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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.

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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.

Students develop idea to reach water on Mars
March 10, 2021

The mechanical engineering students received a $125,000 grant from NASA, becoming the first-ever undergraduate team to earn funding from the space agency’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program.

Eyes in the sky monitor streamside ecosystems
February 15, 2021

WSU researchers are using satellites and drones to help local conservation districts monitor areas near rivers and streams to help improve agricultural sustainability.