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Archive: November 2017

11.29.2017

University Groups Detail Recommendations for Ensuring Public Access to Research Data

By Association for American Universities

The Association of American Universities (AAU) and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released a report that details principles and recommended actions universities and federal agencies can take to advance timely access to data from federally-sponsored research grants. The report, produced by a working group of research university leaders that AAU and APLU…

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11.07.2017

Engineers developing data-driven ‘FactBoard’ to improve factory operations

By Iowa State University News Service

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State’s Guiping Hu is leading a research team developing data-driven, real-time software technology to help improve factory floor operations, including manufacturing processes, logistics, safety and energy management. The $2.6 million project is supported, in part, by the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute and several industry collaborators.

11.07.2017

Iowa State researchers evaluate milkweed species to enhance monarch butterfly conservation

By U.S. Department of Agriculture

A research team at Iowa State University — the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium — is studying how monarch butterflies grow and develop on various species of milkweed in hopes of unlocking the full potential of monarch habitat restoration efforts. Populations of these beautiful insects have decreased significantly over the past two decades, in part because of…