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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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Birth of Massive Black Holes in the Early Universe Revealed

Friday, January 25, 2019

The light released from around the first massive black holes in the universe is so intense that it is able to reach telescopes across the entire expanse of…

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Researchers Examine Future Challenges for Periodic Table

Thursday, January 24, 2019
periodic table

During the last decade, six new superheavy elements were added the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Recently, the United Nations proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the…

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Keeping Astronauts Healthy During Deep Space Missions

Friday, January 18, 2019
George Mias

When you get sick, a doctor or hospital is typically right down the road, a couple of hours away at most. But what if the nearest one was…

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First Glimpse of the High Energy Universe with IceCube

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tyce DeYoung, Department of Physics and Astronomy, discusses high-energy astrophysics and exploring the universe with IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole. Presented on December 6, 2018.

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Machine Learning Masters the Fingerprint to Fool Biometric Systems

Monday, December 3, 2018
Fingerprint

Fingerprint authentication systems are a widely trusted, ubiquitous form of biometric authentication, deployed on billions of smartphones and other devices worldwide. Yet a new study from Michigan State University and…

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New Ways to Control Bacterial Factories for Future Biotech Uses

Sunday, November 4, 2018
Bacterial Microcompartment

The lab of Cheryl Kerfeld has developed a new method to manipulate miniature factories found in bacteria that could someday lead to new medical, industrial, or energy applications. The factories,…

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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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