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Oct 30, 2014 | Campus Life

New Tech Aims to Improve Communication Between Dogs and Humans

NC State researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets. 

Oct 28, 2014 | Research and Innovation

New Technique Uses Bacteria’s Own CRISPR-Cas System to Turn Off Genes

NC State researchers have developed a technique that co-opts an immune system already present in bacteria and archaea to turn off specific genes or sets of genes – creating a powerful tool for future research on genetics and related fields. 

Oct 21, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Researchers Take Big-Data Approach to Estimate Range of Electric Vehicles

NC State researchers have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge.  

Oct 13, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Bio-Inspired ‘Nano-Cocoons’ Offer Targeted Drug Delivery Against Cancer Cells

Researchers have developed a drug delivery system consisting of nanoscale “cocoons” made of DNA that target cancer cells and trick the cells into absorbing the cocoon before unleashing anticancer drugs. 

Oct 8, 2014 | The Abstract

Report Outlines Efforts to Boost Diversity in Materials Science and Engineering Community

NC State played a leadership role in crafting a new national report addressing the lack of diversity in materials science and engineering. 

Oct 2, 2014 | Campus Life

Award Will Help NC State Researcher Put Computer Science Theory Into Practice

Blair Sullivan of NC State will receive one of only 14 $1.5 million Moore Investigator Awards for her work on transforming theoretical algorithms into practical tools that could be used in fields ranging from biomedical science to business analytics. 

Sep 24, 2014 | The Abstract

Engineering A Better Food Bank

How an NC State engineering professor is helping food banks help those in need. 

Sep 15, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Researchers Control Surface Tension to Manipulate Liquid Metals

Researchers have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals, opening the door to a new generation of reconfigurable electronic circuits, antennas and other technologies.  

Sep 11, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Researchers Create World’s Largest DNA Origami

Researchers have created the world’s largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics. 

Sep 10, 2014 | The Abstract

Polarization Imaging Reveals New Views of Hunt Library, Insight into Exciting Field of Research

These two photos of the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library use a false-color technique to reveal a characteristic of light called polarization.