Nov 19, 2015
Are People Inherently Good or Bad at Learning New Tech? Your Opinion Matters
If you think people are inherently good or bad at learning how to use new technology, odds are good that it’s harder for you to learn how to use new technology.
Nov 18, 2015
Experiencing Major Stress Makes Some Older Adults Better Able to Handle Daily Stress
A new study finds that dealing with a major stressful event appears to make some older adults better able to cope with the ups and downs of day-to-day stress.
Nov 17, 2015
Baliga to be Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame
B. Jayant Baliga will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, adding to a string of laurels that have seen him lauded from the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion to the White House.
Nov 16, 2015
New Tech Helps Handlers Monitor Health, Well-Being of Guide Dogs
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers has developed a device that allows people who are blind to monitor their guide dogs, in order to keep tabs on the health and well-being of their canine companions.
Nov 13, 2015
Student Research Offers the Inside Scoop on Dog Poop
Nobody knows the dog poop debate like Clodagh Lyons-Bastian.
Nov 12, 2015
Toilets, Pit Latrines and Adventures in Human Waste
According to Francis de los Reyes III, the problem with World Toilet Day is that it focuses almost entirely on toilets. And he's working on that.
Nov 11, 2015
Researchers Detail How to Control Shape, Structure of DNA and RNA
NC State researchers have used computational modelling to shed light on precisely how charged gold nanoparticles influence the structure of DNA and RNA – which may lead to new techniques for manipulating these genetic materials.
Nov 10, 2015
Psychologist Expands Postpartum Adjustment Work to Community
Psychologist Betty-Shannon Prevatt is working with the community to help understand what resources can help new moms adjust to the arrival of a baby.
Nov 10, 2015
Researchers Find Way to Create Wide Variety of New Holograms
Researchers have developed techniques that can be used to create ideal geometric phase holograms for any kind of optical pattern – a significant advance over the limitations of previous techniques. The holograms can be used to create new types of displays, imaging systems, telecommunications technology and astronomical instruments.
Nov 9, 2015
Researchers Find Way to Make Metals Stronger Without Sacrificing Ductility
Researchers have developed a technique to make titanium stronger without sacrificing any of the metal’s ductility – a combination that no one has achieved before. The researchers believe the technique could also be used for other metals, and the advance has potential applications for creating more energy-efficient vehicles.