A new, cutting‑edge microscope, capable of showing details of objects 1/10,000th of the width of a human hair, is nearly ready for users at WSU’s Franceschi Microscopy and Imaging Center.
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 Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
SEATTLE – From robots that pick apples to drones that scout pests over cherry orchards, technology is changing agriculture. Advances like these, and many more, will be shared at an upcoming international conference organized by Washington State University scientists.
By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
LYNDEN, Wash. – Anaerobic digestion and nutrient recovery technologies will be discussed at the free Washington State University Anaerobic Digestion Systems Field Day on Thursday, June 9, on two Whatcom County farms near Lynden, Wash.
PROSSER, Wash. – Agricultural automation, robotics, precision agriculture technologies and associated economics research will be showcased at the free Agricultural Technology Day open house noon-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Washington State University’s new Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems (CPAAS) facility on Bunn Road in Prosser.
By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities
PROSSER, Wash. – Washington State University is partnering with Digital Harvest Corp. to test an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that could provide a safer, less expensive means to blow rainwater off cherry orchards to avoid fruit losses.
By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities
RICHLAND, Wash. – Between 15-18 billion apples are harvested every year in Washington state for fresh market consumption, but often farmers can’t find enough people to pick the fruit.