Apr 29, 2015
Enron Becomes Unlikely Data Source for Computer Science Researchers
Computer science researchers have turned to unlikely sources – including Enron – for assembling huge collections of spreadsheets that can be used to study how people use this software. The goal is for the data to facilitate research to make spreadsheets more useful.
Apr 27, 2015
Lightweight Membrane Can Significantly Reduce In-Flight Aircraft Noise
Riding in a helicopter or airplane can be a noisy experience for passengers. But researchers have developed a membrane that can be incorporated into aircraft to drastically reduce the low-frequency noise that penetrates the cabin.
Apr 23, 2015
Electron Spin Brings Some Order to High Entropy Alloys
High entropy alloys (HEAs) are known for amazing properties -- and having chaotic atomic structures. But researchers have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to HEAs, and may play a role in giving the alloys desirable properties.
Apr 22, 2015
From Punk Guitarist to Research Entomologist
Scientists don't fit stereotypes. Clint Penick studies the evolution of social traits in insect societies. He also recorded and toured as a punk rock guitarist.
Apr 15, 2015
Researchers Can Trace Dust Samples Using Fungal DNA
Researchers have developed a statistical model that allows them to tell where a dust sample came from within the continental United States based on the DNA of fungi found in the sample. The work offers law enforcement a new forensic biology tool.
Apr 15, 2015
How a Team of Engineers Is Trying to Save Dairy Farmers Time (and Money)
Five electrical engineers have taken on an unlikely project – finding a way to make the U.S. dairy industry more profitable.
Apr 13, 2015
Foodborne Illness: Consumer Costs, Consequences and Choices
Changes to our food system have increased the availability and variety of foods for U.S. consumers, but these changes have also introduced food safety challenges that can have significant impacts on human health and the economy.
Apr 9, 2015
Researchers Roll Out Science Video Game With Demonstrated Results
Researchers are rolling out a science video game and educational curriculum, making them freely available to educators.
Apr 8, 2015
The Linguists Are Coming! The Linguists Are Coming!
Jeffrey Reaser discusses the importance of linguistics and NC State's role in understanding the language of North Carolina.
Apr 7, 2015
Seafood Safety 101: Vibrio in Shellfish
Seafood consumption is on the rise -- but so is the most important pathogen found in seafood: Vibrio bacteria.