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Feb 3, 2016

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Avat Shekoofa

How a chance encounter with an NC State professor brought a researcher from Kurdistan to Raleigh in order to study the genetics of drought tolerance in crops. 

Feb 2, 2016

The Archaeology of Prehistoric Climate Change

NC State archaeology researchers are helping us understand how climate change affected prehistoric societies. 

Jan 14, 2016

Oh, Snap! What Snapping Shrimp Sound Patterns Reveal

The tiny snapping shrimp's noisy habits could play a big role in reef ecology. 

Jan 13, 2016

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Rachel Atkins

The latest entry in NC State's ongoing series that highlights the diversity of researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Jan 13, 2016

Racial Makeup of Labor Markets Affects Who Gets Job Leads

Research from North Carolina State University and Rice University finds that the racial composition of a labor market plays a significant role in whether workers find out about job leads – regardless of the race of the worker. 

Jan 11, 2016

New Tech Targets Cloud Computing Bugs

Computer science researcher Helen Gu has launched a start-up to help companies that use cloud computing improve the user experience for their customers. 

Jan 6, 2016

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Ashley Brown

Biomedical engineering researcher Ashley Brown explains what drew her to the sciences. 

Jan 5, 2016

Start-Up Connects Micro-Entrepreneurs With Tourists

How an interdisciplinary team of researchers is helping small, locally owned businesses connect with tourists to create economic prosperity -- and amazing experiences. 

Dec 18, 2015

Magnetic Nanoparticle Chains Offer New Technique for Controlling Soft Robots

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses chains of magnetic nanoparticles to remotely control new “soft robots.” 

Dec 15, 2015

This is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Veronica Augustyn

Veronica Augustyn explains how her childhood fascination with gemstones led her to do research on new materials for use in fuel cells and batteries.