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Friends bid goodbye to well-traveled amputee tortoise
June 4, 2014

Photos by Henry Moore, Biomedical Communications Unit

tortoise-180PULLMAN, Wash. – A tortoise that has lived at Washington State University since its leg was amputated will be leaving for a new home. A group of friends said goodbye to Gamera Tuesday with pumpkin cake and lots of photo ops.

Deck collapse: Swaying people can be worse than a hurricane
June 4, 2014

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

Bender-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Sultry summer barbeques on the deck don’t usually include third-degree burns and concussions. But for dozens of people each year, happy gatherings are cut short when the floor below their feet suddenly gives way, resulting in serious injuries and death.

Discovery opens new path to superfast quantum computing
June 4, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Engels-80PULLMAN, Wash.—Researchers at Washington State University have used a super-cold cloud of atoms that behaves like a single atom to see a phenomenon predicted 60 years ago and witnessed only once since.

Nation’s undergraduates research science, engineering
June 3, 2014

undergrad-research-175PULLMAN, Wash. – Energy-efficient computers, climate change and renewable energy are just a few of the projects being researched by 59 students from colleges nationwide at Washington State University this summer.

Copies of common reading book available to faculty
June 3, 2014

Garbology-180PULLMAN, Wash. – Faculty who teach introductory courses in any subject might want to consider weaving in topics from this year’s common reading book, “Garbology,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes.

Rock Doc column: A tale of two stoves – and energy choices
June 3, 2014

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

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – My elderly aunt recently came into some money. She decided – very generously – to send part of it to each of her nieces and nephews. This gave me the task of choosing how I wanted to spend an unexpected $1,000.

Smart bears prefer Toyotas, use their claws like keys
June 3, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Bear-breaks-into-car-NPS-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Of the hundreds of automobiles that enter the parking lot each week at Washington State University’s Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center, two Toyotas entice the bears like no others.

WSU hosts teens’ renewable energy solutions
June 2, 2014

Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – Hundreds of students from high schools across the state competed for more than $100,000 in cash prizes at the annual Imagine Tomorrow alternative energy challenge at Washington State University over the weekend.