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Teaching AI What’s Fair

Friday, March 19, 2021
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With support from Amazon and the National Science Foundation, Michigan State researchers are helping artificial intelligence understand fairness. “What is fair?” feels like a rhetorical question. But for…

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Can Crops Become More Efficient?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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Michigan State, Eastern Michigan researchers have won a grant to probe a natural process that saps plants’ productivity. Plants were evolving for hundreds of millions of years before…

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New IceCube Detection Proves 60-Year-Old Theory

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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On December 6, 2016, a high-energy particle called an electron antineutrino was hurtling through space at nearly the speed of light. Normally, the ghostly particle would zip right…

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Probing How Plants Deal With Drought

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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A new $1.2 million grant could help farmers bring more drought-resistant crops to their fields The National Science Foundation has awarded Michigan State University researcher Polly Hsu a $1.2 million…

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Zhao Receives NSF CAREER Award to Study Energy Retrofit of Residential Buildings

Friday, February 19, 2021
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In January, Dong Zhao, Ph.D., assistant professor of construction management in the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction, received a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award…

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Foster Using Inspiration from Spiders to Improve 3D Printing

Monday, February 15, 2021
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Shanelle Foster is using inspiration from spiders to improve 3D printing. A researcher at Michigan State University will use a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER)…

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MSU’s Lenski Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, February 12, 2021
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During his ground-breaking E. coli Long-Term Evolution Project (LTEE), Michigan State University experimental evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski has witnessed the beginning and end of more than one lifetime—73,000 bacterial lifetimes and counting,…

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University Researchers from Minority Groups More Likely to Feel Undervalued

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
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A multi-institutional team of researchers, including Michigan State University social scientists, has been granted over $800,000 from the National Science Foundation to study “epistemic exclusion.” This type of…

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Anctil to Research Impact of Solar Photovoltaics Industry in U.S.

Monday, February 8, 2021
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A civil and environmental engineering researcher at Michigan State University will use a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to evaluate the environmental impact of…

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Scientists Advocate Breaking Laws – of Geography and Ecology

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
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Recent global calamities – the pandemic, wildfires, floods – are spurring interdisciplinary scientists to nudge aside the fashionable First Law of Geography that dictates “everything is related to…

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