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Feb 17, 2017

Liquid metal printing key to 2D electronics

Techniques used to date have required very high temperatures for processing and have not been able to create homogeneous surfaces of semiconductors over a large area. The Melbourne team, working with the Australian research Council CSIRO, Monash University, North Carolina […]

Feb 17, 2017

The Birth of CRISPR Inc

Today, “whether you’ve had yogurt in Tel Aviv or nachos in California, you’ve eaten a CRISPR-enhanced dairy product,” says Rodolphe Barrangou, who is now a food scientist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

Feb 17, 2017

Why Do Dust Mites Seem to Shun the Western U.S.?

Although cockroaches, flies, ants and termites are pests people commonly associate with homes, said Anne Madden, a postdoctoral researcher and microbiologist at North Carolina State University, they also uncovered an entire food web based on planthoppers and aphids (Madden called […]

Feb 17, 2017

Atom-thick circuit breakthrough ‘next revolution in electronics’

A new technique for creating ultra-thin electronic circuits, heralded as the “next revolution in electronics”, uses liquid metals to print integrated circuits that are only atoms thick. The RMIT School of Engineering led-breakthrough involves researchers from CSIRO, Monash University, North Carolina […]

Feb 17, 2017

Attacking the Flu by Hijacking Infected Cells

The INTERCEPT program features a multidisciplinary team of virologists, evolutionary biologists, mathematicians and materials scientists from North Carolina State University (Ruian Ke), Duke University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , Montana State University and Rutgers. The focus is on discovering […]

Feb 17, 2017

A touching scene in NCSU lab means someone changed the simulation

Tangible Landscape, a simulation program that Helena Mitasova, associate director of the Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State, helped develop allows researchers to reshape a physical model of a landscape. A scanner detects changes and sends the information to […]

Feb 17, 2017

The School Voucher Paradox

Do school voucher programs contribute to or combat segregation? A recent study from NC State’s College of Education explores the issues. Anna Egalite featured.

Feb 16, 2017

Our mothers’ exposure to BPA might lead us to binge as adults

Another outside expert, Scott Belcher, a toxicologist at North Carolina State University, emphasizes that this study is a nice mechanism research, but we must not jump ahead of ourselves and conclude that BPA causes obesity.

Feb 16, 2017

Researchers Create New System That Makes Bitcoin Transactions Harder to Track

Researchers from Boston University, North Carolina State University, and George Mason University have created a new protocol called TumbleBit that they say can anonymize Bitcoin transactions better than any other previously developed Bitcoin mixing service.

Feb 16, 2017

Controlled drainage can boost North Carolina Blacklands’ corn yields

As Chad Poole sees it, most farmers in North Carolina’s Blacklands region started the 2016 growing season with soil and water conditions at ideal moisture levels to achieved Ron Heiniger’s “Year of the Corn” prediction in 2016 and achieved record […]