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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.

Jun 3, 2012

New Food Safety Infosheet: Cross-contamination factor in outbreak; 88 Salmonella Paratyphi B illnesses linked to unpasteurized tempeh

New Food Safety Infosheet: Cross-contamination factor in outbreak; 88 Salmonella Paratyphi B illnesses linked to unpasteurized tempeh, BarfBlog, May 29, 2012. A few weeks ago when reports of patrons becoming ill with Salmonella Paratyphi B after eating at Asheville, NC restaurants started appearing on the internet…If you have any infosheet topic requests, or photos, please contact… 

Jun 3, 2012

Report: Album Piracy May Help Musicians Sell

Report: Album Piracy May Help Musicians Sell, U.S. News & World Report, May 29, 2012. Could piracy actually help album sales? A new study by a researcher at North Carolina State University suggests that frequently, pirated albums sell slightly more copies than ones that aren’t… Robert Hammond, assistant professor at NC State, is featured. 

Jun 3, 2012

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) – Discussion

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) – Discussion, FIND Washington Daybook, May 29, 2012. EVENT: The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on “Will shallow-loss programs throw taxpayers in the deep end?,”…PARTICIPANTS: Vincent Smith of Montana State University and AEI; and Barry Goodwin of North Carolina State… 

Jun 3, 2012

Research opens doors to UV disinfection using LED technology

Research opens doors to UV disinfection using LED technology, WaterWorld – Online, May 29, 2012. Research from North Carolina State University will allow the development of energy-efficient LED devices that use ultraviolet (UV) light to kill pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. The technology has a wide array of applications ranging from drinking-water treatment to sterilizing… 

Jun 3, 2012

Theory and practice: Bridging the academy-practitioner gap

Theory and practice: Bridging the academy-practitioner gap, Philanthropy Journal, May 29, 2012. By most measures, there is a chasm between the “academy” – the university where researchers and professors pursue, study and teach their theories – and the field, where professionals get the work done… Article by John Strange, an NC State doctoral student and research associate with… 

Jun 3, 2012

Woody Plant Conference

Woody Plant Conference, www.upenn.edu, May 29, 2012. The fifteenth annual Woody Plant Conference will be held Wednesday, July 25 at Villanova University located in Villanova, Pennsylvania…A sampling of this year’s speakers and subjects include: Tom Ranney, professor of horticulture science at North Carolina State University, will discuss cutting edge plant breeding projects designed to develop… 

Jun 3, 2012

Animazement is a festival of the fantastical

Animazement is a festival of the fantastical, Charlotte Observer – Online, May 28, 2012. They sported horns and rainbow leggings, showed off kilts and green hair, carried sunflowers and spigots and swords down Raleigh streets in an oddball parade…Starting in 1998 with a showing of just 700, Animazement grew via the 36-Hour Anime Marathon, an event… 

Jun 3, 2012

USA – Terrible media damage to meat industry

USA – Terrible media damage to meat industry, Meat Trade News Daily – Online, May 28, 2012. TG and beef fibrin are enzymes that are used in meat and other foods as binders. Examples of other common binders include egg yolks, corn starch or plant fibers. Products in which these enzymes are used represent a tiny fraction… 

Jun 3, 2012

Curious Cows Win Photo Contest

Curious Cows Win Photo Contest, Hay & Forage Grower – Online, May 31, 2012. A photo of Jersey cows gazing from a pasture fenceline during a beautiful, blue-sky day was the winner of the First-Ever Hay & Forage Grower Photo Contest…It and the second-place finisher…were both taken by Marti Day, North Carolina State University Extension… 

Jun 3, 2012

Researchers ‘Map’ Android Malware Genome

Researchers ‘Map’ Android Malware Genome, Dark Reading, May 31, 2012. New initiative promotes sharing of Android malware research worldwide, beefing up mobile anti-malware tools.  Xuxian Jiang, NC State computer science-engineering asst professor, is featured. 

Jun 3, 2012

Tracking Fugitive Emissions

Tracking Fugitive Emissions, MSW Management – Online, May 31, 2012. Quantification of landfill-gas emissions depends on accurate measurements and increased knowledge of gas production and collection. Estimates of landfill gas (LFG) emissions made by the EPA and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have suggested that landfills are a significant source of man-made methane emissions… Dr.… 

Jun 3, 2012

What are nematodes?

What are nematodes?, The Sampson Independent – Online, May 31, 2012.  Question: What are nematodes and what signs should I look for? Answer: Nematodes are microscopic, worm like organisms that feed on the roots of plants and turf grasses… Column by Sampson County Cooperative Extension. 

Jun 3, 2012

Adventures of a Citizen Scientist

Adventures of a Citizen Scientist, Daily News-Record – Online, May 30, 2012. Summer is a great time to participate in a citizen scientist project…Your Wild Life at www.yourwildlife.org/ has a number of reputable and professional citizen scientist projects. Many come with a gross-out factor that kids will love. This NC State University-hosted site is famous for… 

Jun 3, 2012

Creating a positive food safety culture at farmers’ markets; training materials available for download

Creating a positive food safety culture at farmers’ markets; training materials available for download, BarfBlog, May 30, 2012. Small or large businesses are not inherently good or bad when it comes to microbial food safety. Nor are those who sell into a distribution chain any more or less safe than those who direct market their… 

Jun 3, 2012

Android Malware Genome Project launched

Android Malware Genome Project launched, Heise Security, May 30, 2012. At this year’s IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy, security researchers from North Carolina State University (NCSU) announced the launch of the Android Malware Genome Project… Xuxian Jiang, NC State computer science assistant professor, is mentioned.