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Friday, July 3 2015

Team PrISUm's solar racing car on track in Austin, Texas

Team PrISUm confident of quick laps at this month’s Formula Sun Grand Prix

The students of Team PrISUm are preparing their solar racing car for this month's Formula Sun Grand Prix at the Formula 1 track in Austin, Texas. The team is confident its car, Phaëton, can turn some very fast laps.


New research outlines potential for ‘slow money’ in local food and sustainable agriculture

Recently published research from Iowa State University shines a spotlight on the “slow money” movement, which seeks to match locally produced and environmentally friendly food and artisanal products and services with fresh capital investment.

Stephens Auditorium

Ames-based VenuWorks will manage Iowa State Center

Iowa State has selected a new management company to oversee the Iowa State Center, which includes Stephens Auditorium, Fisher Theater and the Scheman Building. VenuWorks will manage events, conferences, catering and concessions beginning Aug. 1. 

Aerial photo of 1945 Times Square

Iowa State’s Steve Kawaler helps sleuth out the timing of famous V-J Day kiss, photo

Iowa State's Steve Kawaler helped a team of celestial sleuths study old maps, photos and sun data to determine the exact time of the famous V-J Day kiss photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Their findings -- 5:51 p.m. on Aug. 14, 1945 -- are published in the August issue of Sky & Telescope under the title “Telltale Sun and Shadow: Astronomy & the VJ Day Kiss.”

Boxes of cereal and food items with artificial ingredients

Decision to remove artificial ingredients a challenge, says Iowa State professor

Several major food companies have announced plans to remove artificial ingredients, such as color and flavor, from their products within the next few years. It’s a move driven by consumer demand and one that will be a challenge for the industry, says Lester Wilson, University Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University.

Jaeyoun (Jay) Kim holds the micro-tentacle developed by his lab

Iowa State engineers develop micro-tentacles so tiny robots can handle delicate objects

Jaeyoun (Jay) Kim and his research group have developed microrobotic tentacles that can be the hands and fingers of small robots designed to safely handle delicate objects. The engineers describe their micro-tentacles in the journal Scientific Reports.