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Author: Tracey Peake

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Jul 1, 2022

When Volcanology and Art Collide

Arianna Soldati talks about a unique collaboration between volcanologists and glass artists. 

gold nanorods

Jun 22, 2022

Technique Allows Researchers to Align Gold Nanorods with Magnetic Fields

A new technique allows researchers to align gold nanorods using magnetic fields, allowing greater control over their optical properties. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Jun 13, 2022

Understanding Room Temperature Superconductivity

Lex Kemper discusses attempts to untangle the secrets of superconducting material YBCO. 

X-ray image of an adult female Bahamas mosquitofish where a fish she had eaten can be seen inside of her, revealing an occurrence of cannibalism.

Jun 2, 2022

Fish Cannibalism Rare in Wild, Study Finds

Fish don't prefer to eat their own unless circumstances are dire. 

Lensed galaxy

May 18, 2022

Researchers Use Galaxy as a ‘Cosmic Telescope’ to Study Heart of the Young Universe

A new instrument and powerful telescope have let researchers peer into galactic nurseries. 

Meg with tooth injury

May 12, 2022

What Caused This Megatooth Shark’s Massive Toothache?

Big shark, bad day. A damaged O. megalodon tooth points to an injury received while feeding. 

black dog

May 9, 2022

Quantifying Cognitive Decline in Dogs Could Help Humans With Alzheimer’s Disease

Diagnosing canine cognitive decline in a clinically safe and relevant way could lead to working with dogs as a model for Alzheimer’s disease in humans. 

Debris flow

May 4, 2022

Getting a Better View of Landslide Risk With LiDAR

Geologists use LiDAR to try and figure out where landslides are more likely to occur. 

Campus gateway sign reading NC State University

Apr 28, 2022

Researchers Create Self-Assembled Logic Circuits From Proteins

Stable, self-assembled, protein-based digital circuits take advantage of an electron's properties at quantum scales. 

Anaxyrus baxteri

Apr 28, 2022

Decreased Genetic Diversity in Immune System Could Impact Endangered Toad Survival

Genetic bottlenecks could impact an endangered species' ability to respond to new pathogens. 

Toy dinos

Apr 25, 2022

Exploring the Origins of Molecular Paleontology

If Jurassic Park fueled your interest in dinosaurs, genetics, and all things ancient, you aren’t alone. There’s an entire field dedicated to looking for ancient DNA – molecular paleontology – that predates Michael Crichton’s take on dino clones. And the people behind that research are just as varied and interesting as any of Crichton’s subjects.… 

A satellite image of the North Atlantic with 5 active hurricanes on September 14.

Apr 20, 2022

NC State Researchers Predict Active Hurricane Season

2022 will be an active year for hurricanes, with 17 to 21 named storms predicted. 

M. mbenjii

Apr 12, 2022

Two Sets of Sex Chromosomes Determine More Than Just Sex

Researchers look to an African cichlid to understand the impacts of two sets of sex chromosomes on a species. 

Image by Ella Maru Studio

Mar 31, 2022

Quantum ‘Shock Absorbers’ Allow Perovskite to Exhibit Superfluorescence at Room Temperature

Researchers explain why some perovskites exhibit superfluorescence at high temperatures. 

ground surface rupture

Mar 29, 2022

What the Sparta Earthquake Tells Us About Shallow Quakes

The Sparta, N.C. earthquake is the first documented surface rupture earthquake in the eastern U.S. and can help us learn more about shallow earthquakes.