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Nanotechnology, Research

Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million times

Posted January 15, 2021

In groundbreaking materials research, a team led by University of Minnesota Professor K. Andre Mkhoyan has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart windows—transparency and conductivity.

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Research

Excess x-rays from neutron stars could lead to discovery of new particle

Posted January 11, 2021

After observing an excess of x-rays from neutron stars, a team of researchers found that the anomaly may have been caused by axions, hypothetical particles that could help scientists solve several mysteries of the universe.

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Nanotechnology, Research

Researchers develop new one-step process for creating self-assembled metamaterials

Posted January 11, 2021

A team led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers has discovered a groundbreaking one-step process for creating metamaterials. Their results show the realistic possibility of designing similar self-assembled structures for wide application in electronics and optical devices.

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Research

Colliding stars reveal fundamental properties of matter and space-time

Posted December 17, 2020

Combining various observational data of neutron-star collisions with nuclear physics calculations, a team of researchers has made a breakthrough in discovering the mysteries of what is inside neutron stars.

Florescent cells made visible by the quinine polymer
Research

Researchers discover new way to deliver DNA-based therapies for diseases

Posted December 17, 2020

Department of Chemistry researchers have created a new polymer to deliver DNA and RNA-based therapies for diseases.

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People-Profiles, Research

Professor George Barany to be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors

Posted December 8, 2020

Chemistry Professor George Barany has been named a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow for his inventions that have furthered detection of genetic diseases.

Keshab Parhi portrait
People-Profiles, Research

Professor Keshab Parhi to be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors

Posted December 7, 2020

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Keshab K. Parhi has been named a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow for his innovations that form the backbone of the Internet.

Illustration of annular holes in a thin gold film
Nanotechnology, Research

Researchers develop unique process for producing light-matter mixture

Posted December 7, 2020

In groundbreaking new research, an international team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has developed a unique process for producing a quantum state that is part light and part matter.

Researchers with large T. rex bone after coring
Research

T. rex had huge growth spurts, but other dinos grew 'slow and steady'

Posted November 25, 2020

By cutting into fossils and examining growth rings, scientists have discovered how predatory dinosaurs got so big.

CSE Winter Light Show

CSE Winter Light Show goes virtual in 2020

Posted November 24, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the CSE Winter Light Show is going virtual in 2020. The students of Tesla Works premiered a video on Friday, Dec. 11 highlighting the last 10 years of the show.