Biofuel production, wearable sensor for the blind highlight Undergraduate Engineering Expo

Producing biofuel from coconut oil, developing hybrid methods to make rocket fuel, creating a wearable sensor for the blind and more than 240 other senior design projects will be on display at the Undergraduate Engineering Expo.

Transistor fabrication onto curved surface means a sharp turn toward better diabetes therapy

Transparent transistors fabricated onto the sharp curves of a tiny glass tube are paving the way toward a therapeutic advance for diabetics.

Proximity to fracking sites affects public support of them, study finds

People who live closer to fracking sites are more familiar with and more supportive of hydraulic fracturing, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

 

Discovery of new material is key step toward more powerful computing

A new material created by Oregon State University researchers is a key step toward the next generation of supercomputers.

Photonic crystal features of fossilized algae hold promise for improved food safety testing

Researchers have used the fossilized remains of algae to take a key step toward being able to more sensitively detect harmful contaminants in food.

For repeat-spawning steelhead, more than once is worth the risks

For steelhead trout, reproductive choices represent a collection of tradeoffs – whether spawning once or doing it multiple times, no decision comes without risks and benefits.

OSU marine ecologist receives prestigious National Science Board award

The National Science Board is honoring Oregon State University marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco with its 2018 Vannevar Bush Award.

Ancient flowers and insects from Australia found in Burmese amber

Burmese amber is an important source of early- to mid-Cretaceous plant and animal remains that date back some 100 million years, with more than 870 species of organisms having been described.

 

Cell-penetrating “nanodrills” show promise for intracellular drug delivery

Researchers have created new nanomaterials able to cross cell membranes, establishing a novel platform for the intracellular delivery of molecular drugs and other cargo.

Combining power of humans, computers key to watershed solutions

An Oregon State University researcher is leading the charge for crowdsourced solutions to complex water management problems.

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