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Science & Technology
A sample crystal of cadmium telluride material
Researchers advance solar material production
January 27, 2020

A WSU team has developed a more efficient, safer, and cost-effective way to produce cadmium telluride material for solar cells or other applications, a discovery that could advance the solar industry and make it more competitive.

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Campus and Community

PNNL chemists Sue Clark (left) and Amanda Lines (right) evaluate a laser-based on-line monitoring system for radionuclides in the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory.
WSU nuclear chemist honored with Seaborg Award
January 27, 2020

Sue Brannon Clark, a Battelle fellow at PNNL and regents professor at WSU, is the 2020 recipient of the Glenn T. Seaborg Award for Nuclear Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.

Closeup of Patrick Coleman.
Writer to conduct literary readings, lead public workshop
January 23, 2020

Award-winning novelist and poet Patrick Coleman will visit Pullman from Feb. 4–6 as a guest of the WSU Visiting Writer series. Coleman also is an artist and curator who serves as assistant director of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego.

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Science & Technology

High-voltage power lines at sunset
Clock is ticking on tackling threat to power grid
January 22, 2020

WSU scientists modeled the threat posed by “smart devices” and “smart homes” to the nation’s power grid. They presented their work recently at the 2019 Northwest Cybersecurity Symposium.

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IQ test for artificial intelligence systems
December 12, 2019

WSU researchers are creating the first-ever “IQ test” for artificial intelligence systems that would score how well they learn and adapt to new, unknown environments.

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Food & Agriculture

Anirban Roy in the laboratory
Disabling viruses with CRISPR scissors
January 23, 2020

In a scientific first, WSU researchers delivered a one-two punch to knock out viruses that affect many food, feed, and fiber crops, using precise, targeted editing of viral genes.

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Health & Medicine

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Intermittent fasting is more than a fad
January 23, 2020

Unlike some other popular diets, there’s a growing collection of scientific evidence behind intermittent fasting, especially in relation to diabetes and the collection of conditions known as metabolic syndrome. 

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Molecular Plant Sciences Seminar (MPS 515)
January 27, 2020

Robert Brueggeman, Associate Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, presents “Barley genome reorganization baits an immunity receptor to trap stem rust.”

Benefits and retirement overview seminar
January 27, 2020

Human Resource Services – Benefits and TIAA will be providing an overview of the benefits and retirement savings options available through WSU.

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