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‘Fool’s Gold’ May Be Valuable After All

University of Minnesota researchers have electrically transformed the abundant and low-cost non-magnetic material iron sulfide, also known as “fool’s gold,” into a magnetic material that could be the first step in creating valuable new...
30-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New study explores how coronavirus travels indoors

A new study from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering analyzes how the coronavirus spreads indoors—information that could help businesses and schools take precautions to reduce the chance of COVID-19 transmission as they...
28-Jul-2020 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers 3D print a working heart pump with real human cells

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota have 3D printed a functioning centimeter-scale human heart pump in the lab. The discovery could have major implications for studying heart disease, the leading cause of death...
15-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New discovery allows 3D printing of sensors directly on expanding organs

In groundbreaking new research, mechanical engineers and computer scientists at the University of Minnesota have developed a 3D printing technique that uses motion capture technology, similar to that used in Hollywood movies, to print electronic...
17-Jun-2020 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Energy researchers invent error-free catalysts

A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Delaware, and University of California Santa Barbara have invented oscillating catalyst technology that can accelerate chemical reactions...
4-Mar-2020 8:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Atomic-scale imaging reveals secret to thin film strength

An international team of scientists and engineers have made a discovery that could further advance the use of ultra-thin zeolite nanosheets, which are used as specialized molecular filters. The discovery could improve efficiency in the production of...
3-Mar-2020 8:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Breakthrough study on molecular interactions could improve development of new medicines

A first-of-its-kind study on molecular interactions by biomedical engineers in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering will make it easier and more efficient for scientists to develop new medicines and other therapies for...
3-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Research Brief: Nanoparticles may have bigger impact on the environment than previously thought

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have shown that nanoparticles may have a bigger impact on the environment than previously thought. This is the first report of non-antibacterial nanoparticles causing resistance in bacteria.
9-Oct-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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