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Mick Kulikowski

Late blight disease on potato leaf.

Feb 15, 2024

Using Written Records – and Tweets – as a Roadmap for Plant Disease Spread

Examining keyword terms from historic and modern texts can help researchers track and visualize plant diseases like late blight. 

photo of the NC State Belltower

Feb 8, 2024

Lisa Marie Ferrell Named NC State’s Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

New leader has experience in both the private sector and academia. 

The NC State Belltower at dusk and night. Photo by Marc Hall

Jan 26, 2024

New NSF Center Will Advance Textile Industry ‘Greening’

The effort aims to reduce textile waste and make advances in wearable, medical and protective textiles. 

Caddisfly eggs on a rock.

Dec 13, 2023

Aquatic Insects in Restored Streams Need More Rocks to Lay Their Eggs

If you want aquatic insect egg populations to take off, you need more runways, according to a new study. 

View of biopolymer film on left and microscopic view of the film on right.

Dec 11, 2023

Researchers Combine Biopolymers Derived From the Ocean to Replace Synthetic Plastic Films

Crustacean and seaweed materials combined in a unique way could provide a sustainable alternative to plastic films. 

Pinned bees in a collection.

Dec 11, 2023

Bee Species in Wake County: Are They Missing or Just Hard to Find?

Study shows no evidence that bee species richness is declining in booming area of North Carolina, but missing species could be a concern. 

Robotic hand holding a pH color strip.

Dec 7, 2023

New HS Curriculum Teaches Color Chemistry and AI Simultaneously

NC State researchers develop short module to drive student curiosity about real-world data. 

researchers weather firefighter turnout gear in an oven.

Nov 30, 2023

Study Tests Firefighter Turnout Gear With, Without PFAS

PFAS-free outer shells fail to repel oil and hydraulic fluid, potentially bringing performance tradeoffs to firefighters. 

Photo of a flower arrangement.

Nov 20, 2023

Consumers, Florists Differ on Floral Arrangements

Consumers don't necessarily pay attention to design elements used by florists. And consumers love roses - a lot. 

Mosquito-resistant textile

Oct 18, 2023

Study Elucidates Evolution of Mosquitoes and Their Hosts

Study creates a mosquito family tree to better understand disease transmission and host choice. 

red belltower at night

Oct 4, 2023

NC State to Lead Regional Semiconductor Innovation Hub

NC State will use its engineering prowess to help shape domestic production of wide bandgap semiconductors. 

Researcher works with carrots to study pigmentation, domestication

Sep 28, 2023

What Makes a Carrot Orange?

Three recessive genes are required to give carrots their orange color - and the beneficial precursor of vitamin A. 

Photo of tobacco plants with and without pollen.

Sep 15, 2023

No Pollen, No Seeds: Genome Editing Technique Yields Useful Traits

Tweaks to the mitochondrial genome hold the potential for better hybrid seed production or to introduce seedless fruits. 

Photo showing variety of objects that can be handled by new grippers.

Aug 2, 2023

Robotic Grippers Offer Unprecedented Combo of Strength and Delicacy

Device is flexible enough to handle soft and fragile objects as well as heavier ones. 

Tobacco budworm on a leaf.

Aug 1, 2023

Male Moth ‘Aphrodisiac’ Revealed

Study reveals for the first time a powerful pheromone chemical used by males moths to entice females.