Stories From 2008

Dec 1, 2008

NC State Develops Model to Predict Hot Spots for Mercury Levels in Fish

Mercury levels in fish are prompting widespread consumption advisories and uncertainty among consumers over which species are safe to eat. Now researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a model that will help scientists and regulators around the country […]

Nov 24, 2008

NC State Study Shows It Pays To Shop Around Online

Holiday shopping season has arrived, and tough financial times mean that more people will probably be shopping around for the best price. But a study co-authored by North Carolina State University’s Dr. Jonathan D. Bohlmann shows that shoppers who compare […]

Nov 24, 2008

NC State Researchers Getting to the ‘Root’ of Christmas Tree Problems

As Christmas tree farmers prepare for their busiest season, researchers at North Carolina State University are studying how to combat a disease that has killed thousands of North Carolina Christmas trees in recent decades.

Nov 21, 2008

Scientists Present ‘Moving’ Theory Behind Bacterial Decision-Making

Biochemists at North Carolina State University have answered a fundamental question of how important bacterial proteins make life-and-death decisions that allow them to function, a finding that could provide a new target for drugs to disrupt bacterial decision-making processes and […]

Nov 19, 2008

Super Bowl-Winning Coach Bill Cowher to Deliver Fall Commencement Address at NC State

William (Bill) L. Cowher, Super Bowl-winning coach and North Carolina State University alumnus, will deliver NC State’s commencement address on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the RBC Center in Raleigh. The commencement ceremony will begin at 9 a.m.

Nov 18, 2008

NC State Study May Make Public Roads Safer For Farmers, Drivers

Population growth and significant increases in development across the country are leading to changes in traffic and driving behavior in many areas where motorists share the road with farmers moving their equipment – changes that worry some members of the […]

Nov 18, 2008

NC State Secures Grant to Make Solar Energy Less Expensive

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded North Carolina State University’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering a $1.2 million grant to build and study tiny materials that can help generate renewable energy.

Nov 17, 2008

NC State Takes Research Lead in Protecting Puerto Rico’s Unique Freshwater Fisheries

A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has made an enormous advance in the understanding of some of Puerto Rico’s most remarkable ecosystems by conducting the first comprehensive study of the island’s freshwater fish species. NC State’s […]

Nov 17, 2008

NC State to Return Historic Bell to Raleigh Fire Department

A historic bell – the oldest surviving artifact from the Raleigh Fire Department, dating back to 1870 – will be returned to the city by North Carolina State University officials during a special event on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 10 […]

Nov 13, 2008

Survey Highlights Support For Nanotech in Health Fields But Disapproval Elsewhere

A landmark national survey on the use of nanotechnology for “human enhancement” shows widespread public support for applications of the new technology related to improving human health. However, the survey also shows broad disapproval for nanotech human enhancement research in […]