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Newswise: Burning to understand
Released: 3-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Burning to understand
Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Wildfires significantly impact the health of economies in the western United States that are highly dependent on tourism, agriculture, and timber. David Blunck, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense to spearhead a $2.1 million study examining the burning behavior of live fuels in order to better predict and manage wildfires.

Newswise: Robots Without Borders: Finding new ways to treat Ebola
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Released: 4-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
Robots Without Borders: Finding new ways to treat Ebola
Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Aid workers put their lives on the line to treat patients with Ebola. Can robots help make their jobs a little easier and allow more people to survive the disease? Bill Smart, professor of robotics at Oregon State University, is exploring how robots may be most useful during disease outbreaks.

Newswise: Sticky and slippery science for biomedical applications
Released: 25-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
Sticky and slippery science for biomedical applications
Oregon State University, College of Engineering

What makes a frog’s tongue sticky, or a snake’s skin slippery? Joe Baio, assistant professor of bioengineering at Oregon State University, looks to nature for substances that could provide clues to developing new biomedical adhesives and anti-fouling surfaces.

Newswise: Safer Solutions for the National Truck Parking Crisis
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Released: 18-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
Safer Solutions for the National Truck Parking Crisis
Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Ever wonder why so many truckers park their rigs on highway off-ramps, in retail store parking lots, and at other odd locations? It’s not their first (or safest) choice, but sometimes it’s their only choice. Research by Sal Hernandez reveals that the national truck parking shortage takes an enormous toll on people and commerce.

Newswise: Making a medical isotope used by millions (Podcast)
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Released: 11-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
Making a medical isotope used by millions (Podcast)
Oregon State University, College of Engineering

How can we support nuclear medicine efforts that help more than 40,000 people in the U.S. everyday? Researchers at the Oregon State University College of Engineering have developed a way to produce the much-needed radioisotope technetium-99m using small research reactors like the one here at the university.

Newswise: Defense Against the Dark Arts
Released: 4-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
Defense Against the Dark Arts
Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Oregon State University's College of Engineering has been developing educational opportunities to establish the university as a leader in educating cybersecurity students at every level.


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