Research

Campus rallies to 3-D print protective medical gear

Posted by on August 4, 2020

When Phelps Health representatives anticipated a shortage of masks due to the coronavirus outbreak and needed help, S&T students, faculty and staff answered using technology and ingenuity.

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What social media can tell us about COVID-19

Posted by on August 4, 2020

As COVID-19 swept across the U.S. and the world, people took to social media with concerns, questions and opinions. S&T researchers analyzed tens of millions of Twitter posts in real time to show the change in attitudes toward the disease. 

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Biohazard breathalyzer could detect coronavirus

Posted by on August 4, 2020

S&T electrical and computer engineering researchers are using machine learning to build a system to alert authorities to airborne biohazards such as the coronavirus as travelers pass through airport security checkpoints.

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Recipe for organ tissue creation

Posted by on August 4, 2020

Using bioactive glass, stem cells and a 3-D printer, Missouri S&T researchers are creating organ tissue samples in hopes of advancing pharmaceutical testing and providing a better understanding of how diseases affect human cells.

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DNA biosensor could speed disease detection

Posted by on August 4, 2020

Combining nanotechnology and biomedical diagnostics into a process called nanodiagnostics is helping scientists detect diseases at an earlier stage.

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Developing a faster, cleaner, cheaper chemical reaction

Posted by on August 4, 2020

A group of S&T researchers has developed a way for chemists to perform the combined reaction-separation process in chemical reactions without using metals or solvents.

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What can the naked mole-rat tell us about aging?

Posted by on August 4, 2020

According to widely accepted theories, aging results from accumulated cellular damage caused by the byproducts of oxidative metabolism — the way our bodies burn oxygen to produce energy. Once a certain threshold of oxidative damage is reached, we die.

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Like water for energy

Posted by on August 4, 2020

About 10% of electricity in the U.S. is created by moving water, or hydropower, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydropower Vision report, which also found great potential in improving hydropower systems to meet more U.S. energy needs. Now the DOE is investing about $7.5 million into research projects to improve hydropower and reduce […]

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Environmental engineers study face-mask materials

Posted by on August 4, 2020

The day before the federal government issued new recommendations that Americans wear cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Yang Wang, a professor of environmental engineering who studies how fine particles like aerosols are transmitted, decided to test a few common household materials — pillowcases, scarves, furnace filters — “out of […]

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Is there nickel in ‘them thar hills’?

Posted by on August 3, 2020

Major discoveries of metals with scientific and economic significance — metals like nickel, copper and platinum — are becoming few and far between, which seems to suggest that most deposits that are easy to access have already been found.

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