Modified, 3D-printable alloy shows promise for flexible electronics, soft robots

Researchers have taken a key step toward the rapid manufacture of flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots.

OSU student-run startups vie for more than $70,000 in cash and prizes

Student entrepreneurs pursuing companies involving kombucha, shoes, mental health safety and fraud-resistant electronic ledgers will vie for $70,000 in cash and prizes Feb. 27.

OSU professor emeritus elected to prestigious engineering academy

Jose Reyes, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering at Oregon State University and founder of NuScale Power, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineers.

Workplace alcohol not always a perk for recent college grads seeking jobs

Offering alcohol to employees in the workplace may be a trendy perk of employment, but it doesn’t appear to be an enticement for recent college graduates just entering the workforce, new research published today from Oregon State University shows.

Northwest researchers map out regional approach to studying food, energy, water nexus

Natural resource researchers at OSU and two other universities are gearing up for a late-summer summit aimed at addressing food, energy and water challenges as interconnected, regional issues.

Even short-duration heat waves could lead to failure of coffee crops

“Hot coffee” is not a good thing for java enthusiasts when it refers to the impact on plants beset by the high-temperature stress that this century is likely to bring.

Maintaining an active sex life may lead to improved job satisfaction, engagement in work

Maintaining a healthy sex life at home boosts employees’ job satisfaction and engagement at the office, underscoring the value of a strong work-life balance.

Off-grid power in remote areas will require special business model to succeed

Low-cost, off-grid solar energy could provide significant economic benefit to people living in some remote areas, but a new study suggests they generally lack the access to financial resources, commercial institutions and markets needed to bring solar electricity to their communities.

Varmint hunters' ammo selection influences lead exposure in avian scavengers

Varmint hunters’ choice of ammunition plays a role in the amount of lead that scavengers could ingest, a new study shows, and offers a way to minimize the lead exposure to wildlife.

Curiosity can predict employees' ability to creatively solve problems, research shows

Employers who are looking to hire creative problem-solvers should consider candidates with strong curiosity traits, and personality tests may be one way to tease out those traits in prospective employees.