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.
The power of flowers: Research sprouts a closer look at sunflower genetics
A Kansas State University researcher's plant genetic work is rooted in the sunflower state.
Bugs and paperwork: How unlocking the genetic secret of insects could improve human health and welfare
It's difficult to find much unused table space in Michael Kanost's office. The university distinguished professor and head of the department of biochemistry has nearly all of it claimed by stacks of folders and papers containing ...
Economists suggest gold investments are risky
As the price of gold continues to rise and public uncertainty of the economy increases at a similar pace, many investors are turning to a traditional fail-safe: gold. However, it's a growing bubble that may be ready to burst, ...
Changes in weather patterns creating more severe storms
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Kansas State University climate expert attributes the increase in the number and severity of tornadoes and severe storms in 2011 to a change in weather patterns.
Computer modeling shows strategies to rein in epidemics need to be retooled for rural populations
An infectious disease striking a large city may seem like a disastrous scenario -- millions of people sharing apartment buildings, crammed on buses and trains and brushing past one another on crowded sidewalks.
Research looks at how a box office success can translate internationally
Hollywood will have the box office heating up this summer with dozens of blockbuster films. But whether a movie is a worldwide box office bomb or a box office bonanza has a lot to do with the culture and release strategy ...
Youths are most influenced by negative family members and by positive adults outside the family
While children look up to and aspire to be like a positive family member or peer, they are more likely to imitate traits of other role models -- including negative role models, which can lead to behavioral problems, according ...
Bison on Konza Prairie fuel experiments to restore prairie ecosystem
The presence of bison at Konza Prairie Biological Station may seem iconic, a tribute to America's past when such herds roamed the range.
Cost of eating going up because of supply, demand
Food prices are high worldwide and many factors are causing the increase, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.
Geographer says, expect weather severity to increase
(PhysOrg.com) -- Natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes and floods occur every year, but are they getting worse?