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Improving the flexible sensor
March 7, 2019

New 3D‑printed sensor technology developed by WSU scientists has applications in prosthetics, robotics and more.

Pool of water at Yelowstone National Park.
Capturing bacteria that eat and breathe electricity
March 5, 2019

WSU researchers traveled to Yellowstone National Park to find bacteria that may help solve some of the biggest challenges facing humanity — environmental pollution and sustainable energy.

More Science & Technology

WSU Everett explores merged coursework
February 4, 2019

Engineering, communication and business students are working together as part of an effort to explore greater opportunities for interdisciplinary studies.

Why water matters
January 18, 2019

From cities to rural and wild areas, Kevan Moffett wants to better understand the role of water on the planet.

WSU smart home tests first elder care robot
January 14, 2019

Researchers believe the robot, nicknamed RAS, could eventually help those with dementia and other limitations continue to live independently in their own homes.

Dear Dr. Universe: What is venom?
December 21, 2018

A lot of different animals, like wasps, spiders, snakes, jellyfish, and scorpions, make venom. Animals like the cone snail, the blue-ringed octopus, and centipedes do, too.

Climate change affects breeding birds
December 19, 2018

Wild house finches are breeding earlier as temperatures get warmer. These results aren’t necessarily problematic and might result in a longer breeding season and more offspring.