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Mar 5, 2015

“Significant Variation” Found in Skulls From Pre-Contact Peru

A team of anthropology researchers has found significant differences in facial features between all seven pre-Columbian peoples they evaluated from what is now Peru — disproving a longstanding perception that these groups were physically homogenous. Ann […] 

Mar 5, 2015

Not Even Science Could Explain the Bacteria In My …

Just as microbes live all over our bodies, they also live all over our pillows and furniture and doorknobs. But we still know very little about them. Rob Dunn, biology, featured. 

Mar 4, 2015

Efficiency, accuracy biggest advantages of precision agriculture

According to NC State cropping systems specialist, precision agriculture is still in its early stages and has a long way to go before it is fully implemented on the farm. Ron Heiniger, crop science, featured. 

Mar 5, 2015

Study finds significant facial variation in pre-Columbian Sout

A team of anthropology researchers has found significant differences in facial features between all seven pre-Columbian peoples they evaluated from what is now Peru — disproving a longstanding perception that these groups were physically homogenous. Ann […] 

Mar 5, 2015

Sidebar: How Cockroaches Could Work in Disaster Zones

NC State researchers cockroaches with electrical backpacks complete with tiny microphones to detect the faintest of sounds. The idea is that cyborg cockroaches, or ‘biobots’, could enter crumpled buildings hit by earthquakes, for example, and help […] 

Mar 4, 2015

Solar Firms Expand As Rooftop Electricity Costs Fall …

According to “Going Solar in America,” a report released in January by NC State’s College of Engineering, electricity from rooftop solar systems is now cheaper than local utility rates in 42 of the 50 U.S. […] 

Mar 4, 2015

NC Muslims pleased with death penalty option but want …

Chairman of the Islamic Association of Raleigh points to NC State’s establishment of the “Our Three Winners” Scholarship as the way the Muslim community prefers to honor the three Muslim students killed in Chapel Hill. 

Mar 5, 2015

Sidebar: Floods and Famine May Have Kickstarted World’s Religions

NC State researchers found that belief in all-powerful and moralising gods tended to appear at times of hardship in human history. The researchers studied the origins of 583 religious societies around the world. 

Mar 5, 2015

Significant facial variation in pre-Columbian South America

A team of anthropology researchers has found significant differences in facial features between all seven pre-Columbian peoples they evaluated from what is now Peru — disproving a longstanding perception that these groups were physically homogenous. Ann […] 

Mar 4, 2015

Nanotechnology enhanced orthopedic implants fight infection

NC State biomedical engineers are developing nanotechnology built directly into orthopedic implants using a battery-activated device to power an army of microscopic germ-killers. Even antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA are on the hit list. Rohan Shirwaiker and George […]