Matt Shipman

May 4, 2017  |  The Abstract

Sharing Science Through Picture Books

There may be no better marriage of science and art than in a children's book.

May 4, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Models That Forecast Impact of Government Spending Are Easily Manipulated

Economists have found that the most widely used model for predicting how U.S. government spending affects GDP can be rigged to control forecasts.

May 4, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Increasing Monetary Penalties in NC’s Justice System May Cost Taxpayers

Monetary sanctions designed to help fund the justice system may actually cost state and local governments more than they bring in.

May 3, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

‘Princess Pheromone’ Tells Ants Which Larvae Are Destined to Be Queens

For Indian jumping ants (Harpegnathos saltator), becoming royalty is all about timing.

May 3, 2017  |  The Abstract

Daily Stress Can Trigger Uptick in Illegal Drug Use for Those on Parole, Probation

A recent study finds that even small, day-to-day stressors can cause an increase in illegal drug use among people on probation or parole who have a history of substance use.

May 3, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

‘Persistent Photoconductivity’ Offers New Tool for Bioelectronics

NC State researchers have developed a new approach for manipulating the behavior of cells on semiconductor materials, using light to alter the conductivity of the material itself.

May 1, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Device Allows Users to Manipulate 3-D Virtual Objects More Quickly

Researchers have developed a user-friendly, inexpensive controller for manipulating virtual objects in a computer program in three dimensions.

May 1, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study Finds Gender Bias in Open-Source Programming

A study comparing acceptance rates of contributions from men and women in an open-source software community finds that women’s contributions tend to be accepted more often than men’s – but when a woman’s gender is identifiable, they are rejected more often.

Apr 28, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Thin Layers of Water Hold Promise for the Energy Storage of the Future

Researchers have found that incorporating atomically thin layers of water into a material makes it able to store and deliver energy much more quickly.

Apr 25, 2017  |  The Abstract

From Atoms to Batteries to the Workforce of the Future: Why Research Matters

If you want to build a cell-phone battery as thin as paper that powers your phone for a week, or have an electric vehicle like the Tesla go 500 miles on a single charge and recharge in just 10 minutes, you will have to start thinking small.