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Jun 18, 2018

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 […]

Jun 18, 2018

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 […]

Jun 18, 2018

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 […]

Jun 18, 2018

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 […]

Jun 15, 2018

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.

Jun 15, 2018

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.

Jun 15, 2018

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.

Jun 15, 2018

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.

Jun 15, 2018

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.

Jun 14, 2018

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.