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.
Scientists shut down reproductive ability, desire in pest insects
Kansas State University entomologists have helped identify a neuropeptide named natalisin that regulates the sexual activity and reproductive ability of insects.
Red cedar tree study shows that Clean Air Act is reducing pollution, improving forests
A collaborative project involving a Kansas State University ecologist has shown that the Clean Air Act has helped forest systems recover from decades of sulfur pollution and acid rain.
Study forecasts future water levels of crucial agricultural aquifer
If current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas will be depleted in 50 years. But immediately reducing water use could extend the aquifer's lifetime and increase ...
Taking a short smartphone break improves employee well-being, research finds
Want to be more productive and happier during the workday? Try taking a short break to text a friend, play "Angry Birds" or check Facebook on your smartphone, according to Kansas State University research.
El Niño expected to benefit US agriculture
(Phys.org) —A Kansas State University senior agricultural economist says there's a 70 percent chance an El Niño will arrive this fall—and that's good news for the United States.
Study finds benefits to burning Flint Hills prairie in fall and winter
Kansas State University researchers have completed a 20-year study that looks at the consequences of burning Flint Hills prairie at different times of the year. It finds that burning outside of the current late spring time ...
Veterinary pharmacologist warns that eggs from backyard chickens pose potential consumption problems
Whether raising chickens in your backyard as pets or as a source of fresh eggs, a Kansas State University pharmacologist says what you don't know about your chickens could hurt you or others.
Engineers design systems to help children with special needs
A group of Kansas State University engineers and students have developed technology to improve the health and quality of life for children with severe developmental disabilities.
Resistance gene found against Ug99 wheat stem rust pathogen
The world's food supply got a little more plentiful thanks to a scientific breakthrough. Eduard Akhunov, associate professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University, and his colleague, Jorge Dubcovsky from the University ...
Research project looks at how de-roling may help actors shed intense roles
Actors and actresses have learned many methods of becoming their characters, but how do they leave their character—or de-role—when the role is over?