Inspiration for the next big technological breakthrough in robotics, defense systems and biomedicine could come from a seahorse’s tail, according to a new study reported Thursday in the journal Science. The research centers on the curious shape of seahorse tails and was led by Clemson University’s Michael M. Porter, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering.
Poor sleep habits can have a negative effect on self-control, which presents risks to individuals’ personal and professional lives, according to Clemson University researchers.
A renowned researcher with more than 30 years' experience studying waterfowl habitats and populations has been named the inaugural director of Clemson University's James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center. Rick Kaminski will coordinate teaching, research and outreach in waterfowl and wetlands ecology from the Kennedy Center’s location at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute for Coastal Ecology and Forest Science in Georgetown.
Clemson University’s Institute of Translational Genomics, led by geneticist Stephen Kresovich, has been awarded $6 million by Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy as one of six projects seeking to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels.
The Clemson University Vanishing Firefly Project will host the first of two “Count the Light” nights Saturday at the South Carolina Botanical Garden to give the public the chance to count fireflies together and help researchers see if their numbers are declining.
Ever feel you were doomed out of the gate in a job interview? Although a belief exists that a job candidate’s fate is determined very early in the interview process, research conducted by a Clemson University psychology professor and researchers at Old Dominion and Florida State universities may indicate otherwise.
Clemson University has joined more than 250 universities, business leaders and science organizations in calling for stronger federal policies and greater investment to drive domestic research and development.
Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, delivered a taste of what is to come when he gave a seminar at Clemson University June 10.
Drowsy drivers take a heavy toll on the nation’s highways. So finding a reliable way to test for fatigue to mitigate its potential damage could have a significant impact on highway safety.
Eric Johnson of Clemson University put on a white “clean suit” that covered his body from head to toe, leaving little more than his eyes exposed. He stepped into a chamber and stood still as jets blasted him with air. Only when every effort had been made to remove the tiniest of particles from his suit did he open the lab door. Millions of dollars in highly sensitive equipment were at the ready. Johnson and his research group were there to make photonic and optoelectronic devices.
A new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the use of crops that can both open new markets for South Carolina landowners and support the growing global demand for renewable energy.
Social media websites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have dramatically changed how we socialize, but they also have the capability of changing our professional futures, according to a Clemson University researcher.
Are fireflies disappearing? Clemson University researchers are seeking to answer this question, and the public can help them by counting fireflies in their backyards and elsewhere this summer.
States with laws restricting craft brewers from directly distributing their products have limited beer drinkers’ choices in pleasing their palates, and South Carolina residents are among them.
If you’ve been to the doctor, you probably know what to do when you’re handed a plastic cup and shown to the bathroom. Most patients hand over the sample and give little thought to what happens when it’s shipped to the lab for analysis. Ken Marcus and his students are the exceptions. They have developed a new testing method that they believe will reduce costs, get faster results and lower the volume of urine needed for a sample.