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Engineering Gives Nick Ward a Hand (Brace)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

When Michigan State University’s Nick Ward fractured his left hand in February, the basketball team’s title hopes faded slightly. The 6’8”, 245-pound center has been a key player…

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Neutrino Hunting in the Antarctic

Friday, March 15, 2019

Darren Grant, Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University, discusses neutrinos, also known as ghost particles, and the active research being conducted at the IceCube Observatory…

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Understanding and Controlling the Molecule that Made the Universe

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Trihydrogen, Molecule, Universe

Trihydrogen, or H3+, is acknowledged by scientists as the molecule that made the universe. As published in recent issues of Nature Communications and the Journal of Chemical Physics,…

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Aktulga to Tackle Extreme-Scale Scientific Computing Using NSF CAREER Award

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
College of Engineering Building

An assistant professor at Michigan State University will use a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to develop novel algorithms and software to help computational…

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Scaling Up Innovative Sensor Installation on the Mighty Mac

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The Mackinac Bridge in Michigan

The first 20 prototype infrastructure sensors installed in 2016 on the Mackinac Bridge, powered solely by vibrations from traffic, have proven their durability and performed as intended. Now…

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Bringing New Energy to Physics Education

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Danny Caballero is leading an effort to revolutionize how physics is taught at the college level. The Michigan State University associate professor of physics education and his colleagues…

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The Periodic Table and How It Transforms Our Everyday Lives

Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams hosts Saturday Morning Physics talks for the public as part of their Advanced Studies Gateway. In the latest lecture from February 23,…

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New Technology Breaks Through Sign Language Barriers

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Opportunities once distant to the hard-of-hearing community will become a reality with a breakthrough sign language translator. Engineers from Michigan State University developed and patented a technology that…

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Researchers Examine Puzzling Sizes of Extremely Light Calcium Isotopes

Monday, February 11, 2019

Michigan State University researchers have measured for the first time the nuclei of three protein-rich calcium isotopes, according to a new paper published in Nature Physics. One of the…

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Periodic Table Still Influencing Today’s Research

Thursday, February 7, 2019
periodic table

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table, and the principles that drove Dmitri Mendeleev to construct his table are still influencing today’s research advances. In…

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