Iowa State engineers have designed and tested a concept for concrete towers to replace the steel towers used for wind turbines. The concrete towers could be a practical way to raise turbine towers from today's 80 meters to the better winds at 100...
5/15/2013 7:00 AM EDT
Sanjeevi Sivasankar of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory has studied how healthy cells stick to each other. Now he's turning his attention to cancer cells. A four-year, $715,000 grant from the American Cancer Society will support his...
5/7/2013 5:00 PM EDT
Young adults reduce their overall prescription drug misuse up to 65 percent if they are part of a community-based prevention effort while still in middle school, according to researchers at Iowa State University.
4/25/2013 10:00 AM EDT
Iowa State researchers want to improve effectiveness as well as access for families to prevention and intervention programs. The work is critical to the mental and emotional development of children.
4/23/2013 1:00 PM EDT
Daniel Attinger of Iowa State University is working to put more fluid dynamics behind the bloodstain pattern analysis used at crime scenes. His research team is developing instruments and methods to produce, study and analyze bloodstains.
4/18/2013 4:30 PM EDT
An Iowa State psychology professor looks at optimism and knowledge influence voter expectations in the weeks leading up to an election.
4/16/2013 12:00 PM EDT
When the NOvA experiment begins sending a beam of neutrinos on a 500-mile journey this summer, Iowa State University physicists will be in the middle of the research action. The results could offer clues to the early universe and to the...
4/11/2013 8:00 AM EDT
An Iowa State industrial design professor will collaborate with University of Michigan and Penn State researchers to improve engineering students' ability to generate ideas. The NSF-funded will provide instructional methods and materials to help...
4/8/2013 1:30 PM EDT
Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition software as a crime-fighting tool. Now businesses are looking to use the technology to reach customers. But an Iowa State University professor questions whether customers are ready for it.
5/8/2013 4:00 PM EDT
Craig Anderson, Distinguished Professor of psychology at Iowa State University, explains why a freelance photographer and other bystanders did not help to a man thrown onto the tracks of the New York City subway.
12/7/2012 12:35 PM EST
Both President Obama and his opponent in the presidential race, Mitt Romney, have been making frequent visits to Iowa. Some Iowa State University experts say it's because Iowa, and its six electoral votes, may make the difference on Election Day.
8/28/2012 12:15 PM EDT
An Iowa State University communications professor who worked on President Obama's Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program also knows how users can better protect their privacy online.
9/14/2011 11:00 AM EDT
A sociology professor and 9/11 book author anticipates the 10th anniversary of the tragedy will stir Americans' emotions again, particularly following the death of Osama bin Laden.
8/22/2011 5:40 PM EDT
Iowa State University Professor of Economics Dan Otto knows from experience that the economic obstacles in the nation's great debt ceiling debate aren't as difficult as they may appear, since he had students tackle those same problems last spring...
7/29/2011 1:00 PM EDT
President Obama will laud some of his administration's accomplishments in tonight's State of the Union address, but Iowa State University's political science chair reports mixed reviews on the president's foreign policy performance.
1/25/2011 12:40 PM EST
Analysts predict that the number of women in the U.S. Congress will decline for the first time in three decades. But the director of Iowa State University's Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, isn't so sure.
11/2/2010 12:40 PM EDT