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Dome Construction Begins on Planetarium at the New Bell Museum

Bell Museum Planetarium Rendering

Latest Technology Makes the Theater the First of Its Kind in the World.

Unlocking the secrets of plant microbes

Researchers at work

A U scientist will be at the forefront of an international effort to study plant-associated microbes. 

Researchers transform conservation tool with gold nanotechnology, lasers

Embryo

Cryopreservation study results have sweeping implications for wildlife conservation and human health

‘Lang-MN' is UMN's latest wheat variety

Lang wheat variety

Lang-MN is a well-balanced, high yielding spring wheat variety well suited for much of the spring wheat-growing region.

Sustainable rubber and plastics become a reality

Looking down two neat rows of tires.

U researchers discover a way to turn sugar into the main building block of rubber for car tires.

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

prism

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.

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