Pollinator populations are decreasing, and WSU scientists are investigating robotic pollination as a more stable and efficient alternative.
Experts from WSU, Microsoft FarmBeats, ASI Robots and others will share updates on cutting-edge agricultural advances from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, in Prosser, Washington.
Aerial drones could eventually help Washington farmers recoup some of the $80 million a year in crop damage caused by birds.
WSU scientists were recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers for their research exploring how machines can quickly shake apples out of trees, then safely catch and harvest them.
Mathew Hunt interned with the National Institute for Standards and Technology, where he explored the effects of cryogenic temperatures on high‑entropy alloys.
WSU and Australia’s University of Technology Sydney have partnered to speed robotic advancements that help farmers grow food with fewer resources.
John McCloy has received the Richard M. Fulrath Award from the American Ceramic Society.
ººBy Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
PULLMAN, 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.
By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer
PULLMAN, Wash. – Almost every calorie that we eat at one time went through the veins of a plant. If a plant’s circulatory system could be rejiggered to make more nutrients available – through bigger seeds or sweeter tomatoes – the world’s farmers could feed more people.