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Jan 15, 2021

ITRE Helps North Carolina Shape Funding Plans for Future Transportation Infrastructure Improvements

The Institute for Transportation Research and Education helped a state commission identify ways to sustainably fund future road maintenance and other needed infrastructure improvements. 

Jan 11, 2021

NCDOT Releases 2021 State of Aviation Report, Compiled by ITRE

The NCDOT released its biennial report on the economic impacts of the state’s public airports, based on data that the Institute for Transportation Research and Education compiled and analyzed. 

Diagram of the nanodroplet and ultrasound drill at work.

Jan 7, 2021

Nanodroplets and Ultrasound ‘Drills’ Prove Effective at Tackling Tough Blood Clots

The new technique was designed to break up particularly tough blood clots. 

Jan 5, 2021

Does lightning strike on Venus? Mysterious flash may help solve puzzle.

National Geographic Earth’s clouds separate electrically charged water droplets and ice crystals through convection—when warmer clouds move up and cooler clouds sink down—leading to lightning. But it’s not clear how much vertical mixing happens in Venus’ clouds, says Paul Byrne, a planetary scientist at North Carolina State University. And Akatsuki can’t place the altitude of the flash, so if it was lightning, it could have struck from anywhere between the upper atmosphere and the main cloud deck tens of miles deeper. 

bottles of vaccine

Dec 16, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: Vaccines 101, mRNA and Adenoviruses

Here’s how vaccines work and what mRNA and adenovirus vaccines are. 

Dec 8, 2020

2 Named Fellows of Inventors Academy

Two NC State faculty members have been honored for their innovative work at the forefront of their disciplines. 

The NC State Belltower at dusk and night. Photo by Marc Hall

Nov 24, 2020

Record-Setting Class of AAAS Fellows Named

The election of 10 faculty to the prestigious scientific society signals NC State’s rising reputation as a research powerhouse. 

Oct 5, 2020

National Academy of Engineering Recognizes Ligler With Leadership Award

The award stems from her work on biosensors and her service to all of engineering. 

Knitting machine

Sep 29, 2020

Prototype Graft, Designed to Replace Damaged Heart Vessels, Shows Promise in Cell Study

NC State researchers reported promising preclinical findings for a prototype of a vascular graft. 

Ghost forest on N.C. coast.

Sep 28, 2020

Study Finds Spreading Ghost Forests on N.C. Coast May Contribute to Climate Change

NC State researchers found the spread of ghost forests along the N.C. coast has implications for climate change.