An underwater drone capable of carrying seven sensors and taking leaf and soil samples is increasing research capabilities at the South Dakota Water Resources Institute.
Four faculty researchers in SDSU’s School of Design are figuring out how small rural cities, such as Brookings, can integrate green infrastructure into the existing landscape to manage runoff—and, in the long run, help relieve pressure on the city drainage system.
Mike Gillispie, a senior service hydrologist at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, is working on a statistical model that will predict departures from normal temperature and precipitation levels for each of the nine climate divisions in South Dakota.
A thin, single layer of graphene material only 1 atom thick may reduce metal pipe corrosion rates as much as 100 times. These new 2D materials could mean big savings to industries.
A simple method of detecting viral DNA could make it possible to diagnose infectious diseases in the barn or in the field.
A lake covered in green slime is a sure sign of high levels of nitrogen and phosphorous.
A tiny aquatic plant called duckweed might help remove contaminants from ponds and slow-moving waterbodies and then could be harvested and incorporated into animal feed.