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Studying Structures to Ensure Fire Safety

Friday, March 10, 2017

Venkatesh Kodur, professor and chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, serves as director of the Center on Structural Fire Safety and Diagnostics at the Michigan State University…

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New Study Shows FRIB Significantly Impacts Michigan Economy

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

A new economic impact study shows the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University is expected to have a significant impact on Michigan’s economy and job…

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New Concussion Sensor Now Available to Athletes

Thursday, March 9, 2017
concussion headband sensor

Two Michigan State University chemists are bringing their impact sensors to market. The effective, yet inexpensive, headband sensors can be worn by athletes in a variety of sports…

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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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New Research on Galaxies and Super-Massive Black Holes

Friday, February 17, 2017

Megan Donahue, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University, discusses galaxies and super massive black holes. She reviews the most recent findings in…

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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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