Protecting Firefighters

March 26, 2018 | Staff

NC State experts in the College of Textiles’ Textile Protection and Comfort Center are developing and testing equipment to protect the firefighters who protect us....

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Lightweight Metal Foam Blocks Blastwave, Debris From High-Explosive Rounds

March 26, 2018 | Staff

Stainless steel composite metal foam can block blast pressure and fragmentation at 5,000 feet per second from high explosive incendiary rounds that detonate only 18 inches away....

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Researchers Use 3-D Printing to Create Metallic Glass Alloys in Bulk

March 22, 2018 | Staff

Researchers have created amorphous metal, or metallic glass, alloys using 3-D printing technology....

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Termite Queen, King Recognition Pheromone Identified

March 19, 2018 | Staff

Forget the bows and curtsies. Worker termites shake in the presence of their queens and kings. New research explains how these workers smell a royal presence....

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Just-in-Time Tomatoes?

March 15, 2018 | Staff

NC State scientists are exploring the molecular-level processes that cause tomatoes to ripen, and what they find could have big implications for a range of traits — from flavor to firmness — in fruit-bearing crops....

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Lack of Water is Key Stressor for Urban Trees

March 13, 2018 | Staff

A recent study finds that urban trees can survive increased heat and insect pests fairly well – unless they are thirsty....

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The Economics of Tariffs: Can Restricting International Trade Be Good For the Economy?

March 8, 2018 | Staff

United States trade policy can have substantial impacts close to home. In the recent issue of the NC State Economist, Dr. Thomas Grennes reviews the economics of tariffs on internationally traded goods and the impact they have on American jobs and our economy....

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You May Be A Scientist And Not Know It

March 8, 2018 | Staff

Science is a process, not a collection of facts. (Though the facts are pretty interesting.)...

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Researchers Find New Way to Control Light with Electric Fields

March 8, 2018 | Staff

NC State researchers have discovered a technique for controlling light with electric fields....

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Envisioning Research: NC State Calls for Research Image Contest Submissions

March 8, 2018 | Staff

NC State is calling on grad students, postdocs, faculty and staff to take part in Envisioning Research, the university’s annual research image contest....

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Meeting Deepens Plant Science Collaboration Between VIB and NC State

February 7, 2018 | Staff

The plant science partnership formally forged last year between NC State University and VIB, a key European research institute, is growing....

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Building a Legacy

February 7, 2018 | Staff

NC State University alumna Clare Jordan founded the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity more than 25 years ago. She now supports an endowment that will benefit students who are completing nonprofit internships....

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How Solitary Cockroaches Gave Rise to Social Termites: Tales from Two Genomes

February 7, 2018 | Staff

Termites are “social cockroaches.” NC State researchers examine the genomes of both termites and cockroaches to find clues about how this evolution occurred....

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Venus Flytraps Don’t Eat The Insects That Pollinate Them

February 6, 2018 | Staff

Researchers discover which insects pollinate Venus flytraps – and learn that flytraps don’t dine on them....

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Climate’s Effects on Flowers Critical for Bumble Bees

September 29, 2017 | Staff

New NC State research shows that earlier and longer flowering seasons have detrimental effects on bumble bees....

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Study Finds Driving Speed Affected When a Driver’s Mind ‘Wanders’

September 28, 2017 | Staff

Research finds that driving speed fluctuates more when a driver’s mind wanders from focusing on the act of driving....

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Signal Flare – How Heart Muscle Cells Protect Themselves from Viral Invaders

September 28, 2017 | Staff

The heart has a unique way to protect itself from viral invasion – a chemical first alert system that warns cells to arm themselves....

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Study: There is Almost No Research on What Distinguishes Potential Terrorists

September 25, 2017 | Staff

A recent analysis of the existing research on factors associated with an individual’s risk for engaging in terrorist activity highlights how little we know about these factors....

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RTI University Scholars Announced

September 25, 2017 | Staff

RTI International names 2017-18 class of University Scholars RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — The RTI University Scholars Program supports highly talented academics who take scholarly leave from their home institutions to collaborate with RTI International researchers. The...

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Let There Be Light – The Path to No Microbes

September 19, 2017 | Staff

The College of Natural Resources and the College of Sciences partner to create the company, Lumicide, which will produce a new antimicrobial paint activated by air and light....

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