There was a time when solar and wind energy were novelties. But today many of the world’s electrical grids utilize some form of renewable energy to power their infrastructures. Experts agree this is just the tip of the iceberg and that so much more is possible if the world’s best minds can just figure out how to better share ideas and information. That’s the idea behind the IEEE Electronic Power Grid (eGRID) Conference Nov. 12-14 in North Charleston. The conference, which is being held in the United States for the first time, will be hosted by Clemson University.
Scientists in Clemson University's College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and the university’s Public Service and Agriculture division were awarded more than $17 million in research grants during the 2018 fiscal year from an array of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several South Carolina commodity boards.
Building with wood has a number of advantages. For the past five years, Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D) has been educating individuals in the Southeast about these benefits, including the fact wood takes less energy to produce than most other building materials, giving it a lower carbon footprint.
Weak corn and sorghum stalks cause the loss of about 20 percent of the crops in the U.S. annually, and Rajan Sekhon and Christopher McMahan of Clemson University’s College of Science are part of a multi-university consortium trying to find out why.
Published this week in Nature Methods, a team of 27 labs across the world – including Hugo Sanabria’s “Single Molecule Biophysics” lab at Clemson University – came together to devise a standard protocol for measuring distances in biomolecules.
A Microsoft senior researcher and Harvard University fellow will visit Clemson University Sept. 14 to discuss ways social research and technology innovation must work collaboratively to protect privacy as human interaction moves increasingly online.
Jupiter's atmosphere might contain a lot of water, according to recent research by a national team of scientists that includes Clemson University's Máté Ádámkovics.
Bentgrasses and bermudagrasses have been used successfully on putting greens for years, but some Clemson University researchers are looking at other turfgrass varieties golf course managers and superintendents can use to ensure a high level of playability.
Samantha Price, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Clemson University, is recording the shapes and sizes of the fishes at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as part of her research aimed at understanding the factors that control body-shape diversity.
Clemson University researchers said a new partnership with one of India’s top engineering universities will lead to new medical devices, sensors and startup companies while helping educate leaders and entrepreneurs for the global health care industry. Clemson is joining with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi to create the Center for Innovative Medical Devices and Sensors.
The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, the agency responsible for protecting the state’s underwater archeological heritage, has recently moved its Charleston office to the Warren Lasch Conservation Center on Clemson University's Restoration Institute on the old Charleston Naval Base. The move aligns two key teammates -- SCIAA and Clemson University -- under the same roof, so that they can better communicate and pool resources.
This spring, Clemson University scientist Shari Rodriguez and graduate student Diane Dotson traveled to Kanha Tiger Reserve in northern India to study the impacts of human-predator conflicts on the wellbeing of Indian people living in and around the park.
Lentils, one of the foods sometimes called “poor man’s meat” are an excellent source of plant protein, but some Clemson University researchers are working to make lentils even more nutritious and expand their growing region into South Carolina.
The Clemson Center for Human Genetics officially opened for business Tuesday evening, celebrating with an enthusiastic gathering of supporters who met with scientists and toured the state-of-the-art facility. Piloted by a cadre of researchers equipped with world-class laboratories and technologically advanced instrumentation, Clemson’s Center for Human Genetics has successfully landed on the global stage – both in talent and scope.
Most cotton seeds found in individual seed lots are created equally, but not every seed has an opportunity to reach its full potential. Clemson precision agriculture engineer Kendall Kirk wants to help explain why. Kirk’s goal is to help more cotton seeds develop into profitable crops by understanding what factors are related to producing high-quality, high-yielding crops.