A WSU team has developed a more efficient, safer, and cost-effective way to produce cadmium telluride material for solar cells or other applications, a discovery that could advance the solar industry and make it more competitive.
WSU researchers are creating the first-ever “IQ test” for artificial intelligence systems that would score how well they learn and adapt to new, unknown environments.
A team of WSU engineers developed a deicer containing grape extract and other agricultural waste products that outperforms other commonly used deicers, including road salt and what is thought to be a more environmentally friendly blend of salt brine and beet juice.
Researchers with WSU’s Integrated Design and Construction Laboratory are exploring ways to make energy-efficient buildings more comfortable for those working in them.
The research has potential applications in medicine as well as for the detection of pesticides and food pathogens.
With the help of a $1.2 million NSF grant, a WSU psychologist is leading a new program to empower women to seek career advancement and leadership opportunities in higher education throughout the northwest.
The research enables scientists to clearly locate tumor cells and track how cancer fighting drug regimens are performing.
Their work might point to a previously unknown way that bacteria may become resistant to life-saving antibiotics.
A team of scientists led by a WSU researcher has found a way to tune a major industrial chemical process to create commercially important fuels, lubricants and detergents.
A WSU researcher is part of a $4 million effort to develop a better way to produce taxol, an anti‑cancer chemotherapy drug that was discovered in the bark of Pacific Yew trees.
The WSU scientists were able to determine with 93 to 99 percent accuracy the presence of antibiotic-resistant genes in three different types of bacteria.
The research, which is being conducted at WSU Tri-Cities, has the potential of being used at contaminated sites around the world.
Funded by the Department of Defense, the research is spurred by concerns about annual wasp invasions of air traffic control towers at military airstrips across the southern U.S.
The work is expected to help architects and planners design and build housing that creates healthier communities for people around the world.
The work could lead to new applications for 3D printing as well as make better use of common waste materials that normally end up in landfills.
WSU researchers have been a key partner and recently joined in the opening celebration of what will eventually be the largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility in the U.S.
The commercial air carrier is investing $2 million to study the potential for a sustainable biofuel refinery in Washington state, where WSU researchers already have shown that wood waste can be converted into aviation fuel.