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Spring 2016

Cosmos

Cracking the Cosmos

Gravitational waves are a ripple in spacetime. Researchers at WVU helped to make this discovery possible.

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Double Exposure

Double Exposure

This is the real story about the team who uncovered the global Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal.

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Afghan soldiers

Fractured Spaces

Photojournalist Lois Raimondo went into Iraq and Afghanistan after 9/11. This is what she saw.

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Reem Eldawud

Ready. Set. Launch.

Syringes. Bees. Soil. Microgreens. They're all part of the entrepreneurship wave coming out of the WVU LaunchLab.

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Man standing on bridge

Water Safety

Michael McCawley has been in the public health trenches from the fiery oil fields of Kuwait to the aftermath of the Mount St. Helens eruption. Right now, he's got some ideas about how to avoid water crises like the one in Flint, Mich.

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Allison Peck

Genetically Modified Food

Agriculture law professor Alison Peck says your food is more unregulated than you think. As genetic engineering has advanced, U.S. law hasn't caught up, and she has some ideas on how to change that.

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Kirk Hazen

Swearing Through the Centuries

Kirk Hazen is a linguist who studied 1800s-era swearing to consult on an upcoming HBO Miniseries. Read on to find out his favorite old-time swear words.

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People sitting around a table

Spring 2016

This issue, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute prepares to open, a professor takes cameras into classrooms and Morgantown breaks ground on a new $30-million swimming, diving and track complex.

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Student smiling

Spring 2016

You had touching stories about your own health after our cover story on stroke and you had lots of fond memories about the Evansdale campus in response to the Flashback photo from the late 1960s.

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Plants

Fungi

There's a fungus among us. Arbuscular endomycorrhizal fungi help 80 percent of plants on earth stay alive. The largest collection on Earth of these lifesavers is at WVU.

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Computer

Spring 2016

This invention that fits in a car's tailpipe can help contribute to getting cleaner air in our cities.

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Mining Cart

Spring 2016

What if we could harvest the elements in our phones from acid mine drainage? What if our snack packaging was made from plants?

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Judith Hayes

Judith Hayes

After she left WVU, this researcher went on to design the astronaut exercise program still used on the International Space Station.

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Sticking an IV

From Manikin to Man

Meet the "patients" that students practice on before they ever meet a human patient.

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Collecting evidence

Time of Death

In between teaching classes, Rachel Mohr takes her trusty backpack to crime scenes where she uses insects to measure time of death.

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Satellite

Meet STF-1

West Virginia's first satellite is only the size of a bread loaf. But on the inside, it has the potential to improve how we measure the distance between satellites and the Earth.

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Girl posing on a stump

Sculpted Imagination

Check out these wild sculptures from lizard wings to a medieval torture device.

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