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Nov 19, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Warmer Temperatures Limit Impact of Parasites, Boost Pest Populations

Research shows that some insect pests are thriving in warm, urban environments and developing earlier, limiting the impact of parasitoid wasps that normally help keep those pest populations in check. 

Nov 12, 2014 | Campus Life

2 Win Fulbright Scholar Awards

Two NC State researchers receive prestigious Fulbright Scholar awards for the 2014-15 academic year.  

Nov 12, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Inhabit(ants) of New York City: High Diversity Underfoot in Urban Environments

Cities have more species diversity than you’d expect. A study of ants in Manhattan found not only a wide range of species, but also significant differences in the levels of biodiversity in different urban areas. 

Nov 10, 2014 | Research and Innovation

New Materials Yield Record Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells

NC State researchers have found that temperature-controlled aggregation in a family of new semi-conducting polymers is the key to creating highly efficient organic solar cells that can be mass produced more cheaply. 

Nov 4, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Mosquitofish Genitalia Change Rapidly Due to Human Impacts

Rapid changes in the genitalia of Bahamian fish appear to be caused by human-induced environmental changes. 

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.