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Newswise: Missouri S&T researchers help discover ‘black neutron star’ that changes astronomy
Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Missouri S&T researchers help discover ‘black neutron star’ that changes astronomy
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Gravitational wave scientists have observed what may be an entirely new population of astronomical objects, and researchers from Missouri S&T played a part in the discovery. Dr. Marco Cavaglia, professor of physics and director of Missouri S&T’s Institute for Multi-Messenger Astrophysics and Cosmology; Dr. Sudarshan Karki, a post-doctoral researcher in physics; and Kentaro Mogushi, a Ph.

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Released: 19-Jun-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Researcher’s work a step toward “playlist” for testing neurological disorders
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Psychologists and medical researchers for years have used familiar tunes to study brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, but they’ve never had a common set of songs to draw from. A new study by a neuroscientist at Missouri S&T may give those researchers a list of “greatest hits” to aid in their future studies.

Released: 20-May-2020 10:10 AM EDT
S&T researcher examines if AI have a mind of their own
Missouri University of Science and Technology

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is examining what is considered evidence of artificial intelligence having a “mind,” which will show when a person perceives AI actions as morally wrong.

Newswise: Researchers create unique DNA biosensor for early stage disease detection
Released: 8-Apr-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Researchers create unique DNA biosensor for early stage disease detection
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Disease detection at an early stage is one of the biggest challenges biochemists and materials scientists are trying to meet by combining their expertise at Missouri S&T. The researchers used nanotechnology in biomedical diagnostics – a process called nanodiagnostics – to create a new, ultrasensitive DNA biosensor. The new sensor could potentially detect DNA-based biomarkers for early diagnosis of cancer and genetic disorders, as well as monitor patient responses to therapies.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Researchers at Missouri S&T use social media to study COVID-19
Missouri University of Science and Technology

As COVID-19 sweeps across the U.S. and the world, people have taken to social media with concerns, questions and opinions. Researchers at Missouri S&T are analyzing tens of millions of posts on Twitter in real time to show how attitudes toward the disease have changed. The researchers are designing machine learning and natural language processing techniques for the study.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Environmental engineers study fabrics, materials for face covers
Missouri University of Science and Technology

ROLLA, Mo. – The day before the federal government issued new recommendations that Americans wear cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, a researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology decided to test a few common household materials – pillowcases, scarves, furnace filters – “out of curiosity.

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Released: 23-Mar-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Campus rallies to 3-D print protective medical gear
Missouri University of Science and Technology

When representatives from Phelps Health, anticipating a shortage of protective masks due to the coronavirus outbreak, needed help, students, faculty and staff at Missouri S&T answered by harnessing the power of technology and ingenuity.Campus was abnormally quiet Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, not only because it was the weekend before spring break but also because, due to the coronavirus outbreak, most students had moved out for the semester and a majority of faculty and staff prepared to work remotely.

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Released: 16-Mar-2020 5:55 PM EDT
Researchers developing coronavirus detection system to screen travelers
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Researchers at Missouri S&T are developing an airborne-biohazard system that could help screeners spot air travelers with lung diseases due to coronavirus and other viruses. Professors in electrical and computer engineering are using machine learning to build a robust system to alert authorities to airborne biohazards as travelers pass through TSA security checkpoints.

Newswise: FCC to invest $176 million in broadband for Missouri’s rural areas
Released: 9-Mar-2020 11:35 AM EDT
FCC to invest $176 million in broadband for Missouri’s rural areas
Missouri University of Science and Technology

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will invest $176 million over 10 years to connect Missourians in rural areas to high-speed internet. But with more than 1 million residents who need access, systems expert Dr. Casey Canfield says bridging the digital divide will also take an investment in broadband research. “Analytical research can help decision-makers make more strategic investments in broadband infrastructure by using simulations to compare different approaches,” says Canfield.

Newswise: Missouri S&T researchers create organ tissue with bioactive glass, stem cells and 3D printer
Released: 27-Feb-2020 12:10 PM EST
Missouri S&T researchers create organ tissue with bioactive glass, stem cells and 3D printer
Missouri University of Science and Technology

An interdisciplinary team of Missouri S&T researchers is creating organ tissue samples using bioactive glass, stem cells and a 3D printer. The project could advance pharmaceutical testing and lead to a better understanding of how diseases affect human cells. The researchers grow stem cells and add them to hydrogels made of alginate, gelatin or similar substances.

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Released: 10-Feb-2020 1:45 PM EST
Scientists explain why naked mole-rats’ longevity contradicts accepted aging theory
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Chen Hou and his research collaborators have found an answer to the decades-old question of why naked mole-rats with high oxidative damage live 10 times longer than mice of comparative weight.“The long lifespan of the East African naked mole-rats raises one of the most serious paradoxes in the study of aging,” says Hou, an associate professor of biological sciences at Missouri S&T.

Newswise: Researchers seek to improve hydropower, lower electricity costs
Released: 4-Feb-2020 3:10 PM EST
Researchers seek to improve hydropower, lower electricity costs
Missouri University of Science and Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $1 million to a research team led by Missouri University of Science and Technology to study ways to better harness the power of water as an energy source. About 10% of electricity in the U.S. is created by moving water, or hydropower, according to the DOE’s Hydropower Vision report, which also found great potential in improving hydropower systems to meet more U.

Newswise: Election security is about more than just machines, researcher says
Released: 20-Nov-2019 5:15 AM EST
Election security is about more than just machines, researcher says
Missouri University of Science and Technology

As the 2020 elections approach, voters need to be aware of possibly malicious attempts to manipulate their opinions and their votes, according to Dr. George Markowsky, professor of computer science at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Released: 14-Nov-2019 1:25 PM EST
Researchers study impact of contaminants in floodwaters
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Last spring’s historic flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers may have distributed toxic contaminants along wide flood routes. Researchers know little about how these materials may affect public health and safety in rural and urban areas. But a group of geologists and geological engineers from Missouri University of Science and Technology is working to find out.

Newswise: Researchers urge Midwestern states to recycle solar panels efficiently
Released: 14-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers urge Midwestern states to recycle solar panels efficiently
Missouri University of Science and Technology

By 2050, up to six million tons of solar panel waste will need recycling. But few states have started processes for handling the waste even as they require more energy produced by renewable sources.

Newswise: Missouri S&T Joins Dark Energy Experiment to Solve Accelerating Cosmos Mystery
Released: 27-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Missouri S&T Joins Dark Energy Experiment to Solve Accelerating Cosmos Mystery
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology has joined the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX) as one of 11 international institutions that are collaborating to define the force causing the accelerated expansion of the universe.

Newswise: Missouri S&T wins nearly $2 million for supercomputer system to advance statewide computational research and education
Released: 23-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Missouri S&T wins nearly $2 million for supercomputer system to advance statewide computational research and education
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology has received a $1.96 million grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase and install a new supercomputing system on its campus in Rolla.

Newswise: Geothermal system exceeds goals to reduce water, energy use and carbon footprint at five-year mark
Released: 27-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Geothermal system exceeds goals to reduce water, energy use and carbon footprint at five-year mark
Missouri University of Science and Technology

After five years of operation, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s geothermal energy system continues to exceed its projected campus impact and efficiency.

Newswise: Las Vegas’ rise from regional vice destination to glittering hotspot detailed in new book
Released: 24-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Las Vegas’ rise from regional vice destination to glittering hotspot detailed in new book
Missouri University of Science and Technology

A Las Vegas historian is telling the behind-the-scenes story of the city’s meteoric rise into becoming the multi-billion-dollar tourist industry it is today in a new book.

Released: 19-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Researchers realize world’s thinnest optical hologram with 2-D material monolayer
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri S&T researchers are demonstrating a new concept to reconstruct holographic images by using a single two-dimensional material monolayer with the thickness of less than one nanometer. Their work could lead to the creation of smart watches with holographic displays, printed security cryptograms on bank notes and credit cards, and new possibilities for data storage.

Newswise: Researchers build cannon to test seals in coal mines
Released: 14-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Researchers build cannon to test seals in coal mines
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Mining and explosives engineering researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology began testing concrete seals used to close coal mine tunnels this month by loading a cannon with projectiles, shooting them at the seals and testing their impact. The research could help to improve the design of seals and keep miners safe.

Newswise: Researchers to quantify and reduce harmful black carbon emissions from jet fuels in global aviation
Released: 8-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Researchers to quantify and reduce harmful black carbon emissions from jet fuels in global aviation
Missouri University of Science and Technology

The number of passengers on airlines almost doubled worldwide from 2007 to 2017 – from 2.2 billion to 4 billion people – according to the World Bank. And the public is increasingly aware of how atmospheric emissions from air travel can negatively impact both human health and climate. Researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology are helping to establish international standards for jet engine particulate matter emissions that will reduce those impacts. Missouri S&T recently received $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to determine emissions characteristics of non-volatile particulate matter (nvPM), or black carbon, from burning conventional and sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJFs) in jet engines at cruise altitudes.

Released: 8-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Analyzing past earthquakes may be key to predicting future activity
Missouri University of Science and Technology

With the recent earthquakes in early July in southern California, it is more important than ever to be able to accurately predict when and where the next one will occur. A researcher at Missouri S&T is working to do just that by studying past seismic waves produced by earthquakes.

Newswise: Research Uncovers Possible Trigger for Beginnings of Life on Earth as We Know It
Released: 29-Jul-2019 4:55 PM EDT
Research Uncovers Possible Trigger for Beginnings of Life on Earth as We Know It
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Approximately 2.4 billion years ago, the Great Oxidation Event, which dramatically increased the oxygen content in Earth’s atmosphere, paved the way for the rise of all lifeforms that use oxygen to break down nutrients for energy. While scientists agree about when the event happened, they are less certain about exactly how it occurred. Now, however, researchers at Missouri S&T say they’ve discovered a possible trigger for the Great Oxidation Event and the arrival of plants and animals on Earth.

Newswise: Employees’ proactive behaviors can be risky business, psychologists find
Released: 29-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Employees’ proactive behaviors can be risky business, psychologists find
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Organizations often expect their employees to show initiative through proactive behavior, and at the same time, expect them to work well with their co-workers to achieve goals. But proactive approaches may not always be welcome by other team members, according to new psychological research.

Newswise: Researchers capture microscopic manufacturing flaws via high-speed X-ray movies
Released: 14-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers capture microscopic manufacturing flaws via high-speed X-ray movies
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Microscopic defects that occur in laser-based manufacturing of metal parts can lead to big problems if undetected, and the process of fixing these flaws can increase the time and cost of high-tech manufacturing. But new research into the cause of these flaws could lead to a remedy.

Newswise: Missouri S&T wind engineer assesses Jefferson City tornado damage
Released: 24-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Missouri S&T wind engineer assesses Jefferson City tornado damage
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Less than 24 hours after tornadoes swept through communities across Missouri, Dr. Guirong (Grace) Yan was inspecting the damage in Jefferson City, one of the cities hit by Wednesday night’s tornado outbreak. Yan, an assistant professor of structural engineering at Missouri S&T, and three of her Ph.D. students visited the state capitol to assess the damage as part of her research on tornadic wind pressure.

Newswise: Sensor-Embedded ‘Smart’ Helmets Could Detect TBIs
Released: 23-May-2019 4:15 PM EDT
Sensor-Embedded ‘Smart’ Helmets Could Detect TBIs
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Jie Huang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri S&T, is working to meet the need for TBI early detection by developing technology that enables autonomous collection and processing of data in a reliable and “smart” manner for prompt identification.

Released: 16-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Nationally regarded engineer and academic leader chosen for chancellor at Missouri S&T
Missouri University of Science and Technology

University of Missouri System President Mun Choi today announced the appointment of Dr. Mohammad Dehghani, vice provost for research, innovation and entrepreneurship at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, as the next chancellor of Missouri University of Science and Technology. He will begin serving as chancellor on Aug.

Newswise: Increasing ‘Grit’ Personality Trait Is Possible, Predicting College Students’ Improved 
Academic Success
Released: 26-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Increasing ‘Grit’ Personality Trait Is Possible, Predicting College Students’ Improved Academic Success
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Current psychological studies suggest that the personality trait of “grit,” or strength of character, is a better predictor of academic success among college students than more commonly used measures such as a standardized test scores and demographic indicators.

Newswise: Researchers Discover an Economical Way to Produce High-Performance Thin Films for Electronics
Released: 11-Apr-2019 2:00 PM EDT
Researchers Discover an Economical Way to Produce High-Performance Thin Films for Electronics
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have found an unprecedented, economical method for creating high-performance inorganic thin films, or “epitaxial” films, used in the manufacture of semiconductors for flexible electronics, LEDs and solar cells.

Newswise: Missouri S&T, Phelps Health receive $5.1 million from Army to help military address traumatic brain injury
Released: 8-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT
Missouri S&T, Phelps Health receive $5.1 million from Army to help military address traumatic brain injury
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Armed with more than $5.1 million in federal funds, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology and Phelps Health are helping the U.S. Army tackle the persistent problem of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among soldiers and recruits.Funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory through the Leonard Wood Institute (LWI), the Army’s research arm at the nearby Fort Leonard Wood post, Missouri S&T scientists and engineers will take a variety of approaches to address the issue.

Released: 2-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Researchers use artificial intelligence to design flood evacuation plans
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Artificial intelligence may soon help transportation agencies and first responders determine the best evacuation routes during floods such as those affecting portions of Missouri and the Midwest, thanks to the work of researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Drs. Suzanna Long and Steve Corns of Missouri S&T’s engineering management and systems engineering department are using a form of AI known as deep learning to develop forecasting tools to integrate water level rate of change as part of evacuation routing planning in flood-prone areas.

Released: 19-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT
National Security Agencies Renew Missouri S&T Cybersecurity Accreditation
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology has once again received accreditation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R). This designation puts Missouri S&T in an elite group of universities that meet the federal government’s criteria for providing educational and research opportunities in cybersecurity.

Released: 14-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT
NSF CAREER award to advance nanomanufacturing research
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Heng Pan, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has received a big boost from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his efforts to create large-scale nanostructures from very small nanocrystals. Pan received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his project, “Laser Direct Writing of Three-Dimensional Functional Nanostructures."

Newswise: Physics researchers discover new approach to control the spread of light
4-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EST
Physics researchers discover new approach to control the spread of light
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Physics researchers have discovered a new way to control light — one that produces a concentrated, optically energetic laser beam when transmitted through diffuse media such as fog, biological tissue or white paint — rather than the typical weaker light with a lateral spread.

Newswise: Missouri S&T joins LIGO Scientific Collaboration and world-class astrophysics research
Released: 26-Feb-2019 7:05 PM EST
Missouri S&T joins LIGO Scientific Collaboration and world-class astrophysics research
Missouri University of Science and Technology

This spring semester, Missouri University of Science and Technology became the state’s only institution to join the worldwide LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) Scientific Collaboration (LSC) of researchers committed to detecting cosmic gravitational waves. This research explores the fundamental physics of gravity using the emerging field of gravitational wave science as a tool for astronomical discovery.

Released: 25-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST
Missouri S&T poised to help address state’s bridge repair needs
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s plan to release bond funds to support bridge repair across the state comes as welcome news to researchers at Missouri S&T, home to a federal initiative to develop new robotic tools to inspect and preserve bridges and other infrastructure.Missouri S&T researchers are in the midst of a five-year effort to develop new technologies to inspect and maintain bridges and portions of highway.

Newswise: MXene researchers find 2-D transition-metal carbides react with water, opening a door to their unknown chemistry
Released: 16-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
MXene researchers find 2-D transition-metal carbides react with water, opening a door to their unknown chemistry
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have discovered that two-dimensional (2-D) titanium carbide materials, or MXenes, can react with water with no other oxidizers involved. Their finding may lead to new insights into the unusual chemistry of MXenes and consequently, have impacts on MXenes’ storage and device manufacturing.

Newswise: Your Brain on Art: Neuroscientists Define the Aesthetic Experience
20-Dec-2018 5:30 PM EST
Your Brain on Art: Neuroscientists Define the Aesthetic Experience
Missouri University of Science and Technology

The research suggests that a key to understanding aesthetic experiences lies in the distinction between parts of the brain that respond to the outside world, versus those that look inward at ourselves. The authors were particularly interested in the activity of a brain system known as the “default mode network” (DMN). The research describes a relatively rare brain state that occurs while viewing aesthetically pleasing works of art.

Released: 7-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST
Nearly $1 million NSF grant to bolster cyber-physical systems security
Missouri University of Science and Technology

A team of Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers has received a National Science Foundation research grant of nearly $1 million to develop stronger safeguards for a wide array of complex systems that rely on computers – from public water supply systems and electric grids to chemical plants and self-driving vehicles.

Newswise: Building better aerogels by crushing them
Released: 4-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
Building better aerogels by crushing them
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Strong and flexible aerogels are used in a wide variety of products, from insulation for offshore oil pipelines to parts for space exploration missions. Now, aerogels are undergoing a paradigm shift due to a breakthrough in the understanding of their mechanical properties at the nanoscale level.

Newswise: Plant Detective: Missouri S&T Professor Studies Plants as “Bio-Sentinels” of Indoor Pollution
Released: 8-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
Plant Detective: Missouri S&T Professor Studies Plants as “Bio-Sentinels” of Indoor Pollution
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Behold the common house plant, the front-yard shrub, the rhododendron around back that’s seen better days since the next-door neighbors put their home on the market.They brighten our lawns, increase our property values, even boost our mental and physical health by reducing carbon dioxide levels.For Dr. Joel Burken at Missouri University of Science and Technology, such plants are far more valuable than as mere window dressing.


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