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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 4, 2012

Sex: It’s a Good Thing, Study of Primroses Shows

Sex: It’s a Good Thing, Study of Primroses Shows, ScienceDaily, May 31, 2012. Sure, sex may be fun, but it’s a lot of work, and the payoff is by no means certain. Scientists have speculated for a long time on why all living things don’t simply make like amoebas and split… Coauthors on the study are… 

Jun 4, 2012

Monster Turtle Fossil Discovered In Colombian Mine

Monster Turtle Fossil Discovered In Colombian Mine, NPR – New York Bureau, May 30, 2012. Radio Interview: Reporting in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, researchers write of discovering a car-sized turtle they named Carbonemys cofrinii…. Edwin Cadena, the NC State doctoral student who discovered the fossil, is featured. 

Jun 4, 2012

VMZinc/Umicore Building Products To Host “Modernism at Risk”

VMZinc/Umicore Building Products To Host “Modernism at Risk”, Briefingwire.com, May 31, 2012 …Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH), the non-profit organization that archives, preserves and promotes modernist residential design, is bringing the exhibit to Raleigh…Exclusively for this exhibit, North Carolina State University is allowing TMH to display six architectural models rarely, if ever, seen by the public… 

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.