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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.

Jan 24, 2013

Abandoning the Black Hero

Abandoning the Black Hero, WUNC-FM, Jan. 24, 2013. Host Frank Stasio is joined by a panel of writers and scholars to discuss the white life novel.  John Charles, english, featured. 

Jan 24, 2013

State of the Arts – Poking the Hornet’s Nest

State of the Arts – Poking the Hornet’s Nest, Charlotte Magazine, Jan. 24, 2013. The Laffer con: The expansion of the sales tax might increase the burden on low-income taxpayers, so finding a way to hold them harmless would be key,” said Roby Sawyers, accounting, featured. 

Jan 24, 2013

THE FUTURE IS HERE: These Wires Repair Themselves

THE FUTURE IS HERE: These Wires Repair Themselves, San Antonio Express-News, Jan. 24, 2013. NC State University researchers have developed elastic, self-healing wires that could be used in technologies that are exposed to high-stress environments. 

Jan 24, 2013

AP PHOTOS: A look at jobs replaced by technology

AP PHOTOS: A look at jobs replaced by technology, Wilmington Star-News, Jan. 24, 2013. Increasingly sophisticated software and machines that can do tasks faster, cheaper and often better than humans. Hunt Library featured. 

Jan 24, 2013

Practically human: Can smart machines do your job?

Practically human: Can smart machines do your job?, U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 24, 2013. From giant corporations to university libraries to start-up businesses, employers are using rapidly improving technology to do tasks that humans used to do. NC State University introduced a high-tech library where robots retrieve books when students request them. Hunt Library featured. 

Jan 24, 2013

NCSU researchers develop self-healing wires

NCSU researchers develop self-healing wires, WRAL Tech Wire, Jan. 23, 2013. NC State researchers have now developed self-healing wires that utilize liquid metal. Michael Dickey, chemical and biomolecular engineering, featured. 

Jan 24, 2013

THE FUTURE IS HERE: These Wires Repair Themselves

THE FUTURE IS HERE: These Wires Repair Themselves, Houston Chronicle, Jan. 24, 2013. NC State University researchers have developed elastic, self-healing wires that could be used in technologies that are exposed to high-stress environments. Michael Dickey, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering 

Jan 24, 2013

Practically human: Can smart machines do your job?

Practically human: Can smart machines do your job?, Washington Times, Jan. 24, 2013. From giant corporations to university libraries to start-up businesses, employers are using rapidly improving technology to do tasks that humans used to do. NC State University introduced a high-tech library where robots retrieve books when students request them. Hunt Library featured. 

Jan 24, 2013

The 10,000-year bender

The 10,000-year bender, New Scientist, Jan. 23, 2013. The story of alcohol is one of an intimate relationship between humans and yeasts, an affair that began millions of years ago and is still playing out today. Rob Dunn,  biology, featured. 

Jan 24, 2013

Great Reset-Vanishing Jobs | CNS News

Great Reset-Vanishing Jobs, CNSNews.com – Cybercast News Service, Jan. 24, 2013. This combination of Associated Press file photos shows Steven Herman, left, head of the Library of Congress storage facility, at the Library of Congress in 2003, in Washington, and right, a “bookBot”, an automated retrieval system at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina… 

Jan 24, 2013

FDA’s proposed changes aim to make food safer; affect on farms may be minimal

FDA’s proposed changes aim to make food safer; affect on farms may be minimal, Fayetteville Observer, Jan. 20, 2013. The Food and Drug Administration’s newest proposed guidelines would enact sweeping regulations to prevent foodborne illnesses. Ben Chapman, family & consumer sciences, featured. 

Jan 24, 2013

Capital Tonight: Jan. 18 President Obama’s inaugural address

Capital Tonight: Jan. 18 President Obama’s inaugural address, News 14 Carolina, Jan. 18, 2013. Professors from Duke and NC State  lend their insight on what we can expect to hear from President Obama’s inaugural address. Andy Taylor, political science, featured. 

Jan 24, 2013

North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University, gizmag, Jan. 23, 2013. Stretchable electrical wires heal back together after being stretched. Michael Dickey, chemical and biomolecular engineering, featured. 

Jan 24, 2013

Slight increase in N.C. jobless rate for December

Slight increase in N.C. jobless rate for December, Chicago Tribune, Jan. 18, 2013. North Carolina jobless rate increased for the first time in five months. Michael Walden, agricultural and resource economics, featured. 

Jan 23, 2013

Stump the Geeks: Consumers wise to heed recent Java warning

Stump the Geeks: Consumers wise to heed recent Java warning, News & Observer, Jan. 23, 2013. Oracle, the makers of  the Java programming language that powers both Web and desktop applications, has been scrambling to fix major security flaws in its software. Marc Hoit, information technology, featured.