Keaton Schmitt


National initiative will weave technology into smart fabrics

Your pants may soon be able to charge your phone after a new research push.     Two weeks ago, a new nonprofit research endeavor by universities and private companies nationwide secured $317 million to develop fabrics that could revolutionize clothing.

U lab fuses its research approaches

The abstract realm of data meets the hands-on lab bench in a new University of Minnesota research initiative.     The lab — located in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Building — opened last month and brings together four research teams f

Study shows truck drivers with untreated apnea at risk

Truck drivers throughout the country travel thousands of miles every day without screening for a condition that can increase crash risk by 500 percent.     A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota-Morris analyzed data from Schneider Natio

New test targets infections

After staying up all night in the emergency room of a children’s hospital, Valerie Pierre learned it would be two days before she knew if her 6-month-old son had meningitis.     Her son was all right, but Pierre — a University of Minnesota

Earth app explains landforms

While flying high above the ground, users of a new app can learn the details of how mountains and canyons below formed.