Iowa State University (IA) was founded in 1858 in Ames, Iowa. Today, IA has a student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and professional students in Veterinary Medicine. IA is noted for its engineering, science and mechanical engineering. IA is a land grant and space grant university with a number of astronauts and scientists as alumnae. IA manages the Ames Laboratory for the Department of Energy.
Stellar astronomers answer question posed by citizen scientists: 'What are yellowballs?'
Some four years ago, a citizen scientist helping the Milky Way Project study Spitzer Space Telescope images for the tell-tale bubble patterns of star formation noticed something else.
Agronomist weighs environmental impacts of corn residue removal
Farmers who are considering selling corn residue from their fields to produce cellulosic ethanol first should weigh a range of site-specific factors to their operations, according to new research from an Iowa State University ...
Study says Facebook not to blame for negative impact on grades
It may not come as a surprise that the more time college students, particularly freshmen, spend on Facebook, the more their grades suffer. In his latest study, Reynol Junco, an associate professor of education at Iowa State ...
Marriage more likely to end in divorce when wives get sick, study finds
Countless couples have recited the words, 'in sickness and in health' on their wedding day with the intention of honoring those vows. But as it turns out, that may be easier said than done.
Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds
As a glacier's sliding speed increases, the bed beneath the glacier can grow slipperier, according to laboratory experiments conducted by Iowa State University glaciologists.
Detecting deception online is not so easy, says professor
The sheer number of phishing scams that bombard our inboxes is an indication of the success scammers have in deceiving people through electronic communication. It is such a prevalent problem that some businesses are now taking ...
Live attenuated influenza vaccines may have advantages for use in swine
Recently published veterinary research at Iowa State University shows that influenza vaccines administered in the upper respiratory system of pigs are more effective in some key respects than standard vaccine injections.
Economist finds consumers willing to spend more for biotech potato products
New research from an Iowa State University economist found consumers were willing to spend more for genetically modified potato products with reduced levels of a chemical compound linked to cancer.
Egg production study explores environmental impact of industry
Iowa State University researchers played a key role in a recently completed comprehensive study of egg production systems that details the tradeoffs producers may face among considerations such as animal health, efficiency ...
Astronomers see misaligned planets in distant system
Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, an international team of astronomers has discovered a distant planetary system featuring multiple planets orbiting at a severe tilt to their host star.