Their work might point to a previously unknown way that bacteria may become resistant to life-saving antibiotics.
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.
Their work will help watershed planners across the state develop projects that balance growth with the needs of threatened salmon and steelhead.
WSU scientists have developed a way to triple the shelf life of ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese, a development that could have benefits for everything from space travel to military use.
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Researchers are getting closer to understanding how bears can endure months of inactivity without the harmful health deterioration suffered by sedentary humans.
Postdoctoral researcher Travis Olds has discovered and named 18 new minerals, including ewingite, the most structurally complex mineral known on earth.
The team includes students from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, The Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture and the Carson College of Business.
Moving can be tough, but eventually most of us acclimate to new surroundings. That’s true for humans, and research from WSU shows it’s the same for sage-grouse too.
An interdisciplinary research team led by a WSU professor will study ways to improve retention of students in engineering and computer science.
WSU scientists are helping provide a head-start for frogs overcoming long odds.
The sonar-based device could enable engineers to better assess and prepare for future situations at the Hanford site.