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.
Professor identifies oldest and youngest stag-moose in North America
Matthew Hill has identified countless bones found by farmers, fishermen, rock hounds and heavy equipment operators. Most of the remains turn out to be deer, bison, horse or cow bones, or simply odd looking rocks. But some ...
Creating accountable anonymity online
The World Wide Web is, in many ways, still the Wild West. Though a large portion of internet traffic is monitored and traceable, systems like the Tor Project allow users to post and share anything anonymously. Anonymous systems ...
Researchers invent new tool to study single biological molecules
(Phys.org) -- By blending optical and atomic force microscope technologies, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have found a way to complete 3-D measurements of single biological molecules with unprecedented ...
Newly modified nanoparticle opens window on future gene editing technologies
The scientific and technological literature is abuzz with nanotechnology and its manufacturing and medical applications. But it is in an area with a less glitzy auraplant scienceswhere nanotechnology advancements ...
Chemists study mutated plants that may be better for biofuels
Genetic mutations to cellulose in plants could improve the conversion of cellulosic biomass into biofuels, according to a research team that included two Iowa State University chemists.
Smart bridges: Engineers load new bridge with damage-detection gauges
The new bridge over the Iowa River near downtown Iowa Falls is a major upgrade over the 1928 concrete arch structure it replaced last fall, once the longest arch span bridge in the state.
What corporations can learn from Microsoft
A failure to recognize and adapt to changes in mobile computing is what ultimately led to the most recent change at the top of Microsoft. But the blame should not fall solely on the shoulders of CEO Steve Ballmer, who recently ...
Energy efficiency experts are helping farmers save money
Iowa farmers can save a chunk of change simply by making sure their tractors are in the right gear, according to personnel at Iowa State University working to make agricultural operations run more efficiently.
Scientists genetically increase algae biomass by more than 50 percent
Research at Iowa State University has led to discovery of a genetic method that can increase biomass in algae by 50 to 80 percent.
Census data analysis shows majority of Iowa communities are shrinking
Jobs continue to be a driving factor of population growth and shifts in Iowa, which explains the ongoing decline in many small towns. An analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data found more than 60 percent of cities lost population ...