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.
Scientist developing materials, electronics that dissolve when triggered
A medical device, once its job is done, could harmlessly melt away inside a person's body. Or, a military device could collect and send its data and then dissolve away, leaving no trace of an intelligence mission. Or, an ...
Researchers are piecing together causes of decline in honey bees
Last spring, when Mary Harris started looking for particular pesticides in the pollen carried by honey bees in northwest Iowa, she didn't find any. But that changed the week tractors hit the fields to plant crops.
Scientist calculates economic impact of gas tax increase for Iowans
No one wants to pay more at the pump, but a possible increase in the state gas tax may not cost as much as some Iowans think. Dave Swenson, an associate scientist in economics at Iowa State University, calculated the average ...
New insight into links among nitrogen, herbivores and plant biodiversity
A highly collaborative approach to gathering data spearheaded by Iowa State University faculty and students has revealed new insight into plant biodiversity and netted publication in a top scientific journal.
Engineer builds instrument to study effects of genes, environment on plant traits
Let's say plant scientists want to develop new lines of corn that will better tolerate long stretches of hot, dry weather.
Spider silk conducts heat as well as metals, study finds
Xinwei Wang had a hunch that spider webs were worth a much closer look.
How parents can help their children succeed and stay in school
(Phys.org) —Students are back in school and now is the time for parents to develop routines to help their children succeed academically. Kimberly Greder, an associate professor and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach ...
GeoFabLab prints 3-D rocks and fossils, advances geoscience research, education
Franek Hasiuk grabbed a little red ball and said it's not every day you pick up Mars.
Engineers develop real-time, 3-D teleconferencing technology (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Nik Karpinsky quickly tapped out a few computer commands until Zeus, in all his bearded and statuesque glory, appeared in the middle of a holographic glass panel mounted to an office desk.
Chemists find binding site of protein that allows plant growth
Using a new and super-sensitive instrument, researchers have discovered where a protein binds to plant cell walls, a process that loosens the cell walls and makes it possible for plants to grow.