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NC State news is shared far and wide. Below are just some of our recent appearances in local, regional, national and international media publications.

Feb 23, 2024 LA Grada

Traffic lights change forever in the US. From now on you will see a white light

At a traffic light, red means stop and green means go. We are all accustomed to traffic signals configured in that standard way. However, that might be about to change. Researchers from North Carolina State University suggest that installing a fourth artificial intelligence-powered light could benefit traffic lights in America. These researchers at North Carolina State University suggest… 

Feb 23, 2024 Greensboro News & Record

Bit by a tick in NC? You can stick that tick in the mail, for science.

The NC State study requests that people mail in ticks they come into contact with naturally in North Carolina. Specifically, this is for ticks that participants pull off of themselves, not off animals or plants. It doesn’t matter if the tick bit the person or if it is free-crawling. “Scientists can collect ticks all day long… 

Feb 23, 2024 CBS17

NC State AD Boo Corrigan signs new deal through 2029

“Under Boo’s outstanding leadership, NC State Athletics is experiencing new levels of competitive, academic and financial success,” Chancellor Randy Woodson said in a released statement. “We are fortunate to have such an experienced and well-respected leader to help us navigate through the ever-changing landscape of college athletics.” 

Feb 23, 2024 CBS17

Quiet returns to a Raleigh street after improvements to loud fans from Forge at Raleigh Iron Works parking deck

Caren Cooper is a Professor at North Carolina State University. She studies noise pollution and after driving by the parking deck, she’s glad Grubb Ventures made improvements. “I think it was incredibly important, yeah, like for their health and well-being,” Cooper said. “Not just because it was annoying, although that’s definitely a factor, but yeah for… 

Feb 22, 2024 The American Ceramic Society

Other materials stories that may be of interest

North Carolina State University researchers designed a wearable electronic patch that can be simultaneously composted and recycled. The soft part of the device, called the substrate, is made from a renewable biomaterial, while the electrical circuit is composed of silver nanowires that can be recycled. 

Feb 22, 2024 The News & Observer

Can a lone wolf affect the environment? Red wolf researchers have surprising data.

“You kind of expect that they’re having an impact on the other species in the area but I think our research really showed that, and it really showed that not having that apex predator in the ecosystem can have a lot of ecological consequences,” said Alexa Murray, an author of the study who was a… 

Feb 22, 2024 Yahoo! News

Can a lone wolf affect the environment? Red wolf researchers have surprising data.

“You kind of expect that they’re having an impact on the other species in the area but I think our research really showed that, and it really showed that not having that apex predator in the ecosystem can have a lot of ecological consequences,” said Alexa Murray, an author of the study who was a… 

Feb 22, 2024 Canada News Media

‘The future is fungal’: New research finds that fungi that live in healthy plants are sensitive to climate change – Phys.org

“To be a plant is to live in a fungal world,” said Betsy Arnold, a professor in the School of Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the College of Science and a member of the Bio5 Institute. “Endophytic fungi are vital… 

Feb 21, 2024 Farm Progress

The best dates to plant soybeans in North Carolina

In soybean schools held around the state this winter, North Carolina State University Soybean Specialist Rachel Vann emphasized there are risks of planting soybeans too early — or too late — and that these dates have evolved alongside soybean genetics. 

Feb 21, 2024 The News & Observer

Can a lone wolf affect the environment? Red wolf researchers have surprising data.

Days before, Sutherland and researchers from N.C. State University had published a paper observing a correlation between the red wolf’s decline, which accelerated around 2015, and increases in many of the animals the wolves hunt. In the peer-reviewed journal Animal Conservation, the scientists said that correlation suggests that even a small population of red wolves,… 

Feb 21, 2024 The U.S. Sun

LIGHT IT UP Traffic lights could get a FOURTH colour ‘to save drivers money & time’ in AI-powered plans to future-proof roads

Researchers at North Carolina State have proposed a new traffic signal system at intersections with “artificially intelligent white light” to ease out city congestion. Scientists suggest this would ease congestion in city traffic and lower drivers’ fuel consumption, essentially saving drivers lots of money over time. The fourth light would be used to regulate the… 

Feb 21, 2024 Science News

Messed-up metabolism during development may lead guts to coil the wrong way

Interfering with tadpoles’ metabolism leads to a chain of cellular disruptions that causes their intestines to grow in the wrong direction, researchers from North Carolina State University in Raleigh report February 19 in Development. Their findings offer new insight into how a similar birth anomaly in humans, known as intestinal malrotation, may occur. 

Feb 20, 2024 Diwou Biotech News

Poorly coiled frog guts help scientists unravel prevalent human birth anomaly

How does our intestine, which can be at least 15 feet long, fit properly inside our bodies? As our digestive system grows, the gut tube goes through a series of dramatic looping and rotation to package the lengthening intestine. Failure of the gut to rotate properly during development results in a prevalent, but poorly understood,… 

Feb 20, 2024 The News & Observer

Dean’s List: Fixing Poe Hall issues ‘will take time,’ NC State chancellor says. How long?

The university and NIOSH last week reached a mutual agreement to open a new HHE after a previous one was closed as Geosyntec performed its initial tests, Woodson told The N&O last week. The university wanted to pause the evaluation while those tests were being conducted, but NIOSH does not “have a mechanism to pause”… 

Feb 20, 2024 Chem Europe

Do AI-driven chemistry labs actually work?

“Self-driving labs are garnering a great deal of attention right now, but there are a lot of outstanding questions regarding these technologies,” says Milad Abolhasani, corresponding author of a paper on the new metrics and an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at North Carolina State University. “This technology is described as being ‘autonomous,’…