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MSU Studying Ways to Improve Dams

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Michigan State University researchers, equipped with $3 million from NASA, will investigate innovative methods to improve dams so that they are less harmful to people and the environment. Focusing…

Witek Nazarewicz

New Findings on Superheavy Element ‘Oganesson’: Not A Gas

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Scientists at Michigan State University and Massey University have calculated the structure of oganesson, a relatively new element which has proved elusive to study. First synthesized in 2002…

MSU Project Preserves Photography Heritage in Mali

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Since 2011, Candace Keller, associate professor of African Art and Visual Culture in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, has led an international team of photographers,…

Anne Dorrance and William Jackson

Scientists Explore Link Between Obesity and Dementia

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Two Michigan State University scientists are now using a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to better understand the link between obesity…

Lily Yan, associate professor of psychology, Antonio Nunez, professor of psychology. Joel Soler, doctoral student in psychology.

Dim Light May Change Brain Structure

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Spending too much time in dimly lit rooms and offices may actually change the brain’s structure and hurt one’s ability to remember and learn, indicates groundbreaking research by…

Bob Kolt in front of Class Room

Amazon Alexa Voted Top Super Bowl Ad by MSU Faculty

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

This year, a commercial for Amazon Alexa grabbed the top spot for Super Bowl commercials, according to Michigan State University faculty. For 21 years, faculty from the Department…