After University of Minnesota researchers found the farthest star from Earth ever recorded last year, they recently found a second star to add to their "x-ray image" of distant galaxies.
A University of Minnesota project combines robotics, simulated hugs and AI conversations in hopes of an eventual day-to-day stress tracking technology. In a paper to be submitted by May 3 for the International Symposium on Wearable Computers, College of Design researchers detail a compression vest that can be used to relieve stress. A University of Minnesota Grand Challenges Initiative looks to combine three devices: a compression vest, a biometric-gathering bracelet and an at-home AI assistant into a stress management plan.
“Savor these days, they won’t come again,” is the advice John Wright said he would have told his younger self — before overtaking Morrill Hall, before helping found an African studies department in the 60s, before coming to the University of Minnesota.
With summer approaching, University of Minnesota researchers are seeking more accurate methods to predict algal blooms.
Research released April 2 by the University’s Department of Animal Science found that an antibiotic commonly used in ethanol production does not seem to cause antibiotic resistance. Loss of production due to bacterial contamination has always been an issue for ethanol facilities. However, antibiotics may help if resistance doesn’t block their effectiveness.
University of Minnesota researchers have found that corn production is causing air pollution and contributing to poor health — but they have solutions in mind.
Research released on April 2 by the University’s mechanical engineering department introduced a new 3D-printed skull implant to help study the brain for longer durations. Researchers said they can observe anything from Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s disease to concussions and drug use.
Improved shared transportation options and expanded transit systems are coming to the Twin Cities, according to University of Minnesota researchers.
A group of University of Minnesota students recently traveled to Panama to address the global issue of water security — by focusing on it at the local level.
Research released by the University of Minnesota’s Department of Biomedical Engineering on March 13 found the molecular development of sickle cell disease is significantly less efficient than previously thought. The team said this development means a lower concentration of drugs would treat the disease.