Keaton Schmitt

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U experiments at Duluth mine winding down

In coming years, thousands of tons of complex machinery will be hauled from half a mile in the ground as experiments in a University of Minnesota physics lab close down.     For decades, the Soudan mine in northern Minnesota housed University physics e


U lab develops bacteria-aided plastic production method

Plastics made by “re-wired” bacteria may soon replace conventional methods of producing synthetics with help from a University of Minnesota lab.     The Center for Sustainable Polymers works to turn natural products, like corn husks and oth


Rubio rallies around electability

Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio and nearly a thousand of his Twin Cities supporters rallied around the GOP’s need to nominate the most electable candidate in November.  


Rubio rallies around electability

Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio and nearly a thousand of his Twin Cities supporters rallied around the GOP’s need to nominate the most electable candidate in November.  


U research focuses on retroviruses

After almost a decade of research, experts at the University of Minnesota found that a retrovirus similar to HIV acts differently than previously thought, which could enable the creation of more effective anti-HIV drugs.     According to University res


U researchers contribute to historical physics breakthrough

Researchers from the University of Minnesota helped detect a type of wave — predicted by Albert Einstein — emitted 1.3 billion years ago when two black holes collided.     The scientists confirmed they observed a gravitational wave, which p


Researchers probe power of nanotech

As the popularity of electric cars grows, University of Minnesota researchers are poised to pull ahead with microscopic technology under the hood.     A team of researchers teamed up with others from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to improve the n


Research develops roadmap

After conducting research while visiting cities in Asia, University of Minnesota researchers hope to create a template for better environmental planning worldwide.     Last month, a group of Humphrey School of Public Affairs professors and graduate stu


Researchers find unseen planet in Earth’s solar system

While Pluto was dropped from the solar system’s roster of planets in 2006, a much larger replacement might be on the way.     Late last month, California Institute of Technology researchers released reports indicating the existence of an unseen p