Stories tagged: research
Sun., July 29, 2018, 11 a.m.
Tony Lee, who had been SEL’s chief manufacturing officer, is now chief research and development officer, according to a news release from SEL.
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 11:59 a.m.
Tropical lizards have a stick-to-itiveness in high wind that puts TV weather reporters to shame. Now we know why, thanks in part to a high-powered leaf blower.
Tue., July 10, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
What if you could compose music to understand how salmon migrate through rivers? A team of researchers from the University of Idaho and Eastern Washington University have found a way …
Sun., July 1, 2018, 12:38 p.m.
The question of where Mid-Columbia monarch butterflies migrate in the West isn’t a question anymore, thanks to a Prosser researcher.
Sun., June 24, 2018, 6 a.m.
One of the most promising advancements in pulse research is the development of autumn-sown peas, which are planted before the year’s first snowfall and can produce drastically greater yields than …
Sun., June 24, 2018, 6 a.m.
Pulses such as peas, lentils and chickpeas are a staple of the Indian diet, found in flavorful dishes such as daal and chana masala. “Traditionally, India was our largest overseas …
UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 8:26 p.m.
Bathing in their own secretions: Lime-green spittlebugs are popular on the Palouse this time of year
Tiny lime-green insects with red eyes, called spittlebugs, or “frog hoppers,” are all over the Palouse this spring, relaxing on plants in their own bubble secretions.
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 11:49 a.m.
Based on research by WSU and UI, amount of magma under the Yellowstone caldera may be as much as double as what scientists previously thought.
Mon., June 11, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $750,000 grant to University of Idaho researcher studying biofuels.
Mon., June 4, 2018, 2:58 p.m.
Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies: …
Sun., June 3, 2018, 1:05 p.m.
Mackenzie Andrews, who is about to graduate from the University of Washington, began a quest to understand her father and why her family fell apart after his arrest.
UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Mount Baker and the surrounding North Cascades are known for their white-capped peaks and blue-toned glaciers, but there’s a lesser-known hue also found in the high-elevation snow. Algae can cast …
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Researchers using digital technology deciphered the writing on two pages of Anne Frank’s diary that she had covered over with brown masking paper, discovering four risque jokes and a candid …
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
A leading wolf researcher has agreed to leave Washington State University at the end of the spring term in return for $300,000 to settle a suit he brought over infringement …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 5:19 p.m.
Italian researchers on Thursday unveiled a new robotic hand they say allows users to grip objects more naturally and featuring a design that will lower the price significantly.
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Uber Technologies announced a partnership to study urban manned aircraft in conjunction with the U.S. space agency NASA, following a partnership last year that focused on unmanned drones. As part …
UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 9:22 p.m.
People with even a single concussion are more likely to develop dementia than people with no history of brain injuries, according to a University of Washington study
Fri., April 6, 2018, 5 a.m.
Fish research at Washington State University could lead to advances for human health by increasing the knowledge of some developmental disorders that cause facial deformities.
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:19 p.m.
Students at Washington State University will take part in research on nuclear science and technology, power grids and utilizing bioproduct waste in a partnership between WSU and Pacific Northwest National …
Tue., March 27, 2018, 3:13 p.m.
Scientists now have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are – as some parents have long suspected – a haven for nasty bugs.
UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
After spending 10 years in Thailand as a child, Jon Oatley, director of the Center for Reproductive Biology at Washington State University, developed a passion for ending food insecurity around …
Sun., March 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
Because of the long days and climate required to grow spinach seeds, a small slice of western Washington and Oregon is the only part of the United States well-suited to …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 6:09 p.m.
In intriguing research, a team of scientists may have discovered the earliest age at which a person can reason logically: 12 months.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 10:52 a.m.
New Age liberals may have been unfairly blamed for the current wave of anti-vaccine sentiment, according to a new study from the University of Idaho.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 8:52 p.m.
Fundraising in the next few months will be vital to constructing a world class dairy-centric research and teaching facility in southern Idaho.
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
One of the earliest and most potent forces dividing the haves and have-nots may have pretty humble roots: the agricultural beast of burden.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
As Chinook salmon populations declined across the Pacific Northwest, scientists suspected the fish lost a great deal of genetic diversity, too. But until recently, the theory hadn’t been tested.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017
Using thermal images, University of Utah researchers compared the hands of men and women, and found that women’s hands typically run 2.8 degrees Fahrenheit colder than men’s.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Samsung is bringing together South Carolina’s two biggest universities – and sports rivals – to partner with the South Korean electronics company for research into home appliances.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
University of Minnesota researchers have created new technology aimed at making it easier to detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.