Posts Tagged ‘science’

Unmanned aerial vehicles becoming new tool for farmers

STARKVILLE — It is hard to compare an unmanned aerial vehicle to a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, but that is how the director of Mississippi State University’s Geosystems Research Institute sees it. “The plant is the patient, the agronomists are the doctors and I am the guy that works on the MRI machine,” Robert […] [...]

Scientists: Tick bite can cause red meat allergy

STARKVILLE — Steak lovers beware: Scientists have discovered certain tick bites can cause an allergy to red meat. Jerome Goddard, medical entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said the lone star tick species carries a sugar that can be transmitted through its bite. The transmission of the sugar may cause people to become […] [...]

NOAA scientists plan to fly drones into hurricanes

GULF OF MEXICO — The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane’s winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts — but it’s nearly impossible for scientists to see. That may change this summer, thanks to post-Hurricane Sandy federal funding and a handful of winged drones that can spend […] [...]

Mississippi State makes NSF ranking of research universities

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University continues to rank among the nation’s top research universities, according to a new survey by the National Science Foundation. The recently released NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey for Fiscal Year 2012 places the university at 92nd overall among public and private institutions, based on $233.2 million in total […] [...]

Dr. J. Paige Buchanan named Chemist of the Year

Dr. J. Paige Buchanan, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been named Chemist of the Year by the Mississippi Section of the American Chemical Society. Buchanan has been at Southern Miss since 2006 where she teaches and maintains an active research group. She earned her […] [...]

MSU researchers extend survey of fungal disease

STARKVILLE — A statewide survey that Mississippi State University began this summer will continue next year as researchers look for a particular fungal disease that is developing resistance to chemical control. In 2012, soybean fields in two Mississippi counties were found to have frogeye leaf spot fungi resistant to strobilurins, the class of fungicides commonly […] [...]

José E. Sánchez promoted at Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, science, VICKSBURG

José E. Sánchez was recently promoted to the Senior Executive Service and appointed director of the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg. Sánchez served as deputy director of CHL from November 2009 to April 2013, at which time he was selected as the laboratory’s […] [...]

Ashli Brown named state chemist, director of Miss. State Chemical Laboratory

Ashli Brown, an accomplished Mississippi State University researcher and administrator for the Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory, is taking the helm of that state agency housed on the land-grant institution’s campus. Brown has been named state chemist and director of the MSCL, effective Oct. 1 and pending formal approval by the Mississippi Senate. Previously, she served […] [...]

MSU scientists develop new undercutter for sweet potatoes

STARKVILLE — A machine designed by a group of Mississippi State University researchers could help sweet potato farmers reduce skinning injury to potatoes and speed up harvest. The undercutter prototype, made from off-the-shelf components, shows early potential to help lower harvest and post-harvest losses caused by skinning, said Jason Ward, assistant Extension professor in MSU’s […] [...]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staffers win awards

by Published: September 20,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, science, USA, VICKSBURG

Robert Cory Winders, hydraulic engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Modeling, Mapping, Consequences, and Production Center (MMC), recently received a Commander’s Award for Civilian Service at the. Winders received the award for his exceptional performance as a hydraulic engineering national technical expert during the national implementation of the Corps Water Management […] [...]

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