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Canada lynx disappearing from Washington state
April 9, 2020

Canada lynx are losing ground in Washington state. A massive monitoring study led by WSU researchers has found the big cat on only about 20% of its potential habitat in the state.

Two researchers standing by measuring equipment on an open stretch of scrubland
Changes to drylands with future climate change
April 3, 2020

A WSU-led study published in Nature Communications found that drylands around the world will expand because of future climate change, but their average productivity will likely be reduced.

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Speeding up machine learning
March 16, 2020

New WSU research could help improve the speed and accuracy of computers and robotic systems that instantly analyze images, reason and solve problems. Their work could be used in technology for self-driving cars in addition to many other applications such as robotic surgery.

Invisible plastics in water
March 13, 2020

WSU researchers have found nanoscale plastic particles tend to move through the water supply, especially in fresh water, or settle out in wastewater treatment plants.

Wazzu Racing gives students hands-on learning opportunity
March 10, 2020

Each year, Wazzu Racing competes in Formula SAE, a student design competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Teams of students are tasked with designing, building and testing small open-wheel style race cars.

Student team chosen for Battlebots competition
February 25, 2020

Crimson Robotics is one of 80 teams competing in the popular BattleBots television show airing on the Discovery and Science channels. The WSU team was selected from hundreds of applicants worldwide.

WSU students named finalists in NFL data competition
February 24, 2020

Jugal Marfatia and Namrata Ray entered the NFL’s 2020 Big Data Bowl to answer a question: when a running back takes a handoff, how many yards should we expect him to gain? They will present on their work later this month at the NFL’s Scouting Combine.