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Water-Dwelling Bacteria Tracks Light to Control Its Energy, Food

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Banner image of Cyanobacterial bloom near fiji by NASA, Public Domain; Refraction_triangular prism by Siyavula Education, CC BY 2.0.

The Montgomery lab in the Michigan State University-Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory has found a link between how water-dwelling bacteria, called cyanobacteria, monitor light quality in their…

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Spore Formation Model Could Help Advance Medicine

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Dr. Lee Kroos of the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Department at MSU.

Michigan State University scientists have produced experimental and modeling results that shed light on how a particular type of enzyme functions during spore formation, potentially advancing human health…

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MSU’s Zhou to Improve Lifelong Learning in Computers

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Jiayu Zhou

Jiayu Zhou of the Michigan State University College of Engineering is the newest Spartan Engineer to be awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award. The…

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Studying Why Cambodian Rice Growers Adopt Modern Technologies

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Socheat Keo, a Cambodian scholar with the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development program, wants to be the researcher who discovers what factors most influence Cambodian…

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MSU’s Hintze Teaches Machines to Teach Themselves

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Arend Hintze

As published in The SciFi Generation and TechXplore. MSU’s Arend Hintze, assistant professor of integrative biology & computer science and engineering, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent collaboration between editors…

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MSU Studying Ways to Improve Dams

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Daniel Kramer and iaguo Qi

Michigan State University researchers, equipped with $3 million from NASA, will investigate innovative methods to improve dams so that they are less harmful to people and the environment. Focusing…

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New Findings on Superheavy Element ‘Oganesson’: Not A Gas

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Witek Nazarewicz

Scientists at Michigan State University and Massey University have calculated the structure of oganesson, a relatively new element which has proved elusive to study. First synthesized in 2002…

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MSU Project Preserves Photography Heritage in Mali

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Since 2011, Candace Keller, associate professor of African Art and Visual Culture in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, has led an international team of photographers,…

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Amazon Alexa Voted Top Super Bowl Ad by MSU Faculty

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Bob Kolt in front of Class Room

This year, a commercial for Amazon Alexa grabbed the top spot for Super Bowl commercials, according to Michigan State University faculty. For 21 years, faculty from the Department…

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MSU Research Could Transform How Photosynthesis is Studied

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Leaf

Michigan State University scientists have discovered a significant role that a particular protein complex plays in the process of photosynthesis, potentially changing how scientists study the process entirely….

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