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Why do we have seasons?
June 11, 2021

With summer just around the corner, the WSU Insider dug into the Ask Dr. Universe archives for a 2020 piece about why we have different seasons each year. 

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Dreams of green energy take flight
May 26, 2021

After nearly two years of design and development, WSU researchers have created a device that converts hydrogen gas into liquid hydrogen, a highly efficient aviation fuel that will be tested in U.S. Army drones.

New Monarch butterfly breeding pattern inspires hope
May 5, 2021

A count of the Western Monarch butterfly population last winter saw a staggering drop in numbers, but there are hopeful signs the beautiful pollinators are adapting to a changing climate and ecology.

Lab-made hexagonal diamonds stiffer than natural diamonds
March 31, 2021

For the first time, researchers at WSU’s Institute for Shock Physics have hard evidence that human-made hexagonal diamonds are stiffer than the common cubic diamonds found in nature and often used in jewelry.

Three Minute Thesis crowns 2021 winner
March 25, 2021

The format was different, but the excitement was the same. In the end, Grant Ely from the College of Nursing won Washington State University’s Three Minute Thesis, which took place on March 24.

Student idea would use trash to create electricity
March 25, 2021

A team of engineering students has developed an idea for a small-scale gasification device that would allow Nigerians and people from other countries with a limited electric power grid to convert their trash to electricity.