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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities mechanical engineering Professor David Y.H. Pui and civil, environmental and geo- engineering Professor Emmanuel Detournay have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Both are professors in the University’s College of Science and Engineering.

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost-effectively turn agricultural waste, like corn stover and orange peels, into a variety of useful products ranging from spandex to chicken feed.

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A large international team of forest ecologists including U of M ecologist Jennifer Powers and University of Minnesota graduate student Justin Becknell sought to answer that question by analyzing recovery of aboveground biomass using 1,500 forest plots and 45 sites across Latin America. The researchers found that carbon uptake in these new-growth tropical forests was surprisingly robust. Their findings will appear in the print edition of the journal Nature February 11.

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The material at the heart of the lithium ion batteries that power electric vehicles, laptop computers and smartphones has been shown to impair a key soil bacterium, according to new research published online in the journal Chemistry of Materials.

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For the first time in seven years, the University’s Titan Arum, or “Corpse Flower,” is about to make its malodorous appearance. The College of Biological Sciences Conservatory will be open for public viewing (and smelling) of the Corpse Flower beginning February 1.

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Sammy Shaker, a senior in the College of Science and Engineering and University Honors Program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has been named a Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.  A double major in Chemistry and Mathematics, Shaker will spend the 2016-17 academic year at Churchill College of Cambridge University, where he will complete a Master of Philosophy degree (M.Phil.) in Materials Science.  He plans to work with Professor Anthony Ch

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What: Annual Climate Adaptation Conference, sponsored by the U of M’s Water Resources Center
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis North, 2200 Freeway Boulevard, Brooklyn Center
When: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

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Water is essential to human well-being, yet reports of water shortages surface daily. Now, thanks to a team of global water experts, planning for water development and use just took a giant leap forward.

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Researchers have found clear evidence that communities rich in species are substantially healthier and more productive than those depleted of species, once complicating factors are removed.

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Sentera, LLC and the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have developed a high-precision autopilot toolkit for use with unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The toolkit’s hardware and software are now available under a broad open-source license.

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