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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.

May 17, 2012

Tuning Wireless Power Receivers for Maximum Efficiency

Tuning Wireless Power Receivers for Maximum Efficiency, Overclockers Club – May 16, 2012. Most people like everything around them being well ordered, because it looks better, so a multitude of devices are going wireless to get rid of messy cables…wireless power is the next thing people are looking for. Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) systems are… 

May 16, 2012

NCSU Professor Honored By New Zealand for Disaster Mission

NCSU Professor Honored By New Zealand for Disaster Mission, News & Observer, May 16, 2012. An N.C. State University professor has been honored by New Zealand for helping the island nation during its worst peacetime disaster, recognition that has come after more than 30 years. Dr. John Williamson, horticultural science, featured. 

May 16, 2012

Research opens doors to UV disinfection using LED technology

Research opens doors to UV disinfection using LED technology, R&D Magazine; also Infection Control Today, Product Design & Development, Nanowerk, HealthCanal.com, Water Online, RedOrbit, Engineeronline, Medical News Today, med.Lexicon, Homeland Security Newswire – May 14, 2012. Research from NC State will allow the development of energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) devices that use ultraviolet (UV) light to kill… 

May 16, 2012

North Carolina State University Researchers Develop Computer Model to Forecast Long-Term Impacts of Forest Land Use Decisions

North Carolina State University Researchers Develop Computer Model to Forecast Long-Term Impacts of Forest Land Use Decisions, Biofuels Journal – Online; also Terra Daily, EnvironmentalExpert.com, Individual.com, M2 PRESSWIRE – May 11, 2012. The drive to develop crops for use in biofuels is raising questions about how to use forest land. A new computer model developed at… 

May 16, 2012

Researchers use light to switch on gene expression

Researchers use light to switch on gene expression, R&D Magazine, Biology News, May 10, 2012. Researchers at North Carolina State University are using light-activated molecules to turn gene expression on and off. Their method enables greater precision when studying gene function, and could lead to targeted therapies for diseases like cancer. Alex Deiters, chemistry, featured. 

May 15, 2012

Fact Check: Republican Governors Begin Attack on Dalton

Fact Check: Republican Governors Begin Attack on Dalton, WRAL, May 15, 2012. Walden points out that there is little that governors – or presidents – can do to influence short-term economic figures. Dr. Michael Walden, agricultural and resource economics, featured. 

May 14, 2012

Life Stories: Tom Quay Protected Birds and Nurtured Students

Life Stories: Tom Quay Protected Birds and Nurtured Students, News & Observer, May 14, 2012. During his 32-year tenure at NCSU, Quay directed 53 graduate students to their master’s and doctorate degrees, leaving a legacy as a beloved mentor as well as a strong researcher and academic. Tom Quay, emeritus professor of zoology, featured. 

May 13, 2012

Seeing Red and Loving It at N.C. State University Commencement

Seeing Red and Loving It at N.C. State University Commencement, News & Observer, May 13, 2012. Graduates robed in red gathered at the PNC Arena in Raleigh on Saturday morning to celebrate their degrees as the 125th class from N.C. State University in front of a packed stadium of supporters. 

May 13, 2012

Rivers Shines for N.C. State Graduates

Rivers Shines for N.C. State Graduates, News & Observer, May 13, 2012. The 5,236 graduates were the main reason for N.C. State’s commencement ceremony at PNC Arena on Saturday morning but Philip Rivers stole the show. 

May 12, 2012

N.C. State Incubator Helps Get Student Ventures Off the Ground

N.C. State Incubator Helps Get Student Ventures Off the Ground, News & Observer, May 12, 2012. Even as they prepare to graduate Saturday, some of the first students to use N.C. State University’s “Entrepreneurs Garage” are about to spin off a small wave of fledgling businesses they dreamed up and honed there. Dr. Tom Miller featured. 

May 10, 2012

N.C. State Student Makes Headwear Line for Cancer Patients

N.C. State Student Makes Headwear Line for Cancer Patients, News & Observer, May 10, 2012. When N.C. State student Jessica Ekstrom interned with the Make a Wish Foundation, she never dreamed it would lead her to become an entrepreneur. 

May 10, 2012

10 From Area Win N.C. State Park Scholarships

10 From Area Win N.C. State Park Scholarships, Charlotte Observer, May 10, 2012. Ten students from the Charlotte area, including six from Mecklenburg County, have been named winners of this year’s Park Scholarships from N.C. State University. 

May 9, 2012

Natural capitalism is priceless

Natural capitalism is priceles –  News & Observer; also Charlotte Observer, May 6, 2012.  Everywhere in the world, people want to make a living without destroying their environment. It’s up to science, technology and corporate leadership to find a way to make a living without destroying their environment. Meg Lowman, N.C. State professor and forest canopy expert,… 

May 9, 2012

How long does norovirus last on surfaces and foods, and is norovirus easily transferred?

How long does norovirus last on surfaces and foods, and is norovirus easily transferred? – BarfBlog, May 9, 2012.  Leading lights of Britain’s food safety junta have issued a call for research into norovirus…They should have just given the money to LeeAnn. As in LeeAnn Jaykus of North Carolina State University, who was one of the authors… 

May 9, 2012

Hot glow ‘powers cosmic blasts’

Hot glow ‘powers cosmic blasts’ – Asian News International; also Sify.com, Yahoo India, News Track India, Andhranews.net, May 9 , 2012.  Since its launch in 2008, the Fermi Gamma-ray space telescope has captured hundreds of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), flashes of light that, for only a few seconds or minutes, are the brightest objects in the Universe….Davide…