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Prehistoric turkey DNA used to track ancient Pueblo migration

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Pueblo sitePULLMAN, Wash. – In the mid-to-late 1200s, some 30,000 ancestral pueblo farmers left their homes in southwestern Colorado’s Mesa Verde region and never returned. » More …

Computer approaches human skill for first time in brain challenge

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Ji Shuiwang
Shuiwang

PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks — a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry. » More …

WSU researchers receive $2.3M to improve U.S. power grid design

By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Chen Ching Liu WSU Electrical Engineering
Liu

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $2.3 million Department of Energy grant to more efficiently distribute power and better manage outages for the U.S. electric power grid. » More …

WSU scientists help detect gravitational waves for third time

black holeBy Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three billion years ago in a distant galaxy, two massive black holes slammed together, merged into one and sent space–time vibrations, known as gravitational waves, shooting out into the universe. » More …

Alternative to wasteful methane flaring developed by WSU researchers

Bakken methane flareBy Eric Sorensen, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Jean-Sabin McEwen knocks out a Web search for “North Dakota,” “night sky” and “flaring,” and quickly finds a picture from space showing a glowing cluster bigger than Minneapolis. It’s from oil and gas fields burning off methane, producing as much greenhouse gas in a year as 1 million cars. » More …

Long-term cannabis use linked to muted stress response WSU study shows

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Cuttler, McLaughlin
Cuttler, McLaughlin

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new study by Washington State University psychology researchers reveals a dampened physiological response to stress in chronic cannabis users. » More …

Aug. 4 – Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium; keynote by Voiland dean

Rezac Mary wsu voiland dean 2017PULLMAN, Wash. – The 2017 WSU Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, featuring presentations from 90 students from across the nation including WSU, will be open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fri., Aug. 4, in the Smith CUE Atrium. » More …

Researchers named to Washington State Academy of Sciences

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Four Washington State University faculty have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. » More …

Hampton named chair of NSF advisory committee

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

Stephanie HamptonPULLMAN, Wash. – Stephanie Hampton, director of WSU’s Center for Environmental Research Education and Outreach, was recently named chair of the National Science Foundation biological sciences advisory committee. » More …