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MSU Researchers Team with Multi-Institutional Colleagues in $3.7M Project to Advance Nuclear Physics Experiments

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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Five Michigan State University researchers from the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and the Department of Statistics and Probability (STT) are participating in a new $3.7 million National Science Foundation (NSF) project to…

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Nature Provides Roadmap to Potential Breakthroughs in Solar Energy Technology

Thursday, June 11, 2020
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As policymakers increasingly turn toward science in addressing global climate change, one Michigan State University scientist is looking to nature to develop the next generation of solar energy…

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Savolainen Wins International Transportation Safety Council Honor

Thursday, June 4, 2020
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Peter Savolainen of Michigan State University will receive the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) 2020 Transportation Safety Council Edmund R. Ricker Individual Award for international leadership in traffic…

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MSU Researchers to Develop Management Tool for Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Monday, June 1, 2020
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Two Michigan State University researchers will develop a multi-objective optimization tool to help agencies make better informed management decisions for the Chesapeake Bay watershed with a $1 million…

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How to Identify Most At-Risk from COVID-19 Through Nanotechnology

Monday, May 18, 2020
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What if doctors could not only diagnose a COVID-19 infection but identify which patients are at the greatest risk of death before any major complications arise? One Michigan…

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MSU Scientists Solve Half-Century-Old Magnesium Dimer Mystery

Monday, May 11, 2020
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Magnesium dimer, or Mg2, is a fragile molecule consisting of two weakly interacting atoms held together by the laws of quantum mechanics. It has recently emerged as a potential probe…

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Three NatSci Faculty Members Receive NSF Early Career Awards

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
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Three Michigan State University College of Natural Science, or NatSci, researchers are recipients of 2020 National Science Foundation, or NSF, Early CAREER Faculty Awards. The CAREER Award is one of…

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Octopus May be the Key to ‘Smart Prosthetics’

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Galit Pelled’s fascination with the intelligent octopus dates back to her undergraduate days at Hebrew University in Israel where she cared for and fed the dexterous animal. Now…

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Researchers Measure Cancer Cell Mechanics in Living Animals Using Nanoparticles

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle-based in vivo imaging technique that may one day be used to help diagnose and even treat cancer has been developed by researchers collaborating from Michigan…

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MSU Launches Online Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering

Monday, April 27, 2020
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The Michigan State University College of Engineering has launched its third online master’s degree program – an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the Department of Civil and Environmental…

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