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Eyes to the skies

Inspiration can come from surprising places. Just ask Shannon Gregory, who is helping usher in a new space age with NASA.

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Shedding a light on goat plague

Goats and sheep are essential to the food security of millions of people. Now, U of M researchers have discovered how viruses in the animals interfere with vaccines.

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News Release

New material could hold key to reducing energy consumption in computers and electronics

A University of Minnesota team has, for the first time, synthesized a thin film of a unique topological semimetal material that has the potential to generate more computing power and memory storage while using significantly less energy. The researchers were also able to closely study the material, leading to some important findings about the physics behind its unique properties.

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Talking with U of M

Talking cleft and craniofacial awareness with U of M

Cleft and craniofacial conditions are some of the most common birth defects nationally and worldwide, yet are often poorly understood by the public. Dr. Anna Thurmes with the School of Dentistry discusses the conditions for Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month.

Expert Alert

Quiet Hiring

Hiring is slowing down in the United States, according to the June report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics last week.

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Powering a cleaner campus

From energy efficient buildings to solar power, the University of Minnesota is working to cut carbon and power a cleaner campus.

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Commuting with less carbon

A new Climate Action Plan aims to reduce University of Minnesota emissions from commuting 40 percent by 2033. Explore how we’ll get there.

Mississippi river with students in canoes

Keeping campus water clean

Situated in the Land of 10,000 lakes and with America’s greatest river running through campus, it’s no surprise that the University of Minnesota takes clean water seriously.

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Working toward zero waste

The University of Minnesota ranks #1 in the Big Ten for keeping waste out of landfills, but we’re not done yet. Discover how we’re working toward zero waste.

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Expert Alert

Broadband access for rural health

School of Public Health Associate Professor Carrie Henning-Smith has written and testified before Congress about the importance of high-speed internet access for rural health.