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Nov 19, 2015

Are People Inherently Good or Bad at Learning New Tech? Your Opinion Matters

If you think people are inherently good or bad at learning how to use new technology, odds are good that it’s harder for you to learn how to use new technology. 

Nov 18, 2015

Teaching Math Aloud – and Visually

Education faculty are leading the way in National Science Foundation-funded research on innovative ways to teach math.  

Nov 13, 2015

Student Research Offers the Inside Scoop on Dog Poop

Nobody knows the dog poop debate like Clodagh Lyons-Bastian. 

Nov 12, 2015

Toilets, Pit Latrines and Adventures in Human Waste

According to Francis de los Reyes III, the problem with World Toilet Day is that it focuses almost entirely on toilets. And he's working on that. 

Nov 10, 2015

Psychologist Expands Postpartum Adjustment Work to Community

Psychologist Betty-Shannon Prevatt is working with the community to help understand what resources can help new moms adjust to the arrival of a baby. 

Oct 26, 2015

Spiders: How Spooky Are They?

Spooky scenes of fake spiders in giant webs are everywhere this time of year. But despite the Halloween hype, spiders hardly deserve their reputation as dangerous creatures. 

Oct 21, 2015

From Exoplanets to Rainbow Station: Using Lasers to Print in Four Dimensions

In 2010, Michael Escuti received funding from NSF to study and make novel hologram technologies. He created a tool with applications from studying alien worlds to making cellphones more energy efficient. 

Oct 14, 2015

Big Brother Meets Crowdsourcing

An NC State researcher speaks at the National Institutes of Health this week, showing how communities can use public webcams and crowdsourcing to track transportation and physical activity.  

Oct 12, 2015

Online Tool Aims to Help Researchers Sift Through 15 Centuries of Data

Digital humanities scholars are launching a powerful new system to help researchers more quickly and accurately sift through hundreds of thousands of archives and articles related to materials dating from 450 A.D. to the 20th century.  

Oct 7, 2015

Researchers Work on New Techniques for Creating High-Temperature Alloys

NC State is taking the lead in a new initiative aimed at addressing fundamental scientific questions that could lead to the development of so-called “entropy-stabilized alloys” that can withstand extremely high temperatures.