The Washington University in St. Louis (WUST) was founded in 1853 in St. Louis, Missouri. WUST is a private non-sectarian university with undergraduate and graduate schools, a medical school and institutes. WUST has 22 Nobel Laureates affiliated with the university throughout its history. The student body is approximately 13,000 students. WUST has a $4 to $5 billion endowment and has a very high rating for research. The medical school is ranked 3rd in the nation and overall the entire university is ranked in the top 50 of all private universities world-wide. The Graduate School of Design and Architecture is rated in the top five in comparable schools world-wide.
Engineering professor working to help bridges withstand natural disaster
(Phys.org) —Structural control systems have the potential to help our civil infrastructure, such as bridges, roads and buildings, withstand natural disasters such as earthquakes or storms. However, traditional ...
Grains of sand from ancient supernova found in meteorites
(Phys.org) —It's a bit like learning the secrets of the family that lived in your house in the 1800s by examining dust particles they left behind in cracks in the floorboards.
Mapping lava tubes in the Galapagos
(Phys.org) —Yearly expeditions to explore the lava tubes on the famed archipelago will culminate in an international symposium to be held there next year.
A meteorite mystery: Could this stone be the first meteorite from Mercury ever found?
(Phys.org) —Could this stone be the first meteorite from Mercury ever found? WUSTL's meteorite expert sifts the evidence.
The dangers of surveillance: It's bad, but why?
(Phys.org) —Surveillance is everywhere, from street corner cameras to the subject of books and movies. "We talk a lot about why surveillance is bad, but we don't really know why," says Neil Richards, JD, privacy law expert ...
The secret lives of the wild asses of the Negev
(Phys.org) —As a critically endangered population makes a comeback, scientists are keeping a discreet eye on it with the help of GPS and dung.
Skulls of early humans carry telltale signs of inbreeding, study says
Buried for 100,000 years at Xujiayao in the Nihewan Basin of northern China, the recovered skull pieces of an early human exhibit a now-rare congenital deformation that indicates inbreeding might well have ...
When it rains these days, does it pour? Has the weather become stormier as the climate warms?
There's little doubt—among scientists at any rate—that the climate has warmed since people began to release massive amounts greenhouse gases to the atmosphere during the Industrial Revolution.
Walking in the footsteps of 19th and 20th century naturalists
Are plant-pollinator networks holding together as the insects and plants in the network are jostled by climate change and habitat loss?
New device better traps viruses, airborne pathogens
(Phys.org)—Washington University engineering researchers have created a new type of air-cleaning technology that could better protect human lungs from allergens, airborne viruses and ultrafine particles ...
Watching molecules grow into microtubes
Sometimes the best discoveries come by accident. A team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, headed by Srikanth Singamaneni, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering & materials science, unexpectedly ...
Conflict of interest rules must extend to government contractors, says ethics expert
The American Bar Association's House of Delegates recently adopted a resolution recommending that the federal government expand its protections against conflicts of interest among government contractors. The resolution was ...
Deja vu all over again? Human genome project has lessons to learn, suggests anthropologist
Why is the world so full of "morons" and "degenerates" and what, if anything, can be done to fix them?
Super-TIGER lying low for the Southern Hemisphere winter
(Phys.org)—Late Friday, Feb. 2, an overcast day in St. Louis, the twitter feed for the Super-TIGER cosmic ray experiment burst into life, as the Super-TIGER team received word that NASA's Columbia Scientif ...
Archaic Native Americans built massive Louisiana mound in fewer than 90 days, research confirms
(Phys.org)—Nominated early this year for recognition on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which includes such famous cultural sites as the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu and Stonehenge, the earthen works at Poverty ...