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Iowa State Pays, Praises Former Director to End Lego Art Dispute

CORALVILLE, Iowa — In 2016, Iowa State University accused an employee of fraud and theft in a dispute over the unusual but lucrative campus assets she managed: popular outdoor sculptures made of thousands of Lego bricks. Three years later, the …

Earthquake Ground Accelerations Studied to Assist Better Building Design

Igor Beresnev didn’t want to wait for a research grant or fresh data from the next big earthquake. So, over summers and weekends, he analyzed existing, historical data and ran his calculations. Now he believes he’s established the upper limit …

Big Data Helping Iowa State Researchers, DOT Manage Traffic Crashes

The traffic data hits the REACTOR lab in continuous streams from across the state – video, traffic volume, speed, backups, weather and more. Iowa State University researchers can call up all that data on the six big screens arranged around …

Trucking Firms Could Improve Safety, Productivity With Big Data

The trucking industry loses billions of dollars and wastes millions of hours each year sitting idle in traffic. Helping drivers avoid congestion would increase productivity and improve safety, says a team of Iowa State University and industry researchers. The team …

Changing the Way Businesses Defend Against Cyber Attacks

Hackers have attacked news organizations, social media sites, major corporations and government agencies, accessing private documents and personal information. Still most organizations do not prioritize cybersecurity as a strategic competency. A group of Iowa State University researchers say it is …

Iowa Board Approves $35K Payment in ISU Car Crash

The State Appeals Board has approved a $35,000 legal settlement with a woman who was injured after her car was rear-ended by an Iowa State University employee. Documents made public Wednesday show the deal settles a lawsuit filed by Nancy …