Students showcase research, projects at symposium

Students present their boards and research in a gallery at the Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 14 in the Memorial Union. (Photo by Emily Matson) Iowa State’s ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression Symposium took place Tuesday in the Pioneer Room of the Memorial Union. The symposium included 49 majors, 145 students and 113 presentations […]

Karl Gschneidner, Mr. Rare Earth, celebrates 85th birthday with colloquium

Written by U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, Public Affairs While scientists often talk about their life’s work, few lives have been fuller than that of Ames Laboratory’s Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr. who’s being honored for over six decades of research in the rare-earth metals with a colloquium on his 85th birthday, Monday, Nov. 16. Gschneidner […]

Wolfpack Nation: Allan Taylor is Delawares mad scientist

Allan Taylor is a mad scientist — and his kids made him that way. Taylor, 53, who earned his doctorate at NC State in environmental soil and water science in 1995, is executive director of Mad Science of Delaware Valley, a program for youngsters in kindergarten through sixth grade. Mad Science offers interactive workshops, after-school […]

Architecture for atomically precise quantum computer in silicon

Australian researchers have figured out a way to deal with errors in quantum computers. Credit: UNSW Australia All applications of nanotechnology will eventually benefit from the movement of current methods of nanofabrication toward atomic precision, eventually producing a general purpose method for high throughput atomically precise manufacturing. But perhaps the first and most important application […]

Discovery of mechanism that halts solar eruptions before they leave the Sun

This solar flare imaged by the SDO satellite occurred at the peak of the solar cycle 24—27 October 2014 with no observed eruptions. PPPL researchers say this is a promising candidate for studying the effect of guide magnetic fields. Image credit: NASA / GSFC / SDO. Among the most feared events in space physics are […]

Prostate Cancer Discovery May Make It Easier to Kill Cancer Cells

A newly discovered connection between two common prostate cancer treatments may soon make prostate cancer cells easier to destroy. Drugs that could capitalize on the discovery are already in the pipeline, and a clinical trial to test whether the finding could improve treatments for prostate cancer patients could be only a few years away. Cancer […]

Asteroid to Make a Close Encounter

Radar images are improving as this video of 1998 WT24 shows.  Only 400 meters across and 4.3 million km / 2.7 million miles away, this is great resolution. We have a VERY close encounter coming up today.  At 12:07 today Asteroid 2105 YB is going to pass just 0.2 LD from the Earth.  Thats only […]

U.S. and WTO Partners Announce Final Agreement on Landmark Expansion of Information Technology Agreement (ITA)

A major win for the World Trade Organization, producers of technology products, and consumers around the world United States Trade RepresentativeWashington, D.C.December 16, 2015   Nairobi, Kenya – The United States and over 50 developed and developing country partners at the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced today a landmark expansion of the Information Technology Agreement […]