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NWPR announces second expansion in a month
July 13, 2010

 

 


NWPR station history
and facilities

Except for the 1922 station that is now KWSU and the University of Idaho station (KUID) that became KRFA in 1984, these new coverage projects (including the 1994 KRFA power upgrade) have been funded through a combination of community donations and federal assistance from the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program. Community leadership from individuals, foundations and commercial businesses has been crucial to extending public radio services throughout the Northwest Public Radio coverage area.

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Aviation biofuel development takes off at WSU
July 13, 2010

Alaska Airline Boeing 737-800 (Photo courtesy of Alaska Airline)

 

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PULLMAN – A major WSU effort to develop aviation biofuel is underway with the announcement of a strategic initiative called the “Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest” project; the first of its kind in the U.S.  In partnership with Alaska Airlines, Boeing, the Port of Seattle, The Port of Portland, and Spokane International Airport, the project will look at biomass options within a four-state region as possible sources for creating renewable jet fuel.

 

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Apply now for fall graduate student travel grants
July 12, 2010

PULLMAN – The Graduate School and the Graduate and Professional Student Association now are taking applications for fall semester graduate student travel grants. These grants are intended to help students in their research and scholarly activities and to present papers at significant meetings.

 

The deadline for the fall 2010 travel grant applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. The travel period is from Oct. 1-Jan. 31. Applications and further information can be found on the following website.

Punjab Agricultural University, WSU to partner
July 12, 2010

 

Warwick Bayly, WSU provost (l) and Manjit Singh Kang, vice
chancellor of the Punjab university (Photo by Shelly Hanks,
WSU Photo Services)

 

 

PULLMAN – Agricultural research could be getting a boost worldwide, thanks to a new agreement signed by Washington State University. The memorandum of understanding with Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)  in Ludhiana, India, will help create mutually beneficial, collaborative education and research projects.

 

Manjit Singh Kang, vice chancellor of the Punjab university, said the collaboration is a win-win for both schools, and for the larger populations of each country. … » More …

Hi-pressure material an energy storing monster
July 8, 2010

 

Choon-Shik Yoo and students in laboratory. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Magazine)

 

 

PULLMAN – Using super-high pressures similar to those found deep in the Earth or on a giant planet, WSU researchers have created a compact, never-before-seen material capable of storing vast amounts of energy.

 

“If you think about it, it is the most condensed form of energy storage outside of nuclear energy,” says Choong-Shik Yoo, a WSU chemistry professor and lead author of results published in the journal Nature Chemistry.

 

The research is basic science, but Yoo says it shows it is possible to … » More …