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Engineers developing atom-thick material for efficient, ultrafast, light-based electronics

Matthew Panthani and his research group are developing new materials that allow semiconductors to emit light. The resulting integrated photonic circuits could make computers, phones and other electronics faster and more energy efficient. The...
24-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Iowa State and private architects team up for 3D-printed installation at public library

An innovative collaboration merges Iowa State University’s research and 3D-printing facilities with a private design firm’s digital tools and vision to create an outdoor seating space to be installed this summer at the new Rudd Public Library....
20-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Iowa State students crisscross tornado alley, chasing storms, sharing data, learning lessons

A new course this spring, "Field Observations of Thunderstorms," took 13 Iowa State students and their three instructors across "Tornado Alley" for eight days. They found storms, collected data and shared information with national forecasters. It...
11-Jun-2024 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists identify gene that could lead to resilient ‘pixie’ corn

A widely found gene in plants has been newly identified as a key transporter of a hormone that influences the size of corn. The discovery offers plant breeders a new tool to develop desirable dwarf varieties that could enhance the crop’s...
28-May-2024 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Exercise benefits the brain but improving its blood vessels may take longer

Results from an Iowa State University pilot study indicate three months of exercise benefits vascular health, but improving brain blood flow may require more time.
14-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers win AI grant to develop tool to help farmers identify pests, protect crops

A team led by Iowa State researchers is one of the first recipients of advanced computing support from the new National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Pilot. The team will use one million "node hours" on a supercomputer to develop large,...
6-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Iowa State researchers identify genes linked to rice resiliency

Researchers at Iowa State University have identified two genes that can help rice defend itself against diseases, including the devastating fungal blast pathogen that regularly causes significant losses of rice production worldwide.
29-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New cybersecurity center to protect grids integrated with renewables, microgrids

The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding researchers a $2.5 million grant to establish a cybersecurity center based at Iowa State University. The center will develop technology to protect power grids from cyberattacks and strengthen the grid...
23-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Iowa State researcher leads emerging field of trauma-informed environmental design

An Iowa State University researcher is an innovator in an emerging field: trauma-informed environmental design, in which designers work to understand their clients deeply and how their life experiences affect how they experience various environments...
29-Mar-2022 3:25 PM EDT

Iowa State’s Schulte Moore named 2021 MacArthur Fellow

Lisa Schulte Moore, a professor of natural resource ecology and management at Iowa State University, has been named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow for her groundbreaking research as a landscape ecologist building more sustainable and resilient agricultural...
28-Sep-2021 12:05 PM EDT

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