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.
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.
Researchers hope new tests will prevent enteric disease in pork industry
Pork products cost about 10 percent more than they did last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and economists expect the prices to continue rising because of diarrhea viruses currently devastating the ...
Climate change could increase thunderstorm severity
This spring may be more like a lion than a lamb.
Computer modeling used to study protein involved with cancer, aging and chronic disease
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new biophysical and biochemical study may lead to better understanding of how structural flexibility controls the interaction of a protein that is closely involved with cancer, aging and other chronic diseases ...
Discovering the bigger picture in chromosomes
By mapping various genomes onto an X-Y axis, a team comprised mostly of Kansas State University researchers has found that Charles Darwin and a fruit fly -- among other organisms -- have a lot in common genetically.