Danielle Feinberg, award-winning lighting director for Pixar films such as “Coco” and “Brave,” will deliver a lecture Sept. 6 at Iowa State University discussing how she weaves art and science to create fantastical worlds on the big screen.
An Iowa State University architecture alumnus is returning to campus Sept. 5 to share his story as a Syrian refugee and to discuss his artwork recreating refugees’ stories in suitcases.
Gender stereotypes and biases still influence voters, especially in elections with more than one woman on the ballot, according to new research from Iowa State University. Researchers found gender had the greatest effect on down-ballot races.
Vincenzo Venditti, an assistant professor of chemistry at Iowa State University, is searching for a new kind of antibiotic in the fight against antimicrobial-resistant superbugs.
Iowa State engineers have developed a process called autothermal pyrolysis that breaks down biomass for fuel and fertilizer. A recently announced grant from the Department of Energy will support studies of the process, including development of models and design tools that could reduce the risk of scaling up the technology for commercial use.
A new grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow ISU scientists to develop new tools to predict and combat harmful algal blooms, a growing threat to human and animal health in Iowa’s lakes. Cyanobacteria, which have the ability to produce toxic byproducts, can grow quickly and form blooms that discolor lake water, typically in warm, shallow surface water during the summer months.
A new study looks at how college students initiate conversations about abstaining from or delaying sex. At a time of greater awareness about sexual assault, ISU’s Tina Coffelt says it is important to help students navigate these conversations.
Published recently in the peer-reviewed academic journal Nature Communications, the findings show periodically flooded soils may actually lose organic matter at accelerated rates.
Incorporating a combination of genes from the model plant Arabidopsis may build high levels of resistance to sudden death syndrome in soybeans, according to research from an Iowa State University agronomist. A recently published study points to one gene in particular as a likely candidate to bolster resistance.
Iowa State’s Guiping Hu is leading a research team developing data-driven, real-time software technology to help improve factory floor operations, including manufacturing processes, logistics, safety and energy management.
Eating “clean” is all about avoiding foods with additives, preservatives or other chemicals on the label. Two Iowa State University professors are warning of the consequences associated with the clean food movement in terms of food waste, safety and cost.
Iowa State University cybersecurity researchers recently presented two days of demonstrations and case studies to help four Black Sea countries fight off cyberattacks. One of the countries — Ukraine — was hit by a 2015 cyberattack that cut power to 230,000.
Iowa State’s Massimo Marengo is part of a team of astronomers working to understand the mysterious dimming of Tabby’s Star. The astronomers report that space dust orbiting the star — not alien megastructures — is the likely cause of the star’s long-term dimming.
A new Iowa State University study is one of the first to demonstrate the consequences of allowing children to have a TV or video game system in their bedroom. Researchers found children did not do as well in school and were at greater risk for obesity and video game addiction.