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Behind-the-scenes academic support gives students a boost during atypical semester

Beyond the logistical issues of migrating more than 6,000 courses online for the remainder of the spring semester, Iowa State University has also responded with academic support for students navigating this new learning environment.
8-Apr-2020 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Engineer uses metal-oxide nanomaterials deposited on cloth to wipe out microbes

Sonal Padalkar, an Iowa State mechanical engineer, is studying how metal-oxide nanomaterials can be deposited on cloth and paper for use as an antimicrobial agent.
7-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Glaciologists’ experiments lead to slip law for better forecasts of glacier speed, sea-level rise

Backed by a decade of experiments that simulate the huge forces involved in glacier sliding, glaciologists have written a "slip law" that can be used in computer models of glacier movement and sea-level rise.
2-Apr-2020 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Iowa State students 3D-printing face shields for Iowa hospitals

Hospitals are in desperate need of personal protective equipment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An Iowa State University team, in partnership with Alliant Energy, has found a way to help by manufacturing and distributing face shields to Iowa...
1-Apr-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Solving a 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing, part two:

Two Iowa State engineers, who announced the solution to a 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing last fall, have followed up with more research results. The engineers say their new algorithm is more useful and just as fast as the one previously...
25-Mar-2020 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Iowa State faculty get creative as courses move online for remainder of spring semester

Iowa State faculty are getting creative and innovative as they have shifted their coursework online for the remainder of the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Calculus is now coming through YouTube videos and demonstrations. A 3D printer...
25-Mar-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New test measures corn nitrogen needs with greater accuracy

A recently published study analyzed a combination of soil tests to gauge corn nitrogen needs more accurately than the standard chemical tests that have been in use for roughly 50 years. The research could result in economic benefits to farmers and...
9-Mar-2020 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Geologists determine early Earth was a ‘water world’ by studying exposed ocean crust

Geologists studied exposed, 3.2-billion-year-old ocean crust in Australia and used that rock data to build a quantitative, inverse model of ancient seawater. The model indicates the early Earth could have been a "water world" with submerged...
2-Mar-2020 11:50 AM EST Add to Favorites


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Some good news: Livestock and poultry appear to be safe from COVID-19

19-Mar-2020 4:20 PM EDT

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Will delay in results put an end to Iowa caucuses?

4-Feb-2020 5:05 PM EST

Outcomes published following Iowa State workshop discussing land use, infrastructure issues within Mississippi River watershed

A new network of researchers and community officials is working to find solutions to some of the biggest challenges within the Mississippi River watershed.
30-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST

No major breakthroughs in Democratic field

21-Jan-2020 6:45 PM EST

Iowa's caucus history

21-Jan-2020 5:20 PM EST

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Cultural heritage expert available to discuss threats against Iranian cultural sites

7-Jan-2020 1:15 PM EST

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Maturity Becomes a Concern as Corn Harvest Approaches

Iowans may notice combines harvesting corn deep into November due to the late start to planting last spring, according to Iowa State University agronomists. Much of the Iowa corn crop remains weeks behind schedule, and farmers will be paying close...
29-Aug-2019 3:30 PM EDT

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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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