WSU researchers want to push open the door to multidimensional hard drives — the next generation, packing more data into less space.
Students Paul Wettin, left, Jacob Murray, Jeff Sweeney
and Carla Bagnell. Photos by Miles Pepper.
PULLMAN – It started as an idea in a college class. The instructor had a thumb drive with important information about an upcoming project, but nobody in the class had a laptop to upload the files.
“Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if you could transfer files from one thumb drive to another, instead of always needing a computer?’’ said Jacob Murray, a computer engineering student in the class, to his friend and fellow student Paul Wettin.
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TRI-CITIES – The Motorola Technology Tour is coming to WSU Tri-Cities to put on a demonstrationof its mobile data capture and wireless infrastructure, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, in the main parking lot along Sprout Road.
Hosted in its Motorola Solutions Truck, DataPro Solutions provide seminars in the morning on how mobility can and has improved companies in the Pacific Northwest. Participants will be able to view solutions available in the Tri-Cities, and discuss costs with experts.
Topics will include:
Mobile inspection forms
Food and waste traceability
Mobile labor tracking
Inventory and asset tracking
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The WSU AgWeatherNet team recently installed a weather station at WSU’s Spillman Agronomy Farm located two miles southeast of Pullman. The station is equipped with sensors for monitoring and recording air temperature, wind speed and direction, relative humidity, solar radiation, leaf wetness, soil temperature and moisture at a depth of eight inches, and rainfall.
“The ease at which current and historical weather data from across the state can be viewed is impressive” said Spillman Farm manager Ryan Davis of the AgWeatherNet system.
AgWeatherNet provides online access to raw data derived from a network of 77 publicly owned, regional weather stations. Most stations are … » More …
Survey data donated to WSU by Seattle-based Leigh Stowell & Co. has given WSU, home of the Thomas S. Foley Institute and the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication, a unique advantage in the area of social capital research. According to WSU researchers, this gift has made it possible to do analysis that could never be done before.”We’ve had a lot of compelling theory in social science without much data to test it,” said Nick Lovrich, professor of political science and director of the Division of Governmental Studies and Services at WSU. “A good theory is still just a plausible speculation if you don’t have … » More …
He’s the doctor of data collection, the sultan of surveys, the grand poobah of public opinion polls. Reality is, if you participate in a survey — whether it comes via the mail, phone or Internet — Don Dillman has probably influenced that document in some way.Dillman, for more than 30 years, has been a prominent researcher and practitioner in survey methodology, recognized both nationally and internationally. Now, WSU has selected him as the 2002 recipient of its highest faculty honor — the Eminent Faculty Award.Armed with a bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. from Iowa State University, Dillman began work at WSU in 1969 as a rural … » More …