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MSU Awarded ARPA-E Grant to Reimagine US Power Grid

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
US at Night

A $2 million award will equip Michigan State University – and partners Arizona State University, Dresser-Rand, and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures – with resources to develop the next…

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New Discovery of a Photobase so Strong, it Merits Moniker of ‘Super’

Monday, September 17, 2018
dantus team

The power of the sun is so incredible that it could fulfill the world’s energy needs in roughly 90 minutes. While plants have mastered photosynthesis, harnessing sunlight into…

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Improving Understanding of Hydrogen Bonding for Thermodynamic Modeling

Monday, September 10, 2018
Aseel

Aseel Bala is a chemical engineering Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University, conducting research with Dr. Carl Lira  on the thermodynamic phase behavior of systems with hydrogen bonding….

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New Blood Pressure App Closer to Reality

Friday, September 7, 2018
Heart rate

Michigan State University has invented a proof-of-concept blood pressure app that can give accurate readings using an iPhone – with no special equipment. (VIDEO) The discovery, featured in…

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Michaela TerAvest Wins Prestigious Beckman Young Investigator Award

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Michaela TerAvest

Michaela TerAvest, Michigan State University assistant professor of biochemistry, was recently awarded the Beckman Young Investigator Award by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The award program provides research support…

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Blazing the Trail in Multimessenger Astrophysics

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Ice Cube Observator

Michigan State University is blazing the trail in multimessenger astrophysics—a new area of science that the National Science Foundation is calling one of its ten “big ideas” for…

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DUNE Collaboration Completes Interim Design Report for Gigantic Particle Detectors

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
LBNF-DUNE Graphic showing mi and km

The more than 1,000 scientists and engineers from 32 countries working on the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE, hosted by the Department of Energy’s Fermilab, achieved…

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MSU Physicists Solve a Storied Problem

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Physics

Two “runners” are traveling around a track. They are running at different speeds. Eventually, they will get to opposite positions on the track. How do we get the…

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IQ Researcher Awarded NIH Grant to Advance Biological Circuits

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Glass catfish, transparent fishes in aquarium

Michigan State University engineering researchers are working to create synthetic biological devices inside the cells of mammals that will enable new treatments for chronic and uncured diseases. A…

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Magnetic Gene in Fish may Someday Help those with Epilepsy, Parkinson’s

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

An aquarium fish that senses the Earth’s magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson’s and other…

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