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.
How to avoid post-purchase regret
If you've ever suffered from a bad case of buyer's remorse, there may be a scientific remedy: spend more cognitive effort.
Author says presidential primary debates allow audiences for candidates, can influence election
(PhysOrg.com) -- Primary debate season, an important time in each presidential election, is under way, and a Kansas State University political communication expert says these debates can influence the direction of the election.
Elevated carbon dioxide in atmosphere trims wheat, sorghum moisture needs
Plenty has been written about concerns over elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere, but a Kansas State University researcher has found an upside to the higher CO2 levels. And it's been particularly relevant ...
Research suggests that cigarettes' power may not be in nicotine itself
There may be a very good reason why coffee and cigarettes often seem to go hand in hand. A Kansas State University psychology professor's research suggests that nicotine's power may be in how it enhances other experiences. ...
Sequel syndrome: Follow-ups don't mean moviemakers are lacking in originality, expert says
The names are quite familiar to moviegoers: Harry, Optimus Prime and Edward. Each represents a movie franchise that has seen great success and is poised for a repeat. A record 27 movie sequels have or will be released during ...
Cooperation needed to resolve deficit
The federal government has routinely operated with a budget deficit for many years, but that practice has become a bad habit, according to a Kansas State University public budgeting expert.
Ga ga for goo goo: Research explores the scientific basis for baby fever
We see it in the movies and on television when a character realizes they desperately want to have a child. Often it is connected with a ticking biological clock. Or we may experience it ourselves when we see baby toys and ...
Stopping foreclosure delay will bring housing improvement, study says
As housing prices in the United States continue to drop, a Kansas State University professor says the best way to help the market is to stop delaying foreclosures.
Assumptions can steer physical behavior
(PhysOrg.com) -- Higher expectations can be the prescription for more physical activity.
Kansas' population growth not all positive, sociologist says
Kansas will continue to see an increasingly aging population, rural-area population loss and diversity in highly concentrated areas, according to a Kansas State University population expert.