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Connecting silos: Unconventional collaboration in agriculture

Iowa State University researchers hope to connect the “silos” of various disciplines by encouraging wide collaboration to address agricultural challenges. The effort is part of the Genomes to Fields Initiative, which began in 2014 to make...
16-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How mosquito immune system fights off malaria parasite

A new study describes the way mosquito immune systems fight malaria parasites using various waves of resistance. The study could lay the groundwork for future research to combat the transmission of malaria, which sickens millions of people across...
10-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Helping Marshalltown recover from tornado through research, outreach

One year after an EF-3 tornado struck Marshalltown, Iowa State students and faculty are conducting research and outreach to help a community still in recovery. They’re using what they’ve learned to create a toolkit that communities can use to...
10-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Iowa State Students Develop Self-Checkout Fraud Detection Model to Win International Data Mining Competition

A team of Iowa State University graduate students brought home the top prize from the 20th annual Data Mining Cup, beating nearly 150 teams from 114 universities in 28 countries. The winners were announced July 3 in Berlin. The students developed a...
8-Jul-2019 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Want to boost creativity? Try playing Minecraft

Video games that foster creative freedom can increase creativity. An Iowa State study compared the effect of playing Minecraft, with or without instruction, to watching a TV show or playing a race car video game. Those playing Minecraft without...
8-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Physicists use light waves to accelerate supercurrents, enable ultrafast quantum computing

Researchers have discovered that terahertz light --light at trillions of cycles per second -- can act as a control knob to accelerate supercurrents. That can help open up the quantum world of matter and energy at atomic and subatomic scales to...
1-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Designing better products for off-grid, backcountry situations

A group of Iowa State University industrial design students recently spent two weeks “off grid” in the American Southwest — an experience that has sparked a slew of ideas for new products the students are now designing for backcountry...
25-Jun-2019 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers studying slow-release fertilizer to feed crops, improve water quality

A research project looking for ways to add value to biochar may have found an unexpected application for the black powder that's a co-product of thermochemically converting biomass to bio-oil. Biochar could be a slow-release fertilizer that feeds...
17-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Four Approaches to Understanding and Moving Beyond Dysfunctional Deliberation

It may feel like we have reached an impasse in the debate over issues such as gun violence, climate change and immigration. To improve the level of discourse, an Iowa State assistant professor of English offers four strategies to work toward...
25-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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Wet Midwestern spring conforms with climate trends outlined in major 2018 assessment

10-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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The long-term impact of tariffs on supply chain, consumers

Businesses are preparing for the long-term impacts of the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. Consumers may not recognize the complexity and level of disruption created to points along the supply chain, but they are paying for it. Cost is...
10-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Engineers Study Failed Levees, Research Potential Solutions

Cassandra Rutherford, an Iowa State geotechnical engineer, has inspected failed levees along Midwestern rivers. And now she's working with other engineers to develop technologies that could improve levee performance.
22-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT

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Women’s History Month: A Time to Celebrate Progress, but Recognize Remaining Challenges

27-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

Diversity is just as important as the number of women running for political office

22-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Midterm election projections, potential fallout

22-Oct-2018 9:05 AM EDT

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Hydration Strategy Key as High School Athletes Begin Practice

The first week of high school sports practices is a particularly vulnerable time for athletes, says an Iowa State University assistant professor of kinesiology. James Lang says being proactive about hydration, rather than reactive, is important to...
8-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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