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Producing Wildflower Seeds, Improving Soil Health

Harvesting seeds from small plots of perennial wildflowers may not only provide producers with a new income source, but also improve soil health and thereby increase the sustainability of agricultural production.
16-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Finding New Uses for Approved Drugs

To treat cancer and other diseases, the Center for Drug, Disease and Delivery will develop new formulations and therapeutic targets for approved drugs.
14-Jul-2021 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Computer Vision May Revolutionize Structural Inspection

Artificial intelligence software that scans and pinpoints cracks and other damages in support columns and other structural components may revolutionize how buildings and bridges are inspected.
1-Jul-2021 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stewart releases new book, 'The Poet and the Architect'

Blending poetry and architecture has become part of life for South Dakota Poet Laureate Christine Stewart—she combines these distinct creative processes in her new book, “The Poet and the Architect.”
9-Jun-2021 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New method of synthesizing ketene acetals

Researchers developed a method of using peroxides to synthesis ketene acetals, which have pharmaceutical applications.
3-Jun-2021 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Modeling dire wildfire circumstances can help save lives

The increasing size and number of wildfires can lead to situations in which emergency managers must simply minimize human casualties--simulating these dire situations can help them adjust plans when there is less time to evacuate.
24-May-2021 5:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Using satellite images to protect national security

The South Dakota State University Image Processing Laboratory is helping intelligence agencies use remote-sensing satellite images to protect national security.
19-May-2021 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New ice core data tracks climate-changing eruptions

An international team of scientists has analyzed chemicals in an ice core from West Antarctica to compile the most accurate chronology of volcanic eruptions during the last 11,000 years produced thus far.
27-Apr-2021 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Training rehabilitation counselors

Counselors who are specially trained to provide adjustment services to people with disability help their clients find gainful employment.
27-Nov-2019 3:40 PM EST

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Maintaining reliability, resilience while integrating renewable energy

Energy generated by solar panels and wind turbines interfaces to the electricity grid using power electronic converters—but how will these converter-based and traditional-based control systems interact to ensure voltage and frequency stability?
20-Nov-2019 1:45 PM EST

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Nurse-researcher to help develop tribal palliative care programs

Delivering palliative care to rural, frontier areas is difficult, but the lack of infrastructure makes developing programs for three Northern Plains Indian tribes even more challenging.
13-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST

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Expanding Role of RNs to Serve Rural Communities

To address the shortage of health-care professionals in rural and underserved areas, nurse-researchers are helping rural clinics more fully utilize registered nurses in primary care and have expanded the South Dakota State University nursing...
26-Jun-2019 4:40 PM EDT

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Ramping Corn Production for E15 Blend Using Precision Agriculture

18-Oct-2018 11:55 AM EDT

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Helping Sunflower Producers Fight Stem Canker

Fungicides can help prevent the lodging and yield loss that stem canker causes, but timing is crucial. A new disease-forecasting model that predicts stem canker risk can help.
23-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST

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Identifying Pathogens That Cause Soybean Stem Canker

Soybean diseases caused by various species of Diaporthe pathogens are on the rise and scientists are identifying the pathogens behind this increase.
2-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EDT

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More Bat Sightings Coincide with Fledglings Leaving Nest

An increased number of bat sightings in the fall coincide with young bat being encouraged to leave the nest and fend for themselves.
25-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT

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