Invention could make spent nuclear fuel useful for irradiation purposes

An OSU engineering student has invented a way to use spent nuclear fuel for a useful purpose: the irradiation of medical supplies, food or other products.

Pedestrians at serious risk when drivers are "permitted" to turn left

A "permitted" left turn in heavy traffic poses a serious risk to pedestrian safety, a new study shows, because drivers may not look to see if pedestrians are present.

Putting a human face on a product: when brand humanization goes wrong

A new study, published online ahead of print in the Journal of Marketing, finds there is a greater backlash by the public when a product branded with human characteristics fails.

New system to restore wetlands could reduce massive floods, aid crops

OSU engineers designed a new system to create wetlands that could help farmers in the Midwest avoid catastrophic floods and retain water for when it's needed by crops.

Newport researchers seek to reduce bycatch in groundfish trawling

Researchers from two agencies at the Hatfield Marine Science Center have tested a new bycatch reduction system that lowered the rate of incidental halibut bycatch by 57 percent.

Mobile LIDAR technology expanding rapidly

The rapidly expanding technology of mobile LIDAR could change the way we see, study and record the land forms around us, with multiple applications in science and industry.

New study questions the role of kinship in mass strandings of pilot whales

A new study published in the Journal of Heredity has found that pilot whales do not beach themselves because of family ties - a hypothesis that has grown in popularity in recent years.