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Aug 13, 2014 | Research and Innovation

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Montse Fuentes

Editor’s note: This post was written by Montse Fuentes, Department Head and Professor of Statistics at NC State. The post is an entry in an ongoing series that we hope will highlight the diversity of […] 

Aug 12, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Researchers Roll Out Free Software to Advance Computer Chip Design

Engineering researchers have developed new software, called FreePDK15, to facilitate chip design – and are making it freely available in order to foster new research focused on pushing the frontiers of computer technology. “State-of-the-art transistors […] 

Aug 5, 2014

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Emily Griffiths

Editor’s note: This post was written by Emily Griffiths, a postdoctoral researcher in NC State’s Department of Entomology. She also writes Emily’s Dengue Blog. This post is an entry in an ongoing series that we […] 

Aug 4, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Researchers Develop Food Safety Social Media Guide

To help protect public health, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety. 

Jul 30, 2014

Urbanization: Good for Pests, Bad for Trees

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Steve Frank, an assistant professor of entomology at NC State.The post first appeared on Frank’s blog, Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management. My wife is from a […] 

Jul 29, 2014

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Àngels de Luis Balaguer

Editor’s note: This post was written by Àngels de Luis Balaguer, a postdoctoral researcher in plant biology at NC State (who also earned her Ph.D. in electrical engineering at NC State). The post is an […] 

Jul 28, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Motivation May Explain Disconnect Between Cognitive Testing and Real-Life Functioning for Older Adults

A psychology researcher at North Carolina State University is proposing a new theory to explain why older adults show declining cognitive ability with age, but don’t necessarily show declines in the workplace or daily life. […] 

Jul 28, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Social Network Research May Boost Prairie Dog Conservation Efforts

Researchers using statistical tools to map social connections in prairie dogs have uncovered relationships that escaped traditional observational techniques, shedding light on prairie dog communities that may help limit the spread of bubonic plague and […] 

Jul 23, 2014

Urban Heat Boosts Some Pest Populations 200-Fold, Killing Red Maples

New research from North Carolina State University shows that urban “heat islands” are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern United States. One factor is that researchers have found warmer temperatures increase the number of […] 

Jul 21, 2014

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Meghan Hegarty-Craver

Editor’s note: This post was written by Meghan Hegarty-Craver, a postdoctoral researcher in NC State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The post is an entry in an ongoing series that we hope will highlight […]