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Aspiring Scientists from Idaho Enjoy Chemistry, Physics Demos at USU

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Swat a ping-pong ball as hard as you can and, even if you’re a top athlete, it’s unlikely you’ll propel the small sphere more than 25 miles per hour. But insert the ball in a long, plastic tube, seal each end, hook up a vacuum pump, pop a seal and, as Utah State University physicist James Coburn does, and you’ll ...

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USU Physics Day at Lagoon Offers Thrilling Science Fun

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Reading about physics principles in a textbook is, well, okay. But getting on a rollercoaster, climbing 85 feet and flying through hoops while experiencing gravity, acceleration and centrifugal force is the bomb!
Utah State University’s Department of Physics, with partner Idaho National Laboratory and a host of sponsors, welcomed more than 7,000 young scientists ...

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Bundle of Energy: USU Chemists Report Magnesium Battery Breakthroughs

Friday, May 12, 2017

Modern-day gadgets demand safer (ever hear about exploding smartphones?), more compact and less expensive batteries. Magnesium batteries may fit the bill and are considered a hopeful successor to lithium ion batters, but their development remains a challenge...

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Three USU Undergrads Receive National Industrial Hygiene Awards

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Three Utah State University undergraduate scholars are recipients of national academic scholarships awarded by the American Industrial Hygiene Association. The trio will be recognized at the 2017 AIHA annual conference June 4-7 in Seattle....

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A Road Well-Traveled: Farrell Edwards Retires After 58 Years at USU

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

In 1959, when physicist W. Farrell Edwards joined the faculty of Utah State University, a loaf of bread was about 20 cents and a gallon of gas wasn’t much more. The sci-fi thriller “Twilight Zone” debuted on (black and white) television and engineers developed the first microchip...

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In Hot Water: USU Geologists Probe Snake River Plain's Energy Potential

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017

The thirsty farm fields of Idaho benefit from fresh, cold waters flowing from nearby mountains into the aptly named Snake River that winds its way through the Gem State and neighboring states. Yet deep underneath this....

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USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, April 21

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017

April showers foiled the USU Observatory’s first attempt at a public night this month, but all are invited Friday, April 21, from 9-11 p.m. for a second attempt to enjoy views of the night sky from the observatory. Admission is free.....

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Six Aggie Scientists Named 2017 NSF Grad Research Fellows

Friday, Mar. 31, 2017

College of Science scholars among nine USU scholars honored in top national science competition....

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Al Savitzky, Emily Sadler, Kathryn Weglarz Honored with USU Diversity Awards.

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017

Members of USU’s Department of Biology are recognized for their efforts to provide inclusion and acceptance of underrepresented minorities at USU....

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Nobel Laureate, USU Alum Lars Hansen Relates ‘Fun, Intellectual Journey’ with Aggie Science Students

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017

Say “Nobel Prize” to most people and they probably think about it as one of the highest honors a person can receive, for work that can be relatively hard to the average person to understand...

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