Wednesday, July 20 2022
Physicists use quantum simulation tools to study, understand exotic state of matter
Physicists have demonstrated how simulations using quantum computing can enable observation of a distinctive state of matter taken out of its normal equilibrium. Such novel states of matter could one day lead to developments in fast, powerful quantum information storage and precision measurement science.
Training blood vessels may help protect against heart attack, stroke
A growing number of studies indicate short, repeated bouts of reduced circulation with a blood pressure cuff may help reduce tissue damage and prevent the worst outcomes of heart attacks and strokes. Researchers have found the simple, noninvasive procedure can boost vascular and cardiac functions, modestly lower blood pressure and reduce the heart’s workload.
Iowa State hits record $601.7 million in external funding, including record research dollars
Iowa State University set records in total external funding and external sponsored research funding during the 2022 fiscal year that ended June 30. Iowa State attracted a total of $601.7 million in external funding, beating the old record by $42.6 million. Iowa State researchers attracted $284.2 million, beating the old record by $23.3 million.
Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa State launch new program for transfer students
Thousands of students begin their quest for a bachelor’s degree each year at one of Iowa’s community colleges before transferring to a four-year institution. Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College have launched a new program to make the transfer process even smoother for their shared students.
Building trust and protecting data to support kids in Iowa
ISU faculty, seven state departments and Head Start programs in Iowa created I2D2, a highly-secure, cross-program data-sharing system, to better serve young children and their families. The collaboration has produced several success stories and recently garnered national attention as a model that can benefit other states and municipalities.
Iowa State students provide landscape expertise in proposed Mississippi River bridge project
Iowa State University landscape architecture students are involved in what could one day be the longest wildlife bridge in the world: a proposed multi-use bison crossing and public viewing area over the Mississippi River.
Who trusts gene-edited foods? New study gauges public acceptance
Researchers at ISU surveyed a nationally representative sample of 2,000 U.S. residents to gauge public acceptance of gene-edited foods. Social factors like food beliefs and trust in institutions played a big role in the participants' willingness to eat or actively avoid products made with gene-editing technologies.
University suspends, sanctions Men’s Cyclone Hockey Club
Iowa State University is suspending the Men’s Cyclone Hockey Club from all competition for the 2022-2023 academic year following an investigation into allegations of team hazing.
Theoretical calculations predicted now-confirmed tetraneutron, an exotic state of matter
Iowa State University's James Vary and an international team of nuclear physicists used supercomputers to theorize and predict that a four-neutron structure, a tetraneutron, could form for just billions of billionths of a second. Experiments in Japan have now confirmed the reality of a tetraneutron. That could open doors for new studies, could lead to a better understanding of how the universe is put together and could provide useful properties for existing and emerging technologies.
New book highlights public art that transforms urban spaces
A new book highlights how public art can transform urban spaces and help people relate to the cultural and historical layers of a community. The ISU authors’ chapters focus on Moscow’s metro stations and community murals in Chicago.
Overnight road closures, lane restrictions planned for East Gateway Bridge project
Construction crews are ready to connect the East Gateway Bridge over University Boulevard, which will require lane restrictions and overnight closures. The $10 million bridge project will provide a safe pedestrian route between Jack Trice Stadium and game-day parking areas east of the stadium.