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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Researchers are looking to other subconducters like diamond.

Researchers to study crystals for laser usage

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter March 10, 2022

WSU researchers are working on growing crystals and researching ideal elements to give the grown crystals photoconductive properties. Photoconductivity is the ability of a material to conduct electricity...

WSU researchers use atom laser to create caustic patterns

WSU researchers use atom laser to create caustic patterns

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor February 3, 2022

WSU researchers discovered atoms cooled to near absolute zero temperatures create reflective patterns similar to light and can be focused into caustic shapes. The laws of physics drastically change...

James Webb Telescope is the most effective for observing black holes in the universe.

Astronomers use high resolution telescope to look for black holes

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

A team of astronomers, including a WSU astrophysicist, will use the James Webb Telescope to search for black holes located in small galaxies. This will help determine their impact on the solar system...

The interdisciplinary program is led by four professors with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Educating the grid

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter December 9, 2021

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help train eight doctorate students from underrepresented communities in...

The Enterprise Technology for Home Area Network (ETHAN) framework was copyrighted on July 12 from the U.S. Library of Congress.

ETHAN is a framework, not a person

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor December 2, 2021

A WSU researcher developed a framework that will provide a holistic view of homes with residents who have disabilities or mobility impairments in order to make their lives easier. The Enterprise Technology...

The de-icing technology will reduce harm to the environment.

De-icing technology is ‘snow’ mistake

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 3, 2021

WSU made a commercial licensing deal with Massachusetts-based Fusione Corp. to manufacture environmentally-responsible de-icing technology. The collaboration aims to provide a sustainable de-icer that...

The Cascadia Coastlines and Peoples Hazards Research Hub is a project funded by the National Science Foundation to address issues like the Cascadia earthquake and climate-induced threats like rising sea levels.

Projects aims to prevent natural disasters

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor October 20, 2021

WSU is partnering with researchers from Oregon State University and University of Washington to help coastal communities in the Pacific Northwest become more resilient to potential threats they face. Coastal...

RoBeetle is a centimeter long and weighs 88 miligrams.

World’s tiniest robot

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2021

A WSU professor created the world’s smallest robot powered by methanol combustion and a shape-memory alloy. The robot, named RoBeetle, is a proof of concept created by Nestor Perez-Arancibia, associate...

Plastic waste is a problem, so WSU Professor Hongfei Lin is researching how to chemically convert plastic types that are difficult to recycle.

WSU professor researches more effective ways to recycle

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2021

Around the world, tons of disposable plastic are thrown away each day, while only about 9 percent of plastic is recycled worldwide.  Plastic materials usually end up in landfills or the ocean. Every...

Shichao Ding, WSU doctoral candidate and primary author of the study, used a 3-D sensor to test glyphosate levels in beverages. Glyphosate can possibly cause major health issues, but is safe to consume in small amounts.

Glyphosate: What’s in your water?

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor October 6, 2021

WSU researchers at the Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory have developed a 3D-printed sensor capable of detecting glyphosate in beverages.  Glyphosate is a herbicide that can possibly cause...

WSU is home to a nuclear reactor of its own. The core sits at the bottom of a 25-foot deep pool.

‘Our reactor is so safe we let undergrads operate it’

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 22, 2021

Seated in the console room of WSU’s Dodgen Research Facility, nuclear reactor operators have a poolside view unlike any other. Just on the other side of the console room window lies a 25-foot deep...

WSU Professor and First Lady Noel Schulz was appointed co-director of WSU-Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Advanced Grid Institute.

Noel Schulz embraces new role

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter September 22, 2021

When Noel Schulz was in middle school, she built a TV with her father.  “I actually had resistor earrings when I was in middle school, earrings that had a resistor in different colors,” Schulz...

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