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July 9: U.S. food, ag director to discuss ‘wicked problems’

Ramaswamy-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The head of U.S. food and agriculture will address societal changes he refers to as “wicked problems,” – including population growth, climate change and poverty – at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, in room T101, Food Science and Human Nutrition building, at Washington State University Pullman. » More …

Research could lead to dramatic data farm energy savings

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering & Architecture

chip-90PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption at huge data farms by as much as 20 percent. » More …

Rock Doc: Designing healthier snack foods with new wheat

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Most of us don’t spend a lot of time cooking from scratch. What’s known as processed foods – everything from snacks to boxed dinners – makes up a great deal of what most Americans eat. Indeed, the majority of what most of us eat is processed to one degree or another. » More …

Ancient baby boom holds a lesson in over-population

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Koehler-80PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University researchers have sketched out one of the greatest baby booms in North American history, a centuries-long “growth blip” among southwestern Native Americans between 500 and 1300 A.D. » More …

NIH grants WSU $2.2 million for biotech training through 2019

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Molecular biologist Margaret Black and her colleagues in Washington State University’s NIH Biotechnology Training Program have been awarded $2.2 million over the next five years to continue training graduate students in biotechnology.

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Super-absorbent gel could help farmers save water

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Gel-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A biodegradable gel that can absorb more than 250 times its weight in water could potentially help farmers retain moisture in drought-stricken fields. » More …

WSU collaborates on grant to ease Spokane dropout rate

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

LeBeau-80PULLMAN, Wash. – In a Jenny LeBeau utopia, there’d be no such thing as a student dropping out of school. With the help of a $400,000 grant, LeBeau and a research team from Gonzaga University are setting about to make this a reality, starting with Spokane Public Schools. » More …