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New ultrasound device may add in detecting risk for heart attack …Science Codex, April 24, 2014. Researchers have developed a new ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke. Paul Dayton, biomedical engineering, featured.

Career alert: A Master of analytics degree is the ticket — if you can …Computerworld, April 24, 2014. The toughest part about earning a Master of Science in Analytics at NC State may be deciding which job to accept. Michael Rappa, advanced analytics, featured.

UK to trial dynamic charging for EVsNext Green Car, April 24, 2014. Extensive research by NC State suggests that wireless charging system for EVs could extend the range of an EV from 60 miles to over 300 miles. Furthermore, it would allow vehicles to house smaller batteries making them lighter and even more efficient.

Ultrasound Device May Detect Risk for Heart Attack, StrokeProduct Design & Development, April 24, 2014. Researchers have developed a new ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke. Paul Dayton, biomedical engineering, featured.

New Ultrasound Device May Aid in Detecting Risk for Heart Attack …Bioscience Technology, April 24, 2014. Researchers have developed a new ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke. Paul Dayton, biomedical engineering, featured.

Dr. Pourdeyhimi Receives TAPPI Nonwovens Division Leadership …What They Think, April 24, 2014. NC State’s Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi has been named recipient of the Leadership and Service Award, a Dow Chemical Company Prize awarded by TAPPI’s Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, textiles, featured.

Vision moves to upper half first: Study, Business Standard, April 23, 2014. According to researchers, people pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision – a finding which could have ramifications for everything from traffic signs to software interface design. Jing Feng, psychology, featured.

Vision moves to upper half first Study, Big News Network, April 23, 2014. Researchers found that people pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision – a finding which could have ramifications for traffic signs to software interface design. Jing Feng, psychology, featured.

Malfunction in molecular ‘proofreader’ prevents repair of UV-induced DNA damageMedical News Today, April 23, 2014. Malfunctions in the molecular “proofreading” machinery help explain why people who have the disease xeroderma pigmentosum are at extremely high risk for developing skin cancer. Co-investigators include NC State’s Hong Wang, Ph.D. Hong Wang, physics, featured.

Vision moves to upper half first: StudyDaijiworldcom, April 23, 2014. Researchers found that people pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision – a finding which could have ramifications for traffic signs to software interface design. Jing Feng, psychology, featured.

Vision moves to upper half first: StudyWebindia123, April 23, 2014. Researchers found that people pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision – a finding which could have ramifications for traffic signs to software interface design. Jing Feng, psychology, featured.

Vision moves to upper half first: StudyNewKerala.com, April 23, 2014. Researchers found that people pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision – a finding which could have ramifications for traffic signs to software interface design. Jing Feng, psychology, featured.

What Will Become of the Library?, Slate, April 23, 2014. A few bold new constructions, like NC State’s James B. Hunt, Jr. Library, reflect widespread confidence that universities will always have a place for libraries as service desks, collaboration spaces, and technology access points. Hunt Library featured.

People Pay More Attention To The Upper Half Of Field Of Vision, Red Orbit, April 23, 2014. Researchers found that people pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision – a finding which could have ramifications for traffic signs to software interface design. Jing Feng, psychology, featured.

St. Bonaventure alumnus to appear on Jeopardy!Bradford Era, April 23, 2014. St. Bonaventure University alumnus Dr. Robert Kochersberger will appear on Jeopardy! on Monday. The quiz show airs locally at 7:30 p.m. on WIVB (Channel 4 in Buffalo).  Robert Kochersberger, English, featured.

We Pay More Attention to Upper Half of Vision: StudyTasnim News Agency, April 23, 2014. Researchers found that people pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision – a finding which could have ramifications for traffic signs to software interface design. Jing Feng, psychology, featured.

Art2Wear show focuses on the evolution of fashion, News & Observer, April 23, 2014. For more than a decade, students in NC State’s colleges of design and textiles create exactly what the show’s title implies – wearable art. Gillian Paige, Katherine Diuguid, Justin LeBlanc, Sarah Cannon, art and design, featured.

Rules proposed for unmanned aircraft in NC, News & Observer, April 23, 2014. Proposed rules for flying unmanned aircraft in North Carolina seek to balance privacy concerns with the benefits for police and private industry. Aircraft are being tested across the country, including through a transportation center located at NC State.

Down with the round building on NCSU’s campus?, News & Observer, April 23, 2014. NC State is pulling together a detailed plan for tearing down Harrelson Hall.

NSA ‘Sets New Course’ With NC State Lab, WUNC, April 23, 2014. NC State was the first university to offer an advanced degree program in data analytics – and data-mining expertise is the key to the NSA’s new Lab. Chancellor Randy Woodson featured.

Fort Bragg sex assault reporting increases as help center opens, ABC-11, April 23, 2014. For more than a year, NC State professor has been working with Fort Bragg leaders on military sex assault research. Sarah Stein, communication, featured.

People pay more attention to the upper half of field of vision …Medical Xpress, April 22, 2014. Researchers found that people pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision – a finding which could have ramifications for traffic signs to software interface design. Jing Feng, psychology, featured.

People more likely to see things in upper field of vision: StudySun News Network, April 22, 2014. Researchers found that people pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision – a finding which could have ramifications for traffic signs to software interface design. Jing Feng, psychology, featured.

Study: People pay more attention to the upper half of field of vision, Science Codex, April 22, 2014 Researchers found that people pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision – a finding which could have ramifications for traffic signs to software interface design. Jing Feng, psychology, featured.

Skull data of Cherokees ‘shows how environmental factors shape …Medical News Today, April 22, 2014. New NC State research has found a connection between historical stressors and physiological development in the Cherokee nation. Ann Ross, sociology and anthropology, featured.

Study: trials of Cherokee reflected in skullsCherokee Phoenix, April 22, 2014.  Researchers have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people. Ann Ross, sociology and anthropology, featured.

NC State awarded $25 million NNSA grant to improve nuclear …Government Security News, April 22, 2014. The National Nuclear Security Administration announced a $25 million nuclear nonproliferation grant to a consortium led by NC State and includes Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

U.S. News: Top N.C. high school ranked 304th in nationTriangle Business Journal (blog), April 22, 2014. North Carolina’s high schools came under the microscope at this year’s Emerging Issues Forum, the annual conference hosted by NC State’s Institute for Emerging Issues. Institute for Emerging Issues featured.

NCSU STUDY: Impurity Size Affects Performance of Emerging Superconductive MaterialStanly News & Press, April 22, 2014. NC State research finds that the size of  impurities in a key superconductive material determines whether they help or hinder the material’s performance. Justin Schwartz and Golsa Naderi, material science engineering, featured.

NCSU Study: The Trials of the Cherokee Were Reflected In Their SkullsStanly News & Press, April 22, 2014. NC State research has found a connection between historical stressors and physiological development in the Cherokee nation. Ann Ross, sociology and anthropology, featured.

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