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August 30, 2013 at 7:12 AM

WSU researcher plans tentacled robots to pick apples

PROSSER (AP) — A Washington State University researcher has received a grant allowing him to develop an apple-picking robot. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture gave $548,000 earlier this month to Manoj Karkee, assistant professor with WSU’s Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems. Karkee envisions a prototype within three to five years…

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August 13, 2013 at 6:58 AM

Tuesday Memo: Latest on bus driver shooting … WSU drinking … Missing climber on Mount Hood

National Weather Service forecast Bus shootings: If you haven’t read the follow-up story on the shooting of the Metro bus driver and subsequent killing of the shooter by police, please do. Imagine being on either of the buses involved in those shootings. By the way, there’s a lot of love for our…

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May 14, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Prosecutor to get WSU faculty member beating case

PULLMAN (AP) — Pullman police are ready to close the investigation into the assault of Washington State University instructor David Warner. Police Chief Gary Jenkins says he is preparing to turn the case over to the Whitman County prosecuting attorney’s office. The prosecutor will decide if any charges are filed. The 41-year-old Warner was seriously injured while…

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May 6, 2013 at 10:21 AM

WSU graduate wears wedding gown under robe

Casaundra Dotts Ho, right, and her husband Ben, posed for a family photo Saturday after Casaundra graduated in the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine commencement ceremony Pullman.The couple married Friday, and she wore her wedding dress under her graduation robe. (AP Photo/Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Dean Hare) PULLMAN (AP) — With friends and family…

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April 11, 2013 at 2:03 PM

WSU faculty member upgraded to serious condition

SPOKANE (AP) — The Washington State University professor who has been hospitalized since a March 30 assault has been upgraded from critical to serious condition. David Warner is recovering at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Pullman police say the 41-year-old Warner received severe head injuries after he tried to break up a fight outside of…

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April 4, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Beaten WSU faculty member in critical condition

UPDATE: 2:40 p.m. | PULLMAN (AP) — David Warner, the Washington State University faculty member who was beaten near campus early Saturday, remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, according to medical center spokeswoman Pattie Servine. Investigators are checking leads and still asking possible witnesses to come forward,…

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March 14, 2013 at 5:46 PM

WSU provost to step down, continue research in horse racing

Warwick M. Bayley, provost and executive vice president of Washington State University, announced Thursday that he’s stepping down in May to further his work on race horse research. Bayley, a veterinarian by training, has been involved in developing a device at WSU that would measure a race horse’s potential to perform on the track. The device,…

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November 28, 2012 at 4:48 PM

WSU’s 3-D printer creates objects out of faux moon rocks

In October, a team of University of Washington students won an international prize for figuring out how to “print” large objects, using plastic garbage and a 3-D printer. Now comes word that researchers at Washington State University have figured out how to print simple objects with moon rocks. Well, faux moon rocks, actually. NASA officials approached…

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November 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

UPDATE: 4th Wash. State student falls from building

The Associated Press PULLMAN — A 19-year-old man is at least the fourth Washington State University student to fall out of a Pullman building this school year. Police said alcohol likely played a role in three of the falls. The latest accident occurred early Sunday morning when a student who had been drinking fell from a fraternity house…

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