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Solar Energy that Doesn’t Block the View

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people…

Scanning Babies’ Fingerprints Could Save Lives

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Each year 2.5 million children die worldwide because they do not receive life-saving vaccinations at the appropriate time. Anil Jain, Michigan State University professor, is developing a fingerprint-based…

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MSU Receives Grant to Boost Yields of Critical West-African Crop

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Cowpeas are a critical, affordable source of protein for countless millions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, pests decimate more than 50 percent of the crop annually. Michigan State University’s…

Digital Evolution – Charles Ofria

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dr. Ofria’s research group explores Computer Science and Evolutionary Biology to help understand fundamental concepts in each field. His group writes self replicating computer programs and puts them…

MSU Receives $1 Million for Humanities Project

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded nearly $1 million to Michigan State University as part of its Digital Humanities Implementation Grants program. Marking the largest grant, Jon Frey, assistant…

Midwesterners See Challenges in ‘Placemaking’

Monday, July 14, 2014

A recent study by Michigan State University finds that “walkability” is among the top factors that influence home purchase decisions, along with safety, short commute times to jobs,…