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Dec 3, 2015

Study: Mental Health Courts Significantly Reduce Repeat Offenses, Jail Time

NC State research finds that mental health courts are effective at reducing repeat offending, and limiting related jail time, for people with mental health problems – especially those who also have substance use problems. 

Dec 2, 2015

Questions About the Science of Beer

Sure, there’s an art to brewing – but there’s science as well. 

Dec 2, 2015

Liquid Metal ‘Nano-Terminators’ Target Cancer Cells

Researchers have developed a new drug delivery technique that uses a biodegradable liquid metal to target cancer cells. The liquid metal drug delivery method promises to boost the effect of cancer drugs. To date, the technique has only been tested in an animal model. 

Dec 1, 2015

Trap-jaw Ants Exhibit Previously Unseen Jumping Behavior

A species of trap-jaw ant has been found to exhibit a previously unseen jumping behavior, using its legs rather than its powerful jaws. The discovery makes this species, Odontomachus rixosus, the only species of ant that can jump with either its legs or its mandibles. 

Nov 30, 2015

Study: Kids From High Socioeconomic Background More Likely to Rely on Parental Help as Young Adults

A recent study finds that more than 40 percent of young adults no longer live with their parents, but still receive at least some financial support from mom and dad – and this is particularly true for grown children from higher socioeconomic backgrounds.  

Nov 30, 2015

Researchers Find New Phase of Carbon, Make Diamond at Room Temperature

NC State researchers have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to make diamond-related structures at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure in air. 

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.