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Stories From Dec 2014

Dec 18, 2014

Will Rapprochement Mean New Research Collaborations Between Cuba and the U.S.?

We asked Ruben Carbonell, National Academies member, Cuban American, and professor at NC State, what the rapprochement between Cuba and the U.S. may mean for fostering relationships and collaborations between U.S. research institutions and their Cuban counterparts. 

Dec 18, 2014

New Technique Moves Researchers Closer to New Range of GaN Biosensors

Researchers have found a way of binding peptides to the surface of gallium nitride (GaN) in a way that keeps the peptides stable even when exposed to water and radiation. The discovery moves researchers one step closer to developing a new range of biosensors for use in medical and biological research applications. 

Dec 16, 2014

Football Goes Bowling

NC State football caps a winning season with a trip to the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl on Jan. 26. The Wolfpack looks to improve on its all-time bowl record of 14-12-1. 

Dec 16, 2014

NC State to Hold Commencement Ceremony Dec. 18

PNC Arena will be awash in red as NC State confers more than 3,500 degrees on Thursday.  

Dec 16, 2014

Results: Big Data and More

From the challenges of information overload to the hunt for a stealth pathogen, NC State researchers confront the world's most complex problems. 

Dec 16, 2014

Religion and Politics in Japan: A Conversation with Religion Scholar Levi McLaughlin

In the wake of Japan's recent national elections, we talk to scholar Levi McLaughlin about the role of religion in Japanese politics (and why no one talks about it). 

Dec 15, 2014

If Eggnog Has Eggs in it, Why Is it Safe to Drink?

Eggnog is a holiday treat, but it contains — surprise! — eggs. So how come it’s okay for us to drink it? Here are a few questions and answers about eggnog and food safety. 

Dec 15, 2014

Still the Farmer’s Best Friend

Now 100 years old, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is finding new ways to serve North Carolina — with help from NC State. 

Dec 15, 2014

This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State: Magdalena Sorger

Meet Magdalena Sorger, who left business school to study ants from Florida to Ethiopia to Borneo. 

Dec 12, 2014

NC State Innovation Lights Amsterdam’s Rainbow Station

NC State technology helps an artist create a vibrant image in Amsterdam's Central train station. Discover the science behind the magical Rainbow Station.