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Star Discovered in Closest Known Orbit Around Black Hole

Monday, March 13, 2017
Black hole

Astronomers have found evidence for a star that whips around a black hole about twice an hour. This may be the tightest orbital dance ever witnessed for a…

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New Data-Sharing Tools Advance Farming Research Globally

Friday, March 10, 2017

PhotosynQ – a handheld device with sensors and an online data-sharing and analysis platform – has enabled a team of Michigan State University researchers to create the plant-science…

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Studying Structures to Ensure Fire Safety

Friday, March 10, 2017

Venkatesh Kodur, professor and chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, serves as director of the Center on Structural Fire Safety and Diagnostics at the Michigan State University…

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Report to Help School Administrators Find Best Programs to Adopt

Thursday, March 9, 2017

It’s no secret the state of education in America is the subject of intense scrutiny. Partisan and non-partisan groups alike are at the ready to weigh in on…

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New Study Shows FRIB Significantly Impacts Michigan Economy

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

A new economic impact study shows the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University is expected to have a significant impact on Michigan’s economy and job…

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New Concussion Sensor Now Available to Athletes

Thursday, March 9, 2017
concussion headband sensor

Two Michigan State University chemists are bringing their impact sensors to market. The effective, yet inexpensive, headband sensors can be worn by athletes in a variety of sports…

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MSU Researchers Find Target for Reducing Autism Symptoms

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Hongbing Wang

Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of autism. Even though the single gene that’s responsible for it was discovered in 1991, and the disease is detected…

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African-Americans More Likely to be Wrongfully Convicted

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Barbara O'Brien

African-American prisoners who were convicted of murder are about 50 percent more likely to be innocent than other convicted murderers and spend longer in prison before exoneration, according…

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Fly-Over States Key to Saving Migratory Birds

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
warbler

Around the world, thousands of migratory animals travel hundreds or even thousands of miles each year. The journey of migratory animals is more important than their destination. Scientists…

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Chopik Named ‘Rising Star’ by Association for Psychological Science

Monday, March 6, 2017
William Chopik

William Chopik, assistant professor, Department of Psychology, has received an Association for Psychological Science “Rising Star” award for 2016. The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding…

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