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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.

Research paves way for development of cyborg moth ‘biobots’Nanowerk, Aug. 20, 2014. NC State research opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or “biobots” for use in emergency response. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured.

New framework would facilitate use of new Android security modulesScience Codex, Aug. 20, 2014. Researchers have developed new Android Security Modules (ASM) framework that aims to eliminate the bottleneck that prevents developers and users from taking advantage of new security tools. William Enck, computer science-engineering, featured.

Research Paves Way for Development of Cyborg Moth ‘Biobots’ …Product Design & Development, Aug. 20, 2014. NC State research opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or “biobots” for use in emergency response. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured.

New Framework Would Facilitate Use of New Android Security …Product Design & Development, Aug. 20, 2014. Researchers have developed new Android Security Modules (ASM) framework that aims to eliminate the bottleneck that prevents developers and users from taking advantage of new security tools. William Enck, computer science-engineering, featured.

New framework would facilitate use of new Android security modulesECNmag, Aug. 20, 2014. Researchers have developed a modification to the core Android operating system that allows developers and users to plug in new security enhancements. William Enck, computer science-engineering, featured.

Watch a Cyborg Moth Twirl on the Dance Floor (Video)LiveScience.com, Aug. 20, 2014. With the goal of one day making tiny drones out of living insects, a team of engineers created a cyborg moth. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured.

New attacks secretly use smartphone cameras, speakers and …Computerworld, Aug. 20, 2014. Researchers say attackers will start using unconventional methods to steal data. Luke Deshotels, computer science, featured.

Research paves way for development of cyborg moth ‘biobots’ECNmag, Aug. 20, 2014. NC State research opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or “biobots” for use in emergency response. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured.

Obamacare Losing Punch as Campaign Weapon in Ad BattleBusinessweek, Aug. 19, 2014. According to NC State political scientist, Obamacare isn’t the kind of issue it was. Andrew Taylor, political science, featured.

Obamacare Losing Power as Campaign Weapon in Ad BattleBloomberg, Aug. 19, 2014. According to NC State political scientist, Obamacare isn’t the kind of issue it was. Andrew Taylor, political science, featured.

Strong federal response to Ferguson seeks to bring truth, calmDetroit Free Press, Aug. 19, 2014. Attorney General Eric Holder’s visible presence during the Ferguson case is a proactive step towards tamping down anger on the streets and pursuing justice. Blair L.M. Kelley, history, featured.

Justice’s goal in Ferguson: ensuring truth, Japan Times, Aug. 19, 2014. According to NC State professor, Attorney General Eric Holder’s visible presence during the Ferguson case is a proactive step towards tamping down anger on the streets and pursuing justice. Blair L.M. Kelley, history, featured.

Justice Dept. seeks truth, calm in uneasy FergusonCapitol Hill Blue, Aug. 19, 2014. Attorney General Eric Holder’s visible presence during the Ferguson case is a proactive step towards tamping down anger on the streets and pursuing justice. Blair L.M. Kelley, history, featured.

Historian Reflects On Michael Brown And Dred ScottWBUR 90.9 (Boston), Aug. 19, 2014. NC State historian finds parallels between Michael Brown and Dred Scott, a slave who sued for his freedom in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1857. Blair L.M. Kelley, history, featured.

Former AG Gonzales: DOJ Mounts Aggressive, Unusual ResponseCBS Local (DC), Aug. 18, 2014. Attorney General Eric Holder’s visible presence during the Ferguson case is a proactive step towards tamping down anger on the streets and pursuing justice. Blair L.M. Kelley, history, featured.

Historian Reflects On Michael Brown And Dred ScottNassau News Live, Aug. 19, 2014. NC State historian finds parallels between Michael Brown and Dred Scott, a slave who sued for his freedom in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1857. Blair L.M. Kelley, history, featured.

Top 5 Global Vector-Borne DiseasesClinician’s Brief, Aug. 19, 2014. Vector-borne diseases continue to emerge in companion animals throughout the world. Adam J. Birkenheuer, clinical sciences, featured.

NC State researchers work with Disney on football tracking techWNCN, Aug. 19, 2014. Two NC State researchers are working with Disney on technology that would change the way fans watch football games on television. David Ricketts and Dan Stancil, electrical & computer engineering, featured.

Is the South being polluted by hipsters?Tampa Tribune, Aug. 18, 2014. Giant urban sprawl could pave over thousands of acres of forest and agriculture, connecting Raleigh to Atlanta by 2060. Adam Terando, applied ecology, featured.

North Carolina’s College of Textiles awarded first Wal-Mart grantInnovation in Textiles,  Aug. 18, 2014. NC State’s College of Textiles has been awarded one of the first grants from Wal-Mart to improve domestic manufacturing processes. College of Textiles featured.

Controlled-released nitrogen important tool in 4R nutrient stewardshipSoutheast Farm Press, Aug. 18, 2014. To increase yields, researchers encourage farmers to use 4R nutrient stewardship. Ron Heiniger, crop science, feature.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Endowment to Support New Distinguished …Lab Manager Laboratory News, Aug. 18, 2014. Analytical Chemistry Seminar Series will attract top speakers who draw students and faculty from throughout our region to the NC State campus. David C. Muddiman, chemistry, featured.

Swift federal response to Ferguson killing is unusualBoston Globe, Aug. 18, 2014. According to NC State professor, Attorney General Eric Holder’s visible presence during the Ferguson case is a proactive step towards tamping down anger on the streets and pursuing justice. Blair L.M. Kelley, history, featured.

Stay happy, and you may live longer, Washington Post, Aug. 18, 2014. NC State study shows that older adults who regularly played video games had lower levels of depression than those who didn’t. Jason Allaire, psychology, featured.

Justice Department investigating in Ferguson, My Fox NY, Aug. 18, 2014. Attorney General Eric Holder’s visible presence during the Ferguson case is a proactive step towards tamping down anger on the streets and pursuing justice. Blair L.M. Kelley, history, featured.

Community colleges and for-profits fare similarly in new study of employer responsesInside Higher Ed, Aug. 18, 2014. Researchers have looked at how employers respond when for-profits are listed on a résumé. Stephen R. Porter, leadership policy & adult & higher education, featured.

NC State prepares for beginning of academic yearStanly News & Press, Aug. 17, 2014.  There will be a lot more thinking and doing in Raleigh as the start of NC State’s fall semester ushers in a new Wolfpack freshman class and a new academic year.

OUR OPINION: Urban sprawl in Southeast moving west in short timeNortheast Mississippi Daily Journal, Aug. 17, 2014. Projections show population growth of 190 percent in the next 46 years (2060) from Raleigh to Atlanta. Adam Terando, applied ecology, featured.

First Recipients Of The Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund Announced, Manufacturing Business Technology, Aug. 15, 2014. As one of the 2014 Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund grant winners, NC State’s College of Textiles will address challenges to manufacturing of furniture cushions in the U.S. by implementing new technologies in both fabric printing and cut-and-sew automation. College of Textiles featured.

Dog Olympics and Canine Blood DonorsQNotes, Aug. 15, 2014. The Companion Animal Wellness Club at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine will host the Dog Olympics from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

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