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Oct 24, 2014

Wheelies: The Real Deal Jeep Edition

NC State researchers have created software that more accurately computes electric vehicle range. Existing programs analyze past energy consumption, but the university’s range computations include route information, traffic conditions and other data to come up with […] 

Oct 24, 2014

Tobacco Farmers Lose Longtime Safety Net

Tobacco growers are about to face a completely free market, losing checks from a government program meant to ease them out of a Depression-era tobacco price fixing system. Blake Brown, agricultural and resource economics, featured. 

Oct 23, 2014

Don’t count out Latino voters in NC Senate race

Latinos in North Carolina might become the – determining factor in deciding who wins North Carolina’s Senate race. Andrew Taylor, political science, featured. 

Oct 24, 2014

Software solution alleviates range anxiety

NC State researchers have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge. Habiballah Rahimi-Eichi and Mo-Yuen Chow, electrical & computer engineering, featured. 

Oct 24, 2014

Sick honeybees may be nursed by doctors

According to NC State expert, honeys are full of micronutrients, alkaloids and secondary plant compounds that are good for both bees and humans. Mike Simone-Finstrom, entomology, featured. 

Oct 24, 2014

Internationally Respected California Architect Publicly Reveals Dual Passions

Many architects have a love and passion for music as well. Last summer, NC State alum Bob Sawyer posted his original, impromptu rendition of “I’ll Start The Fire”. Sawyer’s mother guided him into architecture school at 17. […] 

Oct 24, 2014

Researchers: Triangle startups will go ‘on a rampage’

Optimism. That’s the big takeaway word from the first installment of a quarterly North State survey measuring the outlook of Triangle entrepreneurs. Jeff Pollack, management, featured. 

Oct 23, 2014

The differences between RDU’s international flight candidates: Time and money

Study by NC State economist estimates the net economic impact from additional traveler spending at RDU as a nonstop international flight versus connecting flight comes down to a potential $1,000 difference per passenger. Michael L. Walden, […] 

Oct 22, 2014

SA rolls out red carpet for Hollywood celebrities endorsing politicians

According to two NC State studies on celebrities endorsing politicians, ‘young voters are not swayed by celebrity endorsements and sometimes voters like the candidate less as a result of receiving a celebrity’s endorsement.’ 

Oct 23, 2014

5 KEY UPDATES FROM SAS IN LAS VEGAS

Data Skills Gap: SAS has committed to improving STEM subject uptake (the sciences, maths, engineering and technology) by partnering with NC State to offer the US’s first masters in advanced analytics.