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Glacier Beds Can Get Slipperier at Higher Sliding Speeds


Lab experiments by Iowa State glaciologists have found that as a glacier's sliding speed increases, the bed beneath the glacier can grow slipperier. That finding could lead to better predictions of glacier response to climate change and resulting...
16-Dec-2014 1:00 PM EST

Iowa State Physicist Helps Write the (Very Big) Book on Two Major Physics Experiments


Iowa State's Soeren Prell helped write the new and definitive book on the BaBar and Bell experiments. "The Physics of the B Factories" is a combined biography of the two major experiments. Prell was one of five co-editors who worked for five years...
9-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

Iowa State University Professors Weigh Effectiveness of Soda Tax


Several states and cities have and continue to propose a tax on soft drinks to curb obesity. In November, voters in Berkeley, California, were the first to approve such a tax. But Iowa State University researchers question whether it will have the...
3-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Iowa State, Ames Lab Researcher Working to Save Energy with Nanotechnology Insulation


Mufit Akinc says filling vacuum insulation panels with new, low-cost materials could produce hundreds of millions of dollars in energy savings. And so he's leading an effort to search for insulating materials that could one day make it to the...
1-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Preventing False Confessions: Iowa State Professor Using Science to Improve Interrogations


An Iowa State University psychology professor is leading an international research team developing new interrogation methods designed to reduce false confessions and more effectively gather intelligence critical to national security.
24-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

Iowa State's School of Education to Place Record Number of Student Teachers


Iowa State University's Educator Preparation Program is growing. It's preparing to place a record 270 student teachers this spring, which comes with the challenge of finding more than 450 classrooms for student teachers to gain experience.
6-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Iowa State Engineer Helps Army Lab Study the Fundamental Physics of Diesel Engines


Iowa State's Song-Charng Kong is working with engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to study the fundamental physics of diesel engines. Understanding the fundamentals could lead to better engine performance, fuel economy and power.
31-Oct-2014 10:30 AM EDT

No Silver Bullet: Iowa State Study Identifies Risk Factors of Youth Charged with Murder


News of a school shooting or a homicide involving a teenage suspect always leads to the question of why? It is human nature to want an explanation, but too often, the rush to judgment clouds reality, said Matt DeLisi, a professor of sociology at...
22-Oct-2014 9:30 AM EDT

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CIA Report to Push Conversation on Ethical and Effective Interrogation Methods


17-Dec-2014 5:00 PM EST

ISU Professor Can Comment on Effective Interrogation Methods in Response to CIA Report


9-Dec-2014 1:00 PM EST

Immigration Expert Available for Interviews


20-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Iowa State Political Experts Available to Comment on 2014 Election


Iowa State University political experts are available to answer your questions and discuss key races and policy issues leading into the November election.
2-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

How Parents Can Help Their Children Succeed and Stay in School


Students are back in school and now is the time for parents to develop routines to help their children succeed academically. An Iowa State University professor says parental involvement, more than income or social status, is a predictor of student...
26-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Engaging Students Through Social Media Is Focus of Iowa State University Prof’s New Book

Reynol Junco is using Facebook and Twitter to help college students succeed. Instead of seeing social media as a distraction in the classroom, Junco says it helps him engage and connect with students.
18-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Peach recall generating a lot of questions for consumers


25-Jul-2014 9:05 AM EDT

U.S. Focus on Malaysian Airliner Overshadowing Israel-Gaza Situation


18-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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