Nov 19, 2014
Warmer Temperatures Limit Impact of Parasites, Boost Pest Populations
Research shows that some insect pests are thriving in warm, urban environments and developing earlier, limiting the impact of parasitoid wasps that normally help keep those pest populations in check.
Nov 17, 2014
Something Resistant This Way Comes: An Insect Mystery
An NC State entomology researcher has found that a feared crop pest found in North Carolina is becoming resistant to a common method used to protect crops.
Nov 13, 2014
Researchers Find New Way to Move Atomically Thin Semiconductors for Use in Extremely Flexible Devices
Researchers have developed a new way to transfer thin semiconductor films, which are only one atom thick, onto arbitrary substrates, paving the way for flexible computing or photonic devices.
Nov 12, 2014
Inhabit(ants) of New York City: High Diversity Underfoot in Urban Environments
Cities have more species diversity than you’d expect. A study of ants in Manhattan found not only a wide range of species, but also significant differences in the levels of biodiversity in different urban areas.
Nov 7, 2014
This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Emily Meineke
Emily Meineke explains what she loves about studying insects and the effect of higher temperatures.
Nov 6, 2014
Cockroach Cyborgs Use Microphones to Detect, Trace Sounds
NC State researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster.
Nov 5, 2014
Coins in Space
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Robert Lasson, director of creative services in NC State’s Fitts Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. Using 3D printers, NC State engineers created the official NC State University […]
Nov 4, 2014
Intersectionality: The Importance of Acknowledging Diverse Experiences to Make STEM More Inclusive
Fay Cobb Payton recently published a book on what can be done to make STEM more inclusive. We sat down to talk with Payton about the book, her work, and why STEM diversity matters for both the research community and the corporate world.
Nov 3, 2014
This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Rebecca Goulter
Rebecca Goulter talks about being a microbiologist and why she loves studying viruses that threaten human health.
Oct 30, 2014
A Decade of Genes, Chemicals and Human Health: The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns 10
A Decade of Genes, Chemicals, and Human Health: the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns Ten