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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

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 11, 2014

Stacking Two-Dimensional Materials May Lower Cost of Semiconductor Devices

Researchers have found that stacking materials that are only one atom thick can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge efficiently, regardless of whether the crystalline structure of the materials is mismatched – lowering the manufacturing cost for a wide variety of semiconductor devices such as solar cells, lasers and LEDs. 

Dec 10, 2014

New ‘High-Entropy’ Alloy Is As Light As Aluminum, As Strong as Titanium Alloys

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Qatar University have developed a new “high-entropy” metal alloy that has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than any other existing metal material. 

Dec 9, 2014

Online Students Give Instructors Higher Marks If They Think Instructors Are Men

A new study shows that college students in online courses give better evaluations to instructors they think are men – even when the instructor is actually a woman. 

Dec 8, 2014

Study: Charter Schools Can Lead Families To Buy Homes Nearby

A new study finds that families with children enrolled at a charter school are likely to move closer to the school. The finding may have relevance for urban renewal efforts. 

Dec 8, 2014

Nanoparticle Allows Low-Cost Creation of 3-D Nanostructures

Researchers have developed a new lithography technique that uses nanoscale spheres to create 3-D structures with biomedical, electronic and photonic applications.  

Dec 5, 2014

Hofmann Forest Purchase Agreement Terminates

The Board of Trustees for the Endowment Fund of NC State University announced today that the purchase agreement for Hofmann Forest has terminated with the buyers unable to finalize the financial contingencies of the contract. […] 

Dec 3, 2014

Mapping Human Disease: ‘Not All Pathogens Are Everywhere’

NC State researchers map human disease pathogens and find distinct regions for vectored and non-vectored diseases. 

Dec 2, 2014

Chef to Give NC State Fall Commencement Speech

Commencement speaker Vivian Howard will tip her chef's toque to NC State's fall graduates on Thursday, Dec. 18.