Matt Shipman

Jun 27, 2016  |  The Abstract

Researchers Devise Tool to Improve Imaging of Neuronal Activity in the Brain

In a partnership melding neuroscience and electrical engineering, researchers have developed a new technology that will allow neuroscientists to capture images of the brain almost 10 times larger than previously possible.

Jun 24, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Devise New Tool to Measure Polarization of Light

NC State researchers have developed a new tool for detecting and measuring the polarization of light based on a single spatial sampling of the light, rather than the multiple samples required by previous technologies.

Jun 21, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

How Native American Agriculture Spread Bees in Pre-Columbian North America

Using genetic markers, researchers have for the first time shown how cultivating a specific crop led to the expansion of a pollinator species. In this case, the researchers found that the spread of a bee species in pre-Columbian Central and North America was tied to the spread of squash agriculture.

Jun 20, 2016  |  Partners

NC State to Lead Southeast Manufacturing Innovation Hub

NC State University will lead the Southeast hub for a new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute that aims to spur technological innovation to improve the efficiency of advanced manufacturing in the United States.

Jun 20, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Technique Improves Accuracy of Computer Vision Technologies

NC State researchers have developed a new technique that improves the ability of computer vision technologies to better identify and separate objects in an image, a process called segmentation.

Jun 15, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Bioactive Film Improves How Implants Bond With Bone in Animal Study

NC State researchers have developed a technique for coating polymer implants with a bioactive film that significantly increases bonding between the implant and surrounding bone in an animal model.

Jun 13, 2016  |  The Abstract

What Is CRISPR? And How Can It Be Used to Turn Genes ‘Off’?

CRISPR systems have been a hot research topic since they were shown to have utility as genetic engineering tools in 2012. And they’re often explained in a way that most folks can understand. But those explanations often overlook key details.

Jun 13, 2016  |  The Abstract

NC State Engineers to Help Further Civilian Nuclear Energy in Vietnam

NC State University to help train Vietnamese engineers on civilian nuclear energy.

Jun 7, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Research Finds Offender Risk Assessment Tools in U.S. Are Promising, but Questions Remain

The criminal justice system in the United States uses a variety of tools to assess the behavior of criminal offenders, and those risk assessments can have a significant impact on an offender’s fate. A new meta-analysis of the research conducted in the U.S. on these tools shows that – while promising – it is still unclear whether these tools reduce bias against offenders.

Jun 6, 2016  |  The Abstract

5 Things You Should Know About Grilling Burgers (To Avoid Getting Sick)

To help you avoid barfing this grilling season, a food safety expert gave us these five things to remember when it comes to making a delicious (and safe) burger.