Stories From 2011

Oct 26, 2011

Watch the Talley Webcam

Get a bird’s eye view of progress on the Talley Student Center renovation with its live webcam feed.

Oct 25, 2011

Floyd Receives Defense Award

Dr. Brian Floyd, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has won a $300,000 Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Oct 25, 2011

With or Without You

Virgin motherhood by a copperhead snake. Sperm storage for more than five years by an eastern diamondback rattlesnake before fertilization and motherhood. Reptile reproduction, to steal from Alice in Wonderland,  is getting curioser and curioser. In a new paper, Dr. […]

Oct 25, 2011

NC State Project Focuses On Education For Foster Children

When children are placed in foster care, it often means a disruption in their education, as well as a change in living situation – which can hurt their educational performance. Now NC State researchers are using a federal grant to […]

Oct 24, 2011

Spontak Wins Professorship

Dr. Richard Spontak, chemical engineer and materials scientist, has been selected as the 2012 recipient of a professorship at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Oct 24, 2011

Circadian Rhythm Linked to Skin Cancer in Mice

Score one for the siesta. When you’re hit with that afternoon energy lull, don’t head outside to find some sunlight to brighten your day. The same circadian rhythm that saps your afternoon energy also appears to slow down some important […]

Oct 24, 2011

Spooky Stories

Find a spine-tingling tale for Halloween with these recommendations from your colleagues.

Oct 24, 2011

Supernova Solved

In 185 A.D., Chinese astronomers recorded a bright “guest star” in the night sky. By the 1960s, astronomers figured out that the guest star was in fact a supernova, and identified the remains of the stellar explosion. And in 2011, […]

Oct 24, 2011

Supernova Solved

Note: The following is mostly taken from a really nice article provided by the folks at NASA, so I can’t take credit for the writing here! In 185 A.D., Chinese astronomers recorded a bright “guest star” in the night sky. […]

Oct 24, 2011

Research Finds Gallium Nitride is Non-Toxic, Biocompatible – Holds Promise For Biomedical Implants

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Purdue University have shown that the semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN) is non-toxic and is compatible with human cells – opening the door to the material’s use in a variety of biomedical implant […]