Kansas State University, (K-State) was founded in 1863. K-State has 60 academic departments in nine colleges. K-State has a student body of 23,500 in the undergraduate and graduate programs. K-State is noted for its Physics Department and the James R. MacDonald Laboratory for research in atomic, molecular and optical physics. Also, notable research institutes include, The Natural Gas Machinery Lab, TRIGA Mark II Nuclear Research Facility and S.M.A.R.T. Laboratory.
Radioactive decay is key ingredient behind Earth's heat
Nearly half of the Earth's heat comes from the radioactive decay of materials inside, according to a large international research collaboration that includes a Kansas State University physicist.
From protein to planes and pigskin
Scientists may soon be able to make pest insects buzz off for good or even turn them into models for new technologies, all thanks to a tiny finding with enormous potential.
1918 flu resulted in current lineage of H1N1 swine influenza viruses, study says
In 1918 a human influenza virus known as the Spanish flu spread through the central United States while a swine respiratory disease occurred concurrently. A Kansas State University researcher has found that the virus causing ...
Study finds climate change to shrink bison, profit
As temperatures go up, bison get smaller. Joseph Craine, research assistant professor in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University, examined how climate change during the next 50 years will affect grazing animals ...
Geologists find ponds not the cause of arsenic poisoning in India's groundwater
The source of arsenic in India's groundwater continues to elude scientists more than a decade after the toxin was discovered in the water supply of the Bengal delta in India. But a recent study with a Kansas State University ...
Long may it wave: As America changed, so did the fabric of its flag, expert says
(Phys.org) —The American flag is a common sight across the country on the Fourth of July, and a Kansas State University textiles expert said just as our country has evolved since 1776, so has Old Glory.
Use of vocal fry may damage professional image of young employees
The use of one vocal habit could put some college students at a disadvantage when it comes to presenting a professional image, according to experts at Kansas State University.
Brown recluse spiders active from March through October
'Tis the season – for creepy, crawly things that seemingly come from nowhere. And one to watch for is the brown recluse spider.
Drought, river fragmentation forcing endangered fish out of water, biologist finds
(Phys.org) —A Kansas State University researcher is discovering that the North American drought has caused dramatic changes in native fish communities.
Buddhism in second life: Anthropologist studies spirituality in virtual reality
A Kansas State University researcher is studying how religion—particularly Buddhism—fits into new forms of virtual reality.