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Discovery for modifying diamonds could change computing – WSU research

By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – A group of WSU researchers has discovered a way to modify diamonds that opens up important applications in the field of quantum computing and in radiation detection.

WSU scientists help detect gravitational waves for third time

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Three billion years ago in a distant galaxy, two massive black holes slammed together, merged into one and sent space–time vibrations, known as gravitational waves, shooting out into the universe.

$1.7 million x-ray microscope to unleash WSU materials research

PULLMAN, Wash. – When it arrives on campus this October, a powerful new $1.7 million x-ray microscope will help Washington State University scientists develop specialized materials for technologies such as self-healing roads, printable batteries and super-efficient solar cells.

WSU physics and astronomy colloquium

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4:10 p.m., Webster 17 Dr. Paula Heron, University of Washington. Please meet our guest speaker and share refreshments at 3:45 p.m. in the foyer on floor G above the lecture hall. Is “interactive teaching” sufficient to promote conceptual development in physics?   Contact: Matthew McCluskey, mattmcc@wsu.edu