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Puppets Provide Voice During Times of Political Unrest

Puppets are an effective tool for social change. Iowa State's Amanda Petefish-Schrag says throughout history, puppets have helped bring “the voice of the people to light," and she's using some unusual materials to build the puppets to tell those...
29-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Engineers Test Heated Pavement Technology at Des Moines International Airport


Halil Ceylan and a group of Iowa State engineers are testing heated pavement technologies at the Des Moines International Airport. They've installed two test slabs of electrically conductive concrete. And the pavement has effectively cleared ice and...
28-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Video Games Influence Sexist Attitudes


The images and roles of female characters in video games send a powerful message that can influence the underlying attitudes of gamers. Iowa State and French researchers found a link between video game exposure and sexism in a new study of more than...
28-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Engineers Dive Into Big Data to Develop Better System to Manage Traffic Incidents


Iowa State traffic researchers are developing technology that will take the huge amounts of data collected by the Iowa Department of Transportation, sort through it all and identify problems. The goal is early detection of traffic incidents and...
22-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

International Research Team Discovers Resistance Gene to Fight Global Viral Threat in Corn


A corn gene identified in a new study resists a virus that has led to steep yield losses in most corn-cultivating countries. An Iowa State University agronomists said the research could lead to corn varieties that can fight off sugarcane mosaic...
16-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Geologists Develop App to Print 3-D Terrain Models of Any Place on Earth


Iowa State researchers have developed a new web application that makes it quick and easy for people to use 3-D printers to make terrain models of any place on Earth. Their idea -- they call it TouchTerrain -- could be a powerful teaching tool in...
13-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientist Details the Indirect Effects of an Invasive Species in Guam


A new study from an ISU scientists shows the indirect impacts invasive species can have in an ecosystem. The study focused on the brown treesnake, whose introduction to the forests of Guam has led to difficulties for local tree species to reproduce.
7-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Access to Big Data Would Help Trucking Companies Improve Safety and Productivity


The trucking industry loses billions of dollars each year sitting idle in traffic. Helping drivers avoid congestion would increase productivity and improve safety, says a team of researchers. The team has identified a solution using big data...
1-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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ISU Financial Experts: Changes to Credit Reports Will Benefit College Students


Iowa State University financial experts say changes in the way credit scores are calculated will help college students and young adults build credit. They say it's too soon to tell how the changes will impact the economy.
21-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT

Unseen Role of the First Lady Is Why the Position Remains Important Today, Says ISU Professor


First ladies are often defined by the causes they champion, but they also play a vital role the public rarely sees, says Stacy Cordery, an expert on first families and a professor of history at Iowa State University. That behind-the-scenes role is...
17-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST

Iowa State Experts Available to Comment on 2016 Presidential Election

The countdown is on to Election Day. These Iowa State faculty can provide expert commentary on the 2016 presidential election, and issues ranging from voter behavior to gender issues to campaign rhetoric.
12-Oct-2016 8:00 AM EDT

Presidential Debates Will Pit Policy vs. Reality Show Drama, Says ISU Professor


Ben Crosby can list several reasons why Hillary Clinton should have a clear advantage in the presidential debates. But the associate professor of English and speech communication says Trump is a wild card and his reality show qualities may give him...
19-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT

Iowa State University Ag Economy Expert Available for Interviews Regarding Bayer and Monsanto


7-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT

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25-Jul-2016 7:00 AM EDT

Trump Needs to Sell His Image to a Broader Audience, Says Iowa State Rhetoric Prof


20-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Presidential victory: Trump’s Top 5

18-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT

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