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Expert Alert

Long-Term Solutions Address Flood Trends

Minnesota is experiencing severe flooding risks this spring, and it’s a trend expected to continue in the future. Extreme weather events brought on by climate change, such as heavy rains and flooding, are becoming more common here and in communities across the globe — and our infrastructure has not been able to keep up. 

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Talking with U of M

Talking Minnesota’s migratory birds with U of M

Avian Ecologist Steve Kolbe with the Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota Duluth answers questions about migratory bird populations in Minnesota, their migration routes and patterns and the condition of their habitats.

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Catching cancer with AI

A graduate student builds a technology to improve the detection of melanoma and colorectal cancer. 

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News Release

U of M researchers discover tiny galaxy with big star power

Using first-of-their-kind observations from the James Webb Space Telescope, a University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team looked more than 13 billion years into the past to discover a unique, minuscule galaxy that could help astronomers learn more about galaxies that were present shortly after the Big Bang.

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News Release

Researchers create breakthrough spintronics manufacturing process that could revolutionize the electronics industry

University of Minnesota researchers, along with a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), developed a breakthrough process for making spintronic devices that has the potential to become the new industry standard for semiconductors chips that are essential to computers, smartphones and many other electronics. The new process will allow for faster, more efficient spintronics devices that can be scaled down smaller than ever before. ​​

Image of Manik Barman and a student wearing a hat kneeling on the pavement using measuring tape to assess the size of a pothole while wearing reflective neon safety vests.
Talking with U of M

Talking potholes with U of M

While winter is almost over in Minnesota, it’s not just spring we’ll be ringing in — pothole season has arrived. Manik Barman with the Swenson College of Science and Engineering on the Duluth campus at the Center for Transportation studies discusses potholes causes, maintenance and driver safety on perilous roads.