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Predatory use of criminal justice

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Cities target low-income citizens, people of color with fines and fees, U researchers say.

We’re on the brink of mass extinction — but there’s still time to fix it

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UMN researchers explain threats biodiversity faces and the opportunity we have to save species before it’s too late.

 

Help astronomers find ‘baby’ galaxies that give birth to new stars

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A new UMN-led citizen science project uses the public to find “baby” galaxies that are giving birth to new stars.

UMN announces launch of agricultural partnership between Brazil and MN

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UMN and Embrapa are joining forces to tackle problems of viable productivity growth in agriculture.

U of M startup enVerde LLC to commercialize new waste-to-energy technology

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Startup company enVerde signed an agreement with the U to develop a technology that converts organic waste into syngas.

U report explores healthy and equitable development in Twin Cities suburbs

Healthy and Equitable Development Project

Healthy & Equitable Development Project identifies issues, opportunity in affordable living, active transportation.

Citizen Science Association conference gathers experts to expand movement

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Researchers to share knowledge and best practices in establishing high standards while engaging volunteer support 

3D-printed ‘bionic skin’ could give robots the sense of touch

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Discovery could lead to electronics printed on real human skin.

Deborah Swackhamer receives Warren A. Hall Medal

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Former Water Resources Center co-director is honored by Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) 

UMN ecologist David Tilman elected to Royal Society of London

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Regents Professor Tilman honored for seminal work in understanding the importance of biodiversity.

 

New thin transparent film could improve electronics and solar cells

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Conductivity is highest-ever for thin film oxide semiconductor material

Species spread in spurts — and here’s why

Lauren Sullivan and Allison Shaw

Research led by University of Minnesota ecologists bring hope for better holding non-native invaders at bay

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