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  • Study: Big data helps struggling college students graduate

    February 18, 2017 11:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - Researchers say they've found a tool involving big data to help low-income and first generation students do better in college. Georgia State University researchers spent four years analyzing students' grades, test scores and other information. They used that data to identify those who were at risk of failing... more »
  • Researchers show off medical drones for disasters, shootings

    December 6, 2016 9:22 PM

    RAYMOND, Miss. - Researchers say they hope small helicopter drones can bring medical care to areas after severe weather or mass shootings. They showed off models Tuesday at John Bell Williams Airport in Raymond. A partnership between William Carey University's College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Hinds Community College drone... more »
  • LSU researchers battling for mission to Mars

    December 25, 2014 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of LSU researchers are competing against nine other universities worldwide to send its instrument to Mars. The group of students hope to land an open spot on Mars One, a mission organized by a Dutch company scheduled to take off in 2018. "If... more »
  • Report: Death rate from cancer still inching down

    January 7, 2013 3:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - Researchers say death rates from cancer are continuing to inch down. Cancer deaths began slowly dropping during the 1990s, and today's report shows the trend holding. Among men, cancer death rates dropped by 1.8 percent a year between 2000 and 2009. The rate declined by 1.4 percent a... more »

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