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Professor to use Kepler spacecraft to study stars

Dr. Michael Reed, professor in the department of physics, astronomy and materials science, received a grant for $12,000 from NASA for his projected titled “Understanding Extreme Horizontal Branch Stars via Asteroseismology.” The project will use NASA’s Kepler spacecraft to look at small variations in brightness of stars.

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Hydrogen drives future of energy

In physicist Dr. Robert Mayanovic’s laboratory at Missouri State University, which is one of 12 partner institutions in the United States funded through the Department of Energy’s Energy Frontier Research in Extreme Environments (EFree) center, he and his students are researching materials to extract hydrogen more efficiently to make it a readily available energy source.

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Mayanovic’s research featured in upcoming Mind’s Eye

Microscope in Mayanovic's physics labCongratulations to Dr. Robert Mayanovic! The incredible work in his lab will be featured in the 2014 issue of Mind’s Eye, Missouri State University’s research publication. His story was also featured throughout the month of March on Missouri State’s research website.

Watch him describe the significance of the Energy Frontier Research in Extreme Environments (EFree) center and explain the challenges of extracting hydrogen efficiently.

Read the full story on the Mind’s Eye.

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