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Toxic algae has been found in the Columbia River for the third week in a row in the Tri-Cities. COS Associate Professor Kimberly Halsey discussed her research that developed a new way to monitor the danger associated with algae blooms.
Hundreds of fires continue to blaze in what officials say could become Canada’s worst fire season in recorded history. Jamie Cornelius, College of Science ecological physiologist, sampled blood from birds during bad smoke conditions to determine what happens physiologically.
Despite a decade of inconsistent findings, the microbiomes of autistic and non-autistic children do differ, according to a recent meta-analysis of 10 studies and 15 large datasets. Assistant Professor of Microbiology Maude David, spoke to The Transmitter about her work involving microbiome studies.
Oregon State University will be receiving a $500,000 federal grant towards assessing the impact of sea level rise against backshore dune environments. This announcement comes from senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and representatives Suzanne Bonamici and Val Hoyle. COS Professor Sally Hacker called this project the first of its kind to explore the environmental and economic value of dunes and cobble beaches as protective structures in the Pacific Northwest.
An HP device that dispenses single cells is empowering precision research in the College of Science. This technology can isolate living cells from specimens so scientists can study which proteins are implicated in aging, dementia and certain cancers.
Gravitational waves are back, and they’re bigger than ever. After the historic first detection of the space-time rattles in 2015 using ground-based detectors, researchers could have now rediscovered Albert Einstein’s waves with an entirely different technique.
You can't see or feel it, but everything around you — including your own body — is slowly shrinking and expanding. It's the weird, spacetime-warping effect of gravitational waves passing through our galaxy, according to a new study by a team of researchers with the U.S. National Science Foundation's NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center. "While our early data told us that we were hearing something, we now know that it’s the music of the gravitational universe," said NANOGrav co-director and Oregon State University astrophysicist Xavier Siemens.
Scientists on Wednesday unveiled evidence that gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time predicted by Albert Einstein more than a century ago, are permeating the universe at low frequencies - creating a cosmic background hum. "The gravitational waves actually stretch and compress space-time itself as they travel through the universe," said Oregon State University astrophysicist Jeff Hazboun.
The very fabric of the cosmos is constantly being roiled and rumpled all around us, according to multiple international teams of scientists that have independently found compelling evidence for long-theorized space-time waves.
Astrophysicists using large radio telescopes to observe a collection of cosmic clocks in our Galaxy have found evidence for gravitational waves that oscillate with periods of years to decades. “The large number of pulsars used in the NANOGrav analysis has enabled us to see what we think are the first signs of the correlation pattern predicted by general relativity,” says Oregon State University’s Dr. Xavier Siemens, co-Director of the NANOGrav PFC.