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Researchers in the USU computer science department are developing more human-like intelligence using a Boston Dynamics 'Spot' robot. They hope these algorithms will improve future robots' ability to learn and adapt quickly to their environment and within
USU Researchers Explore How to Improve Robotic Interactions and Adaptability

USU Researchers Explore How to Improve Robotic Interactions and Adaptability

Researchers in the USU computer science department are developing more human-like intelligence using a Boston Dynamics 'Spot' robot. They hope these algorithms will improve future robots' ability to learn and adapt quickly to their environment and within ...

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Plastic has become ubiquitous in modern life and its accumulation as waste in the environment is sounding warning bells for the health of humans and wildlife. In a recent study, Utah State University scientist Janice Brahney cited alarming amounts of micr
Leaf-Cutter Bees as Plastic Recyclers? Not a Good Idea, says USU Scientist

Leaf-Cutter Bees as Plastic Recyclers? Not a Good Idea, says USU Scientist

Plastic has become ubiquitous in modern life and its accumulation as waste in the environment is sounding warning bells for the health of humans and wildlife. In a recent study, Utah State University scientist Janice Brahney cited alarming amounts of micr...

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An unprecedented three Utah State University doctoral scholars were selected last spring for highly competitive internships, for summer 2020...
Research on Remote: USU Chemistry Grad Students Awarded Prestigious Internships

Research on Remote: USU Chemistry Grad Students Awarded Prestigious Internships

An unprecedented three Utah State University doctoral scholars were selected last spring for highly competitive internships, for summer 2020...

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Some 92 to 66 million years ago, as the Age of Dinosaurs waned, giant marine lizards called mosasaurs roamed an ocean that covered North America from Utah to Missouri and Texas...
Jaws of Death: USU Eastern Paleontologist Names Giant, Prehistoric Marine Lizard

Jaws of Death: USU Eastern Paleontologist Names Giant, Prehistoric Marine Lizard

Some 92 to 66 million years ago, as the Age of Dinosaurs waned, giant marine lizards called mosasaurs roamed an ocean that covered North America from Utah to Missouri and Texas...

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While planning the 10th annual Hansen Life Sciences Retreat, Lance Seefeldt, head of Utah State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, envisioned gathering...
We're Resilient: Hansen Life Sciences Retreat Marks 10th Year with Online Event

We're Resilient: Hansen Life Sciences Retreat Marks 10th Year with Online Event

While planning the 10th annual Hansen Life Sciences Retreat, Lance Seefeldt, head of Utah State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, envisioned gathering...

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Utah State University geosciences graduate students excelled in the Geological Society of America’s 2020 Graduate Student Research Grant competition, with 10 Aggies receiving grants to support thesis and dissertation research...
USU Geosciences Grad Students Excel in International Research Grant Competition

USU Geosciences Grad Students Excel in International Research Grant Competition

Utah State University geosciences graduate students excelled in the Geological Society of America’s 2020 Graduate Student Research Grant competition, with 10 Aggies receiving grants to support thesis and dissertation research...

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Five Utah State University College of Science graduate students are among 12 recipients of the USU School of Graduate Studies’ and the Office of Research’s most recent cycle of Graduate Research and Creative Opportunities (GRCO) grants.
College of Science Graduate Scholars Among USU GRCO Recipients

College of Science Graduate Scholars Among USU GRCO Recipients

Five Utah State University College of Science graduate students are among 12 recipients of the USU School of Graduate Studies’ and the Office of Research’s most recent cycle of Graduate Research and Creative Opportunities (GRCO) grants.

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Bees and flowers seem inseparable harbingers of spring, but what happens when pollinators emerge later than their sources of nectar and pollen?
Out of Sync: USU Ecologists Report Climate Change Affecting Bee, Plant Life Cycles

Out of Sync: USU Ecologists Report Climate Change Affecting Bee, Plant Life Cycles

Bees and flowers seem inseparable harbingers of spring, but what happens when pollinators emerge later than their sources of nectar and pollen?

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Simply put, string theory is a proposed method of explaining everything. Actually, there’s nothing simple about it. String theory is a theoretical framework from physics that describes one-dimensional, vibrating fibrous objects called “strings,” which pro
USU Mathematicians Unravel a Thread of String Theory

USU Mathematicians Unravel a Thread of String Theory

Simply put, string theory is a proposed method of explaining everything. Actually, there’s nothing simple about it. String theory is a theoretical framework from physics that describes one-dimensional, vibrating fibrous objects called “strings,” which pro...

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USU Uintah Basin faculty members Benjamin Burger, associate professor of geology, and Lea Ann Jolley, instructor of biology, discover a pig-like animal that lived 47 million years ago.
Fossil Finding: USU Faculty Uncover New Genus and Species

Fossil Finding: USU Faculty Uncover New Genus and Species

USU Uintah Basin faculty members Benjamin Burger, associate professor of geology, and Lea Ann Jolley, instructor of biology, discover a pig-like animal that lived 47 million years ago.

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Sedimentary rock layers at the bottom of Grand Canyon have long entombed a geologic record of a period of evolutionary frenzy some 540 million years ago known as the “Cambrian Explosion.” During this biologic shift, which marks...
USU Geologist Gets to the Bottom of the Cambrian Explosion, Trilobite Evolution in Grand Canyon

USU Geologist Gets to the Bottom of the Cambrian Explosion, Trilobite Evolution in Grand Canyon

Sedimentary rock layers at the bottom of Grand Canyon have long entombed a geologic record of a period of evolutionary frenzy some 540 million years ago known as the “Cambrian Explosion.” During this biologic shift, which marks...

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Traits that form an organism’s appearance, including color, are determined by many different genes and the creature’s environment. “Humans and domestic animals, for example...
Sticking Out: USU Genetic Ecologist Uses Genome-Mapping to Reveal 'Supermutation'

Sticking Out: USU Genetic Ecologist Uses Genome-Mapping to Reveal 'Supermutation'

Traits that form an organism’s appearance, including color, are determined by many different genes and the creature’s environment. “Humans and domestic animals, for example...

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Scientists have long debated the idea that global climate changes have forced river erosion rates to increase over the past five million years. New field data gleaned from a multi-institution, collaborative study of North America’s rugged...
USU Geoscientist Aids Study of Climatic Change Impacts on River Erosion

USU Geoscientist Aids Study of Climatic Change Impacts on River Erosion

Scientists have long debated the idea that global climate changes have forced river erosion rates to increase over the past five million years. New field data gleaned from a multi-institution, collaborative study of North America’s rugged...

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Driving across the arid American Southwest, one views miles upon miles of scrubby creosote bushes. Well-adapted to the hot, thirsty landscape, the evergreen shrub
True Colors: USU Biologists Explore Evolution of White Coloration of Velvet Ants

True Colors: USU Biologists Explore Evolution of White Coloration of Velvet Ants

Driving across the arid American Southwest, one views miles upon miles of scrubby creosote bushes. Well-adapted to the hot, thirsty landscape, the evergreen shrub

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Increasing demand for electrification in rural areas poses challenges, but also creates opportunities for development of decentralized electrification systems. Compared with conventional electrical grids based on large
USU Chemists Advance Solar Energy Storage and Sea Water Desalination Technology

USU Chemists Advance Solar Energy Storage and Sea Water Desalination Technology

Increasing demand for electrification in rural areas poses challenges, but also creates opportunities for development of decentralized electrification systems. Compared with conventional electrical grids based on large

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If you’ve spent any time online, you’ve seen it: Flashy advertisements, fake news or enticing headlines that distract and lure you down Internet paths you wish you hadn’t pursued...
Taking the Bait: USU Computer Scientist Awarded NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Grant

Taking the Bait: USU Computer Scientist Awarded NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Grant

If you’ve spent any time online, you’ve seen it: Flashy advertisements, fake news or enticing headlines that distract and lure you down Internet paths you wish you hadn’t pursued...

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Utah State University biologist Edmund ‘Butch’ Brodie, Jr. and colleagues from São Paulo’s Butantan Institute report the first known evidence of oral venom glands in amphibians. Their research, supported by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific an
Fang-tastic: USU Biologist Reports Amphibians with Snake-like, Venomous Dental Glands

Fang-tastic: USU Biologist Reports Amphibians with Snake-like, Venomous Dental Glands

Utah State University biologist Edmund ‘Butch’ Brodie, Jr. and colleagues from São Paulo’s Butantan Institute report the first known evidence of oral venom glands in amphibians. Their research, supported by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific an...

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Eleven Utah State University science majors are recipients of College of Science Undergraduate Research Minigrants for the 2020-2021 academic year...
Undergrad Researchers Awarded USU College of Science Minigrants

Undergrad Researchers Awarded USU College of Science Minigrants

Eleven Utah State University science majors are recipients of College of Science Undergraduate Research Minigrants for the 2020-2021 academic year...

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Initiated in 2014, Utah State University’s Native American Summer Mentorship Program was created with the express purpose of bringing scholars together to experience hands-on research...
In the Time of COVID: Undergrad Researchers, Mentors Use Technology, Ingenuity and Grit

In the Time of COVID: Undergrad Researchers, Mentors Use Technology, Ingenuity and Grit

Initiated in 2014, Utah State University’s Native American Summer Mentorship Program was created with the express purpose of bringing scholars together to experience hands-on research...

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Utah scientist Lindsay Meyers leads a team of colleagues laboring to refine a syndrome-based, but pathogen-specific, rapid disease-reporting system, installed at hospitals, to get ahead of respiratory scourges that plague individuals and communities with
By the Numbers: USU Data Scientists Chase Respiratory Illness Outbreaks, including COVID-19

By the Numbers: USU Data Scientists Chase Respiratory Illness Outbreaks, including COVID-19

Utah scientist Lindsay Meyers leads a team of colleagues laboring to refine a syndrome-based, but pathogen-specific, rapid disease-reporting system, installed at hospitals, to get ahead of respiratory scourges that plague individuals and communities with ...

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Each semester, Utah State University’s Department of Biology hosts a public poster session, during which undergraduates showcase their research projects, internships and field course experiences...
USU Undergrad Biologists Showcase Research during Virtual Gathering April 15-17

USU Undergrad Biologists Showcase Research during Virtual Gathering April 15-17

Each semester, Utah State University’s Department of Biology hosts a public poster session, during which undergraduates showcase their research projects, internships and field course experiences...

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Science Unwrapped’s March 20 on-campus gathering, featuring USU dairy microbiologist Jeff Broadbent, is canceled. But Broadbent’s presentation, ‘Cheese: Teaming Art + Science to Immortalize Milk.’ will be posted online at a later date.
USU's Science Unwrapped Postpones March Presentation

USU's Science Unwrapped Postpones March Presentation

Science Unwrapped’s March 20 on-campus gathering, featuring USU dairy microbiologist Jeff Broadbent, is canceled. But Broadbent’s presentation, ‘Cheese: Teaming Art + Science to Immortalize Milk.’ will be posted online at a later date.

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In the animal kingdom, survival essentially boils down to eat or be eaten. How organisms accomplish the former and avoid the latter reveals a clever array of defense mechanisms. Maybe you can outrun your prey. Perhaps you sport an undetectable disguise. O
Line of Defense: USU Herpetologist Reports Evolutionary Shift in Snakes

Line of Defense: USU Herpetologist Reports Evolutionary Shift in Snakes

In the animal kingdom, survival essentially boils down to eat or be eaten. How organisms accomplish the former and avoid the latter reveals a clever array of defense mechanisms. Maybe you can outrun your prey. Perhaps you sport an undetectable disguise. O...

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Imagine fleeing untenable conditions in your homeland. While you may feel relief, you’re immediately confronted with uncertainty and frustration, as you learn to navigate a new country, a new language and a new culture...
USU Researchers Seek Community-Led Approach to Improve Refugee Health Care

USU Researchers Seek Community-Led Approach to Improve Refugee Health Care

Imagine fleeing untenable conditions in your homeland. While you may feel relief, you’re immediately confronted with uncertainty and frustration, as you learn to navigate a new country, a new language and a new culture...

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Undergrad researcher Anna Figgins to present genomics research to legislators on Utah’s Capitol Hill Feb. 18.
Not Junk: USU Biologist Explores Small Non-Coding RNA in Bumble Bees

Not Junk: USU Biologist Explores Small Non-Coding RNA in Bumble Bees

Undergrad researcher Anna Figgins to present genomics research to legislators on Utah’s Capitol Hill Feb. 18.

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Undergraduate Research Fellow and Honors Student Rachel Sagers is among Aggies presenting study findings to legislators on Utah’s Capitol Hill Feb. 18.
Bad Breaths: USU Scientist Studies Effects of Particulate Air Pollution on Human Lung Cells

Bad Breaths: USU Scientist Studies Effects of Particulate Air Pollution on Human Lung Cells

Undergraduate Research Fellow and Honors Student Rachel Sagers is among Aggies presenting study findings to legislators on Utah’s Capitol Hill Feb. 18.

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In 1960, as the Cold War heated up, the U.S. Army launched “Project Iceworm,” a top secret effort to build a network of mobile nuclear launch sites under the Greenland Ice Sheet. Hampered by brutal blizzards and unstable ice conditions, the project, locat
Buried Secrets: USU Geoscientist Aids Efforts to Study Climate Data from Cold War Base

Buried Secrets: USU Geoscientist Aids Efforts to Study Climate Data from Cold War Base

In 1960, as the Cold War heated up, the U.S. Army launched “Project Iceworm,” a top secret effort to build a network of mobile nuclear launch sites under the Greenland Ice Sheet. Hampered by brutal blizzards and unstable ice conditions, the project, locat...

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It’s easier to understand data, when you can see it. “People are very visual,” says Utah State University data scientist Kevin Moon. “For scientists, having the ability to examine the structure of a complex dataset allows them to explore ideas and genera
A Clearer Picture: USU Data Scientist Enhances Data Visualization

A Clearer Picture: USU Data Scientist Enhances Data Visualization

It’s easier to understand data, when you can see it. “People are very visual,” says Utah State University data scientist Kevin Moon. “For scientists, having the ability to examine the structure of a complex dataset allows them to explore ideas and genera...

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When you consider a model of a physical theory, how do you know it accurately encompasses all it’s trying to explain? One way, says Utah State University mathematical physicist Michael Schultz, is to tie the theory to math, put it through a series of math
In Pursuit of 'Everything,' USU Mathematicians Share Findings

In Pursuit of 'Everything,' USU Mathematicians Share Findings

When you consider a model of a physical theory, how do you know it accurately encompasses all it’s trying to explain? One way, says Utah State University mathematical physicist Michael Schultz, is to tie the theory to math, put it through a series of math...

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Once considered relatively rare, dengue fever is popping up throughout the globe, including the United States. The mosquito-borne virus is having a particularly active year, which some public health officials attribute, at least partially, to a warming cl
USU Data Scientist Contributes to Multi-Institution Dengue Fever Study

USU Data Scientist Contributes to Multi-Institution Dengue Fever Study

Once considered relatively rare, dengue fever is popping up throughout the globe, including the United States. The mosquito-borne virus is having a particularly active year, which some public health officials attribute, at least partially, to a warming cl...

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“When you talk only with researchers in your field, it can become a bit of an echo chamber,” says Utah State University neuroscientist Max McDermott. The first-time presenter at USU’s interdisciplinary Hansen Life Sciences Retreat says questions he receiv
USU Researchers Share Perspectives at 2019 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat

USU Researchers Share Perspectives at 2019 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat

“When you talk only with researchers in your field, it can become a bit of an echo chamber,” says Utah State University neuroscientist Max McDermott. The first-time presenter at USU’s interdisciplinary Hansen Life Sciences Retreat says questions he receiv...

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Cutting-edge Utah State University research is featured Saturday morning, Sept. 28, in “Spider Thread,” the premiere episode of Season 6 of the CBS TV program “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation.” The broadcast airs at 8:30 a.m. Mountain on Salt Lake City
USU Spider Silk on CBS 'Innovation Nation' TV Show Saturday, Sept. 28

USU Spider Silk on CBS 'Innovation Nation' TV Show Saturday, Sept. 28

Cutting-edge Utah State University research is featured Saturday morning, Sept. 28, in “Spider Thread,” the premiere episode of Season 6 of the CBS TV program “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation.” The broadcast airs at 8:30 a.m. Mountain on Salt Lake City...

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As part of a research project, Utah State University physics major Matthew Hogan sits in a lab and watches plants grow. And it’s a far-from-boring exercise, he says. “It’s a new learning experience every day,” says the Undergraduate Research...
Leafy Social Network? USU Undergrad Researcher Explores How Plants 'Think'

Leafy Social Network? USU Undergrad Researcher Explores How Plants 'Think'

As part of a research project, Utah State University physics major Matthew Hogan sits in a lab and watches plants grow. And it’s a far-from-boring exercise, he says. “It’s a new learning experience every day,” says the Undergraduate Research...

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Utah State University Undergraduate Research Fellow Olivia Brock loves solving jigsaw and logic puzzles, as well as the congeneric grace and physics of bowling and ice skating. She loves reading and writing. And she loves the art and science of airplanes,
Catching Stars: USU Caine Summer Arts Fellow Bridges Science and Art

Catching Stars: USU Caine Summer Arts Fellow Bridges Science and Art

Utah State University Undergraduate Research Fellow Olivia Brock loves solving jigsaw and logic puzzles, as well as the congeneric grace and physics of bowling and ice skating. She loves reading and writing. And she loves the art and science of airplanes,...

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From fridge to microwave to table, preparing a daily meal may not seem like much of a challenge. But back up and dissect that process – molecule by molecule – from air to soil to table, and you’ll uncover one of the most vexing puzzles known to humankind.
Gates Foundation Taps USU Expertise to Tackle Global Food Supply Challenges

Gates Foundation Taps USU Expertise to Tackle Global Food Supply Challenges

From fridge to microwave to table, preparing a daily meal may not seem like much of a challenge. But back up and dissect that process – molecule by molecule – from air to soil to table, and you’ll uncover one of the most vexing puzzles known to humankind....

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As a pianist, Utah State University undergraduate researcher Christian Lange knows that listening to a music is best, when it’s in a quiet setting. A silent atmosphere, where the listener can experience every lyrical nuance, every pause, every richly orna
The New Black: USU Physics Undergraduate Pursuing Nanoscale Research

The New Black: USU Physics Undergraduate Pursuing Nanoscale Research

As a pianist, Utah State University undergraduate researcher Christian Lange knows that listening to a music is best, when it’s in a quiet setting. A silent atmosphere, where the listener can experience every lyrical nuance, every pause, every richly orna...

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Utah State University ecologist Bonnie Waring heads one of seven projects chosen nationally by competitive peer review for a U.S. Department of Energy Terrestrial Ecological Sciences grant. Waring receives a two-year, $295,967 award to fund her project.
USU Ecologist Receives DOE Grant to Study Soil's Role in Carbon Cycle

USU Ecologist Receives DOE Grant to Study Soil's Role in Carbon Cycle

Utah State University ecologist Bonnie Waring heads one of seven projects chosen nationally by competitive peer review for a U.S. Department of Energy Terrestrial Ecological Sciences grant. Waring receives a two-year, $295,967 award to fund her project.

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Spider silk is an engineer’s dream material. Lightweight, strong, elastic and biocompatible, it’s an ideal building block for a myriad of applications, including medical implants, body armor and vehicle components. But trying to farm spiders...
USU Researchers Use CRISPR to Advance Synthetic Spider Silk Manufacture

USU Researchers Use CRISPR to Advance Synthetic Spider Silk Manufacture

Spider silk is an engineer’s dream material. Lightweight, strong, elastic and biocompatible, it’s an ideal building block for a myriad of applications, including medical implants, body armor and vehicle components. But trying to farm spiders...

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Utah State University chemist Jeffrey Perala-Dewey is concerned about particulate pollution blowing across Utah’s Wasatch Front, including dust from...
USU Chemist Receives Grant to Study Contaminants in Wasatch Snowpack

USU Chemist Receives Grant to Study Contaminants in Wasatch Snowpack

Utah State University chemist Jeffrey Perala-Dewey is concerned about particulate pollution blowing across Utah’s Wasatch Front, including dust from...

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Tianbiao 'Leo' Liu, assistant professor in USU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is a 2019 recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development ‘CAREER’ Award.
Aggie Chemist Tianbiao 'Leo' Liu Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Aggie Chemist Tianbiao 'Leo' Liu Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Tianbiao 'Leo' Liu, assistant professor in USU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is a 2019 recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development ‘CAREER’ Award.

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Firearms constructed with 3D-printed parts aren’t suited for the long haul. After firing a few rounds, barrels warp, break and they’re ready for disposal. And that’s what provides advantages to criminals. Crafted from plastic...
DIY Firearms: USU Statistician Explores When Technology Outpaces Law

DIY Firearms: USU Statistician Explores When Technology Outpaces Law

Firearms constructed with 3D-printed parts aren’t suited for the long haul. After firing a few rounds, barrels warp, break and they’re ready for disposal. And that’s what provides advantages to criminals. Crafted from plastic...

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Emerging CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) technology is “all over the news,” says Utah State University Undergraduate Research Fellow Matt Armbrust. “Many think of it as a tool for editing DNA and correctly see its potential for curing diseases,” he says. “
USU Undergrad Researcher Explores Emerging 'CRISPR' Technology

USU Undergrad Researcher Explores Emerging 'CRISPR' Technology

Emerging CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) technology is “all over the news,” says Utah State University Undergraduate Research Fellow Matt Armbrust. “Many think of it as a tool for editing DNA and correctly see its potential for curing diseases,” he says. “...

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Declines in native bee populations are widely reported, but can existing data really analyze these trends? In the Jan. 17, 2019, online edition of PLOS One, Utah State University and USDA researchers report findings about pollinator biodiversity in Califo
USU Bee Surveys in Newest National Park Could Aid Studies Elsewhere

USU Bee Surveys in Newest National Park Could Aid Studies Elsewhere

Declines in native bee populations are widely reported, but can existing data really analyze these trends? In the Jan. 17, 2019, online edition of PLOS One, Utah State University and USDA researchers report findings about pollinator biodiversity in Califo...

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Makenzie Breitenbach, a biology undergraduate student at Utah State University (USU) Uintah Basin, was awarded the Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity (URCO) grant to perform research on local emissions and air quality. She is working with the
USU-Uintah Basin Student Receives URCO Grant to Study Local Air Quality

USU-Uintah Basin Student Receives URCO Grant to Study Local Air Quality

Makenzie Breitenbach, a biology undergraduate student at Utah State University (USU) Uintah Basin, was awarded the Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity (URCO) grant to perform research on local emissions and air quality. She is working with the...

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The state of Utah’s nickname is “The Beehive State,” and the moniker couldn’t be more apt, say Utah State University scientists. One out of every four bee species in the United States is found In Utah and the arid...
Grand Staircase-Escalante Has Rich Bee Diversity say USU Scientists

Grand Staircase-Escalante Has Rich Bee Diversity say USU Scientists

The state of Utah’s nickname is “The Beehive State,” and the moniker couldn’t be more apt, say Utah State University scientists. One out of every four bee species in the United States is found In Utah and the arid...

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Members of USU Chemistry and Biochemistry's Liu Lab report advances in sustainable battery design in the journal 'Joule.’ Their research is supported by a USTAR University Technology Acceleration Grant.
Simple Change, Big Impact: USU Chemists Boost Green Battery Capability

Simple Change, Big Impact: USU Chemists Boost Green Battery Capability

Members of USU Chemistry and Biochemistry's Liu Lab report advances in sustainable battery design in the journal 'Joule.’ Their research is supported by a USTAR University Technology Acceleration Grant.

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As wildfires continue to rage across the American West and the resulting smoky haze obscures mountain views outside his office window, Utah State University scientist Will Pearse ponders
USU Biologist Will Pearse Receives National Science Foundation Grant

USU Biologist Will Pearse Receives National Science Foundation Grant

As wildfires continue to rage across the American West and the resulting smoky haze obscures mountain views outside his office window, Utah State University scientist Will Pearse ponders

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That pointy thing sticking out of a bee or wasp? It’s technically known as a “sting,” even though most of us call it a “stinger.” Technicalities aside, Utah State University entomologist Emily Sadler reports
Bark Worse than Bite? USU Entomologists Study Wasp, Bee, Ant Stings

Bark Worse than Bite? USU Entomologists Study Wasp, Bee, Ant Stings

That pointy thing sticking out of a bee or wasp? It’s technically known as a “sting,” even though most of us call it a “stinger.” Technicalities aside, Utah State University entomologist Emily Sadler reports

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About four years ago, Utah State University chemist Lisa Berreau posed a question to USU colleague and toxicologist Abby Benninghoff...
Track, Target, Trigger: USU Scientists Harness Carbon Monoxide

Track, Target, Trigger: USU Scientists Harness Carbon Monoxide

About four years ago, Utah State University chemist Lisa Berreau posed a question to USU colleague and toxicologist Abby Benninghoff...

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In the lab of Utah State University biochemist Sean Johnson, undergraduate Scott Adair discovered making mistakes, and developing the tenacity to keep trying, is a critical part of research...
Undergrads Participate in USU Chem/Biochem Summer Internships

Undergrads Participate in USU Chem/Biochem Summer Internships

In the lab of Utah State University biochemist Sean Johnson, undergraduate Scott Adair discovered making mistakes, and developing the tenacity to keep trying, is a critical part of research...

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Conservation biologists recognize a sobering reality. “We’re losing species left, right and center,” says Utah State University scientist Will Pearse. “We call it the ‘Noah’s Ark Problem,’ and we have to pick species to save...
Build an Ark? USU Biologist Discusses Conservation Prioritization

Build an Ark? USU Biologist Discusses Conservation Prioritization

Conservation biologists recognize a sobering reality. “We’re losing species left, right and center,” says Utah State University scientist Will Pearse. “We call it the ‘Noah’s Ark Problem,’ and we have to pick species to save...

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Back in 1905, the Colorado River, swollen with heavy rainfall and snowmelt, surged into a dry lake bed along California’s San Andreas Fault and formed the Salton Sea. The flood waters...
USU Geologists Detail Likely Site of San Andreas Fault's Next Major Quake

USU Geologists Detail Likely Site of San Andreas Fault's Next Major Quake

Back in 1905, the Colorado River, swollen with heavy rainfall and snowmelt, surged into a dry lake bed along California’s San Andreas Fault and formed the Salton Sea. The flood waters...

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Envisioning a device the U.S. Navy is developing with Utah State University synthetic spider silk conjures images you’d expect in a James Bond thriller. Think strong, stretchy fibers wrapping relentlessly around a boat propeller and effectively...
Maritime Defense: USU Synthetic Spider Silk Lab Awarded Navy Grant

Maritime Defense: USU Synthetic Spider Silk Lab Awarded Navy Grant

Envisioning a device the U.S. Navy is developing with Utah State University synthetic spider silk conjures images you’d expect in a James Bond thriller. Think strong, stretchy fibers wrapping relentlessly around a boat propeller and effectively...

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Though mostly rooted in the ground, plants have a number of innovative ways to disperse their seeds and get on with the business of propagation. They drop seeds or release them to the wind. Or they fling seeds with a dramatic mechanical detonation...
USU Ecologist says Seed Dispersal Ability Linked to Plants' Life Cycles

USU Ecologist says Seed Dispersal Ability Linked to Plants' Life Cycles

Though mostly rooted in the ground, plants have a number of innovative ways to disperse their seeds and get on with the business of propagation. They drop seeds or release them to the wind. Or they fling seeds with a dramatic mechanical detonation...

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Research conducted by Utah State University’s Bingham Research Center led to a marginal, rather than moderate, ozone nonattainment designation for the Uintah Basin by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA). Marginal is the lowest and least...
USU-Uintah Basin Scientists' Research Improves Regulatory Outlook

USU-Uintah Basin Scientists' Research Improves Regulatory Outlook

Research conducted by Utah State University’s Bingham Research Center led to a marginal, rather than moderate, ozone nonattainment designation for the Uintah Basin by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA). Marginal is the lowest and least...

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Freeways choked with traffic, supermarkets laden with fertilizer-grown stock from distance fields and virtually everything we touch derived from petroleum-based plastics. It’s hard to imagine life beyond our fossil-fueled world. Black gold has brought...
In 'Science': USU Biochemist and Colleagues Imagine World Beyond Fossil Fuel

In 'Science': USU Biochemist and Colleagues Imagine World Beyond Fossil Fuel

Freeways choked with traffic, supermarkets laden with fertilizer-grown stock from distance fields and virtually everything we touch derived from petroleum-based plastics. It’s hard to imagine life beyond our fossil-fueled world. Black gold has brought......

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Utah State University geologist Alexis Ault is one of two inaugural recipients of the Charles and Nancy Naeser Prize in Thermochronology awarded by the International Standing Committee for Thermochronology. The newly established...
Geologist Receives International, Early Career Research Honor | Science

Geologist Receives International, Early Career Research Honor

Utah State University geologist Alexis Ault is one of two inaugural recipients of the Charles and Nancy Naeser Prize in Thermochronology awarded by the International Standing Committee for Thermochronology. The newly established...

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Visceral leishmaniasis, a deadly parasitic disease also known as “Kala-azar,” “Black Fever” and “Dumdum Fever,” is transmitted to humans by sandflies.
USU Epidemiologist Aiding Fight Against Deadly Parasitic Diseas | Science

USU Epidemiologist Aiding Fight Against Deadly Parasitic Diseas

Visceral leishmaniasis, a deadly parasitic disease also known as “Kala-azar,” “Black Fever” and “Dumdum Fever,” is transmitted to humans by sandflies.

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New research findings posted March 7, 2018, by Utah State University geologist Benjamin Burger on the EarthArXiv Preprints website, are generating worldwide media interest about what caused the Earth’s deadliest mass extinction...
Burning Coal Likely Caused Earth's 'Great Dying' | Science

Burning Coal Likely Caused Earth's 'Great Dying'

New research findings posted March 7, 2018, by Utah State University geologist Benjamin Burger on the EarthArXiv Preprints website, are generating worldwide media interest about what caused the Earth’s deadliest mass extinction...

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Utah State University chemists’ efforts to develop alternative battery technology solutions are advancing and recent findings are highlighted in a renowned, international chemistry journal.
Two Better Than One: USU Chemists Advance Sustainable Battery Technology

Two Better Than One: USU Chemists Advance Sustainable Battery Technology

Utah State University chemists’ efforts to develop alternative battery technology solutions are advancing and recent findings are highlighted in a renowned, international chemistry journal.

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According to the CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, more than 1 in 3 women, and more than 1 in 4 men, in the United States experience rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Are Physicians Prepared to Address Domestic Violence, asks USU Undergrad

Are Physicians Prepared to Address Domestic Violence, asks USU Undergrad

According to the CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, more than 1 in 3 women, and more than 1 in 4 men, in the United States experience rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

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Caecilians are serpent-like creatures, but they’re not snakes or giant worms. The limbless amphibians, related to frogs and salamanders, favor tropical climates of Africa, Asia and the Americas. Most live in burrows of their own making; some are...
Playing Both Ends: Amphibian Adapted to Varied Pressures | Science

Playing Both Ends: Amphibian Adapted to Varied Pressures

Caecilians are serpent-like creatures, but they’re not snakes or giant worms. The limbless amphibians, related to frogs and salamanders, favor tropical climates of Africa, Asia and the Americas. Most live in burrows of their own making; some are...

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More than 460,000 student-athletes compete in 24 different sports at National Collegiate Athletic Association member institutions each year. Many of these athletes will suffer concussions, which can be particularly worrisome because of possible long-term
USU Undergrad Probes Why Athletes Report, or Don't Report, Concussions

USU Undergrad Probes Why Athletes Report, or Don't Report, Concussions

More than 460,000 student-athletes compete in 24 different sports at National Collegiate Athletic Association member institutions each year. Many of these athletes will suffer concussions, which can be particularly worrisome because of possible long-term ...

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Mention emerging CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) technology and many people think of “designer babies.” “When people hear ‘CRISPR,’ they think of a tool for editing DNA,” says Utah State University biochemist Ryan Jackson. “It’s actually
Targeting Disease: USU Undergrads Explore Emerging 'CRISPR' Technology | Science

Targeting Disease: USU Undergrads Explore Emerging 'CRISPR' Technology

Mention emerging CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) technology and many people think of “designer babies.” “When people hear ‘CRISPR,’ they think of a tool for editing DNA,” says Utah State University biochemist Ryan Jackson. “It’s actually

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Utah State University scholar Mikayla Austin remembers how it felt to return to college after a few years absence. “I felt a bit intimidated,” says the self-described non-traditional student, who resumed studies at USU’s Brigham City campus, after her e
Brigham City Scholar Fosters Undergraduate Research on Regional Campus | Science

Brigham City Scholar Fosters Undergraduate Research on Regional Campus

Utah State University scholar Mikayla Austin remembers how it felt to return to college after a few years absence. “I felt a bit intimidated,” says the self-described non-traditional student, who resumed studies at USU’s Brigham City campus, after her e

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The split-second into a stumble and fall is filled with shocking terror, with a blink of time to react. The instant dread is warranted, as accidental tumbles send millions of Americans to emergency rooms each year. The problem is especially serious for th
Falling for Science: USU Undergrad Researcher Explores Neuroscience

Falling for Science: USU Undergrad Researcher Explores Neuroscience

The split-second into a stumble and fall is filled with shocking terror, with a blink of time to react. The instant dread is warranted, as accidental tumbles send millions of Americans to emergency rooms each year. The problem is especially serious for th...

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Modern chemical ingredients known as “adjuvants” make cosmetics, cleaning solutions and paints, as well as pesticides, glide on with ease in cost-effective application. But one type of these, potent organosilicone surfactants, may spell trouble for...
Sticky Problem: USU Undergrad Researcher Investigates Honey Bee Decline

Sticky Problem: USU Undergrad Researcher Investigates Honey Bee Decline

Modern chemical ingredients known as “adjuvants” make cosmetics, cleaning solutions and paints, as well as pesticides, glide on with ease in cost-effective application. But one type of these, potent organosilicone surfactants, may spell trouble for...