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Pragya Verma and Joshua Borycz at a blackboard.

Chemists turn key to new energy future

U chemists explain new reaction, demonstrating how quantum mechanics can help design more energy-efficient catalysts.

3 weeks ago

University of Minnesota celebrates major milestone in completion of neutrino detector in northern Minnesota

The University of Minnesota reaches a major milestone this week when it celebrates the completion of its role in building a 14,000-ton detector in northern Minnesota that could yield crucial information about the early moments of the universe. More than 700 University of Minnesota undergraduate students in 24 different academic majors built the detector over four years in a 125,000-square-foot warehouse in Minneapolis. The detector is one of the largest plastic structures in the world.

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Black rat with white paws, seen from left side, sits on haunches with paw on face.

Rat regret informs decision research

Rats that passed up a short wait at one feeding station only to encounter a much longer wait at the next showed evidence of regret.

1 month ago

University of Minnesota selects MnDRIVE projects to develop safe, sustainable food system

Seventeen new research projects involving University of Minnesota researchers and more than 65 food industry partners have been awarded $3 million in funds through the U’s  MnDRIVE initiative, the university announced today.

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Minnesota Population Center announces annual IPUMS Research Awards

The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is excited to announce the winners of its annual IPUMS Research Awards. The awards honor the best of 2013’s published research and self-nominated graduate student papers that used MPC data to advance or deepen our understanding of social and demographic processes.

1 week ago

X-ray of human feet

College of Biological Sciences

"Health is a human right," says Anh Tran ('09). She aims to launch her own startup to create diagnostic tools for neglected diseases such as tuberculosis.

3 weeks ago

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