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Rare Isotope Facility Featured in MSU Report

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Michigan State University Facility for Rare Isotope Beams is one of 24 stories about research and creativity highlighted in the university’s 2014 President’s Report. FRIB is a…

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MSU a Major Collaborator in New Gamma-Ray Observatory

Monday, March 23, 2015
HAWC Gamma Ray facility in Mexico

Michigan State University researchers are key players in a new observatory that will study high-energy gamma rays and cosmic rays coming from extreme sources in the universe, such…

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Self-Powered Sensors Warn of Bridge, Building Defects

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Imagine a bridge or a dam that could sense a structural defect before it happens, diagnose what the problem will be and alert the authorities before something bad…

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Pattern Recognition Advances through High Performance Computing

Monday, March 16, 2015

Over the past 40 years, University Distinguished Professor Anil Jain has been working on design and applications of pattern recognition systems. Currently, Jain and his students are devoting their…

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A Star is Born: Galactic ‘Rain’ Could be Key to Star Formation

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Deep space rich in stars

Some of the galaxies in our universe are veritable star nurseries. For example, our own Milky Way produces, on average, at least one new star every year. Others…

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Simulations of Galaxy Formations and Evolution – Brian O’Shea

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Theoretical astrophysics professor Brian O’Shea, from the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University, is interested in the formation of cosmological structure…

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MSU Assumes Leadership Role in National Composite-Materials Venture

Friday, January 9, 2015

With more than 25 years of research excellence in the field of composite materials, Michigan State University was tapped by President Barack Obama to be a core partner…

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New Micrometer-Sized ‘Smart’ Material

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Nelson Sepúlveda, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is investigating a phase-changing“smart material,”looking for new ways to move things at the micro level. Funding for the research…

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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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