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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NC State Engineers to Help Further Civilian Nuclear Energy in Vietnam
NC State University to help train Vietnamese engineers on civilian nuclear energy.
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.
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.
Study: Attitudes Toward Women Key in Higher Rates of Sexual Assault by Athletes
An online study of male undergraduates shows that more than half of study participants on intercollegiate and recreational athletic teams – and more than a third of non-athletes – reported engaging in sexual coercion, including rape.