Energy-Environment

Dream of energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Milano-Bicocca are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high tech silicon nanoparticles.

Energy-Environment

Researchers invent a breakthrough process to produce renewable car tires from trees and grasses

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A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has invented a new technology to produce automobile tires from trees and grasses in a process that could shift the tire production industry toward using renewable resources found right in our backyards.

Students

U of M engineering senior wins prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study at Cambridge

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Anthony Tabet, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, has been named a Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States, receiving one of the most selective and prestigious post-graduate scholarships worth about $60,000.

Research

Caves in central China show history of natural flood patterns

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found that major flooding and large amounts of precipitation occur on 500-year cycles in central China. These findings shed light on the forecasting of future floods and improve understanding of climate change over time and the potential mechanism of strong precipitation in monsoon regions.

Events

More than 30,000 school kids will be on U of M campus this week to learn about science

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More than 30,000 school kids will be on the University of Minnesota campus this week learning about how science can be fun and interesting.

Awards-Grants

CSE grad students win Dow sustainability competition with “perfect” soap molecule

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A team of University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering graduate students who created a soap molecule made from renewable materials has won the $10,000 first prize in the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award competition.

Energy-Environment

Expert Alert: University of Minnesota research played important role in first statewide ban on antibacterial ingredient

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On Jan. 1, 2017, Minnesota becomes the first state in the nation to ban soaps containing the common antibacterial agent, called triclosan. For nearly a decade, researchers at the University of Minnesota have been studying the levels of triclosan and its degradation products in freshwater lakes and rivers.

Medical-Health Technology

University of Minnesota research shows that people can control a robotic arm with only their minds

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota have made a major breakthrough that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds.

Students

U of M engineering students present largest robot show in the Twin Cities

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A chess player, a towel folder, an egg separator, and an M&M sorter will be among more than 200 machines on display at the University of Minnesota Robot Show, the largest robot show in the Twin Cities.

Energy-Environment, Students

CSE students among 2016 Dow Sustainability Award finalists

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The University of Minnesota has selected 10 finalists for the $10,000 Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA).