Thursday, December 2 2010
Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers fabricate more efficient polymer solar cells
Researchers from Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory
have developed a process for fabricating more efficient polymer
solar cells. They discovered a textured substrate pattern that
allows deposition of a uniformly thin light-absorbing layer.
The result is a polymer solar cell that captures more light and
produces more power.
Meningitis case reported at Iowa State
An Iowa State University student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and is hospitalized in stable condition at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
AARP The Magazine survey on loneliness uses scale developed by ISU professors
Do you have what it takes to be an Iowa Stater? Get an answer in 48 hours
Iowa State has a new admissions process that's easier, faster and greener. Prospective students who apply online and meet ISU's freshman admission requirements know whether they've been accepted within two business days.
Neighborhood session on new sports complex, ag pavilion planned
ISU officials working on plans for a new outdoor sports complex and an agriculture pavilion near the Towers residence halls are inviting Campustown neighbors to a Dec. 8 meeting on the projects. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Storms Dining Complex.
Patrick Schnable, Agronomy
ISU researcher, collaborators, re-sequence six corn varieties, find some genes missing
Researchers at Iowa State University, China Agricultural
University and the Beijing Genomics Institute in China recently
re-sequenced and compared six elite inbred corn (maize) lines,
including the parents of the most productive commercial hybrids
in China, and found
entire genes that were missing from one line to another.
Iowa State, Ames Lab researcher develops new way to study single biological molecules
Sanjeevi Sivasankar will work with Novascan Technologies Inc.
of Ames to continue development of a unique microscope that
allows researchers to study single molecules. The microscope is
designed to advance the study of structural biology. The Grow
Iowa Values Fund is supporting commercialization of the