Researchers develop improved method for studying tsunami risk to bridges, buildings, roads

Researchers at Oregon State University are paving the way toward greater safety for coastal residents and infrastructure by developing a better means of modeling the destructive force of tsunami waves.

Researchers identify type of parasitic bacteria that saps corals of energy

Researchers at Oregon State University have proposed a new genus of bacteria that flourishes when coral reefs become polluted, siphoning energy from the corals and making them more susceptible to disease.

OSU College of Engineering accelerates research, teaching with $2.6 million investment in AI computing resources

Oregon State University’s College of Engineering is accelerating its work in artificial intelligence, robotics, driverless vehicles and other areas by acquiring six advanced NVIDIA systems that give the college some of the most powerful computing resources among universities worldwide.

How much water do snowpacks hold? OSU finds a better way to answer the question

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new computer model for calculating the water content of snowpacks, providing an important tool for water resource managers and avalanche forecasters as well as scientists.

OSU researchers develop eco-friendly, commercially viable pressure-sensitive adhesives

Chemical engineering researchers at Oregon State University have developed a vegetable-oil-based adhesive that could provide an eco-friendly option in making items such as sticky notes, postage stamps and bandages.  

Decades-long butterfly study shows common species on the decline

The most extensive and systematic insect monitoring program ever undertaken in North America shows that butterfly abundance in Ohio declined yearly by 2%, resulting in an overall 33% drop for the 21 years of the program.

Renowned ecologists call for a new narrative for the ocean to spur smart actions

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Two leading marine ecologists say now is the time for scientists to escalate the  creation of “scalable solutions” to the ocean’s problems rather than just “documenting the tragedies underway.”

Discovery of parasitic arsenic cycle may offer glimpse of life in future, warmer oceans

A newly discovered parasitic cycle, in which ocean bacteria keep phytoplankton on an energy-sapping treadmill of nutrient detoxification, may offer a preview of what further ocean warming will bring.

OSU College of Engineering changes its curriculum model to drive student success

With the goal of helping students succeed by offering more options and flexibility, the Oregon State University College of Engineering is embarking on a new curriculum model, including changing the way students are admitted to the college.

Sample of rescued dogs shows link between gut microbiome, aggressiveness

A groundbreaking study of more than two dozen rescued dogs, some aggressive and some not, showed a clear link between aggressive behavior and the microbes that live in the dogs’ guts.

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