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'X'cellent Power: Physicists Create 'Molecular Black Hole' Using Ultra-Intense X-Ray Pulses


As a powerful X-ray light hits a molecule, the heaviest atom absorbs a few hundred times more X-rays than all the other atoms and strips away most of its electrons. This creates a large positive charge that steadily pulls electrons from the other...
31-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Astronauts Experience Decrease in Blood Vessel Function During Spaceflight, Study Finds

A Kansas State University kinesiology study has found that astronauts aboard the International Space Station have decreased physical fitness because of a decrease in the way oxygen moves through the body.
9-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kansas State University Research Center Helps Consumers 'Fight Bac' Through National Poultry Food Safety Campaign


The Partnership for Food Safety Education is using research from Kansas State University's Center for Sensory Analysis and Consumer Behavior for its nationwide campaign promoting food safety and safe poultry handling.
8-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ecology Team Finds Leaf Litter Has Slower Decomposition Rate in Warm Temperatures Than Previously Estimated


Research, published in Global Change Biology with help from Kansas State University ecologists, found that leaf litter is not as sensitive to increases in temperature as ecologists once thought.
2-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Landmark Environmental Book Influences Scientists 55 Years After Its Release


Fifty-five years after the publishing of "Silent Spring," Kansas State University researchers are continuing their work in keeping the environment safe and the food supply secure.
18-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cuddly Cicada: Stuffed Cicada Display Aims to Help People Become More Comfortable with the Insects


Some people find cicadas annoying or scary, but a Kansas State University student has created a stuffed cicada as part of an interactive display that she hopes will make cicadas seem friendlier.
31-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Engineer Patents Waterlike Polymer to Create High-Temperature Ceramics


Using five ingredients — silicon, boron, carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen — a Kansas State University engineer has created a liquid polymer that can transform into a ceramic with valuable thermal, optical and electronic properties.
30-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Moms Need Workout Programs That Are Less Structured, More Flexible

Often running on empty, new moms may need a bit more flexibility and support to ease back into exercise after giving birth, according to a Kansas State University researcher. Emily Mailey, assistant professor in kinesiology, said when a mom has...
23-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Summer Savings: Travel Expert Shares Ways to Save on Vacations


Summer vacations don't have to break the bank, according to Kansas State University's Kristin Malek, assistant professor of hospitality management, who shares some easy ways to save on airfare, lodging, activities and food.
30-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Good News for Grilling: Black Pepper Helps Limit Cancerous Compounds in Meat, Study Shows


A Kansas State University researcher recently discovered that a commonly used spice is a champion at reducing carcinogenic compounds in grilled meats.
16-May-2017 9:45 AM EDT

Keep the Learning Going: Educator Offers Parents Tips for Helping Kids Retain Information Over Summer Break


A Kansas State University education expert offers methods parents can use to help their children retain what they've learned through the summer and all year long.
15-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT

Supporting Spouses: Family Studies Expert Advocates Showing Appreciation for Military Spouses


A Kansas State University expert on military families says most military spouses experience a lifestyle of constant adjustment.
8-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT

Pedal Power: Expert Says Communities Need to Stay Up to Speed on Bicycle Infrastructure


A Kansas State University planner says communities should consider becoming more bicycle-friendly.
1-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT

Fits to a 'Tee': Golf Is 'Fore' Everyone, and Economically It's a Great Time to Be a Golfer


Because of the golf industry's downsizing after the Great Recession, the sport is more affordable and accessible than ever, according to a golf course management expert at Kansas State University.
17-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Understanding Einstein: @KState Cosmologist Explains @LIGO Discovery of #Gravitationalwaves


18-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST

High-Tech Toys Could Stagnate Babies’ Communication Skills


When babies and toddlers play with a tablet or other noisy device, they often play alone, which can be detrimental to their development, according to Bradford Wiles, an assistant professor and extension early child development specialist at Kansas...
3-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST

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