Research

Emissions research takes off, contributes to Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by on September 12, 2008

Although former Vice President Al Gore got most of the credit in the media for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, the award was shared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). A team of Missouri S&T researchers were integral to the IPCC’s work and in April 2008 the group received official recognition of their […]

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A No. 1 tool for early cancer detection

Posted by on June 12, 2008

If Yinfa Ma’s res­earch holds up, pregnant women and those on probation won’t be the only ones asked to pee in a cup. Ma, Curators’ Teaching Professor of chemistry, has developed a non-invasive instrument for pre-cancer screening that uses urine samples to detect cancer in the body and predict the cancer’s type and severity using […]

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Tiny is terrific

Posted by on June 12, 2008

The ultrasmall holds huge possibilities for the future if you ask Julia E. Medvedeva, assistant professor of physics.

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Where’s the beef?

Posted by on June 12, 2008

The famous line delivered by Paul Newman in the movie Cool Hand Luke could summarize David Wright’s last three years of cattle industry research: “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

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A change in power

Posted by on June 12, 2008

High-tech military gear, carried by soldiers along with the 20 to 40 pounds of batteries they require, one day could have a lighter-than-air power source. A portable, hydrogen-generating energy system would transform jet fuel into hydrogen that could power everything from laptops to communications gear for soldiers in the battlefield.

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­Blocks made from scratch (and scraps)

Posted by on June 12, 2008

John Myers can’t say no to leftovers, particularly when fly ash or wood fibers are on the plate.

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re:newable vehicles

Posted by on March 17, 2008

A plug-in hybrid fleet that’s powered purely off renewable energy results means we’ll have emission-free energy that can be dispatched at the request of power grid operators. Illustration by Jeff Harper. Two energy researchers at Missouri S&T are revved up about the future of plug-in hybrid vehicles, what they see as the next generation of […]

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re:building bridges

Posted by on March 17, 2008

Fiber-reinforced polymer decks offer durability and easy installation and may become key to the development of very long bridges, where being lightweight is a critical feature. Illustration by Jeff Harper. Last summer’s collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis served as a stark reminder that the nation’s infrastructure is aging, and was a dramatic […]

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re:growing bones

Posted by on March 17, 2008

Human bone cells are attracted to porous medical scaffolding made out of bioactive glasses. Illustration by Jeff Harper. Delbert Day, CerE’58, MS CerE’60, says it’s like seeding a fishing environment by throwing an old Christmas tree into the water. The submerged tree provides good pockets of cover for all kinds of fish. But this isn’t […]

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Blowing hot glass

Posted by on March 17, 2008

Many Missourians have long associated glass blowing with artisans who populate Silver Dollar City. Now, students at Missouri S&T can watch glass blowing – and practice it themselves – on campus.

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