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.
Kepler spacecraft gives astronomers a look inside red giant stars
NASA's Kepler Mission is giving astronomers such a clear view of changes in star brightness that they can now see clues about what's happening inside red giant stars.
Iowa State physicists excited about Higgs studies, look forward to new physics
Ten Iowa State University physicists have their names on a new paper describing how the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider has observed a new particle in the search for the Higgs boson.
Researchers fabricate more efficient polymer solar cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory have developed a process capable of producing a thin and uniform light-absorbing layer on textured substrates that improves the efficiency of ...
Engineers to simulate and model tornado winds and their effects on buildings
The Iowa State University Tornado Simulator kicked up a thick and slowly spinning funnel cloud over a model of a small town, overwhelming the miniature streets, buildings and homes.
Researchers find sediment deposits increasing in Iowa lakes despite conservation efforts
(Phys.org)—A new study conducted by researchers at Iowa State University shows that the growth of sediment deposits at the bottom of Iowa's natural lakes is accelerating despite widespread soil conservation efforts.
Researchers find three unique cell-to-cell bonds
(Phys.org)—The human body has more than a trillion cells, most of them connected, cell to neighboring cells.
Research improves understanding of how plants protect themselves from adverse environmental conditions
(Phys.org) —Research at Iowa State University has shed new light on the genetic mechanisms that allow plants to protect themselves from environmental stress.
Study proves conclusively that violent video game play makes more aggressive kids
Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of Psychology Craig Anderson has made much of his life's work studying how violent video game play affects youth behavior. And he says a new study he led, analyzing 130 research ...
Researchers double down on heat to break up cellulose, produce fuels and power
Nicholas Creager recently pointed to the nuts and bolts of one of Iowa State University's latest biofuel machines.
Flaxseed lowers cholesterol in men
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study from Iowa State University's Nutrition and Wellness Research Center (NWRC) may give men a way to combat high cholesterol without drugs -- if they don't mind sprinkling some flaxseed into their ...