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New 3-D Model Could Solve Supernova Mystery

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Giant stars die a violent death. After a life of several million years, they collapse into themselves and then explode in what is known as a supernova. How…

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Pre-College Science Programs Lead to More Science Majors

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
African teenage girl examining experiment in chemistry lab

High school students who take part in pre-college programs that focus on science are much more likely to pursue higher education and, eventually, careers in science, technology, engineering…

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Nonprotein Found Essential to Several Enzymes

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Colorful beakers in lab setting

While examining the chemical reactions of bacterial cells in a lab at Michigan State University, researchers discovered a link between the field of inorganic chemistry and that of the…

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Fewer Galaxies Than Initially Thought

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Astronomy photo of galaxy

There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe then might be expected, according to a new study led by Michigan State University. Over the years,…

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Fingerprints Remain Accurate Over Time

Monday, June 29, 2015

Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100 years. Though fingerprints are assumed to be infallible personal identifiers,…

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Making a Better Semiconductor

Friday, June 26, 2015
photo-induced-phase-transition

Research led by Michigan State University could someday lead to the development of new and improved semiconductors. In a paper published in the journal Science Advances, the scientists…

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The Future of Solar Energy is Clear

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Richard Lunt, assistant professor of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, has developed transparent solar concentrators that can be installed on nearly any transparent surface to discretely harvest solar energy, without…

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Supernovas, Black Holes Curb Star Formation

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
supermassive black hole

Supernovas – explosions that mark the end of a star’s life – work hand-in-hand with supermassive black holes to sweep out gas and shut down galaxies’ star-forming factories. Recent research,…

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DeYoung Pioneers Computational Neutrino Models

Friday, May 15, 2015

Associate Professor Tyce DeYoung, Department of Physics and Astronomy, conducts research in particle astrophysics – the observation of high energy particles from space, with the twin goals of…

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Computational Math’s Role in Science and Engineering

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Andrew Christlieb, MSU Foundation Professor of mathematics and chair, Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, explains why the advanced mathematical and computational methods he uses to solve problems in…

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