Untangling Complex Interactions – With Lasers
Want to know exactly why and how a superconductor works on the atomic level? Hit it with laser pulses.
Listening for Lava
Del Bohnenstiehl listens to underwater volcanic eruptions in order to confirm the presence of lava.
When Neurons are ‘Born’ Impacts Olfactory Behavior in Mice
Neurons generated at different life stages in mice can impact aspects of their olfactory sense and behavior.
Researchers Tweak Enzyme ‘Assembly Line’ to Improve Antibiotics
NC State chemists have discovered a way to make pinpoint changes to an enzyme-driven “assembly line” that will enable scientists to improve or change the properties of existing antibiotics as well as create designer compounds.
New Fabrication Technique Leads to Broader Sunlight Absorption in Plastic Solar Cells
Researchers have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells.
Toxic ‘Marine Snow’ Can Sink Quickly, Persist at Ocean Depths
A specific neurotoxin can persist, accumulate and reach significant depths quickly in “marine snow” formed by the algae Pseudo-nitzschia, which could impact shellfish and the humans who consume it.
Keratin and Melanosomes Preserved in 130-Million-Year-Old Bird Fossil
Researchers have found evidence of original keratin and melanosome preservation in a 130-million-year-old Eoconfuciusornis specimen.
New Treatment for Allergic Response Targets Mast Cells
Researchers stop allergic reactions by removing a key receptor from mast cells and basophils.
AAAS Fellows Named
Three North Carolina State University faculty members have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Researchers Develop Novel Approach for Quantifying Nitrate Discharge from Groundwater to Streams
Researchers have developed a new way to determine the rate at which nitrate pollution will make its way from groundwater into streams.