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Oct 29, 2014 | The Abstract

Harnessing Crowds to Analyze Clouds

Citizen scientists are helping to categorize 30 years' worth of tropical hurricane and cyclone data. 

Oct 3, 2014 | The Abstract

Coating Nanotubes with Aluminum Oxide Lowers Risk of Lung Injury

A new study finds that coating multiwalled carbon nanotubes with aluminum oxide reduces the risk of lung scarring, or pulmonary fibrosis, in mice. 

Oct 2, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Cheetahs Never Prosper: Energy Expenditure Linked to Population Decline

Cheetahs have a killer commute when traveling to find food. Habitat loss and human involvement, rather than high-speed hunting tactics, appear to be the culprits behind dwindling wild cheetah populations. 

Sep 24, 2014 | Service and Community

Dialect Map Is Road to Success

Alumnus Josh Katz describes how his studies at NC State and an internship at the New York Times paved the way to a career in data visualization. 

Sep 19, 2014 | Faculty and Staff

Solomon Stepping Down

Dan Solomon has announced that he is stepping down as dean of the College of Sciences, effective July 1, 2015. 

Sep 19, 2014 | Research and Innovation

New Hadrosaur Noses into Spotlight

NC State researcher makes important dinosaur find while nosing around in storage. 

Sep 2, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Asian Camel Crickets Now Common in U.S. Homes

Non-native species of camel crickets, known for their propensity for eating anything, including each other, have spread into homes across the eastern United States. 

Jul 28, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Social Network Research May Boost Prairie Dog Conservation Efforts

Researchers using statistical tools to map social connections in prairie dogs have uncovered relationships that escaped traditional observational techniques, shedding light on prairie dog communities that may help limit the spread of bubonic plague and […] 

Jul 7, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Science and Cookies: Researchers Tap Into Citizen Science to Shed Light on Ant Diversity

Scientists from North Carolina State University and the University of Florida have combined cookies, citizen science and robust research methods to track the diversity of ant species across the United States, and are now collaborating […] 

Jun 18, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Trap-Jaw Ants Spreading in Southeastern United States

Trap-jaw ant species are active hunters with venomous stings and jaws powerful enough to fling themselves through the air. According to new research, they are also spreading into new territory in the southeastern United States. […]