Outfitting the Future
NC State researchers are developing wearable technologies that are functional, efficient, innovative and practical, and that could have an impact on countless lives.
Don’t Trust Your Waiter for Food Safety Advice
"What the server didn’t know, and I did, was that my guest for lunch was a food safety expert – and her tableside manner was being judged."
Study: Restaurants Not Good At Explaining Risks of Undercooked Meat to Customers
A recent study finds restaurants don’t do an effective job of communicating with customers when it comes to addressing risks associated with eating undercooked meat – specifically hamburgers.
New Findings Boost Promise of Molybdenum Sulfide for Hydrogen Catalysis
Researchers have found that molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) holds more promise than previously thought as a catalyst for producing hydrogen to use as a clean energy source. Specifically, the researchers found that the entire surface of MoS2 can be used as a catalyst, not just the edges of the material.
Writing for an Academic Audience
Meyer’s law is too often embodied in academic and professional writing: “It is a simple task to make things complex, but a complex task to make them simple.”
Researchers Tweak Enzyme ‘Assembly Line’ to Improve Antibiotics
NC State chemists have discovered a way to make pinpoint changes to an enzyme-driven “assembly line” that will enable scientists to improve or change the properties of existing antibiotics as well as create designer compounds.
New Fabrication Technique Leads to Broader Sunlight Absorption in Plastic Solar Cells
Researchers have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells.
For Nonprofits, Even Non-Finance ‘Capacity Grants’ Stimulate Financial Growth
NC State research finds that so-called “capacity grants” lead to long-term financial growth for nonprofit organizations – regardless of what the grants are for.
Study Finds NC Coastal Officials Eschew Climate Planning Until They See Damage
A recent study finds that local officials in coastal North Carolina are unlikely to plan for the effects of climate change until they perceive a threat to their specific communities.
Toxic ‘Marine Snow’ Can Sink Quickly, Persist at Ocean Depths
A specific neurotoxin can persist, accumulate and reach significant depths quickly in “marine snow” formed by the algae Pseudo-nitzschia, which could impact shellfish and the humans who consume it.