Have a seat in the chair of the future

Recent studies report that the average person spends 13 hours a day sitting. That’s a lot of time spent in a chair. [Read more…]

Honglan Shi: water woman

Honglan Shi has gained a national reputation as the go-to drinking water quality expert. [Read more…]

3-D emojis are the future

Using a single layer of metallic film at the nanometer scale, mechanical engineering assistant professors Xiaodong Yang and Jie Gao are creating vivid full-color, high-resolution holographic images. The research could lead to 3-D floating displays — like emojis — and big data storage, but also shows promise for credit card security marking and biomedical imaging. [Read more…]

Robotic bridge inspector could slash traffic delays

Missouri S&T received a $1.4 million University Transportation Center (UTC) tier 1 grant to develop robotic tools to inspect and maintain bridges and highways. These tools, which could be used from the air or from the side of a structure, will make such inspections faster, safer and more reliable. [Read more…]

Splitting water, producing hydrogen

Researchers at Missouri S&T believe they have found a way to make hydrogen fuel a more viable energy source. Their approach? An efficient and inexpensive way to split water into its elements, hydrogen and oxygen. [Read more…]

S&T researcher wants to pick your brain, electronically

Keng Siau wants to cut out the middle man in market research gathering — paper and electronic surveys — and go straight to your brain to get your opinion. [Read more…]

Safer mines and cleaner water in Ghana

As a doctoral student in mining engineering, Kenneth Bansah works, learns and lives nearly 10,000 miles from his boyhood home of Tarkwa, Ghana, a gold mining hub in western Africa. [Read more…]

Environment and energy are focus of new S&T center

On Jan. 1, the Energy Research and Development Center and the Environmental Research Center at Missouri S&T combined to form the Center for Research in Energy and Environment. [Read more…]

Greening mines

Working in the Baker Greenhouse on the roof of Missouri S&T’s Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall, researchers are growing plants in mine tailings and studying whether the addition of nutrient-rich biosolids helps promotes growth. [Read more…]

Explaining atomic motion

By laser-cooling atoms and studying their movements, a Missouri S&T physicist hopes to better understand how environmental factors affect atoms and their components. [Read more…]