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Student’s asphalt research earns national recognition

By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University student is helping the state transportation department investigate the use of steel in asphalt road paving to reduce tire wear. Shenghua Wu also is helping the agency evaluate the use of recycled asphalt shingles in pavement used across […]

Researchers create superconductor from solvent

PULLMAN, Wash. – A study led by Washington State University researchers has turned a fairly common nonmetallic solvent into a superconductor capable of transmitting electrical current with none of the resistance seen in conventional conductors.   Yoo Dias “It is an important discovery that will attract a lot of attention from many scientific communities – […]

Railcar jeopardy threatens environment, economy

    PULLMAN – Privately owned railway freight cars reduce the environmental impact of shipping, but a recent report finds owners may not be making enough to justify their continued investment in the cars.   Casavant “Economic and Environmental Benefits of Private Railcars in North America,” was jointly authored by Ken Casavant, professor of economics and […]

Fines assessed for drop-offs on pedestrian malls

WSU pedestrian mall areas have been expanded, and drivers are reminded that unauthorized vehicles can be fined for driving in the areas, even to drop off passengers.   Library Road pedestrian mall has been extended north to the old Bookie building. Wilson Road from Stadium Way to the CUB has been converted to a pedestrian […]