Leakage in Ken Regan field could have contaminated groundwater for livestock and irrigation between 2007 and 2011 DALLAS (SMU) – Geophysicists at SMU say that evidence of leak occurring in a West Texas wastewater disposal well between 2007 and 2011 should raise concerns about the current potential for contaminated groundwater and damage to surrounding infrastructure. [...]
SMU engineering and education professors receive NSF grant to research teaching computer science and computational thinking through community gaming
DALLAS (SMU) – The Lyle School of Engineering, Guildhall and the Simmons School of Education & Human Development at SMU will use a $1,521,615 grant from the National Science Foundation to research teaching computer science and computational thinking through the popular video game, Minecraft. Research will span the fields of game design, human computer interaction, [...]
Dallas Morning News: SMU researcher, Garland students are using smartphones to monitor bridge safety
Brett Story DALLAS (SMU) – Seems like smartphones can do everything these days. Add to that list gathering information on bridge’s structural health. Brett Story, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at SMU's Lyle School of Engineering, and students at Garland High School are using smartphones in passing cars to check if [...]
SMU researchers were able to detect what is typed with remarkable accuracy using just a smartphone DALLAS (SMU) – You likely know to avoid suspicious emails to keep hackers from gleaning personal information from your computer. But a new study from SMU (Southern Methodist University) suggests that it’s possible to access your information in a [...]
SMU’s faculty and students join forces as co-creators of knowledge that spans the arts, sciences, engineering, business and the humanities. Students become hands-on contributors to significant discoveries. In collaboration with industry, nonprofit organizations and other institutions, our researchers forge paths to results that can be applied ethically on a local, national and [...]
DALLAS (SMU) – Faculty and students in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering will use an $849,839 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) communications, with the potential to enable the next wave of drone applications ranging from delivery of consumer goods to supporting autonomous combat and search and rescue efforts. [...]
Stephen Sekula says observation of the Higgs particle transforming into bottom quarks confirms the 20th-century recipe for mass DALLAS (SMU) – Scientists conducting physics experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of the Higgs boson transforming, as it decays, into subatomic particles called bottom quarks, an observation that confirms that the "Standard [...]
Decades of oil production activity have destabilized an area about 4,000 square miles.
SMU student Neha Husein has created the smart-phone app "Just Drive," which awards points to drivers who lock their phones while driving.