2019

What happens in Vegas…may appear in print

Posted by on December 5, 2019

In his latest volume of Las Vegas lore, historian Larry Gragg says it was deliberate publicity strategies that changed the perception of Sin City from a regional tourist destination where one could legally gamble and access legalized prostitution just outside the city limits, to a family vacation spot filled with entertainment options and surrounded by […]

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Predicting earthquakes by analyzing the past

Posted by on December 5, 2019

This past summer’s southern California earthquakes, one a 6.4 magnitude and another a 7.1 magnitude, make accurately predicting when and where the next one will occur more important than ever.

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Recycle your Solar panels

Posted by on December 5, 2019

The U.S. gets about 2.3% of its electricity from solar energy, and solar energy use is only expected to grow. By some estimates, nearly half a million solar panels are installed every day. But what happens to all those panels once they’re no longer usable in 20–30 years?

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Testing the road before it’s built

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Two recent Missouri S&T graduates used a driving simulator to help a civil engineering firm evaluate a new roadway design for the $18.6 million Route 160 widening project from Springfield to Willard, Mo.

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Studying the wind

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Less than 24 hours after tornadoes swept through communities across Missouri last May, Guirong “Grace” Yan was inspecting the damage in Jefferson City, one of the cities hit by the tornado outbreak.

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MinerFest 2019 in review

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Homecoming came and went way too fast this year, but we had a great time. Thank you to all of the alumni who came back for MinerFest 2019. Enjoy these photos from the busy week. They highlight special events, alumni award recipients and the Miner football team’s victory over the Quincy University Hawks.

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Eco-investigator

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Tracking the state of the ecosystem by studying its forests, fires and insect population is what makes Robin Verble tick, and she uses her findings to help advance healthy and sustainable management of natural areas.

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The beginning of life as we know it

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Approximately 2.4 billion years ago, the Great Oxidation Event dramatically increased the oxygen content in Earth’s atmosphere and paved the way for the rise of all lifeforms that use oxygen to break down nutrients for energy. Scientists agree about when the event happened, but they are less certain about exactly how.

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A ‘boldly revisionist’ look at World War II in the Pacific

Posted by on December 5, 2019

John C. McManus’ 13th book of military history is his first to examine the U.S. Army’s experience in the Pacific and East Asia during World War II. Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941–1943 is the first of a two-volume history of the struggle.

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UM System funds four new research centers

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Missouri S&T will soon establish four new research centers and laboratories that build on the university’s strengths in materials science and engineering, civil infrastructure, and electrical power systems thanks to funding from a multicampus initiative of the University of Missouri System.

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