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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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Social Networking Can Aid Complex Learning

Monday, June 29, 2015

Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today’s time-strapped classrooms. In a first-of-its-kind study,…

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Making a Better Semiconductor

Friday, June 26, 2015

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…

Justice System Chips Away at Women’s Rights

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Arrests of women increased dramatically in the past two decades, while domestic abuse laws meant to protect female victims have put many behind bars for defending themselves, a…

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…

Structural Bioengineering of Photosynthesis

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cheryl A. Kerfeld is the Hannah Distinguished Professor of Structural Bioengineering in the DOE Plant Research Laboratory and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State…