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Nuclear Waste Cleanup Clues Discovered by WSU Researchers
A Washington State University study of the chemistry of technetium-99 has improved understanding of the challenging nuclear waste and could lead to better cleanup methods. The work is reported in the journal Inorganic Chemistry (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02694).

See article at WSU News, https://news.wsu.edu/2017/02/23/research-nuclear-waste-cleanup/

#nuclear #chemistry #nuclearwaste #environment #ecology #PNNL #DOE #superfund #WSU #GoCougs

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Change the Farming Industry: It’s called Salish Blue, and it’s more than a science experiment
This new "wheat" species was developed by scientists at Washington State University intent on making wheat that grows over and over again without the need to replant. See Smithsonian Magazine at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-self-sustaining-wheat-could-change-farming-industry-180962101/

#farming #agriculture #wheat #crops #botany #WSU #GoCougs #plants
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WSU helps map quinoa genome, improve ‘super food’
Discovery of the first high-quality genome of quinoa, published this week in "Nature," could help create healthier, tastier varieties of this protein-packed “super food.”

Over the last five years, Kevin Murphy, barley and alternative crop breeder in Washington State University’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, has tested more than 1,000 varieties of quinoa for heat tolerance, disease resistance and other traits. See https://news.wsu.edu/2017/02/09/wsu-helps-map-quinoa-genome/

#genome #quinoa #Nature #USDA #WSU #agriculture #farming

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PLANTS AND CLIMATE RESEARCH
WSU plant researchers mimic changing climate conditions, 6,000 plants at a time in automated "plant hotel."

The researchers aim to find the genetic underpinnings of how plants react to stressors like drought, heat, pathogens and pests, as well as the salt that can accumulate in soils drying more quickly in a warming environment.

See WSU News athttps://news.wsu.edu/2017/02/06/impact-climate-change-on-plants/

#climate #climatechange #plantpathology #plants #photosynthesis #WSU #GoCougs
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Sperm Changes Documented Years After Chemotherapy
A Washington State University researcher has documented epigenetic changes in the sperm of men who underwent chemotherapy in their teens. See WSU News at https://news.wsu.edu/2017/02/01/sperm-years-after-chemotherapy/

#medicine #chemotherapy #biology #healthnews #reproduction #wsu 
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Chemists make major strides in organic semiconductors
Washington State University chemists have created new materials that pave the way for the development of inexpensive solar cells. Their work has been recognized as one of the most influential studies published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry in 2016.

See Printed Electronics World at http://www.printedelectronicsworld.com/articles/10540/chemists-make-major-strides-in-organic-semiconductors

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#electronics #semiconductors #materialsengineering #engineering #organic #WSU #GoCougs
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Innovative Solar Home Design Moving Forward at WSU
More than 50 student volunteers from 22 different majors are designing and building an innovative solar home as part of the Solar Decathlon competition. They will build the project this summer and are working to raise cash and in-kind donations needed for the home’s construction and project costs. See WSU at https://vcea.wsu.edu/2016/12/07/designing-for-sun/

#solar #energy #engineering #architecture #sustainability #WSU #GoCougs

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Bacterial Pathogens in Cold Storage Targeted with Ozone
WSU researchers are investigating how cold storage could provide a systems approach to ensure food safety for tree fruit. See GoodFruit at http://www.goodfruit.com/targeting-bacterial-pathogens-in-cold-storage-with-ozone/

#fruit #coldstorage #foodsafety #agriculture #agribusiness #bacteria #pathogens #WSU
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Scientists Discover Perennial Hybrid of Wheat, Wheatgrass
Scientists at Washington State University have combined wheat and wheatgrass in a new species that could help the environment and Pacific Northwest farmers. See WSU News at https://news.wsu.edu/2017/01/12/scientists-discover-perennial-hybrid-wheat-wheatgrass/

#agriculture   #agribusiness   #farming   #wheat   #plants   #WSU   #GoCougs   #sustainability   #environment  
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