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A cyber-security playground developed at Iowa State is one of the finalists for this year's R&D 100 Awards, dubbed the "Oscars of invention." The ISERink technology can be used for cyber defense competitions, university classes, research projects and industry training. The software is available to other universities, colleges, community colleges and government agencies for free.
Michael Fosberg grew up in a working class family thinking he was white. After all, his biological mother was white. His adoptive father was white. But at the age of 34, he learned his biological father was a black man. This life-changing event led to a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Fosberg will present his autobiographical, one-man play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Memorial Union Great Hall at Iowa State University. His unique presentation, "Incognito: On Race, Identity and Self Discovery," will be followed by a discussion about the meaning of race and identity and the importance of embracing diversity.
Yuko Sato had to hit the ground running as the new extension poultry veterinarian at Iowa State.
Cases of Senecavirus A at pork processing plants underscore importance of vigilance, according to Iowa State University veterinarian
Cases of Senecavirus A confirmed at a pair of Iowa pork processing plants should remind producers to remain on the lookout for vesicles, or blisters, on their pigs, according to an Iowa State University veterinarian.
An Iowa State University veterinarian looks ahead to the first ever rhino birth at Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines.
Iowa State's Jigang Wang is leading an effort to develop a new kind of microscope called a "nanoscope." The new tool will allow researchers to study materials at scales that are ultrafast, ultrasmall and at very low frequencies. That could help researchers discover and manipulate materials and material functions. The W.M. Keck Foundation of Los Angeles is supporting the project with a three-year, $1.3 million grant.
Alu elements, or short stretches of DNA found only in primates, may hold the key to a potential new therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, according to new ISU research.
Astronaut Clayton Anderson is helping organize and teach the third Spaceflight Operations Workshop at Iowa State University. By using astronaut-training exercises such as scuba lessons, teambuilding activities, flight simulations and skydiving, Anderson hopes the workshop will teach 12 students to think operationally. He says that's a necessity for engineers designing spacesuits -- and for engineers designing tractors, bulldozers or passenger cars.
Team PrISUm finished an up-and-down American Solar Challenge in seventh place. Judges recognized the team for overcoming adversity and for making the best of a failed brake test. The team also won two big achievement awards. And, there were countless lessons learned on the long road from Ohio to South Dakota.
Team PrISUm -- as did some of its competitors -- struggled to make speed and distance under Nebraska's cloudy skies on Friday. The team made it more than halfway to the day's stage stop, but was at risk of draining Phaëton 2's battery pack. So the team's students loaded up the car and hauled it the rest of the way. The eight-day race ends Saturday at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota.