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Researchers win AI grant to develop tool to help farmers identify pests, protect crops

A team led by Iowa State researchers is one of the first recipients of advanced computing support from the new National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Pilot. The team will use one million "node hours" on a supercomputer to develop large,...
6-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Iowa State researchers identify genes linked to rice resiliency

Researchers at Iowa State University have identified two genes that can help rice defend itself against diseases, including the devastating fungal blast pathogen that regularly causes significant losses of rice production worldwide.
29-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New cybersecurity center to protect grids integrated with renewables, microgrids

The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding researchers a $2.5 million grant to establish a cybersecurity center based at Iowa State University. The center will develop technology to protect power grids from cyberattacks and strengthen the grid...
23-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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AI is giving boost to crop improvement research

AI provides a new lens to bridge science and practice in crop breeding research, said Iowa State University agronomy professor Jianming Yu, one of the world’s top-ranked scientists in the fields of quantitative genetics and plant breeding.
11-Apr-2024 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Engineers making a better, more profitable grid for distributing solar power

Solar and wind power plants are unpredictable sources of electricity. That makes integrating them to the power grid a challenge for grid operators. With the help of a U.S. Department of Energy grant, Iowa State engineers are working to create a...
10-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Up and away with the Iowa State University high-altitude balloon course

The High Altitude Balloon Experiments in Technology course at Iowa State University conducts balloon launches each semester to gather data at the highest reaches of Earth’s atmosphere.
4-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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First-of-its-kind super minigene to boost spinal muscular atrophy research

An Iowa State University research team built a shortened form of the gene that causes a deadly childhood disease, which will make searching for potential treatments quicker and more effective. It’s the first-ever super minigene, a concept that...
13-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Follow the little blue plow: Iowa State engineers help snowplow drivers stay on the road

The Iowa Department of Transportation is supporting Iowa State engineers as they work to develop, test and prove the concept of a snowplow navigation system. The system is designed to help snowplow drivers maintain their position in a lane. A second...
6-Mar-2024 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Iowa State researcher leads emerging field of trauma-informed environmental design

An Iowa State University researcher is an innovator in an emerging field: trauma-informed environmental design, in which designers work to understand their clients deeply and how their life experiences affect how they experience various environments...
29-Mar-2022 3:25 PM EDT

Iowa State’s Schulte Moore named 2021 MacArthur Fellow

Lisa Schulte Moore, a professor of natural resource ecology and management at Iowa State University, has been named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow for her groundbreaking research as a landscape ecologist building more sustainable and resilient agricultural...
28-Sep-2021 12:05 PM EDT

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