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Highlights of recent media coverage of NC State, as well as its faculty, staff and administrators. (Links to online stories provided where available.) Sign up to receive a daily summary of highlights via e-mail.

Is There a Way to Combat Rip Currents?, ABC News, July 25, 2014. Researchers hope to use a GPS unit to track where the dangerous waves are likely to be. Spencer Rogers, Sea Grant Program, featured.

Urban Heat Islands are Helping Kill TreesCityLab, July 25, 2014. New NC State research shows that urban “heat islands” are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern United States. Steve Frank and Adam Dale, entomology, featured.

Research grants may create path for more sustainable strawberriesMagnolia Reporter, July 25, 2014. America’s favorite berry is finding itself in places it’s never been before thanks to research, creativity and a donation from the world’s largest retailer. Michelle Schroeder-Moreno, crop science, featured.

Urban heat boosts some pest populations 200-fold, killing Red Maples, Environmental Research Web, July 25, 2014. New NC State research shows that urban “heat islands” are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern United States. Steve Frank and Adam Dale, entomology, featured.

Six Months After The Spill: Tourism Flows, Tobacco Grows …, WUNC, July 25, 2014. Following a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River, in February, the concern is that removing very small pockets of sediment will do more harm than good to the ecosystem. Will Strader, extension, featured.

City Heat Boosts Tree-Killing Scale Insect PopulationsEntomology Today, July 25, 2014. New NC State research shows that urban “heat islands” are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern United States. Steve Frank and Adam Dale, entomology, featured.

Rip current research could lead to new understanding, Lumina News, July 24, 2014. Buoyant and light drifters equipped with GPS, to track movements and designed to float like a person, will help researchers understand deadly rip currents and inform the public of the safest way to enjoy the beach. Spencer Rogers, Sea Grant Program, featured.

Indoor drone facility at Raleigh’s Lake Wheeler isn’t going to flyTriangle Business Journal (blog), July 24, 2014. An indoor drone facility planned at Lake Wheeler isn’t going to fly. Kyle Snyder, Institute for Transportation Research and Education, featured.

Video: Chemists develop new process for producing cleaner diesel fuelPhys.Org, July 23, 2014. NC State aerospace engineer believes algae fuel will create an entirely new industry and thousands of new jobs. Bill Roberts, mechanical and aerospace engineering, featured.

Grade-schooler Schools Ecologists, Scientist, July 23, 2014. Inspired by a sixth-graders science project on lionfish, NC State ecologist published an article in the journal Environmental Biology of Fishes. Craig Layman, ecology, featured.

10 confirmed cases of chikungunya in NCWNCN, July 23, 2014. A 10th case of a mosquito-borne virus that can sicken people for weeks as been confirmed in North Carolina. Arbovax, with help from NC State and the NC Biotechnology Center, is working with controlled versions of the virus to develop a vaccine.

Getting ahead of infrastructure decayJournal of Commerce, July 23, 2014. Scientists have developed a paint-on system that would detect small problems before they become big problems, and is almost as easy to apply as a coat of paint. Mohammad Pour-Ghaz, civil, construction and environmental engineering, featured.

A probiotics boom, if not a boonWorcester Telegram, July 23, 2014. There is growing evidence for the role of the appendix in restoring a healthful balance of microbes in the body. Rob Dunn, biology, featured.

Guide To Household Water Conservation Can Help Save On Your Utility, Red Orbit, July 23, 2014. Researchers are the first to put a comprehensive, quantitative estimate on the amount of water savings available to a typical household. Benjamin D. Inskeep, NC Clean Energy Technology Center, featured.

Raleigh Leads The Best Places For Business And Careers 2014, Forbes, July 23, 2014. Raleigh ranks first in Forbe’s Best Places for Business and Careers ranking. Raleigh is home to NC State University and nearby schools include Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

NCSU Study: Urban Heat Boosts Some Pest Populations 200-Fold …Stanly News & Press, July 23, 2014. New NC State research shows that urban “heat islands” are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern United States. Steve Frank and Adam Dale, entomology, featured.

Urban heat boosts some pest populations 200-fold, killing red maples, Phys.org, July 23, 2014. New NC State research shows that urban “heat islands” are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern United States. Steve Frank and Adam Dale, entomology, featured.

Four considerations for choosing the best electrolyteBovine Veterinarian, July 23, 2014. According to experts, one of the best things calf raisers can do for calves at the onset of scours is provide an effective electrolyte system to properly re-hydrate the calf and restore its negative energy balance. Geof Smith, population health and pathobiology, featured.

Rip current research hopes to provide answers about a coastal killer, News & Observer, July 23, 2014. Researchers and volunteers walked in and out of the surf testing a new form of surveillance on the biggest killer of beach swimmers – rip currents. Spencer Rogers, Sea Grant Program, featured.

Researchers Look to Get More Data on East Coast Rip Currents, Time Warner Cable News, July 23, 2014. For the first time ever, researchers got inside rip currents on the East Coast. Spencer Rogers, Sea Grant Program, featured.

Researchers study rip currents off North Carolina beaches, WECT- 6 Wilmington, July 23, 2014. In response to the number of rip current deaths in North Carolina, researchers are taking a closer look at the state’s beaches. Spencer Rogers, Sea Grant Program, featured.

NC Sea Grant | Raw Footage Drifter Deployment, You Tube, July 23, 2014. Researchers deploy drifters equipped with GPS to help understand deadly rip currents and inform the public of the safest way to enjoy the beach. Spencer Rogers, Sea Grant Program, featured.

The Future Is Not Always Bleak When It Comes To Aging And Cognition, Red Orbit, July 22, 2014. The more motivated we are to challenge our cognition, the better off we will be. Thomas Hess, psychology, featured.

Parenting Do-Over: Having Children Many Years Apart, The Root, July 22, 2014. One woman knows exactly how it feels to have a baby in the house again many years after her first. Blair L.M. Kelley, history, featured.

Conductive “sensing skin” paint could stop cracks in bridges …Equipment World Magazine, July 22, 2014. A new paint-on “sensing skin” would allow officials to retrofit bridges and other concrete structures with the ability to detect cracks or other weaknesses before they spread beyond repair. Mohammad Pour-Ghaz, civil, construction and environmental engineering, featured.

A 12-year-old student from Florida uncovers the secrets of …, ScienceAlert, July 22, 2014. According to an NC State ecology professor, the lionfish research of a 13-year old Florida girl  was the impetus for researchers to follow up on her finding and do a more in-depth study. Craig Layman, ecology, featured.

Plant bugs a challenge for North Carolina farmers this yearSoutheast Farm Press, July 22, 2014. NC State entomologist advises farmers not to panic over this years plant bug challenges. Dominic Reisig, entomology, featured.

Weather increases Southern corn rust infestations in North CarolinaSoutheast Farm Press, July 22, 2014.  A combination of wet weather in early July and cooler than normal temperatures in the middle of the month has worked to increase the level of Southern corn rust in North Carolina. Steve Koenning, plant pathology, featured.

Nonwovens: A Dynamic, Ever-changing IndustryTextile World Magazine, July 22, 2014. NC State professor discusses the work being done at NC State’s Nonwovens Institute and the Institute’s contributions to the industry. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, textiles, featured.

Melting ice rinks? Why NHL has ‘vested interest’ to curb global warming, Christian Science Monitor, July 22, 2014. Climate change is threatening penguins – the Pittsburgh Penguins. Jonathan Casper,  parks recreation and tourism management, featured.

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