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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…

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…

Chris Adami: Finding Life We Can’t Imagine

Friday, December 19, 2014

How do we search for alien life if it’s nothing like the life that we know? At TEDxUIUC Christoph Adami shows how he uses his research into artificial…

A Poisonous Cure

Friday, December 12, 2014

Take two poisonous mushrooms and call me in the morning. While no doctor would ever write this prescription, toxic fungi may hold the secrets to tackling deadly diseases….

Scientists Can Boost Healthy Cells During Chemotherapy

Friday, December 12, 2014

It’s well known that chemotherapy helps fight cancer. It’s also known that it wreaks havoc on normal, healthy cells. Michigan State University scientists are closer to discovering a…

Facing Off with a Fungal Threat

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

That fuzzy fungus creeping onto the forgotten food buried in your crisper is hiding something. Mold is more than a nuisance that spoils dated produce, it also indicates…