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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: 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: 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: 12-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Geological Engineering Expert Available to Discuss Nepal Earthquakes
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. J. David Rogers, the Karl F. Hasselmann Chair of Geological Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is available to speak to journalists about the Nepal earthquakes.


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