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Iowa State University Scientists Design Electricity Generator That Mimics Trees

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ISU researchers have built a prototype biomimetic tree that generates electricity when wind blows through its artificial leaves. The researchers think such technology may help people charge household appliances without the need for large wind...
31-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Chimps’ Behavior Following Death Disturbing to ISU Anthropologist

Shocking is one word Jill Pruetz uses to describe the behavior she witnessed after a chimp was killed at her research site in Senegal. The fact that chimps would kill a member of their own community is extremely rare, but the abuse that followed was...
31-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa State Scientist Receives Grants to Improve Glacier-Flow Models, Sea-Level Predictions

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Iowa State's Neal Iverson is working with an international team on two projects that aim to build more realistic computer models of glacier flow. The researchers hope to understand how glaciers will speed up and add to sea-level rise as the climate...
30-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Video Game Ratings Work, if You Use Them

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Critics have questioned the effectiveness of video game ratings, but new Iowa State University research finds children spend less time playing violent video games when their parents use the rating system to guide purchases and set rules for video...
25-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

To Improve Health and Exercise More, Get a Gym Membership, Iowa State Study Suggests

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If your New Year’s resolution was to exercise more in 2017, chances are you’ve already given up or you’re on the verge of doing so. To reach your goal, you may want to consider joining a gym, based on the results of a new study from a team of...
23-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

MOCA Helps Boost Minority Student Retention and Success at Iowa State

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The primary goal of the Mathematicians of Color Alliance, better known as MOCA, is to recruit and retain underrepresented graduate students. But this student organization is doing much more to mentor and help students make Iowa State home.
18-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa State Engineer Helps Journal Highlight How Pyrolysis Can Advance the Bioeconomy

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Iowa State's Robert C. Brown is a guest editor of the current issue of the journal Energy Technology. The special issue features 20 scientific papers about Brown's specialty: using pyrolysis technologies to convert biomass into fuels, chemicals and...
12-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Offenders’ Deadly Thoughts May Hold Answer to Reducing Crime

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It's something many of us say in anger, but don't mean. However, for a small percentage of people homicidal thoughts are very real. Iowa State's Matt DeLisi says identifying offenders with homicidal thoughts could change how we sentence the most...
12-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Unseen Role of the First Lady Is Why the Position Remains Important Today, Says ISU Professor

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First ladies are often defined by the causes they champion, but they also play a vital role the public rarely sees, says Stacy Cordery, an expert on first families and a professor of history at Iowa State University. That behind-the-scenes role is...
17-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST

Iowa State Experts Available to Comment on 2016 Presidential Election

The countdown is on to Election Day. These Iowa State faculty can provide expert commentary on the 2016 presidential election, and issues ranging from voter behavior to gender issues to campaign rhetoric.
12-Oct-2016 8:00 AM EDT

Presidential Debates Will Pit Policy vs. Reality Show Drama, Says ISU Professor

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Ben Crosby can list several reasons why Hillary Clinton should have a clear advantage in the presidential debates. But the associate professor of English and speech communication says Trump is a wild card and his reality show qualities may give him...
19-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT

Iowa State University Ag Economy Expert Available for Interviews Regarding Bayer and Monsanto

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7-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Presidential Victory: Clinton’s Top 5

25-Jul-2016 7:00 AM EDT

Trump Needs to Sell His Image to a Broader Audience, Says Iowa State Rhetoric Prof

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20-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Presidential victory: Trump’s Top 5

18-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Trump’s V Pick Would Be His First Traditional Move, Says Iowa State Expert

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14-Jul-2016 6:05 PM EDT

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