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U of M wastewater treatment pilot promises to turn scum into profit

U of M wastewater treatment pilot promises to turn scum into profit

CFANS researchers are converting scum into high-quality biodiesel. 

Research study gives new insight into how cancer spreads

Cancer cells graphic

Discovery could have a major impact on therapies to prevent the spread of cancer.

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

Students with binoculars

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.

Two University of Minnesota students named 2017 Astronaut Scholars

Photo of Rahul Parhi and Merrick Pierson Smela.

Two U of M students have been named Astronaut Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year. 

Citizen Science Association conference gathers experts to expand movement

Students looking at a computer

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

finger sensors

Discovery could lead to electronics printed on real human skin.

Deborah Swackhamer receives Warren A. Hall Medal

Deborah Swackhamer

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

Two UMN professors elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Bates, Bramson

Membership is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer.

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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