Week in Review: 5/24/15 – 5/30/15

May 28, 2015

OSU researchers prove magnetism can control heat, sound
Phonons—the elemental particles that transmit both heat and sound—have magnetic properties, according to a landmark study supported by Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) services and recently published by a researcher group from The Ohio State University.
https://www.osc.edu/press/osu_researchers_prove_magnetism_can_control_heat_sound

May 27, 2015

FAA grants drone access to Texas and Oklahoma panhandles for weather research
A consortium led by the University of Colorado Boulder has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to start flying drones over parts of Texas and Oklahoma this spring in the heart of Tornado Alley to conduct weather research.
http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2015/05/27/faa-grants-drone-access-texas-and-oklahoma-panhandles-weather-research

May 26, 2015

A new kind of wood chip: collaboration could lead to biodegradable computer chips
In an effort to alleviate the environmental burden of electronic devices, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has collaborated with researchers in the Madison-based U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) to develop a surprising solution: a semiconductor chip made almost entirely of wood.
http://news.wisc.edu/23805