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UI Researchers Receive Grant for Powerful Tool for Studying Molecular Properties
Posted: Thursday, March 5
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 5, 2015 – University of Idaho researchers will soon have a new tool for understanding the world at the molecular level, thanks to a grant from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust and a major gift from a private donor. The trust awarded UI chemistry professor Richard V. Williams and his co-investigators $360,000 to purchase a nuclear magnetic resonance, or NMR, spectr...
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Research Team Clamping Down on Invasive Asian Clams in Lake Pend Oreille
Posted: Thursday, February 19
MOSCOW, Idaho – February 18, 2015 – A University of Idaho research team from the College of Natural Resources is leading the charge to remove Asian clams from Lake Pend Oreille’s Ellisport Bay. This effort is funded and undertaken in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Idaho Department of Agriculture. Since their discovery in 201...
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IGS Selects Map of Idaho Wilderness Area for National Geologic Map Day
Posted: Thursday, October 9 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 8, 2014 – The Idaho Geological Survey at the University of Idaho has selected a map of one of Idaho’s most wild areas as its map of the year in honor of Geologic Map Day, celebrated nationwide Oct. 17. The map shows the geology of the Big Creek drainage in the heart of the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness, which includes UI’s remote T...
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UI, ISU Partnership Gives Public and Researchers Access to Idaho Maps
Posted: Monday, September 15 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 15, 2014 – Detailed aerial images of Idaho are now available – at lightning speeds – to the public and researchers thanks to a partnership between the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, the Idaho Geospatial Office and partners statewide. Anyone can explore and gather information from a high-resolution web map of Idaho that can be accessed he...
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Unmanned Aerial Systems Leaders Meeting at UI Monday and Tuesday
Posted: Monday, September 8 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 8, 2014 – Statewide leaders in developing an unmanned aerial vehicle programs in Idaho will meet at the University of Idaho Sept. 8-9. The morning sessions of the meeting, held in the Aurora Room of the UI Commons, are open to the public.  Jack McIver, UI vice president for research and economic development, will open the meeting of the Idaho Unmanned Aerial...
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UI Geology Professor Part of Team That Has Found Evidence of Plate Tectonics on Europa
Posted: Monday, September 8 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 7, 2014 – A University of Idaho geological sciences professor and his research partner have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter’s moon Europa – the first sign of this geologic activity on a solar system world other than Earth. The discovery appears to solve a puzzle that has perplexed planetary scientists for years. Researchers have clear vis...
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Technology-Driven Research Leaves Pygmy Rabbit Habitat Untouched
Posted: Monday, June 9 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 5, 2014 – Pygmy rabbits are benefitting from the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) used to conduct research on their southern Idaho habitat. While the rabbits’ homes are left undisturbed by the research, the technology is making a huge impact on the future of UAS use in Idaho. “This is like the satellite imagery of 15 years ago,” said Janet Ra...
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New Microscope Will Allow UI Scientists to See Biology in Action
Posted: Wednesday, June 4 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 3, 2014 – Biologists in the College of Science at the University of Idaho will now have an opportunity to image cells and small organisms while they are in motion, responding to environmental change or changing shape during development.  A group of investigators led by Deborah Stenkamp, a professor in the UI Department of Biological Sciences, has received two...
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