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Stories From May 2011

May 31, 2011

The Bad Bugs of Summer

To protect yourself from mosquitoes, ticks, black widows and other creepy crawlies this summer, arm yourself with information about why they act the way they do. 

May 31, 2011

Anarchy in the Pathway?

We’d be nothing without our proteins – they transport signals around cells , and so have a hand in regulating every single process in our bodies.  Scientists know that one way proteins accomplish this transport […] 

May 31, 2011

Longtime Adviser Retiring

Mary Tetro, the longest serving academic adviser on campus, is retiring after three decades at NC State. She is well known for her efforts to prepared hundreds of NC State students for law school. 

May 31, 2011

The Real Space Saver: NC State Students Look To Support Manned Mission To Mars

What would it take to make a manned mission to Mars a reality? A team of aerospace and textile engineering students from North Carolina State University believe part of the solution may lie in advanced […] 

May 31, 2011

Study: Biodegradable Products May Be Bad For The Environment

Research from North Carolina State University shows that so-called biodegradable products are likely doing more harm than good in landfills, because they are releasing a powerful greenhouse gas as they break down. 

May 30, 2011

The Memorial Belltower

Standing like a sentinel at the university's main entrance, the Memorial Belltower symbolizes the defining values of NC State University: courage in the face of adversity, strength of character and an unwavering commitment to service. 

May 26, 2011

And the Winner Is …

Shortly before they dimmed the lights and cued the screaming fans on American Idol, NC State honored its top staff members. Have you met the finalists? 

May 25, 2011

Schoolhouse to White House

Nationally recognized teacher Zebetta King shares the secrets of teaching students to love science.  

May 25, 2011

New Bandwidth Management Techniques Boost Operating Efficiency In Multi-Core Chips

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed two new techniques to help maximize the performance of multi-core computer chips by allowing them to retrieve data more efficiently, which boosts chip performance by 10 to […] 

May 25, 2011

Bamboo Bistro

A whimsical feature in front of Kilgore Hall is attracting a lunch crowd. Ever seen a bamboo roller coaster?