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Boise State Study Shows Climate Affecting Avian Breeding

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Milder winters have led to earlier growing seasons and noticeable effects on the breeding habits of some predatory birds. This study looks at kestrels that nested in both non-irrigated shrub and grasslands and those that nested in irrigated crops...
22-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

FEMA Grant Allows for Hazard Mapping Across Idaho

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Boise State University recently received a $954,000 award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to collect high-quality elevation (lidar) data to assess natural hazards across more than 2,500 square miles in Idaho.
18-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Boise State Research Is Upgrading an Element by Stretching It

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Boise State University researcher Paul Simmonds is developing a new family of self-assembled nanomaterials capable of storing large amounts of tensile strain, without damage to the crystalline structure. Now they are trying it with germanium.
24-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NSF Award Could Open New Wave Bands for Wireless Communications

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The award, headed up by Boise State University electrical engineer Hani Mehrpouyan, aims to open up new swaths of underutilized wave bands for wireless communication.
12-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Boise State Research Explores Thermoelectric Screen Printing

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Flexible thermoelectric devices are especially attractive for waste heat recovery along contoured surfaces and for energy harvesting applications to power sensors, biomedical devices and wearable electronics – an area experiencing exponential...
20-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Looks at Importance of Women’s Attitudes Toward Tigers

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Research published in the journal Biological Conservation looks at how human perceptions of tigers affect how willing human communities are to coexist with these large predators, and particularly at how women’s attitudes toward tigers differ from...
7-Sep-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Solid-State Nanopores Unravel Twisted DNA Mystery

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A paper published in ACS Nano, one of the top nanotechnology journals in the world, explores this topic. “Modeling and Analysis of Intercalant Effects on Circular DNA Conformation” focuses on the effect of the intercalating agent ethidium...
1-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Boise State Computer Science Program Hatching New Ideas for Education through NSF Grant

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The university is creating an educational environment called the Computer Science Professionals Hatchery, or CSP-hatchery, to model the best practices of software development companies.
20-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Expert Can Offer Insight on Alternative Energy Sources

U.S. states, as well as countries around the world, must grapple with a number of questions when looking at alternative power generation sources. Especially important are impacts on the economy and whether the domestic workforce, industry and...
15-Jan-2013 3:35 PM EST

Expert Addresses International Business Topics

Boise State University professor discusses international business, trade.
24-May-2012 6:00 PM EDT

STEM Pipeline: Inspiration to Occupation

Boise State University education professor Louis Nadelson discusses his model that defines STEM and looks at the various ways of teaching science, technology, engineering and math.
9-May-2012 9:15 AM EDT

Effective Use of Creativity and Innovation is Key

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How can organizations use creativity and innovation to boost performance? Boise State University creativity expert Dr. Nancy Napier has done extensive research into the topic.
9-Apr-2012 1:00 PM EDT

The Rise of the West and Asia’s Resurgence

In the 18th and 19th centuries, something rather fascinating occurred. The part of the world we typically call “the West” suddenly showed tremendous growth in population, change in technology and production of wealth. Boise State University...
2-Apr-2012 3:40 PM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss ‘What Good Is a College Education?’

People have been pursuing higher education and advanced degrees for centuries, but why and to what end? Boise State University professors Stephanie Cox and Jennifer Black have investigated the history of higher education, from Socrates to the...
26-Mar-2012 1:40 PM EDT

Two Experts Available to Speak About The Work-Life Equation for Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials

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How do we balance our careers with other aspects of our lives? Is there an ideal balance, or is the equation mostly subjective? Boise State University Foundational Studies professors Vicki Stieha and Rebecca Robideaux can answer these questions and...
20-Mar-2012 1:30 PM EDT

Expert Available to Talk About DNA Forensics, Cases Making Headlines

An internationally recognized expert and consultant in DNA forensics, Dr. Greg Hampikian played a crucial, high-profile role in the exoneration last October of Amanda Knox. He is available to discuss the different types of DNA, how they are used in...
14-Mar-2012 3:50 PM EDT

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