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MSU Advances Research on Roads – and What Travels on Them

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

There are nearly 3.95 million miles of public roads in the United States, valued at more than $1.75 trillion. Research at Michigan State University continues to discover better…

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High-Stakes Testing, Lack of Voice Driving Teachers Out

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Contrary to popular opinion, unruly students are not driving out teachers in droves from America’s urban school districts. Instead, teachers are quitting due to frustration with standardized testing,…

Shared Gene Takes One Road to Evolution

Monday, September 8, 2014

A new paper, published in Nature Communications, suggests that when it comes to evolving some traits – especially simple ones – there may be a shared gene, one…

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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…