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Aug 31, 2015

Nuance or Conflict? How News Stories Can Influence Perceptions of Emerging Technologies

Researchers have found more evidence that how media report on emerging technologies – such as nanotechnology or genetically modified crops – influences public opinion on those subjects. 

Aug 26, 2015

Citizen Science Effort Highlights How Little We Know About Invisible Life in Our Own Homes

Scientists are announcing the discovery of thousands of unidentified species living in and around homes in the United States. The work relied on advanced technologies and scientific expertise from multiple disciplines, but none of it would have been possible without one critical resource – a group of non-scientists who wanted to be part of making a discovery. 

Aug 24, 2015

Researchers Tackle Issues Surrounding Security Tools for Software Developers

Researchers are working to give computer programmers better tools to help them protect software from security vulnerabilities. 

Aug 20, 2015

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Danielle Lindquist

Danielle Lindquist is pursuing a Ph.D. and a doctorate in veterinary medicine. Why? She wants to save lives. 

Aug 19, 2015

The Vomiting Machine: How Researchers Are Using Fake Barf to Help Protect Public Health

Tucked away in a quiet lab on NC State’s Raleigh campus is something that looks like a glorified air compressor with a grotesque clay face. It’s called “the vomiting machine” and it does exactly what you think it does. 

Aug 11, 2015

MLK’s First Dream

Newly released audio recording reflects Dr. King's "dream" imagery, months before the March on Washington. 

Aug 3, 2015

Innovative Tech Aims to Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Entrepreneurs at NC State have developed technology to help people understand what triggers their craving for a cigarette, and use that information to cut back on smoking. 

Jul 22, 2015

Highlighting STEM and Diversity at NC State

One way NC State is trying to highlight the diversity of researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Jul 21, 2015

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Margarita López-Uribe

From Colombia to North Carolina, one scientist shares her journey from being a child who was afraid of bugs to being an entomology researcher. 

Jul 20, 2015

The Ecology of the Future and the Future of Ecology

Biologists are trying to understand the impact of global climate change while also working with college students from underrepresented groups to help shape the future of ecology research.