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.
New research looks at pathogenic attacks on host plants
Two Kansas State University researchers focusing on rice genetics are providing a better understanding of how pathogens take over a plant's nutrients.
Study finds renewable energy could power more of electricity-scarce Afghanistan
(Phys.org) -- Afghanistan's growing economy is spurring more industrialization, but a severe energy shortage in the country threatens that progress.
Study finds prioritizing rather than canvassing entire plant genome may lead to improved crops
A new study may help scientists produce better climate-resistant corn and other food production plants by putting a spin on the notion that we are what we eat.
Researchers find gene-silencing nanoparticles may put end to pesky summer pest
Summer just wouldn't be complete without mosquitoes nipping at exposed skin. Or would it? Research conducted by a Kansas State University team may help solve a problem that scientists and pest controllers have been itching ...
The digital student: E-books, tablets and even smartphones becoming classroom staples
(Phys.org) -- The use of technology in the classroom is growing beyond computers to improve student learning, according to a Kansas State University education technology expert.
Study finds link between low oxygen levels in body and cancer-aiding protein
What began as research into how diabetics could possibly preserve their eyesight has led to findings that could prolong the vision of children afflicted with retinoblastoma.
Disaster is just a click away
A Kansas State University computer scientist and psychologist are developing improved security warning messages that prompt users to go with their gut when it comes to making a decision online.
Researchers Using Nanoscale Particles to Battle Cancer
(PhysOrg.com) -- Forget surgery. One team of Kansas State University researchers is exploring nanoparticle-induced hyperthermia in the battle against cancer.
Cybersecurity experts begin investigation on self-adapting computer network that defends itself against hackers
(Phys.org) -- In the online struggle for network security, Kansas State University cybersecurity experts are adding an ally to the security force: the computer network itself.
Accepting the end: Bucket lists, cemeteries show changing attitudes toward death
(Phys.org) -- Bucket lists are more than goals or accomplishments a person wants to achieve before dying. They are also a way for people to discuss death -- even though most of us probably would rather avoid doing so, according ...