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Jul 6, 2011

Sending Out an SOS

Weightlessness in space disrupts plant growth. NC State researchers are exploring ways to solve the problem so that plants can help feed space travelers and clean the air and water on future missions. 

Jul 6, 2011

Packing for Mars

To protect future space travelers, NC State students have designed a 1,900-square-foot inflatable living environment for four to six astronauts. 

Jun 29, 2011

Serious Silly Putty

What happens when you drop an 80-pound ball of Silly Putty from the top of a nine-story building? Ask the budding engineers and scientists at NC State’s Materials Camp. 

Jun 22, 2011

When You Wish Upon a Star

A team of NC State students discovered the technology behind Disney magic when they traveled to Southern California as finalists in Disney’s annual ImagiNations competition. Now they envision careers filled with creative innovation. And that’s no fantasyland 

Jun 15, 2011

Gaming’s Crystal Ball

Video games are more popular than ever. The online role-playing game World of Warcraft (WoW) alone has more than 11 million registered players. And generating new content to keep those players involved can be a challenge. But now NC State researchers have developed a way to predict what players will do next – and that can help video-game designers give the players exactly what they want. 

Jun 12, 2011

Smart grid central

Researchers at NC State’s FREEDM Systems Center are developing what can be called the “smarts” of the smart electrical grid — devices and networks that will one day seamlessly connect rooftop solar panels with batteries that store energy in the basements below. 

Jun 7, 2011

Chasing the Whirlwind

With destructive tornadoes blistering locales like Joplin, Mo., Tuscaloosa, Ala. as well as sites traditionally inhospitable to tornadoes – like Raleigh, Minneapolis, Minn. and Springfield, Mass. – figuring out more about how and why tornadoes form becomes more relevant – and critical to saving lives. 

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 10, 2011

Hats Off To The Class of 2011

The RBC Center became a sea of red Saturday morning as more than 4,500 students became the next wave of NC State alumni. 

Apr 29, 2011

Bringing Animal – and Human – Medicine into the 21st Century

Coming in at 110,000-square-feet, the NC State Terry Center will be one of the largest, most technologically advanced veterinary facilities in the country.