Tuesday, April 19 2011
Too many relatives ruining your picnic? Be glad the flies dont invite their cousins
An Iowa State University researcher is one of a team of scientists who have recently researched the fly family tree -- one of the most complicated in the animal world. It turns out that houseflies have more than 152,000 cousins. And those are just the ones we know about.
Learn to run a biorefinery in a virtual control room developed by Iowa State researchers
Iowa State University researchers have developed a virtual
biorefinery control room based on ethanol and biodiesel plants
in Iowa. The system is designed to teach students and workers
to efficiently run a biorefinery. The simulations take into
account more than 20 production attributes including moisture,
starch content, contaminants, temperature and particle
Slow and steady wins the race: Pokéwalker beats other pedometers in ISU study
John Arends named Greenlee School's 2011 Schwartz Award recipient
"If other countries invest in science, everybody benefits. But at some time those countries that have been leaders in innovation and science have also been economic leaders - superpowers. If the United States is to remain a leader, I think it is important that our science and engineering funding is at a top-notch level relative to our competitors."
Subra Suresh, director of the National Science Foundation who earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State in 1979 and was honored during VEISHEA with a Distinguished Alumni Award.
Big 12 signs 13-year cable rights deal with Fox Sports
The Big 12 Conference has reached a landmark 13-year cable rights agreement with Fox Sports Media Group to televise a minimum of 40 football games annually beginning in 2012. "Today's announcement is the culmination of last summer's talks in which I joined with my fellow presidents and chancellors to chart a strong future for the Big 12 Conference," said Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy. "All 10 schools will benefit significantly from this contract, which further strengthens the long-term commitment that our member institutions made to one another last summer."
Experts will discuss affordable housing for flood-prone areas April 21-22 at ISU
Experts in affordable housing, disaster resilience and
sustainable design will join local housing and planning
officials and nonprofit and for-profit housing developers for
"The Symposium on Affordable Housing and Disaster
Resilience," April 21-22, at the Environmental Health and
Safety Services Building Learning Center, on the north side of
campus. Two sessions are free and open to the public on