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Use a Rule of Thumb to Control How Much You Drink


Sticking to a general rule of pouring just a half glass of wine limits the likelihood of overconsumption. That’s the finding of a new Iowa State and Cornell University study to be published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of...
22-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Iowa State Engineers to Simulate and Model Tornado Winds and Their Effects on Buildings


Iowa State's Partha Sarkar will use an NSF grant to continue his studies of tornado winds. The grant will support experiments in the Iowa State Tornado Simulator that will help engineers answer questions about how tornadoes interact with buildings.
11-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Spaceflight 101


Clayton Anderson, a retired NASA astronaut, has worked with Iowa State aerospace engineers to develop a prototype workshop in spaceflight operations. The goal is to explore a new model for training people for commercial spaceflight.
5-Aug-2014 12:30 PM EDT

Iowa State University Industrial Design Professor's Trashed Idea Promises Valuable Future


About 10 years ago when Will Prindle was VP of design and development at Forms+Surfaces, his idea for an explosion-resistant public trash receptacle was scrapped. Now an assistant professor of industrial design at Iowa State, Prindle has retrieved...
1-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Want to Live Longer? Go for a Run, Says Iowa State Researcher

Need an incentive to go for a run? A new Iowa State University study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found running for just five to 10 minutes a day can significantly reduce your risk of death from cardiovascular...
29-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Iowa State University Experts Develop Food Safety Campaign to Keep Older Adults Safe


Iowa State University researchers are targeting leafy greens in an effort to protect older adults from foodborne illnesses. Leafy greens are a common source of contamination and older adults are often most susceptible to severe illness or death.
15-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Iowa State Is First U.S. Student Team to Win International Data Mining Competition

An Iowa State team topped 98 universities from 28 countries to capture first place in the 15th annual Data Mining Cup. It is the first time a U.S. team has won. A leading European data mining company sponsors the intelligent-data analysis...
10-Jul-2014 3:55 PM EDT

Iowa State Landscape Architecture Students Create Decompression Area for Prison Employees


As a follow up to their outdoor classroom project for offenders last summer at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women, ISU landscape architecture students are designing and building an outdoor decompression area for correctional officers and...
8-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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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

SUPCO Ruling on Executive Power Example of Problems with Antiquated System


26-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

No Paid Leave for Families Is Shameful


24-Jun-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Why Your Office Should Be Like a Jazz Jam Session


It doesn’t matter where you work – every organization has a culture defined by its rhythm and harmony, much like music. In the day-to-day grind at work, we don’t give much thought to our office culture, but an Iowa State business professor...
10-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Crime Rate Likely to Increase with Changes to Clemency Rules


23-Apr-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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