Research and Innovation

May 4, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

NC State Study Asks Kids to Choose Wildlife Conservation Priorities

Future wildlife decisions could be in good hands. Elementary students’ priorities for saving wildlife mirrored those of conservation biologists.

May 4, 2016

Recreating MLK

Keon Pettiway — Ph.D. in communication, rhetoric and digital media — has been a key member of the Virtual MLK Project at NC State.

May 3, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

May the Fourth Be With You

While characters like Luke Skywalker and Rey use the Force to get things done, NC State uses its Think and Do spirit to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity. Check out some of the sci-fi research taking place on our campus — including a few ideas straight out of the movies.

May 2, 2016  |  Frontpage

Study Looks at Climate Change Concern in Adolescents

Personal beliefs and conversations with family and friends influence North Carolina middle schoolers' concern about climate change -- but not necessarily the way you'd expect.

May 2, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Tech Uses Hardware, Software to Train Dogs More Efficiently

NC State researchers have developed and used a customized suite of technologies that allows a computer to train a dog autonomously, with the computer effectively responding to the dog based on the dog’s body language.

Apr 25, 2016

Study Finds Online HIV Prevention Resources Face Resistance From Black Female College Students

New research finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention, due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn they were accessing HIV-related materials.

Apr 20, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Model Makes Designing New Antennas Orders of Magnitude Faster

Researchers have developed a model that allows antenna designers to identify efficient configurations for antenna designs in minutes, rather than days. The model is designed to expedite development of next generation “multi-input, multi-ouput” antennas, which allow devices to get more use out of the available bandwidth.

Apr 20, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

In Gaming, Player Behavior Reflects Roles – Even When No Roles Are Given

New research from NC State finds that player behavior in narrative role-playing games (RPGs) reflects specific character roles – even if the game tells players nothing about the character’s role.

Apr 15, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

East Coast Should Expect Active Hurricane Season, Researchers Say

2016 may see an active Atlantic hurricane season, according to NC State researchers.

Apr 14, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study Argues ‘Winner-Winner’ Behavior May Shape Animal Hierarchies

Researchers have developed a behavioral model that explains the complexity and diversity of social hierarchies in ants, and which scientists believe may help us understand the nature of other animal societies – from primates to dolphins.