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A sample crystal of cadmium telluride material
Researchers advance solar material production
January 27, 2020

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.

High-voltage power lines at sunset
Clock is ticking on tackling threat to power grid
January 22, 2020

WSU scientists modeled the threat posed by “smart devices” and “smart homes” to the nation’s power grid. They presented their work recently at the 2019 Northwest Cybersecurity Symposium.

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IQ test for artificial intelligence systems
December 12, 2019

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.

Sustaining roads with grape and agricultural waste
December 2, 2019

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.

Making energy-efficient buildings healthier
November 13, 2019

Researchers with WSU’s Integrated Design and Construction Laboratory are exploring ways to make energy-efficient buildings more comfortable for those working in them.

Building a new generation of female leaders in higher ed
October 28, 2019

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.

Scientists study how wasps learn for better trap
October 3, 2019

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.

CLT facility has roots at WSU
September 27, 2019

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.