Spider silk is superb conductor of heat

Spider silk conduct heat as well as metals do, an Iowa State University professor has discovered.

Gaming damages kids' attention span

Children that spend a lot of time playing video games are more likely to develop impulsivity and attention problems, according to new research.

Biofuel program eyes marginal lands

An Iowa State University-led team recently won a $25 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to develop the blueprint for using marginal farmlands to grow perennial grasses that will, in turn, provide a biomass source for a drop-in biofuel.


Gaming causes violence claims yet another nincompoop

Yet another hysterical survey has tipped up in a supposedly prominent psychology magazine, the Psychological Bulletin, claiming yet again that playing violent video games leads to violent thoughts and doesn’t promote “positive social behaviors.”