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Jul 17, 2015

Centuries-Old Shipwreck Discovered Off North Carolina Coast

Scanning sonar from a scientific expedition has revealed the remains of a previously unknown shipwreck more than a mile deep off the North Carolina coast. Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date to the American Revolution. 

Jul 17, 2015

Study Finds Metal Foams Capable of Shielding X-rays, Gamma Rays, Neutron Radiation

Research shows lightweight composite metal foams are effective at blocking X-rays, gamma rays and neutron radiation, and are capable of absorbing the energy of high impact collisions. The finding means metal foams hold promise for use in nuclear safety, space exploration and medical technology applications. 

Jul 14, 2015

Public Response to New Technologies in Food Depends on the Type of Tech

A recent study highlights the complexity of determining how the public will respond to incorporating nanotechnology or genetic modification into food products. 

Jul 13, 2015

Researchers Find Nanowires Have Unusually Pronounced ‘Anelastic’ Properties

Researchers have found that nanoscale wires (nanowires) made of common semiconductor materials have a pronounced anelasticity – meaning that the wires, when bent, return slowly to their original shape rather than snapping back quickly. 

Jul 7, 2015

All About Those Summertime Creepy Crawlies

Learn more about the insects and arachnids that can make a summer day (or any day) miserable. 

Jun 30, 2015

How Old You Feel Matters (and It Changes Day to Day)

New research from NC State finds that how old you feel changes on a daily basis – and that has very real ramifications for your well-being. 

Jun 29, 2015

Study: Even Fraud-Savvy Investors Often Look for the Wrong Red Flags

Researchers have found that most investors who are vigilant about corporate fraud are tracking warning signs that are only clear after it’s too late to protect their investment. 

Jun 26, 2015

Tackling the Mysteries of Everyday Life

For a few years new, science writers at NC State have tried to help folks solve some of the mysteries of everyday life. What mysteries should they tackle next? 

Jun 24, 2015

Distributed Technique for Power ‘Scheduling’ Advances Smart Grid Concept

Researchers have developed a new technique for “scheduling” energy in electric grids that advances the smart grid concept by coordinating the energy being produced and stored by conventional and renewable sources. 

Jun 23, 2015

Smart Insulin Patch Could Replace Painful Injections for Diabetes

Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past for the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, thanks to a new invention from researchers at NC State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who have created the first “smart insulin patch.”