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Sep 17, 2014

NC State receives $12.4 million grant from Gates Foundation for sweet potato research

NC State scientists have won a $12.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to transform the already hearty sweet potato into an even more robust crop. The grant, which will be spread over […] 

Sep 17, 2014

Study: Family dinners aren’t dead… yet

NC State researchers took aim at the common myth that family dinners help strengthen the relationships between family members, claiming instead that the costs of meals and the stresses involved in food prep dampen the overall […] 

Sep 18, 2014

National Wildlife Federation Releases New Guidelines to Bring …

National Wildlife Federation announced the release of Nature Play & Learning Places: Creating and Managing Places Where Children Engage with Nature, guidelines for those creating , managing or promoting the development of nature in environments for […] 

Sep 18, 2014

Giant DNA Origami

Two new ways to create the component strands for DNA origami allow researchers to fold nanostructures seven times larger than before. Thomas LaBean, material science engineering, featured. 

Sep 18, 2014

Google brings ‘Chromebook for College’ tour to select campuses

Google is bringing a different king of library to NC State and several other college campuses with its ChromebookforCollege tour, where students will be able to rent a Chromebook free of charge from its Lending Library, first […] 

Sep 16, 2014

Researchers Report Largest DNA Origami To Date

Two new ways to create the component strands for DNA origami allow researchers to fold nanostructures seven times larger than before. Thomas LaBean, material science engineering, featured. 

Sep 16, 2014

The Working Mom-nivore’s Dilemma: Home-Cooked Meals = Stress

A new study NC State researchers entitled The Joy of Cooking? shows that “home cooking and family meals place significant stresses on many families–and are simply impossible for others.” 

Sep 16, 2014

NCSU gets $12.4 million from Gates Foundation to improve the sweet potato

NC State scientists have won a $12.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to transform the already hearty sweet potato into an even more robust crop. The grant, which will be spread over […] 

Sep 17, 2014

Two new dehydration facilities in North Carolina to open, another possible

North Carolina is the nation’s leading grower of both sweet potatoes and tobacco, and several new facilities will build on both products to create new markets for farmers. The original idea behind the facilities, first […] 

Sep 17, 2014

NCSU researchers: Triangle lawns under attack

NC State turf science researchers are warning Triangle residents of a hoard of armyworms that is seizing the area, and likely to destroy any lawn or turf within 24 hours. Wilting, yellow grass and an […]