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Ready for the next computer challenge?

Students investigate use of hand-held devices in education

Responding to a challenge by Apple Computer and AT&T, students from several University of Missouri colleges will form interdisciplinary teams to identify and design mobile device applications for education and journalism.

Wind farms generate power, revenue, say MU Extension specialists

University of Missouri Extension specialists say that there are excellent opportunities for sustainable wind power in northwest Missouri. Four wind turbines supply all the electricity for the small town of Rock Port in Atchison County. The city of just over 1,300 residents is the first in the United States to operate solely on wind power.

The recipe for success and fun in the kitchen

Two celebrity chefs share their enthusiasm for Midwestern cuisine

If there is a basic ingredient for success in the kitchen, the Kelly Twins say it is hard work, a fun attitude and a good education.

Growing rice where it has never been grown before

A Missouri research program may help better feed an increasingly hungry world

In an unexpected place, the Bootheel of Missouri, a research program that could increase rice production began just as the world was reading the shortage news. Using a system of watering familiar to Midwestern farmers, center-pivot irrigation, the study is looking to grow rice on land where it cannot now be planted. If successful, the project could significantly increase rice production.

A Dark and Fiery Day

Mystery of Infamous 'New England Dark Day' Solved by Tree Rings

Erin McMurry, research assistant in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Tree Ring Laboratory, and colleagues base their conclusion on tree ring records from fire-damaged trees around North America. In the International Journal of Wildland Fire, the researchers report that 1780 was a big year for forest fires in eastern North America, due in part to drought around the Great Lakes.

Need a Little Help in the Classroom?

A New CAFNR Center Will Help

In this case, the backup is a new, but as yet unnamed, CAFNR program designed to be a clearinghouse for teaching improvement and professional development.

Old recipes hold new promise in the fight against prostate cancer

MU research indicates that the tomato’s cancer-fighting power is in its preparation

A study by biochemistry researchers at the University of Missouri have found that this type of tomato has properties that help fight prostate cancer. They published their results in the June issue of Cancer Research.