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Mizzou Engineer proposes new guidance law for landing on Mars

Landing a spacecraft on Mars isn’t an easy feat. According to NASA, only about 40 percent of all Mars missions have succeeded, because it requires a vehicle to go from 12,500 miles per hour to zero in a short amount of time while adjusting for heat, pressure and other constraints. Now, a Mizzou Engineer is proposing a new landing strategy that could be more efficient and effective than current methods.

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Team creating system to monitor vital signs, alert patients

A Mizzou Engineering team is developing a system that will monitor vital signs and may someday be able to alert people when they need to seek medical care.

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Custom finger clip offers a new way to measure blood pressure, other vitals

Researchers are customizing a commercial finger clip device to provide a rapid, noninvasive way for measuring and continually monitoring blood pressure.

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Mizzou Engineers to help NextGen Precision Health professionals process, analyze, protect big data

Mizzou Engineers will help NextGen Precision Health professionals analyze the large volumes of information coming from sophisticated MRI and other imaging equipment, as well as determining how best to store that information securely.

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Breathtaking: Students describe working in zero gravity conditions

Mizzou Engineers describe zero-gravity conditions on board G-FORCE ONE.

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Creating an artificial material that can sense, adapt to its environment

Researchers have developed a metamaterial that can respond to its environment, independently make a decision, and perform an action not directed by a human being.

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Clinical trial testing automatic oxygen control device for premature infants

Eric Stann / MU News Bureau The consequences are dire for the health of a premature baby — too much oxygen can cause blindness, and too little oxygen can cause brain damage and other negative health effects. Some premature babies need the help of life-saving machines in a neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, to…

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Mizzou Engineering team discovers method to control sound waves in the fourth dimension

Using a type of material that conducts electricity on the edges while insulating the inside, a Mizzou Engineering team has discovered a way to control sound waves beyond…

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Mizzou Engineers to return to G-FORCE ONE to study condensation in zero-gravity environment

A Mizzou Engineering team has received funding from NASA to conduct research around water condensation within a zero-gravity environment.

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Student team devises way to control robotic arm using hand gestures

A Mizzou Engineering team has devised a way to control a robot just by moving your hands. What makes the work especially unique is that researchers only used one pair of electrodes on each of a person’s arms to send signals that moved a robotic arm, said Richard Byfield, a third-year PhD student in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.