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New Potential Solutions to Carcass Disposal During Food-Animal Disease Outbreaks

Experiments testing a hybrid method of disposing of animal carcasses following animal health emergencies could point the way toward safer and more efficient carcass burial. The results of the experiments were published recently in a peer-reviewed...
22-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Uncover Clues to the Human Immune System From Blood Donor Scraps

Iowa State University researchers found a way to gain new insight into the human immune system by studying material left over after blood donations. The results, published recently in a peer-reviewed journal, illuminate the process of how the human...
15-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Chemists use abundant, low-cost and non-toxic elements to synthesize semiconductors

Javier Vela of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory has worked with two of his graduate students to synthesize a new material for semiconductors. The chemists think the material will work well in solar cells, but without the toxicity,...
14-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Tarana Burke speaking on the “Me Too” movement March 26 at Iowa State University

Tarana Burke’s simple statement two decades ago – “Me, too” – became a rallying cry last year, launching a global movement to hold sexual abusers and harassers accountable and give a voice to the survivors. Now, that movement is coming to...
12-Mar-2018 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Iowa State Architecture Team Wins Award for Use of Masonry to Cool Buildings

An innovative way to cool buildings using 3D-printed ceramics has earned an Iowa State University architecture team an award in masonry design and construction.
8-Mar-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Engineers Developing Tools to Understand, Scale Up Autothermal Production of Bio-Oil

Iowa State engineers have developed a process called autothermal pyrolysis that breaks down biomass for fuel and fertilizer. A recently announced grant from the Department of Energy will support studies of the process, including development of...
7-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Software Aims to Reduce Food Waste by Helping Those in Need

An Iowa State University research team is testing a new online tool to provide food to those in need by reducing food waste.
6-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


New Research Illustrates How Birds Help to Produce Rare Wild Chili Peppers

A new study involving Iowa State University scientists explores how birds in the Mariana Islands help to disperse the seeds of a wild chili plant. The research highlights the unique ways different species help one another, a concept known as...
27-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Millennials Will Soon Dethrone Boomers as Largest Voting Bloc

10-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST


WHO Gaming Addiction Classification an Important Step for Treatment

3-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST


Consumers May Not Recognize Costs, Consequences of Demand for ‘Clean’ Food

Eating “clean” is all about avoiding foods with additives, preservatives or other chemicals on the label. Two Iowa State University professors are warning of the consequences associated with the clean food movement in terms of food waste, safety...
31-Oct-2017 4:10 PM EDT


80th Anniversary of Massacre Time for Remembrance and Recognition of Solidarity

October marks the 80th anniversary of the 1937 Haitian massacre, which killed an estimated 20,000 Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent. Megan Jeanette Myers, an Iowa State asst. prof., says the anniversary is a time for reflection and...
25-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT


Hurricane Harvey relief supply logistics: ISU prof can share lessons learned from disaster sites

29-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT


Mosquitoes and Ticks: What You Need to Know This Summer

22-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT


Read Outside the Box to Keep Students Learning During Summer Months, Says ISU Professor

A certain amount of learning is lost when children are out of school for the summer. While most children don't want to think about hitting the books, Iowa State's Emily Hayden has some creative suggestions for parents to encourage learning and...
8-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT


Corn and Soybean Markets Up Slightly Going Into Planting Season, According to Economist

21-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

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