Worth Their Salts – Scientists Call For Freshwater Protections From Salinization
We’ve come a long way in promoting the health of our freshwater sources by regulating chemical waste and other pollutants. Now, some scientists are calling for similar standards for dissolved inorganic salts.
New Imaging Technique Shows How DNA is Protected at Chromosomes’ Ends
A new imaging technique lets researchers see how DNA is protected at the ends of your chromosomes.
Molecular-like Photochemistry From Semiconductor Nanocrystals
New research takes a nanoparticle excited state with a lifetime of tens of nanoseconds and extends it, making it possible to do chemistry with excitons.
Oh, Snap! What Snapping Shrimp Sound Patterns Reveal
The tiny snapping shrimp's noisy habits could play a big role in reef ecology.
Antibiotics Pave Way for C. Diff Infections
New research finds that bile acids which are altered by bacteria normally living in the large intestine inhibit the growth of Clostridium difficile, or C. diff.
Domain Size and Purity Key to Efficient Organic Solar Cells
As solar energy becomes more popular, the drive to create more efficient, less expensive solar cells increases. Solar energy is abundant, but the devices we use to collect that energy have an efficiency problem – currently, the most efficient polymer-based […]
Researchers Simulate Scattering of Helium Nuclei in Stars
Alpha particles, or helium nuclei, play a key role in the synthesis of elements such as carbon and oxygen within stars. An accurate description of alpha particles and their interactions is key to understanding how nature produces elements. Since there’s […]
5 Questions About Neutrinos
NC State physicists Chris Gould, Albert Young and Diane Markoff, with graduate student Jason Messimore, were part of a team of nearly 100 physicists who won the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Read more about their fascinating work in detecting and studying the elusive neutrino.
Researchers Confirm Original Blood Vessels in 80 Million-Year-Old Fossil
Researchers confirm that blood vessel-like structures in an 80 million-year-old hadrosaur fossil are original blood vessels, not biofilms or other contaminants.
NC State Statistician Wilson Named AAAS Fellow
Statistics professor Alyson Wilson has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).