Wednesday, May 12 2010
Iowa State engineers design power structures that help keep the lights on
Iowa State University engineers are developing new and improved poles to carry electricity across the countryside. They say the new structures -- which can bend and deflect an extreme load -- would be cheaper, easier to install, more secure and more resistant to cascading failures. That means better electrical service for everybody.
Meredith business development director Dave Kurns to receive Schwartz Award
Wanted for Ignite Ames: computer pros, entrepreneurs or just big geeks (like us)
Brains master switch is verified by Iowa State University researcher
The protein that has long been suspected by scientists of being the master switch allowing brains to function has now been verified by Iowa State University researcher Yeon-Kyun Shin. The professor of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology has shown that the protein called synaptotagmin1 (Syt1) is the sole trigger for the release of neurotransmitters in the brain.
Iowa State researcher uses Wii Remotes to teach lessons in computer engineering
Victor Shang-Yi Lin, 1966-2010
Victor Lin of Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of
Energy's Ames Laboratory died May 4 after a brief illness.
He had been an Iowa State professor of chemistry since 1999 and
an Ames Laboratory scientist since 2001. A public memorial
service will be at 4 p.m. May 14 in Room 1148 of the Gerdin
Read about Lin's work to improve biodiesel production here.
And read more about Lin's Ames Laboratory career here.
ISU researcher, local company collaborate for new, faster salmonella detection
Byron Brehm-Stecher, an Iowa State University assistant
professor of food science and human nutrition, wants to replace
the current system of salmonella detection with a new approach
that can provide DNA sequencing-like results in hours rather
than days. He is using technology available through an Ames,
Iowa, company, Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc., that is
providing advanced biomedical instruments and reagents for the