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Making a Smart Material Smarter

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A team of researchers, including some from Michigan State University, is making a smart material smarter. Using a series of grants from the National Science Foundation, the team…

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Hsu: Why Smart Machines Will Take Us with Them

Thursday, September 3, 2015

In a recent magazine article, Michigan State University Vice President Stephen Hsu theorizes that “Just as machines will be much smarter in 2050, we can expect that the…

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Helping Toddlers’ Understand Emotion Key to Development

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Child Health day, Oct. 5, 2015 The simple parenting strategy of helping toddlers understand emotion may reduce behavioral problems later on, finds a federally funded study led by…

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Proteins ‘Practice’ Before Changing Chromosomes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In the biochemical game of genetics, it was thought that the proteins controlling gene regulation in animals were either spectators or players. But in research appearing in the…

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Smart Phone Not a Smart Choice When Facing Depression

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Depressed people who turn to their smart phones for relief may only be making things worse. A team of researchers, that included the dean of Michigan State University’s…

Pathogens Enter Great Lakes in Ballast Water

Monday, August 24, 2015

According to Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair in Water Research at MSU, millions of tiny, dangerous microbes have been attacking native species in the Great Lakes for…