Education Matters – Examining NC’s Private School Voucher Program
Two new reports are out exploring our state’s Opportunity Scholarship or private school voucher program. One study looks at the academic achievement of students who left public schools to attend private schools using state-funded vouchers. The other examines the type […]
Weeds Are Winning in the War against Herbicide Resistance
Although academics and companies are looking for technical alternatives such as sprays made from biological compounds, a recent review by researchers at North Carolina State University cautions that society may not be able to science its way out of this […]
Attacking people in poverty for buying birthday cakes and other treats with food stamps
People paying for groceries with a SNAP card (much like a debit card) often get the stink eye, said sociologist Sarah Bowen, a food and inequality expert at North Carolina State University who shopped with a group of low-income and […]
How Does Salmonella Get Into Cereal?
Salmonella bacteria are relatively resistant to drying processes, and can survive for long periods in dry environments such as cereal, the CDC said at the time. “A dry heat actually makes [Salmonella] more persistent in a food or ingredient,” Benjamin […]
Silver gamers: proving the over 50s love video games too
A study at North Carolina State University earlier this year found that adults over 65 who played any type of game were happier, and their previous research found that playing World of Warcraft improved cognitive function too.
Researchers gain insight into chromosome evolution in flies
By identifying a gene indispensable for males’ survival in a devastating livestock pest, North Carolina State University researchers have shed new light on the evolution of fly chromosomes. What they found could have important implications for genetic pest control.
Prosthetic Devices Move More Intuitively
Scientists in the joint biomedical engineering program at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have invented technology that can decode neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands.
Piedmont delivers Carolina belt’s first lithium resource estimate in over 30 years
Piedmont has partnered with North Carolina State University’s Minerals Research Laboratory to undertake bench and pilot scale metallurgical testwork programmes for spodumene concentration. Testwork is expected to start this month.
Semiconductor firm HexaTech raises $2.7M in equity, wants $800,000 more
HexaTech, a spinout based on research into aluminum nitrides at North Carolina State University, is raising a new round of equity.
Decision to open Harris Teeters at former Kroger locations is about branding
North Carolina State University Professor Mike Walden said the conversion of certain stores from Kroger to Harris Teeter may be about specific locations and competitors as well as a changing client base.