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[Mar 7 2014]Mines battery research featured in Nature Communications GOLDEN, Colo., March 7, 2014 – Researchers at Colorado School of Mines have discovered a breakthrough in the understanding of lithium ion batteries that may ...more
[Mar 7 2014]Mines student launches Project Positivity movement Colorado School of Mines mechanical engineering student Emily Wong recently launched Project Positivity, a movement to spread positivity on campus. Wong leaves ...more
[Mar 5 2014]Civil, environmental engineering prof. Hogue co-authors op-ed in L.A. Times regarding water use ...more
[Mar 5 2014]Mines to compete in second wind turbine competition Colorado School of Mines will compete against nine other schools at the National Collegiate Wind Competition in May in Las Vegas. Teams will be showcasing a ...more
[Mar 5 2014]LAIS Prof. Davis quoted in LA Times article regarding Uighur conflict ...more
[Mar 4 2014]President's Distinguished Lecture Series presents Ram Shenoy GOLDEN, Colo., March 4, 2014 -- The President's Distinguished Lecture Series presents Ram Shenoy, chief technology officer of ConocoPhillips and member of the ...more
Mines builds robot to increase safety in Abu Dhabi refineries
Mines students are working with Mechanical Engineering (ME) professor John Steele and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) professor Qi Han to build and develop a system to automate oil and gas processes through unmanned robots. Blaster, the original prototype, will be deployed to the Petroleum Institute (PI) in Abu Dhabi to increase the safety in oil and gas refineries.
“We are trying to get robots to do the same operations humans can do, but by taking the human out of harm’s way, we are increasing safety,” Steele said. “Abu Dhabi can reach up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit, so people are exposed to extreme heat as well as sand storms and possibly gas leaks. If the robot is harmed, you can always build another one.” READ MORE...
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