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MSU Turns Zoo Waste into Clean Energy

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Michigan State University has created a green solution for the problem of what to do with animal and food waste at the Detroit Zoo. MSU researcher Dana Kirk…

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IceCube Neutrinos Point Toward Long-Sought Cosmic Ray Accelerator

Thursday, July 12, 2018

An international team of scientists, including a Michigan State University physicist, has found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles that can…

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Finding Antineutrino Oscillation

Monday, June 11, 2018
Nova

For more than three years, scientists on the NOvA collaboration have been observing particles called neutrinos as they oscillate from one type to another over a distance of…

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JINA-CEE Collaboration Detects an Unusually Fast-cooling Neutron Star

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Neutron star accreting matter from binary partner star

A JINA-CEE collaboration including MSU astrophysicist Edward Brown has found substantial evidence for a neutron star cooling mechanism called the “direct Urca process”, which has been predicted but never…

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MSU Researcher Explores the Limits of the Periodic Table

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Periodic Table

As the 150th anniversary of the formulation of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements looms, a Michigan State University professor probes the table’s limits in a recent Nature…

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MSU, URC Universities Develop Infrastructure Solutions

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Potholed roads, aging water systems, and vulnerable underwater transmission lines remind residents daily of the importance of adequate and safe public infrastructure. Michigan’s three University Research Corridor (URC)…

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MSU Innovation Center Recognizes Faculty and Student Inventors

Thursday, May 3, 2018

2018 Awardees Honored at MSU Innovation Celebration inside Spartan Stadium  The 2018 Innovation Celebration highlights ground-breaking technology from MSU labs and startup companies from across Michigan State University’s…

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Students Create Exoskeleton App for Patient with Muscular Dystrophy

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Zach Smith has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder marked by progressive muscle degeneration. His lack of muscle control and being in a wheelchair made him a prime…

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Guarr Selected for DOE Innovators Program

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Tom Guarr in Lab

Future alternative energy success is highly dependent on the ability to store that energy once captured. Tom Guarr, co-founder of Jolt Energy Storage Technologies LLC, and researcher at…

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MSU Honors College Student Gets National STEM Scholarship

Friday, April 6, 2018
Gabriel Moreau

Gabriel Moreau, an Honors College sophomore majoring in physics in Lyman Briggs College and music in the College of Music at Michigan State University, has been named a…

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