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On Closer Inspection—The curiouser and curiouser world of the small
Spring 2012

In some ways, with so much science now involving tools that detect things outside the five senses, examining the world with a microscope seems quaint. But a corps of WSU researchers—let’s call them microscopists—are wrangling photons, electrons, glowing proteins, exotic stains, and remarkably powerful devices in their pursuit of the small.


Categories: Botany, Natural sciences, Biological sciences
Tags: Scientific equipment, Cells, Microscopy, Microscopes


Above & Beyond
Fall 2011
In the spring of 1792, George Vancouver praised “the delightful serenity of the weather.” A few years later, William Clark complained of a dour winter that was “cloudy, dark and disagreeable.” How right they both were. Weather patterns determined by mountains and ocean grant the Pacific Northwest a temperate climate that also has a dark and unpredictable side.
Categories: Earth sciences, Natural sciences, Environmental studies
Tags: Weather, Meteorology, Storms, Climate


When wildfire comes to town
Fall 2011
Flames ripped through the pines and brush in the Dishman Hills west of Spokane Valley in July 2008, just as they’ve done for thousands of years. A dry wind pushed the fire up a hill, hotter and faster, and straight into a new developmen...
Categories: Forestry, WSU Extension, Natural sciences
Tags: Natural Resources, Forest fires, Wildfire


Jill Harding: A love of nature
Summer 2007
When Jill Harding was growing up in Maple Valley, Washington, there was a patch of woods on her street where she nurtured a love of nature. Then the trees vanished, victims of urban development elbowing out from Seattle and Tacoma."Those woods won...
Categories: Alumni, Natural sciences
Tags: Lewis and Clark, National parks


Finally, the failure of the Teton Dam is explained
Fall 2004

It took nearly 30 years--but now we know why.


Categories: Natural sciences, Engineering
Tags: Soil, Water, Civil engineering