Iowa State University

'The robots are coming'

Alexander Stoytchev and his three graduate students recently presented one of their robot's long and shiny arms to a visitor. Here, they said, swing it around.

Jan 29, 2009
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Astrophysicists map the Milky Way's 4 spiral arms

Iowa State University's Martin Pohl is part of a research team that has developed the first complete map of the Milky Way galaxy's spiral arms. The map shows the inner part of the Milky Way has two prominent, symmetric spiral ...

Jan 05, 2009
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Keeping canines healthy -- canine teeth, that is

(PhysOrg.com) -- "Dental disease is a serious problem in pets," said Dr. Brenda Mulherin, community practice veterinarian at the Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center. "Signs of dental abnormalities ...

Dec 19, 2008
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Chemists look for cleaner, cheaper rocket fuel

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mark Gordon recently held up a small vial containing three liquids layered one on top of another. That middle layer, the brownish one, is an ionic liquid, Gordon explained.

Dec 02, 2008
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Physicists testing Nobel-winning theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- Soeren Prell and a team of Iowa State University researchers are part of an international research team testing a theory that led to a share of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics for Japanese researchers Makoto ...

Nov 13, 2008
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