A microscopic parasitic roundworm is costing Pacific Northwest wheat growers $51 million in lost revenue each year because it's cutting grain yields by an average of about 5 percent, according to estimates by Oregon State University researchers.
Using data from 73 sites around the world, scientists have been able to reconstruct Earth’s temperature history back to the end of the last Ice Age, revealing that the planet today is warmer than it has been during 70 to 80 percent of the time over the last 11,300 years.
Mobile LIDAR is a powerful technology that’s only a few years old and promises to change the way we see, study and record the world around us. It will be applied in transportation, hydrology, forestry, virtual tourism and construction – and almost no one knows anything about it.
Oregon State University is forming a consortium with industry, academia and government to develop a new era of unmanned aerial systems for remote sensing, to perform tasks that range from environmental monitoring to fighting forest fires, protecting crops or aiding law enforcement.
Based on a new discovery by researchers at Oregon State University, the world’s multi-billion dollar foundry industry may soon develop a sweet tooth.
A national study of older Americans shows those who have limited mobility and low physical activity – scientifically categorized as “frail” – are five times more likely to report that they often don’t have enough to eat, defined as “food insufficiency,” than older adults who were not frail.
Some high mountain meadows in the Pacific Northwest are declining rapidly due to climate change, a study suggests, as reduced snowpacks, longer growing seasons and other factors allow trees to invade these unique ecosystems that once were carpeted with grasses, shrubs and wildflowers.
High temperatures coupled with lower flows in many Northwest streams is creating increasingly extreme conditions that could negatively affect fish and other organisms.
A group of researchers in Israel, the United States and other nations have made important advances in the rapidly expanding field of “regenerative medicine,” outlining for the first time connections in genetic regulation that normally prevent birth defects in heart and facial muscles.
A comprehensive analysis of the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the Pacific Northwest coast confirms that the region has had numerous earthquakes over the past 10,000 years, and suggests that the southern Oregon coast may be most vulnerable based on recurrence frequency.
OSU researchers played an instrumental role in the mission to land the Mars Science Laboratory on the Red Planet, a $2.5 billion project.
The chronic drought that hit western North America from 2000 to 2004 left dying forests and depleted river basins in its wake and was the strongest in 800 years, scientists have concluded, but they say those conditions will become the “new normal” for most of the coming century.
A huge floating dock that washed ashore in Newport after floating at sea for more than a year following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami carries a threat of invasive species.
A pigment discovered three years ago at OSU has now been found to have characteristics that could make it an important part of a new trend in construction - "cool roofs" for energy efficiency.
An international team of scientists has tracked a whale via satellite from one of the world’s most endangered populations to the West Coast of the United States.
The "Indigo Rose" tomato steps out this year as the first "really" purple variety to come from a program at Oregon State University that is seeking to breed tomatoes with high levels of antioxidants.
Researchers have developed a type of wearable, non-invasive electronic device that can monitor vital signs such as heart rate and respiration as it records a person’s activity level.
AGAE Technologies LLC, a new Corvallis biotechnology company based on research at Oregon State University, has shipped its first product – a specialty chemical for use in environmental remediation, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other industries.
The most sophisticated “plant hardiness zone map” ever created in the United States was developed by researchers at Oregon State University using geographic information system (GIS)-based software.
The cancer-causing potential of fetal exposure to carcinogens can vary substantially, a recent study suggests, causing different types of problems much later in life depending on the stage of pregnancy when the fetus is exposed.
The impact of hatcheries on salmonids is so profound that in just one generation traits are selected that allow fish to survive and prosper in the hatchery environment, at the cost of their ability to thrive and reproduce in a wild environment.
Chemists at Oregon State University have discovered that simple microwave energy can be used to make a very promising group of compounds called “skutterudites” and lead to greatly improved methods of turning waste heat into electricity.
Oregon State University’s rapid ascent as a research university and catalyst for laboratory innovation and business creation led to a 63 percent increase in technology licensing revenues.