Study Finds Aromatic Herbs Lead to Better Parenting in Starlings

June 12, 2018 | Staff

The presence of aromatic herbs in the nest leads to some improved parenting behaviors in European starlings....

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Four of North Carolina’s Oddest Pollinators (They Aren’t Bees)

June 12, 2018 | Staff

An NC State entomologist lists four of North Carolina's oddest pollinators....

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Bringing Invisible Worlds to Light

June 11, 2018 | Staff

A new project brought together scientists and designers to explore new ways to share scientific research with the public....

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NC State Education Researchers Receive $1.5 Million NSF Grant to Implement Science Game-Based Learning Environments

June 11, 2018 | Staff

NC State Education Professor and Principal Investigator John Nietfeld will receive a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant for a three-year project entitled Missions with Monty: A Game-Based Approach to Comprehension Monitoring with Informational Science Text. Education Associate Professor James Minogue serves as a Research Associate and Design Associate Professor Marc Russo serves as a co-PI on this project....

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Sanjay Shah discusses temperature conditions in a swine nursery with graduate student Li Yu to evaluate the effectiveness of a solar powered heating system.

Faculty Focus: Shah Seeks Real-World Solutions

June 8, 2018 | Staff

Sanjay Shah sees the potential of solar energy use in livestock barn heating, not only for reducing heating fuel use but also improving the indoor air quality. So he is working to test a low-cost solar air heating technology that could have an immediate impact on poultry and pig producers....

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Researchers Gain Insight Into Chromosome Evolution in Flies

June 7, 2018 | Staff

NC State researchers have shed new light on the evolution of fly chromosomes by identifying a gene indispensable for male survival in a devastating livestock pest species. What they found could have important implications for genetic pest control....

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ChemMaps Lets Researchers Navigate the Chemical Universe

June 4, 2018 | Staff

ChemMaps lets users navigate the chemical space of over 8,000 drugs and 47,000 environmental compounds in 3D and real time....

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College of Textiles students Ashley Maurice and Ngoc Nguyen display mannequin wearing Protegete, a line of protective clothing for migrant workers in tobacco fields

Protection by Design

June 4, 2018 | Staff

North Carolina has the sixth largest migrant worker population in the nation; conservative estimates number these farmworkers and their dependents at 150,000 per growing season. Migrant laborers face on-the-job hazards like UV radiation, heatstroke and pesticide poisoning, yet they work long days in clothing ill-suited for the fields. New Fashion and Textile Design graduate Ashley Maurice challenged herself to help these workers through a project she calls Protégete, Spanish for “protect yourself,” and Textile Technology major Ngoc Nguyen joined the team to search for a protective fabric finish for these garments.  ...

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Alumna Assigned to International Space Station Mission

May 30, 2018 | Staff

NC State alumna Christina Hammock Koch is slated to serve as a flight engineer on an April 2019 NASA mission....

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Researchers Devise New Way to Discern What Microbes Eat

May 30, 2018 | Staff

New technique helps researchers determine food eaten by microbes....

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New Compound Effective Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens Could Lead to Next-Generation Antibiotics

May 30, 2018 | Staff

A new synthetic compound inspired by a natural product could be a useful chemical tool for studying antibiotic-resistant infections....

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NC State Education Receives $7.5+ Million in Research Grants Between April-May 2018

May 30, 2018 | Staff

NC State College of Education faculty were awarded $7,749,144  to support six research projects in April and May. In FY 2018, faculty have received $13,276,765 in awards so far....

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Researchers Listen for Failure in Granular Materials

May 29, 2018 | Staff

A new way to probe granular materials without disturbing them may enable researchers to forecast their failure....

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A Better B1 Building Block

May 24, 2018 | Staff

A B1 precursor called cHET can be easily taken up and used in extremely small concentrations by phytoplankton and plants....

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Microscopy Advance Reveals Unexpected Role for Water in Energy Storage Material

May 24, 2018 | Staff

A material with atomically thin layers of water holds promise for energy storage technologies, and researchers have now discovered that the water is performing a different role than anyone anticipated....

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How Frequent Hurricanes Change Estuarial Ecosystems

May 23, 2018 | Staff

Increased hurricane frequency can lead to increased algal blooms, fish kills and dead zones in estuaries....

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Airport Designs Take Flight in Venice

May 23, 2018 | Staff

Teams from the School of Architecture are showcasing their ideas for airports of the future at a prestigious expo this week....

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Making an Impact: ZTE Fuels Innovation and Boosts NC Economy

May 22, 2018 | Staff

Whether a local startup needs help testing a product, a national company wants assistance developing a new fiber or a global business is looking for workforce training, the College of Textiles is here to help. Since 2006, Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE) has taught more than 650 courses to nearly 15,000 students with an economic impact in excess of $350 million. Read more about the extension and its mission to foster innovation and boost the local economy....

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“Don’t Be Afraid Of The Unknown”: Poultry Science’s Brooke Bartz

May 22, 2018 | Staff

Graduate student Brooke Bartz studies the effects of LED lighting on bird behavior and performance — with fascinating results....

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New Tech May Make Prosthetic Hands Easier for Patients to Use

May 22, 2018 | Staff

Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands....

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