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Virtual reality technology developed at WSU enables virtual Olympics participation

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Poster to view the Olympic games via virtual reality at WSUPULLMAN, Wash. – Can’t swing a plane ticket to PyeongChang on short notice? You might still be able to participate in the 2018 Olympics, virtually anyway. Immersive VR technology developed at WSU, and being used at this year’s winter Olympics, is set for a series of public demonstrations on the Pullman campus. » More …

Library showcases photos of Guide Dogs for the Blind

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Amanda Amore and puppyPULLMAN, Wash. – Third-year Washington State University veterinary student Amanda Amore knows firsthand how important her puppy-raising work with the national organization Guide Dogs for the Blind is. » More …

Weathercatch: Two regions, same latitude, different climates

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

Weathercatch Photo LogoWho needs a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day when Mother Nature gave us a gift of mild winter?  Until this week’s temperature dip and predicted snowfall beginning tonight, we enjoyed a long stretch of unseasonably warm days. » More …

Agreements provide collaboration opportunities with EU universities

Austria’s Graz University of Technology UniversityPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University recently signed agreements to pursue the establishment of transatlantic collaborations with two leading universities in Austria and Germany on research programs and student exchanges. » More …

WSU Tri-Cities, WRPS partner to develop technology, protect Hanford workers

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

WSU Tri-Cities concrete research teamRICHLAND, Wash. – Two teams at Washington State University Tri-Cities are partnering with Washington River Protection Solutions to develop tools and methods to improve worker safety and safely immobilize solid secondary wastes. » More …

Sodium battery research could provide cheap, effective lithium alternative

By Mary Catherine Frantz, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Nano Research journal coverPULLMAN, Wash. – Sodium-ion batteries might soon provide a less expensive, viable alternative to lithium-ion batteries thanks to research developed at Washington State University. » More …

WSU researchers build -300ºF alien ocean to test NASA outer space submarine

ººBy Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

NASA logoPULLMAN, Wash. –  Engineers know how to design submarines on Earth, but building one gets a lot trickier when the temperature drops to -300 Fahrenheit and the ocean is made of methane and ethane.  » More …