Jonathan Kelly, an Iowa State University professor of psychology and human-computer interaction, is leading a research study into “cybersickness,” a set of symptoms similar to motion sickness that more than half of people experience when first exposed to virtual reality. He said helping people adapt to VR and overcome symptoms would allow the technology to be […]

How Fairfield, a rural southeast Iowa community, has spurred innovation Fairfield, Iowa’s history is one that other Iowans may not know well. Among its interesting facts: The Fairfield Public Library is the first prototype of the Carnegie library, of which there are now 2,700 around the world; the company that developed the international symbol that […]

An Iowa State duo adapts a 1990s ISU invention for the future of electronics manufacturing SAFI-Tech was founded from a partnership between Ian Tevis, a then postdoctoral student at Iowa State University, and the researcher he came to study under, Martin Thuo, assistant professor of materials science and engineering. Thuo says in essence, materials science […]

First statewide tracking system created to better Iowa’s sexual assault kit testing capabilities 4,275. That was the number of unsubmitted, untested sexual assault kits in Iowa in March 2017. Before then, no one in Iowa knew that number. Not hospital staffs, not the state’s crime lab, not law enforcement agencies. Sandi Tibbetts Murphy, director of […]

An emerging software designed to save space and time in warehouses Since starting his first company creating patented durable tablet cases for workers and workplaces on the move, University of Iowa alumnus Matt Miller always knew a software venture would be in the future. That venture is 4DMobile, Miller’s new business that has for the […]

As part of a $12 million, six-project effort by the U.S. Department of Energy, Gelli Ravikumar, a research assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Iowa State University, is leading a research team to develop cybersecurity systems that prevent, detect and mitigate attacks on renewable energy sources sending power to the grid. Solar panels […]

Superstorm Restoration prepares for nationwide launch of end-to-end platform for contractors Comparing storm pictures and damage with neighbors and co-workers after weather strikes is a frequent occurrence among Iowans, but sometimes Iowa’s weather events demand more intervention. Iowa-based roofing and exteriors contractor Superstorm Restoration has been making strides with technologies to simplify the evaluation and repair process for […]

A team of University of Iowa researchers has received an $800,000 grant as part of an initiative with the National Science Foundation and Amazon to make machine learning less discriminatory. Algorithms learn to do their task and improve on accuracy by analyzing data, but the researchers said the algorithms can learn discriminatory things due to […]

Principal Financial Group is inviting finance professionals, software developers, business owners and entrepreneurs to join its Principal Innovation Challenge Hackathon. The goal of the hackathon is to create virtual communities where small to medium-sized businesses can connect with each other as well as Principal to discuss their challenges and find guidance and mentorship. Participating professionals […]