Just as each person’s voice is a little different, so is each cow’s moo. Amber Adams-Progar, WSU animal scientist, helps Dr. Universe tackle this kid question about animal communication.
A private submarine preparing to map the world’s most famous shipwreck has strong ties to WSU Everett: “We are on the precipice of making history.”
Currently being used in PyeongChang to provide immersive viewing experiences, the technology is set for a series of public demonstrations on the Pullman campus.
Those that survive the polluted runoff are compromised by damage to the hair-like sensors they use to find food, sense predators, and find their way in the current.
Lithium-ion batteries are popular because they can store a high amount of energy but the lithium used to make them is relatively expensive and rare.
Fish swim in big schools. Baby ducks waddle in a straight line. Ants and bees divide up labor. The world is full of animals that live in groups and they do it for a few different reasons.
Students created 3-D virtual reality environments as part of a fine arts sculpture course at Washington State University Tri-Cities.
We can make glass in factories and we can find it in nature. Some volcanoes make glass. When they spew out lava, it often cools into obsidian, a black glass.
A promising but little-used type of cancer treatment has been markedly improved by researchers at Washington State University by introducing the use of tiny particles of gold and platinum.
It all has to do with our atmosphere. We may not always think about it, but we are basically living in a giant ocean of air.
See the full answer, featuring WSU environmental engineer Shelley Pressley, at the Dr. Universe website.
As cars become more fuel efficient, less heat is wasted in the exhaust, which makes it harder to clean up the pollutants being emitted. Until now.
While a stove or oven produces heat, a fridge can’t actually produce something called “cold.” So, how does a refrigerator manage to keep all your food cool?
We have to engineer it. We must design a system that can carefully remove heat and put it somewhere else.
See the complete answer on the Dr. Universe website, featuring Jake Leachman, from Washington State University’s college of engineering.
Puerto Rico’s struggle to recover, without electricity, from the devastation of Hurricane Maria serves as a reminder of how important it is to keep power grids safe and secure.
The first sightings were too far away for positive identifications, but on the final day the research vessel’s crew saw four separate groups of breaching whales.
A group of researchers has discovered a way to modify diamonds that opens up important applications in the field of quantum computing and in radiation detection.
Researchers will focus on three specific themes: the properties and structure of nanoscale radioactive materials; the thermochemistry, or heat energy, associated with these materials; and how nanoscale nuclear materials react in various chemical environments.
The recent simulation, called the Real Time (RT) Super Lab, aims to boost future electric grid stability. If electricity can be moved across the globe rather than within only isolated networks, the researchers hope that the work will someday lead to savings on infrastructure and energy use.