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Launch of NASA carbon observatory a success
July 3, 2014

nasa-logo-80VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming.

Researchers help launch 3-D printing into space
June 25, 2013

Susmita Bose, left, and Amit Bandyopadhyay with 3-D printer.

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University are working with Aerojet Corporation on an exploratory project to make custom satellite parts using 3-D printing. Lower costs, less waste, quicker turnaround and easier modification are some potential benefits.

 

Amit Bandyopadhyay and Susmita Bose, professors in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, will work on printing metal and ceramic components for low-volume manufacturing of a miniature research satellite. About the size of a coffee cup, it holds the world’s smallest liquid rocket engine.

 

3-D printing allows creation of … » More …

WSU researchers aim to measure gas from space
February 23, 2009

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 in the earth’s atmosphere from space for the first time and provide valuable information to help in understanding the effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) on global warming.

Rapidly increasing levels of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas most abundantly produced by human activities, are suspected by many scientists to be contributing … » More …

Falling ice disrupts public TV broadcasts
February 13, 2008

PULLMAN – Technicians are working to restore the television broadcast signals of public television stations KWSU-TV

 

(Pullman/Spokane/Lewis-Clark Valley regions) and KTNW-TV (Tri-Cities/Walla Walla regions) following weather-related technical difficulties experienced this weekend.

Ralph Hogan, assistant general manager of Engineering Services for the WSU Department of Educational and Public Media, said KTNW has been off the air and KWSU television has been available only to viewers subscribing to Dish Network or Direct TV since Saturday evening. The interruption of the television broadcasts occurred when ice falling from a transmission tower on Krell Hill south of Spokane damaged two microwave antennas.

Hogan said replacement microwave … » More …

Alumni Centre welcomes campus use
April 8, 2005

The Lewis Alumni Centre has been called the “university’s living room,” by President V. Lane Rawlins. The Alumni Centre staff is working hard to fulfill that vision.“The Alumni Centre is a gift from WSU alumni to the campus community, intended to help bring Cougars together and help WSU achieve its best,” says Mark Wilcomb, director of operations for the centre.A strategic goal of Alumni Relations is to reach out to the campus community and increase use of the building for WSU’s benefit. Toward that end, Wilcomb is overseeing policy changes and physical upgrades to make the Lewis Alumni Centre an even more congenial place to … » More …

March 16 broadcast looks at digital libraries
March 4, 2005

What are digital libraries? Are they more accessible than traditional libraries? Is there still a need for physical books and journals — and new library buildings?These and related questions will be addressed in a national satellite broadcast produced at 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, March 16, in FSHN T-101. The WSU community is invited to be part of the studio audience, which must be seated by 10:15 a.m.“Digital Libraries” is being produced for the American Distance Education Consortium by WSU’s Scott V. Fedale, director of information for the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences.ADEC is an international consortium of state and land-grant institutions providing economic … » More …

Organic livestock focus of broadcast
October 15, 2004

Washington State University will produce a national satellite broadcast examining the basics of organic livestock production and the opportunities it presents at 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, from FSHN T-101. Those who would like to be part of the studio audience should be in their seats by 9:45 a.m.The program is intended to help agricultural professionals become familiar with this growing sector of agriculture and to better answer questions and find resources on the topic. A six-person panel representing various aspects of organic livestock will share their knowledge and experience, and viewers will be given an opportunity to have their questions answered. For more … » More …

Insights for managing multiple generations
June 3, 2004

A three-hour workshop, titled Generations in the Workplace, will be presented statewide via satellite/broadcast, from Murrow Hall West Room #53, at 8:10-11 a.m. Friday, June 11. This class, taught by Karen Zucco-Gatlin, WSU Human Resources, identifies the four generations currently in the workplace, the core values and views of each generation, and the challenge of managing a multi-generation workplace. Strategies for communicating with and motivating each of the generations are also identified. For more information and enroll, go to http://www.hrs.wsu.edu/EDIS/Event/EventDetail.aspx?eventID=16951