers have developed a new thermoelectric material that transforms heat into…

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Combining Forensic Art and Technology to Catch Criminals

Friday, November 28, 2014

Hand-drawn forensic sketches based on witness descriptions are a traditional yet time-consuming method used to catch criminals. But in some cases, authorities don’t have the luxury of time….

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Triple Play: Three MSU Colleges Join Forces to Push Limits of Research

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Beaumont Tower at MSU

When it comes to advancing scientific research, two, or in this case, three, heads are much better than one. Three Michigan State University colleges – communication arts and…

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MSU’s Biogas Research Pays Off for Michigan

Monday, November 3, 2014

Less than one year after Michigan State University added a commercial-sized anaerobic digester to its campus sustainability arsenal, the magic of bioengineering has transformed thousands of tons of…

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MSU Advances Research on Roads – and What Travels on Them

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

There are nearly 3.95 million miles of public roads in the United States, valued at more than $1.75 trillion. Research at Michigan State University continues to discover better…

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Thomas Hamann Invested as Dye Chair in Materials Chemistry

Monday, September 8, 2014

Dr. Thomas Hamann was recently invested as the James L. Dye Endowed Chair of Materials Chemistry. In this video, Dr. Hamann describes an overview of his research interests…

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Solar Energy that Doesn’t Block the View

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Solar cell

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people…

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Scanning Babies’ Fingerprints Could Save Lives

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Each year 2.5 million children die worldwide because they do not receive life-saving vaccinations at the appropriate time. Anil Jain, Michigan State University professor, is developing a fingerprint-based…

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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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