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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

RoBeetle is a centimeter long and weighs 88 miligrams.

World’s tiniest robot

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 14, 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...

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 23, 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 23, 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...

Travis Volz, who researched this during his doctoral work at WSU, experiments with diamonds in the Institute for Shock Physics’ Impact Laboratory.

Researchers create stronger diamond

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 29, 2021

Diamonds are the strongest material on Earth, but an even stronger type of diamond has been created in the lab. Hexagonal diamonds are stiffer and stronger than the typical cubic diamonds used for jewelry,...

Alumnus Ranga Dias uses equipment that compresses and alters the properties of hydrogen-rich materials in his lab.

WSU alum recognized by Time magazine

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

WSU alumnus Ranga Dias has been recognized as an innovator and emerging leader by Time in its 2021 Time100 Next list for the creation of the first-ever room-temperature superconductor. Unlike ordinary...

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