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grassland in the Flint Hills
2014-08-04 02:00:31

Greg Tammen, Kansas State University Kansas State University researchers have completed a 20-year study that looks at the consequences of burning Flint Hills prairie at different times of the year. It finds that burning outside of the current late spring time frame has no measurable negative consequences for the prairie and, in fact, may have multiple benefits. The study was conducted by Gene Towne, research associate and the Konza Prairie Biological Station fire chief, and Joseph...

New Light Shed On Fundamental Ultrafast Dynamics
2014-07-21 03:35:43

Kansas State University Ultrafast X-ray laser research led by Kansas State University has provided scientists with a snapshot of a fundamental molecular phenomenon. The finding sheds new light on microscopic electron motion in molecules. Artem Rudenko, assistant professor of physics and a member of the university's James R. Macdonald Laboratory; Daniel Rolles, currently a junior research group leader at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron in Hamburg, Germany, who will be joining the...

2014-06-17 10:33:05

Kansas State University Kansas State University diagnosticians are helping the cattle industry save millions of dollars each year by developing earlier and accurate detection of E. coli. Lance Noll, master's student in veterinary biomedical science, Greensburg; T.G. Nagaraja, university distinguished professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; and Jianfa Bai, assistant professor in the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, are leading a project to improve techniques for...

2014-04-24 16:21:13

Kansas State Cars offers financial programs and news sources for Kansas State University students TOPEKA, Kan., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Kansas State Cars acknowledges that attending a university is a crucial and inspiring time for most young adults. It also recognizes how expensive and stressful paying for tuition among other expenses can become; therefore, the dealer has devised a series of resources to help assist students with their financial situations. Photo -...

2014-04-03 10:05:03

Researchers have discovered that microscopic "bubbles" developed at Kansas State University are safe and effective storage lockers for harmful isotopes that emit ionizing radiation for treating tumors. The findings can benefit patient health and advance radiation therapy used to treat cancer and other diseases, said John M. Tomich, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics who is affiliated with the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center. Tomich conducted the study with...

2014-02-27 12:21:51

Vehicle purchases enrich student life at Kansas State University TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There are a lot of places one can go to buy a new or used car. But not many of these locations offer the chance to get a new car while also helping out in the community. This is the unique opportunity at KansasStateCars.com, where every vehicle purchase helps fund scholarships for students attending Kansas State University. (Photo:...

2014-02-20 12:00:18

A Kansas State University epidemiologist is helping cats, pet owners and soldiers stay healthy by studying feline tularemia and the factors that influence its prevalence. Ram Raghavan, assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, and collaborative researchers have found that a certain combination of climate, physical environment and socio-ecologic conditions are behind tularemia infections among cats in the region. More than 50 percent of all tularemia cases in the U.S....

2014-01-27 08:20:51

Information on student transportation among the latest additions to the program's informative blog MANHATTAN, Kan., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In the past couple of months, the focus of the Kansas State Cars blog, which continues to provide consumers with information on the newest models in the dealership's inventory, has shifted to include more information on university news and events. The change of direction is an effort to assist Kansas State students, staff and alumni...

Tungsten In Aquifer Groundwater Controlled By pH, Oxygen
2013-10-01 11:25:44

Kansas State University Two Kansas geologists are helping shed new light on how tungsten metal is leached from the sediment surrounding aquifers into the groundwater. The findings may have implications for human health. Tungsten is a naturally occurring metal that is primarily used for incandescent light bulb filaments, drill bits and an alternative to lead in bullets. Though it is thought to be nonhazardous to the environment and nontoxic to humans, it can be poisonous if ingested in...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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