Cannibal Tadpoles Key to Understanding Digestive Evolution

Posted: May 8, 2013

A carnivorous, cannibalistic tadpole may play a role in understanding the evolution and development of digestive organs, according to research from North Carolina State University. These findings may also shed light on universal rules of organ development that could lead […]


Two NC State Faculty Receive Holladay Medals

Posted: May 2, 2013

The North Carolina State University Board of Trustees awarded the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence to two faculty members in recognition of their outstanding careers at NC State. The Holladay Medal is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty […]


NC State Researchers Predict Active Hurricane Season for 2013

Posted: April 15, 2013

Researchers at North Carolina State University forecast an above-average hurricane season for 2013. 2013 should see 13 to 17 named storms forming in the Atlantic basin, which includes the entire Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, […]


College of Veterinary Medicine Open House Slated for April 27

Posted: April 10, 2013

What: North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual open house will explore the One Health concept with special exhibits and discussions on the connection between animals, the environment and people. The open house features more than 30 exhibits, […]


Researchers Create Nanoscale Spinning Magnetic Droplets

Posted: March 14, 2013

Researchers have successfully created a magnetic soliton – a nano-sized, spinning droplet that was first theorized 35 years ago. These solitons have implications for the creation of magnetic, spin-based computers. Solitons are waves, localized in space, that preserve their size […]


Foundations of Carbon-Based Life Leave Little Room for Error

Posted: March 13, 2013

  Life as we know it is based upon the elements of carbon and oxygen. Now a team of physicists, including one from North Carolina State University, is looking at the conditions necessary to the formation of those two elements […]


Researchers ‘Nanoweld’ by Applying Light to Aligned Nanorods in Solid Materials

Posted: February 21, 2013

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a way to melt or “weld” specific portions of polymers by embedding aligned nanoparticles within the materials. Their technique, which melts fibers along a chosen direction within a material, may lead to […]


Force is the Key to Granular State-Shifting

Posted: February 15, 2013

Ever wonder why sand can both run through an hourglass like a liquid and be solid enough to support buildings? It’s because granular materials – like sand or dirt – can change their behavior, or state. Researchers from North Carolina […]


Researchers Find Evidence of Geological ‘Facelift’ in the Appalachians

Posted: January 31, 2013

How does a mountain range maintain its youthful, rugged appearance after 200 million years without tectonic activity? Try a geological facelift – courtesy of the earth’s mantle. Researchers from North Carolina State University noticed that a portion of the Appalachian […]


NC State to Hold Commencement Ceremony Dec. 15

Posted: December 12, 2012

North Carolina State University will confer more than 3,500 degrees on graduating students during its fall commencement exercise, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the PNC Arena in Raleigh. Media coverage is invited. During the ceremony, Chancellor Randy […]