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November 25, 2013
Nearly all corn-based ethanol produced in the United States is anhydrous, meaning that it contains less than a half percent water by volume.
November 20, 2013
As the health care industry rapidly transforms, medical training at the University of Minnesota isn’t satisfied just keeping pace.
November 15, 2013
What if we could use a simple “dipstick” test—similar to the tests used to diagnose strep throat or determine pregnancy—to detect deadly diseases like malaria, HIV and tuberculosis in their early stages when treatment is most effective, possibly saving millions of lives?
November 12, 2013
Johanna Lucht (’14, computer science) was at NASA this summer, helping create a collision-avoidance app for pilots. She interned through a program for students with disabilities who are strong in science and aiming for technical careers.
November 11, 2013
When it comes to launching startups, the University of Minnesota is on a roll. In fiscal year 2013, the U of M spun out 14 new companies, a record for the university, which has launched an increasing number of startups for the past five years.
October 30, 2013
Stormwater falling on paved and other impermeable surfaces is the main source of urban runoff. That water is laden with nutrients and minerals that are detrimental to the water quality of rivers and lakes.
October 24, 2013
Turning fossil fuel into energy is easy: You just burn it. And live with the carbon dioxide byproduct. What if we could reverse the process and turn water and carbon dioxide back into fuel?
October 15, 2013
Frank Thibodeau of Artiman Ventures, a Palo Alto venture capital firm, is on a mission. For the past four years, Thibodeau has been tenaciously pursuing ways to improve the quality of a certain class of composite materials, the reinforced plastics used to make a broad variety of high performance products in the aerospace, automotive, marine and sports equipment industries.
October 10, 2013
For most visitors, students, and staff at the U of M’s Twin Cities campus, the Mississippi River serves as a beautiful backdrop enjoyed from afar. But a closer look reveals a rich source of research, recreation, and academic inspiration, supported from its headwaters, through campus, and beyond by private giving.
October 10, 2013
Researchers from the U of M recently developed a new version of software for the SMART Signal system, and deployments at more than 50 intersections managed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) are already under way.