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An orange roundworm is silhouetted against a black backdrop. Bright yellow dots are scattered throughout the worm, but are concentrated in a central region of the worm's body.

Nov 1, 2022

New Technique Helps ID Genes Related to Aging

The work was done in an animal model, but has broader applications for research into the genetics of aging. 

image shows blue piping (thermoplastic) embedded in a black carbon fiber mesh

Oct 31, 2022

New Tech Solves Longstanding Challenges for Self-Healing Materials

A new self-healing composite allows structures to repair themselves without having to be removed from service. 

Researchers in full coverage lab gear work on nanofabrication.

Aug 17, 2022

NC State and Purdue researchers receive funding for semiconductor center proposal

A proposed research center based at NC State and Purdue would help integrate new materials into the electronic industry, meeting a critical need in the United States for advanced, domestically produced semiconductor devices.    

a long line of irrigation equipment stands in a field of grain under a blue sky

Aug 17, 2022

Wireless Tech Measures Soil Moisture at Multiple Depths in Real Time

The tech informs irrigation practices to improve crop yield and reduce water consumption. 

Heather Patisaul works at a light box

Jul 7, 2022

Associate Dean for Research Patisaul Recognized for Outstanding Scientific Contributions

Heather Patisaul has been named chair for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the NC State Research Leadership Academy, and has received an award from the Society of Toxicology. 

Jul 5, 2022

Inhalable COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promise in Rodent Model

Inhalable, shelf-stable COVID-19 vaccine could address challenges of vaccine storage and administration. 

Wildland fire shelter test set-up

Jun 14, 2022

New Fire Shelter Prototypes Could Buy Time for Wildfire Firefighters

New designs for wildfire shelters could increase the survival time for firefighters inside, researchers from NC State found in a recent study. 

The invasive insect, the spotted lanternfly.

Jun 8, 2022

Invasive Insect that Kills Grapes Could Reach California Wine Region by 2027

An NC State study predicts the spotted lanternfly has a low probability of first reaching the grape-producing counties of California by 2027, and a high probability by 2033. 

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Jun 2, 2022

Textile Filter Testing Shows Promise for Carbon Capture

NC State researchers are studying a textile-based carbon capture technology that could reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. 

twisted clear polymer "soft robot" lies next to a rotini pasta noodle

May 23, 2022

Twisted Soft Robots Navigate Mazes Without Human Or Computer Guidance

The soft robots demonstrate a concept called “physical intelligence.”