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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.

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: 23-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Rock-and-Roll Grandpa Earns Missouri S&T Doctoral Degree for Research on Using Desert Shrub as Asphalt Recycling Agent
Missouri University of Science and Technology

He’s driven the backroads with some of the biggest names in rock and roll, from Def Leppard and KISS to John Denver and the Eurythmics, hauling both gear and performers as a truck- and bus-driving roadie.Yet despite his many brushes with fame, what gets Mike Lusher most excited these days is his Missouri University of Science and Technology research into an unassuming desert shrub that some predict will revolutionize the rubber industry.

Newswise: $1.6 Million NSF Grant to Advance Understanding of ‘Amorphous’ Materials
Released: 18-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT
$1.6 Million NSF Grant to Advance Understanding of ‘Amorphous’ Materials
Missouri University of Science and Technology

A physics professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology will lead a four-year effort to spur research, development and commercial adoption of a new class of oxide semiconductors that outperform silicon-based transistors and could lead to new uses for flexible displays.

Newswise: Low Oil Prices Reduce Pain at the Pump
Released: 22-Sep-2016 9:15 AM EDT
Low Oil Prices Reduce Pain at the Pump
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri S&T professor Joseph Smith explains why oil prices -- and gas prices -- remain low across the United States.

Released: 30-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Research by Missouri S&T Faculty Could Prevent Next Major Human-Related Disaster
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Headline-grabbing disasters like the Chernobyl nuclear incident and the Exxon Valdez oil spill could have been prevented through better labor practices, like shorter shifts and more structured shift rotations, say two Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers in a new book on risk management.

Released: 26-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Missouri S&T Expert to Present at Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit
Missouri University of Science and Technology

A computer science professor from Missouri University of Science and Technology will join top government hackers, corporate risk managers and information technology professionals at the inaugural Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit this week in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Newswise: Missouri S&T Team Boosts Lithium-Ion Battery Performance
Released: 5-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Missouri S&T Team Boosts Lithium-Ion Battery Performance
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers are working to solve the problem of short-life of lithium-ion batteries like those used in laptops and cellphones, making them reliable and longer-lasting using a thin-film coating technique called atomic layer deposition (ALD).

Released: 24-Aug-2015 5:05 PM EDT
Flood Damage After Katrina Could Have Been Prevented, S&T Expert Says
Missouri University of Science and Technology

A decade after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, experts say the flooding that caused over 1,800 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage could have been prevented had the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retained an external review board to double-check its flood-wall designs.

Released: 21-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT
Time to Move Beyond ‘Medieval’ Cyber Security Approach, Expert Says
Missouri University of Science and Technology

The nation’s approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security expert at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Released: 19-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT
What Can Be Done About a Water Shortage?
Missouri University of Science and Technology

ROLLA, Mo. – The water crisis in the western United States – especially in California and Washington – may be the most severe and most publicized, but other threats to the nation’s water supply loom, says Dr. Joel Burken, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Released: 15-Sep-2014 3:30 PM EDT
Ground Troops Are Key to Wartime Success, Says S&T Historian
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Air strikes never fully succeed in winning a war, says military historian John C. McManus, a professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He says American troops on the ground have proven throughout recent history to be the crucial difference between victory and defeat.

Released: 13-Aug-2014 6:00 PM EDT
Missouri S&T Experts Available for Back-to-School Stories
Missouri University of Science and Technology

As students return to college campuses across the country, Missouri S&T is finding innovative ways to use technology, reinventing courses and establishing the nation’s first Ph.D. in explosives engineering.

Released: 20-Jun-2014 4:00 PM EDT
Historians Available to Speak About WWI Anniversary
Missouri University of Science and Technology

June 28 marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, triggering the start of World War I. Five historians with expertise in WWI-related areas are available to share their perspectives.

Released: 18-Nov-2013 10:00 AM EST
JFK Historians, Political Scientist Available to Speak to the Media
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Two S&T historians and a political scientist have studied the 35th president and are available to share their perspectives.

Released: 25-Sep-2012 9:35 AM EDT
Candidates Could Get Medieval with ‘Indirect Aggression’ Debate Tactics
Missouri University of Science and Technology

As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare to square off in a series of presidential debates, the candidates and their running mates could go medieval on their opponents by using a rhetorical technique that dates back to Nordic and Germanic legends of the Middle Ages, says a scholar of medieval literature at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T).

Released: 22-Sep-2011 1:05 PM EDT
Space Debris Expert Available to Discuss Falling Satellite
Missouri University of Science and Technology

As a 20-year-old NASA satellite prepares to return to Earth and scatter space debris over a wide area, space debris expert Dr. William Schonberg is available to talk to media about the issue. Schonberg is chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology and is part of a National Research Council panel that studies the impact of space debris.

Released: 30-Aug-2011 3:30 PM EDT
Decade Since 9/11 was a 'Troubled Time,' Says Military Historian
Missouri University of Science and Technology

History will look at the 10 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as a period of “breathtaking American ignorance” on the part of the nation’s leaders, offset by tremendous adaptability among U.S. military personnel, says Dr. John C. McManus.

Newswise: Military Historian, ‘Grunts’ Author Available to Discuss Osama Bin Laden
Released: 2-May-2011 10:35 AM EDT
Military Historian, ‘Grunts’ Author Available to Discuss Osama Bin Laden
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. John C. McManus, a military historian and the author of “Grunts,” a book about the importance of ground forces in recent U.S. military history, is available to discuss the role highly trained “boots on the ground” played in Sunday’s killing of Osama Bin Laden.

Released: 23-Feb-2011 8:45 AM EST
Libyan Professor Available to Discuss Libyan Life, Culture
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Fathi Finaish, professor and associate chair of aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), is a native of Libya and is available to talk to journalists about Libyan life and culture.

Released: 4-Feb-2011 1:45 PM EST
How Revolutions Go Viral: A Historian's Perspective on Egypt and Tunisia
Missouri University of Science and Technology

As revolt in the Middle East has spread from Tunisia to Egypt, with additional unrest in Jordan and Yemen, the trend echoes past political revolutions, says a historian at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Released: 23-Jun-2010 12:15 PM EDT
Military Historian Available to Discuss Tensions Between Obama, McChrystal
Missouri University of Science and Technology

The current tension between President Obama and Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, is nothing new in the presidency, says military historian Dr. John C. McManus.

Released: 19-Feb-2010 1:00 PM EST
Missouri S&T Environmental Experts Are Available to Talk to the Media
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri S&T environmental experts are available to speak to the media on topics ranging from water resources and indoor and outdoor air quality to wastewater recycling and the policing of “space trash.”

Released: 5-Feb-2010 11:30 AM EST
Expert Comment: Expert Available to Discuss Toyota’s Recall
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Kenneth Ragsdell, a professor of engineering management at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has advised U.S. and foreign carmakers, including General Motors and Nissan, since 1968. He has worked with three GM presidents over the years.

Released: 12-Mar-2009 7:30 PM EDT
Space Debris Expert Available
Missouri University of Science and Technology

What would happen if the International Space Station were to be hit by a piece of space debris even as small as one-third of an inch in diameter? A space debris expert from Missouri University of Science and Technology, suggests that even a marble-sized piece of space junk can severely damage spacecraft.

Released: 12-Dec-2008 4:25 PM EST
Bailout Collapse Signals Demise of U.S. Manufacturing Sector
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Congress's failure to pass a $14 billion emergency bailout proposal for the U.S. auto industry could mean the end of manufacturing in America, according to Dr. Kenneth Ragsdell, a professor of engineering management at Missouri University of Science and Technology who has worked with U.S. and foreign car companies for 40 years.

Released: 15-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT
In Manufacturing, Lean and Green Can Coexist, Researchers Say
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Manufacturers' efforts to cut costs and reduce waste through so-called "lean" manufacturing techniques haven't always taken the environment into account. But two researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology hope to show that manufacturers can be both lean and green by incorporating processes designed to conserve energy and minimize environmental impact with a lean manufacturing philosophy.

Released: 8-Aug-2008 5:00 PM EDT
News Tip: Ready to Download? Pass This Quiz
Missouri University of Science and Technology

In an age when universities across the country are noticing a rapid increase in copyright complaints against their students for illegal file sharing, Missouri University of Science and Technology is seeing just the opposite.

Released: 18-Apr-2008 1:20 PM EDT
Earthquake Expert Available to Discuss Illinois Quake
Missouri University of Science and Technology

As Midwesterners learn this morning about today's earthquake in Illinois, Missouri S&T's David Rogers is available to discuss why Midwest earthquakes pack a more powerful punch than California quakes. Please let us know how we may assist with any earthquake-related story.

Released: 11-Mar-2008 4:00 PM EDT
Drinking Water Expert Available to Discuss AP Probe
Missouri University of Science and Technology

The recent investigation into the nation's drinking water by the Associated Press has shed light into work that's been conducted for numerous years by researchers like Craig Adams, the John and Susan Mathes Missouri Chair of Environmental Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Released: 18-Feb-2008 4:35 PM EST
Expert Can Offer Unique Perspective on Beef Recall
Missouri University of Science and Technology

As the public reacts to the largest beef recall in the nation's history, a communications expert at Missouri University of Science and Technology can offer insight into why the Department of Agriculture's cattle-tagging system has failed.


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