Improved wastewater treatment technologies hold promise for cost savings, energy production

Improved wastewater treatment methods that lead to cost savings and energy production are part of Oregon State University’s new Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative.

Detection, deterrent system will help eagles, wind turbines coexist better

Researchers have taken a key step toward helping wildlife coexist more safely with wind power generation by demonstrating the success of an impact detection system that uses vibration sensors mounted to turbine blades.

Molecular motor mystery solved: Novel protein rounds out plant cells’ machinery

A research team led by an Oregon State University biophysicist and a plant biologist from University of California, Davis has discovered a novel motor protein that significantly expands current understanding of the evolution and design principle of motor proteins.

‘Quantum dot’ lighting technology takes forward leap thanks to new superacid treatment

A “superacid” much stronger than automobile battery acid has enabled a key advance toward a new generation of LED lighting that’s safer, less expensive and more user friendly.

Research provides framework for understanding how populations handle random disturbances

Research has provided a mathematical framework for understanding how population-reducing events of varying frequency and intensity, like fires, floods, storms and droughts, can affect a species’ longtime survival ability.

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 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.

OSU environmental chemists tapped to lead studies of contaminants at military bases

Environmental chemists at Oregon State University will lead grants totaling $2.9 million to conduct studies of chemicals that have contaminated military installations and are also detected at fire training areas in the United States, including Oregon.

Gonorrhea researchers identify novel route to vaccine, new antibiotic

Researchers have identified a protein that powers the virulence of the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, opening the possibility of a new target for antibiotics and, even better, a vaccine.

Study sheds light on alternative, more convenient method of cell preservation

Researchers at Oregon State University have taken an important step toward a more convenient, less expensive means of preserving mammalian cells for in vitro fertilization, species conservation, cell therapy and other purposes.

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