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Chemical researchers invent bio-petroleum for sustainable materials

A team of researchers from the U.S. National Science Foundation Center for Sustainable Polymers based at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have developed a chemical technology of combined fermentation and chemical refining that can produce...
23-Nov-2021 8:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

Exploding and weeping ceramics provide path to new shape-shifting material

An international team of researchers from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Kiel University in Germany have discovered a path that could lead to shape-shifting ceramic materials. This discovery could improve everything from medical devices...
18-Nov-2021 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Induced flaws in quantum materials could enhance superconducting properties

In a surprising discovery, an international team of researchers, led by scientists in the University of Minnesota Center for Quantum Materials, found that induced imperfections in the crystal structure of quantum materials can actually improve the...
4-Oct-2021 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers and citizen scientists complete first-ever Weddell seal count

A research team led by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has completed a first-ever global population estimate of Weddell seals in Antarctica, showing that there are significantly fewer seals than previously thought. Documenting the seals’...
24-Sep-2021 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Technology Will Allow Important Metals to Be Made More Efficiently

University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have invented a cheaper, safer, and simpler technology that will allow a “stubborn” group of metals, such as the Pt-group elements, to be transformed into thin films for various practical...
6-Aug-2021 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Provides Clues to Decades-Old Mystery About Cell Movement

A new study, led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities engineering researchers, shows that the stiffness of protein fibers in tissues, like collagen, are a key component in controlling the movement of cells. The groundbreaking discovery provides...
22-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Fossil Sheds Light on the Evolution of How Dinosaurs Breathed

Using a well-preserved Heterodontosaurus skeleton and high-powered x-rays, an international team of researchers has discovered that not all dinosaurs breathed in the same way. The findings give scientists more insight into how a major group of...
6-Jul-2021 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Machine Learning Methods Could Improve Environmental Predictions

A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, University of Minnesota, and U.S. Geological Survey have developed a new machine learning technique that could improve environmental predictions.
22-Jun-2021 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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