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Humans and robots team up for high-tech fruit harvest

  Conceptual human-machine interface for collaborative fruit identification. (Image by Manoj Karkee and Mark De Kleine, WSU) Sensors measure force and pressure during hand picking of apple. (Photo by Long He, WSU) PROSSER, Wash. – With a bumper crop of apples expected this season, many Washington tree fruit growers dream of a day when automated […]

Physics major selected by NASA to share the stars

PULLMAN – WSU physics undergraduate Sarah Myers has the opportunity to share her passion with others as part of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) celebrations.   Myers has been selected as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Washington state student ambassador for IYA2009. NASA chose 52 undergraduate and graduate students from across the […]

NASA disaster sets back years of research

George Mount A NASA rocket, launched this morning from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base, ended in disaster when a mechanical failure caused it and the attached Orbiting Carbon Observatory research satellite to plummet into the ocean.   The observatory represented many years of collaborative work and research by scientists including George Mount, professor in WSU’s […]

WSU researchers aim to measure gas from space

PULLMAN – George Mount, professor in the WSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, has been heavily involved in developing the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite, set to launch from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base early tomorrow morning. The satellite is expected to measure precise carbon dioxide levels […]

Astronaut appointed to serve on WSU Board of Regents

John Fabian of Port Ludlow, a retired NASA astronaut, has been appointed to the Washington State University Board of Regents by Washington Gov. Gary Locke.Fabian, who earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from WSU in 1962, will replace William Marler on the board. Marler stepped down earlier this year to join the […]