Stories From 2010

Nov 16, 2010

Thinking Outside the Brick

During a teaching fellowship at NC State, Ginger Dosier came up with the idea of harnessing the power of bacteria to grow bricks. Thanks to a multidisciplinary effort, the idea is becoming reality.

Nov 16, 2010

Start It Up: Awards Honor Innovators

NC State celebrated its achievements in innovation and entrepreneurship for 2010—including 32 U.S. patents issued and four start-up companies launched—with the inaugural presentation of its Innovator of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year awards Friday.

Nov 16, 2010

Munchin’ Around The Christmas Tree

All you out there with home gardens know what a burden it is to keep those pesky deer at bay. The sprinkling of hair clippings or hanging bars of soap (or whatever the fix du jour may be) is nothing […]

Nov 16, 2010

Oh Deer: Protecting This Year’s Christmas Tree Crop

Hair clippings, cayenne pepper and raw eggs – these are just a few of the odd ingredients  recommended to keep those pesky deer away from your backyard garden. But what about farmers who have hundreds of acres of Christmas trees […]

Nov 15, 2010

Homegrown Politician

Junior Jenna Wadsworth won election to the Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District at age 21, making her the state's youngest elected official. Find out why more than 112,000 voters said, "Run, Jenna, run."

Nov 15, 2010

How A New Probe May Save Your Life (Or, At Least, Your Bridge)

If the 1970s version of Battlestar Galactica had included water cannons, they would probably have looked like the ISEP (In situ Scour Evaluation Probe). But, unlike Battlestar Galactica props, the ISEP can save lives, and money, by helping to maintain […]

Nov 15, 2010

Lower Part of Earth’s Atmosphere is Warming, Data Review Concludes

The troposphere, the lower part of the atmosphere closest to the Earth, is warming in ways that are broadly consistent with both theoretical expectations and climate models, according to a new scientific study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]

Nov 15, 2010

New Sensor Allows On-Site, Faster Testing For Scour Assessment

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a sensor that allows engineers to assess the scour potential of soils at various depths and on-site for the first time – a technology that will help evaluate the safety of civil […]

Nov 15, 2010

NC State Wins Top Outreach Award

NC State captured a national community engagement award for leading a partnership that transformed Wilson Bay, an environmentally and economically devastated section of Jacksonville, N.C.

Nov 14, 2010

Back Off, Rudolph!

Extension specialists have come up with an inexpensive way to protect Christmas tree farms from ravaging deer. But it involves rancid egg powder and dried blood. Smells like holiday spirit.