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Stories From Jan 2011

Jan 31, 2011

Cashing In

New York City taxis can empty your pockets, but on Discovery Channel's hit game show Cash Cab, riders get paid. Behind the scenes, the knowledge and skills Greg Volk ('03) gained as an NC State student have paid off in the form of job satisfaction - and a pair of Emmy awards - as he comes up with questions to test contestants' recall of history and current events. 

Jan 31, 2011

College of Textiles Welcomes Prospective Students at Annual Open House

What: High school students, parents, teachers and the general public are invited to learn more about the new world of textiles by attending North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles’ annual open house event. The […] 

Jan 31, 2011

New Hardware Boosts Communication Speed On Multi-Core Chips

Computer engineers at North Carolina State University have developed hardware that allows programs to operate more efficiently by significantly boosting the speed at which the “cores” on a computer chip communicate with each other. 

Jan 28, 2011

Strategic Listening

Faculty and staff shared their questions and concerns during the chancellor's strategic plan forum. 

Jan 28, 2011

Superbugs from Swine? Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in Flies, Roaches on Hog Farms

Antibiotics are frequently used on commercial hog farms not only to fight disease, but also to help pigs gain weight faster. New research from North Carolina State University and Kansas State University shows that the […] 

Jan 28, 2011

All Hail the King

On Jan. 21, eleven of the College of Engineering's most talented students sang, danced and unicycled their way across the Stewart Theatre stage in a quest to become 'Mr. Engineer,' all while raising money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. 

Jan 28, 2011

Data Leak Vulnerability Haunts Latest Android (Gingerbread)

A computer security researcher at NC State University, Xuxian Jiang, has identified a security vulnerability in the latest version of Google Android, version 2.3, also known as Gingerbread. The vulnerability gives attackers access to user […] 

Jan 27, 2011

A Presidential Pat on the Back

Robert Allen, a graduate of an NC Solar Center training program was thrust into the international spotlight during President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, thanks to his success in reinventing his family's struggling roofing business through the emphasis of solar roofing and energy conservation products and services. 

Jan 27, 2011

Assignment: Afghanistan

Veterinary professor Jim Floyd is on a mission to help build stability in Afghanistan, starting with healthy animals. 

Jan 27, 2011

Hacked? Go Back In Time To Protect Yourself

If a hacker gets control of your computer’s operating system (OS), you’re hosed. The OS basically gives them control over everything. But researchers have now come up with a nifty combo of hardware and software […]