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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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."
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.