Research

Researchers watch data on a computer while troubleshooting electronics.

UI researchers launch rockets in search of unseen parts of universe

Five-year NASA project will develop critical technologies for future missions
A team comprised of University of Iowa researchers and students is sending its own technology on a series of NASA rockets to find parts of space we can't currently see.
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The Atlantic UI research helps identify culprits in rising obesity rates

A recent analysis of 27 economic factors thought to contribute to rising obesity rates reveals two big culprits: supercenters and restaurants. The researchers included George Wehby, University of Iowa associate professor of health management and policy.

Ingrid Ukstins Peate and a student overlook the Laguna Lejia area.

Researcher finds Chilean clues to Earth's climate change history

Sediment samples from an Andean lake can fill in data about the Younger Dryas
A picturesque Chilean lake may hold the clues to one of Earth's largest climate change events, and give scientists predictions about future climate change. A group of University of Iowa researchers digs through the evidence.
 GETTING BUBBLY: A microfluidic bubble logic circuit.

Nautilus Moore's Law is about to get weird

In an article on the different forms computers and computing can take, University of Iowa computer scientist Douglas Jones says compatibility problems out-weigh the advantages of adopting ternary computing, which uses three possible values to solve problems instead of the usual two.

UI expert testifies before presidential 21st century policing panel

Sandra Ramey proposes nationwide initiative to improve police health and wellness
Sandra Ramey, a police health expert in the UI College of Nursing, proposed a national intervention program to improve police officer health, before President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which met in Washington on Monday.

Reducing energy efficiency boosts calorie burning in muscle

Injection that makes muscles less energy efficiency may have potential as weight-loss therapy to treat obesity
Scientists at the UI and the Iowa City VA Medical Center have developed a targeted approach that overrides muscles' intrinsic energy efficiency and allows muscle to burn more energy. The findings might provide a basis for new obesity treatments that help overcome the body's natural resistance to weight loss.

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