News Service

Sunday, March 7

  • Field study shows icing can cost wind turbines up to 80% of power production

    Researchers led by Iowa State's Hui Hu took their studies of wind-turbine icing out of the lab and into the field to learn how and where ice accumulates on rotating blades. They learned ice on the blades can reduce power production by up to 80%. The field experiments also validated their experimental findings, theories and predictions.

  • New cell line could lead to more reliable vaccine development to fight costly pig virus

    The production of autogenous vaccines to fight individual strains of the virus that causes porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome depends on the ability of scientists to isolate the virus, but sometimes that’s a tricky process. A new study from an Iowa State University researcher shows that a new cell line may offer a better alternative to the cell line most commonly used to isolate the PRRS virus. But the vast majority of vaccine producers use the established cell line, and it remains to be seen how readily they might adopt the use of a new one.

  • Student Government launches Women’s Week at Iowa State

    ISU Student Government created the inaugural Women's Week in recognition of the need to empower women to continue fighting for equity and to take on leadership positions. Events, lectures and panel discussions will focus on women: their strengths, contributions and challenges faced.

  • Metal whispering: Finding a better way to recover precious metals from electronic waste

    With a bit of "metal whispering," Iowa State University engineers have developed technology capable of recovering pure and precious metals from the alloys in our old phones and other electrical waste. All it takes is the controlled application of oxygen and relatively low levels of heat.

  • Iowa State named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars

    Iowa State University is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars for 2020-21, as announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Six Iowa State scholars were offered Fulbright Awards for 2020-21.

  • UV light shows promise in mitigation of costly swine virus

    Experiments testing the ability of ultraviolet light to stop the spread of a costly virus for pork producers has shown promise, according to an ISU research team. Ultraviolet light analyzed in experiments irradiates aerosolized droplets of the virus that causes porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome. The researchers hope to scale their experiments up to a size comparable to pork production facilities.

  • Grassroots effort becomes ‘bedrock’ of Iowa State experience

    Twenty-five years after learning communities began at Iowa State University, they are now a thriving and integral part of the first-year student experience. And for the nearly 93000 students who have joined a learning community during that time, the relationships and connections made often extend beyond their college years.

  • Ross Hall fire

    Ross Hall will be closed on Monday, Feb. 22, due to a fire. Please avoid the area as police and fire officials investigate and continue to work around Ross Hall.

  • Iowa State particle physicists follow the data to Japan’s Belle II experiment

    Iowa State high-energy physicists Chunhui Chen, Jim Cochran and Soeren Prell have moved their research from the Large Hadron Collider in Europe to the Belle II experiment in Japan. It's a chance to search for new physics at the intensity frontier of more and more particle collisions.

  • Grant to help fill gaps in how livestock manure management affects antibiotic resistance

    Iowa State University researchers received a $1 million grant to study how manure management systems in livestock production may give rise to antibiotic resistance. Human, animal and environmental health interact in complex ways that influence the pace at which antibiotic resistance spreads, and the researchers hope their work will shed light on these connections.

  • ISU researchers use data to help communities discover and solve biggest problems

    The Data Science for the Public Good program, an Iowa State University project to help Iowa towns harness their data, has led to four offshoot projects to help support community recovery related to economic vulnerability, substance use and general support.

  • COVID-19 weekly snapshot

    The following information is a supplement to the university's COVID-19 Public Health Data weekly updates. It is intended to provide a brief snapshot of the data and trends identified by Iowa State's public health team.