15,000 scientists in 184 countries warn about negative global environmental trends

Human well-being will be severely jeopardized by negative trends in some types of environmental harm, such as a changing climate, deforestation, loss of access to fresh water, species extinctions and human population growth, scientists warn in today’s issue of BioScience, an international journal.

OSU researcher part of DARPA grant for autonomous drone swarms

An Oregon State University computer science professor is part of a team that will receive up to $7.1 million to develop a drone swarm infrastructure to help the U.S. military in urban combat.

Advantage Accelerator earns top-10 ranking among U.S., Canadian incubators

The Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator has earned a top-10 ranking among business incubators in the U.S. and Canada by a leading online network for angel investing.

Nanofiber sutures promote production of infection-thwarting peptide

Loading nanofiber sutures with vitamin D induces the production of an infection-fighting peptide, new research shows.

Assessment shows metagenomics software has much room for improvement

A recent critical assessment of software tools represents a key step toward taming the “Wild West” nature of the burgeoning field of metagenomics, said an Oregon State University mathematical biologist who took part in the research.

‘Transformative’ research unrealistic to predict, scientists tell granting agencies

Research-funding agencies that require scientists to declare at the proposal stage how their projects will be “transformative” may actually be hindering discovery, according to a study by Oregon State University ecologists.

Scientists: Oregon dodges a ‘dead zone’ bullet in 2017; hypoxia season similar to wildfire

The Oregon coast is now facing annual threats from hypoxia, or low oxygen, and scientists liken the phenomenon to the wildfire season the state faces every summer and fall.

New blue pigment discovered at Oregon State earns EPA approval

The vibrant YInMn blue pigment discovered at Oregon State University has been approved for commercial sale by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Climate change, population growth may lead to open ocean aquaculture

A new analysis suggests that open-ocean aquaculture for three species of finfish is a viable option for industry expansion under most climate change scenarios – an option that may provide a new source of protein for the world’s growing population.

Oregon State University researcher receives national award for soy-based adhesive

When Kaichang Li developed a new adhesive inspired by the extreme rock-holding power of mussels, he didn’t foresee that it would change the plywood industry.

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