Science & Engineering
Mon, 02/05/2018 — An extraordinary new species of arachnid, resembling a spider with a tail, has been discovered in amber from Myanmar (formerly Burma), of mid-Cretaceous age, around 100 million years ago. The finding is described in a paper appearing in Nature...

Mon, 02/05/2018 — More than 100 companies and agencies will attend the Spring Engineering and Computing Career Fair, set for noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Kansas Union. Students should review the complete list of employers and study those of...

Thu, 02/01/2018 — On a ho-hum day some 12,800 years ago, the Earth had emerged from another ice age. Things were warming up, and the glaciers had retreated. Out of nowhere, the sky was lit with fireballs. This was followed by shock waves. Fires rushed across...

Thu, 02/01/2018 — In a 17-mile circular tunnel underneath the border between France and Switzerland, an international collaboration of scientists runs experiments using the world’s most advanced scientific instrument, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). By...

Wed, 01/31/2018 — More than $250,000 in externally fundraised research support has been awarded to more than 100 faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences through the new Research...

Wed, 01/31/2018 — Sure, there have already been 3-D printed houses. And you can pick up a Nest Thermostat with artificial intelligence at your local hardware store. But a new book co-written and co-edited by Mahesh Daas, dean of the University of Kansas School of...

Tue, 01/30/2018 — Sandy Rech was recently participating in a biology lab when it became clear she had a big advantage over her fellow students: She knew how to use the computer software that tracked the results of class experiments — and her classmates did not.

Mon, 01/29/2018 — The Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department at the University of Kansas has received approval to offer a certificate in RF Systems Engineering — a move that will strengthen the university’s ongoing partnership with Garmin...

Fri, 01/26/2018 — Shelby Peterie, research geophysicist at the Kansas Geological Survey, has received the fifth annual KGS Outstanding Support Staff Recognition Award. As a member of the KGS Exploration Services section, Peterie plays a key role in the detection...

Fri, 01/26/2018 — The KU Natural History Museum kicks off expanded programs for families, scouts, KU students, home-school groups and adults starting this weekend with an event dedicated to celebrating Kansas wildlife, plants and fossils. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m....

Thu, 01/25/2018 — A new paper appearing in Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows a varied collection of lizards throughout Asia to be unexpectedly close cousins of beach-dwelling mourning geckos, all descended from a common ancestor species that thrived along...

Thu, 01/18/2018 — This spring, 52 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. “We are pleased to support this group of students as...

Wed, 01/17/2018 — A paper just published in Nature Biotechnology outlines a pioneering method of screening a person’s diverse set of antibodies for rapid therapeutic discovery. Antibody proteins are an important part of the human immune system that specifically...

Fri, 01/12/2018 — The University of Kansas Chapter 171 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi initiated more than 140 students as new members during a ceremony at the end of the fall 2017 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor...

Wed, 01/10/2018 — A group of Ch'orti' Maya women in Guatemala used digital cameras to document health and environmental problems in their hamlets, and as a result, Engineers Without Borders is working on a water purifications solution for the community. The...

Wed, 01/10/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – KU is expanding its role in filling Greater Kansas City’s need for biotechnology talent and local students’ interest in the field. The KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) in Overland Park launched the university’s undergraduate biotechnology program less than two years ago, is celebrating the opening of a new biotechnology laboratory this spring and engages local professionals and high school students in interactive events. The KUEC program prepares students for a range of biotechnology careers. The Kansas City Area Development Council reports the sector features more than 245 companies, employs 28,000 workers and generates an estimated $1.8 billion annually

Wed, 01/10/2018 — A paper appearing in Geophysical Research Letters uses machine learning to craft an improved model for understanding geothermal heat flux — heat emanating from the Earth’s interior — below the Greenland Ice Sheet. It’s a research...

Tue, 01/09/2018 — The University of Kansas’ top entrepreneurship official will co-host a webinar on how universities can evolve their technology transfer activities and do more to address the demands of the innovation economy. Julie Nagel, associate vice...

Wed, 01/03/2018 — With global warming an ever-present worry, renewable energy – particularly solar power — is a burgeoning field. Now, two doctoral students in the School of Architecture & Design (Arc/D) have demonstrated methods of optimizing the capture...

Wed, 12/20/2017 — Soaring some 23 miles over the South Pole, a University of Kansas experiment slung from a high-altitude weather balloon is calculating how the surface of Antarctica reflects radio signals caused by ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. The Hi-Cal...


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