Tracking the Movement of Cyborg Cockroaches
Research offers new insights into how far and how fast cyborg cockroaches – or biobots – move when exploring new spaces. The work moves researchers closer to their goal of using biobots to explore collapsed buildings and other spaces in order to identify survivors.
Pilot Project Offers Blueprint for Addressing Mental Health Needs of Homeless Children
Lessons learned from five-year pilot project to meet the mental health needs of children in homeless families could serve as a blueprint for similar efforts around the country.
Picture This: Announcing NC State’s Second Annual Research Image Contest
NC State's research image contest is open to faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs. Show us what makes your work amazing!
From the Big Red One to ‘The Big Red One’ – War, Movies and Sam Fuller
From obscure arthouse films to big-budget blockbusters, movies are experiences shared by the audience; they reflect our world back to us, often offering insights we never thought of. But what shapes the filmmakers behind the movies?
New System Makes It Harder to Track Bitcoin Transactions
Researchers have developed a system that could make it significantly more difficult for observers to identify or track the parties involved in any given Bitcoin transaction.
Playing (Video) Games With Decision Making
Video games can be pure fun — but they can also help us tackle complex problems.
‘Great Pumpkin Project’ Recruits Citizen Scientists to Document Agricultural Biodiversity
A team of biology researchers is recruiting citizen scientists to participate in a study of which microbes and insects visit the same crop plants around the world.
Hemline for Hearts: Applying Fashion to Philanthropy
Fashion design students at NC State put their design skills to the test at a recent event that married philanthropy and design.
To Lose Weight, and Keep It Off, Be Prepared to Navigate Interpersonal Challenges
A new study highlights an unexpected challenge for those who have made a new year’s resolution to lose weight: the people around you may consciously or subconsciously sabotage your efforts.
Paper Spotlights Key Flaw in Widely Used Radioisotope Dating Technique
An oversight in a radioisotope dating technique used to date everything from meteorites to geologic samples means that scientists have likely overestimated the age of many samples.