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Digital Technology

University of Minnesota receives federal grant to study disorder in quantum systems

Posted November 6, 2018

The University of Minnesota has received $1 million over the next four years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for fundamental quantum research that will help develop materials that could someday be used in quantum computing.

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Medical-Health Technology

Immigration to the United States changes a person’s microbiome

Posted October 31, 2018

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have new evidence that the gut microbiota of immigrants and refugees rapidly Westernize after a person’s arrival in the United States.

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In Memoriam: Earl Bakken

Posted October 22, 2018

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering alumnus and Medtronic founder Earl E. Bakken, died on Oct. 21 in his home in Hawaii. He was 94.

Robert Schwarz at his desk at the South Pole station


CSE researcher makes history at the bottom of the world

Posted October 11, 2018

University of Minnesota astrophysicist Robert Schwarz holds a place unique in history. Over the past 22 years, he has spent 14 Southern Hemisphere winters at the Pole—more than anyone else.

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Researchers discover new type of stellar collision

Posted October 8, 2018

New observations of a stellar phenomenon by a team of researchers, including University of Minnesota astrophysicists, has solved a 348-year-old mystery.

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Digital Technology, Research

University of Minnesota awarded federal grant to research autonomous vehicles

Posted October 4, 2018

The University of Minnesota has received a $1.75 million grant over three years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the NSF's Smart & Connected Communities grant program.

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Medical-Health Technology

University of Minnesota researchers have discovered how to slow aging process

Posted October 2, 2018

In new research published today, University of Minnesota researchers have found a natural product, called Fisetin, can reduce the level of damaged cells in the body, which can slow the aging process. Chemistry Professor Edgar Arriaga played a key role in the research.

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Digital Technology

University of Minnesota to lead $5.3 million federal grant to improve electronic circuit design

Posted September 25, 2018

The University of Minnesota has received a four-year, $5.3 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to lead an effort that could spark the next wave of U.S. semiconductor innovation and broaden the competitive field for circuit design.

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University of Minnesota to develop techniques for monitoring global change

Posted September 11, 2018

The University of Minnesota announced today that it has received a three-year, $1.43 million grant from the National Science Foundation to advance machine learning techniques to better monitor global agricultural and environmental change.

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Energy-Environment, Nanotechnology

Researchers discover how caged molecules ‘rattle and sing’

Posted September 10, 2018

A team of energy researchers from the University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered that molecular motion can be predicted with high accuracy when confining molecules in small nanocages. The discovery could improve production of fuels and chemicals.