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Uranus May Have Tiny, Undiscovered Moons, UI Researchers Say

Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho researchers have spotted patterns in Uranus’ rings that hint at the presence of two tiny, previously undiscovered moonlets orbiting the solar system’s seventh planet. Read more

UI International Observe the Moon Night Oct. 8

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:42:00 -0700

Come celebrate International Observe the Moon Night at the UI Observatory from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Telescopes will be available for you to check out the moon's craters, mountains and lava fields with your own eyes. Experts from the Department of Physics will be on hand to answer all your lunar questions. Learn more here. Read more

What Comes Next For NASA After Juno? Not Much

Posted Tue, 05 Jul 2016 08:00:00 -0700

The exploration of our outer solar system is about to hit a real slump. NASA is celebrating Juno's arrival at Jupiter, but in less than two years, Juno will be gone — it's slated to plunge into the gas giant and burn up. The Cassini spacecraft, now orbiting Saturn, will meet the same fate next year.
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Concept Mission Suggests ‘Tasting’ Moon of Saturn to Search for Life

Posted Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

A tiny moon orbiting Saturn might be the perfect place to discover extraterrestrial life — and a University of Idaho graduate student led a project suggesting a way to find out. Read more

2016 Three Minute Thesis Competition Winners Announced

Posted Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:00:00 -0700

The College of Graduate Studies would like to congratulate all of the doctoral candidates would participated in the first inaugural 3MT competition at the University of Idaho. COGS hosted its first 3MT on April 12, 2016. We had 11 amazing doctoral students present their research to an audience and a panel of judges. Three minutes isn’t a lot of time, but our students did a fantastic job staying within the limits. For more information about the 3MT, please visit our website. Videos of the winning 3MT presentations will be posted on our website soon. Read more

UI Junior Receives Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Posted Mon, 04 Apr 2016 09:30:00 -0700

A University of Idaho engineering and science student has been selected to receive a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship through the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Read more

UI Professor’s New Research Explores Nanotechnology-Based Explosives Sensor

Posted Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:30:00 -0800

A University of Idaho researcher will dig into the details of nanotechnology-based explosives detection with a grant from the Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research. Read more

UI Scientist Helps ‘Weigh’ Saturn’s Brightest Ring

Posted Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:35:00 -0800

A recent study from NASA's Cassini mission proves that, in the mysterious and beautiful rings of Saturn, appearances can be deceiving. Researchers led by University of Idaho assistant professor of physics Matthew Hedman “weighed” the central parts of Saturn’s most massive ring for the first time, and the results suggest the ring is much less massive than some researchers had expected. Read more

College of Science Hill Fellowship Winners Announced

Posted Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:47:00 -0800

The UI College of Science is pleased to announce this year’s Hill Undergraduate Research Fellowships to the following students: Elijah Benson (Biology), “Bound and gagged: effects of tetherin against diverse respiratory viruses”, Tanya Miura, mentor. Read more


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