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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…

Researchers on board the G-Force One.

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.

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Midwest Industrial Assessment Center receives Department of Energy grant to continue helping manufacturers become more efficient

As the director of Midwest Industrial Assessment Center (IAC), Sanjeev Khanna is equipped to help companies identify cost-saving measures. His center is one of 32 in the country selected to receive funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to continue that work.

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What’s the best way to land on Mars? Mizzou Engineering researcher compares top strategies

A Mizzou Engineer has compared five popular planetary landing laws, determining that at the moment, there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

Erik Loehr receives the Osterberg Award.

Loehr receives the Osterberg Award from Deep Foundations Institute

Erik Loehr accepted the Osterberg Memorial Award at the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Exposition in May.

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Engineering Professor’s Company One of Three Startups Recognized at Mizzou Event

 Mizzou Engineering faculty were recognized last month for taking their research ideas to market. Professor Yi Shang’s company, TigerAware, was among just three from across campus recognized for becoming startups and making first sales of products using MU technologies. The Office of Research and Economic Development hosted “Taking Your ideas to Market” on April 29. The celebration…

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Lessening Noise Pollution Through Metamaterials

Those working in open office spaces may someday have a little more privacy, thanks to a new wall partition in the works at Mizzou Engineering. Guoliang Huang, James C. Dowell Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), is researching the best acoustic metamaterials and structure component to create a new, thin, sound-proof multi-functional wall for open office layouts.

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New Cloaking Material Could Protect Buildings, Soldiers

Stealth technology, the idea of reducing the ability of the enemy to detect an object, has driven advances in military research for decades. Today, aircraft, naval ships and submarines, missiles and satellites are often covered with radar-absorbent material, such as paint, to hide or cloak them from radar, sonar, infrared and other detection methods. A cloak is a coating material that makes an object indistinguishable from its surroundings or undetectable by external field measurements.