Wind Patterns in Lowest Layers of Supercell Storms Key to Predicting Tornadoes
Wind patterns in the lowest 500 meters of the atmosphere near supercell thunderstorms can help predict whether that storm will generate a tornado.
Food Additive Key to Environmentally Friendly, Efficient, Plastic Solar Cells
A common food additive helps researchers create a solar cell that can be manufactured without using environmentally hazardous chemicals.
Outrageous Heads Led to Outrageously Large Dinosaurs
Bling and big bods: theropod dinosaurs with bony crests, horns and knobs on their heads got bigger faster than their unornamented brethren.
Revealing the Past at Oberlin Cemetery
A partnership between historians, anthropologists, preservationists and geologists is unraveling the mystery and history of Oberlin Cemetery, and they’re using some surprising technologies to do it.
Reconfigurable Chaos-based Microchips Offer Possible Solution to Moore’s Law
New, nonlinear, chaos-based integrated circuits enable computer chips to perform multiple functions with fewer transistors.
Nucleon Interactions Key to Quantum Phase Transition
New research offers a window into how forces are connected to structure.
Forecasting Ocean ‘Weather’
Fishermen, offshore oil workers and even surfers can check the Atlantic's "ocean weather" thanks to a model prediction tool created by Ruoying He and his team.
University Police Introduce Explosive Detection K9 Units
NC State University Police will use Reed and Ford, its two new person-borne explosive detection dogs, at football games and other events on campus.
Most Volcanic Activity on Mercury Stopped About 3.5 Billion Years Ago
NC State planetary geologist finds that major volcanic activity on the planet Mercury most likely ended about 3.5 billion years ago.
Research Associates Some Pesticides With Respiratory Wheeze in Farmers
New research connects several pesticides commonly used by farmers with both allergic and non-allergic wheeze, which can be a sensitive marker for early airway problems.