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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

Industry defends ingredient critics deride as “meat glue”

Industry defends ingredient critics deride as “meat glue”, Chicago Tribune, News & Observer et al – May 10, 2012. The U.S. meat industry has defended an additive that critics have called “meat glue,” saying the enzymes are safe, natural and not being used to deceive consumers.  Dana Hansen, an associate professor of meat science, is featured. 

May 17, 2012

N.C. prepares for swarm of Africanized bees

N.C. prepares for swarm of Africanized bees, Wilmington Star-News – May 16, 2012.  If it weren’t true, the history of the Africanized honey bee would sound like the plot from a B horror film….The N.C. Africanized Honey Bee Action Plan, updated in 2011, lists the ports of Wilmington and Morehead City- only 100 miles apart… 

May 17, 2012

Maqui Berry Extract May Help Type 2 Diabetes

Maqui Berry Extract May Help Type 2 Diabetes, eMaxHealth – May 17, 2012.  If you had to quickly name the different types of berries you have ever eaten, chances are the maqui berry would not be on your list. However, results of a new study published in Food Chemistry indicate it might be berry to… 

May 17, 2012

Industry defends ingredient dubbed ‘meat glue’

Industry defends ingredient dubbed ‘meat glue’, Belleville Intelligencer – Online; also Today’s Farmer, Goderich Signal Star, Lakeshore Advance, Wallaceburg Courier Press, Londoner, Sarnia This Week, Chatham This Week, Petrolia Topic, Leamington Post & Shopper, Strathroy Age Dispatch, Huron Expositor – May 17, 2012.  The U.S. meat industry has defended an additive that critics have called “meat… 

May 17, 2012

Getting in Tune: Researchers Solve Tuning Problem for Wireless Power Transfer Systems

Getting in Tune: Researchers Solve Tuning Problem for Wireless Power Transfer Systems, ScienceDaily, et al, May 15, 2012. —Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new way to fine-tune wireless power transfer (WPT) receivers, making the systems more efficient and functional. Dr. Srdjan Lukic and Zeljko Pantic, electrical and computer engineering, featured. 

May 17, 2012

Effort not stirring up controversy for meat binding process

Effort not stirring up controversy for meat binding process, Feedstuffs – Online – May 17, 2012.  As if the controversy surrounding lean beef trim hasn’t been enough, some in conventional and social media are now revisiting the issue of enzymes that are used to bind together meat products….The issue was explored in a Feedstuffs FoodLink… 

May 17, 2012

Cosmic blasts powered by a hot glow

Cosmic blasts powered by a hot glow, Nature Online, May 17, 2012. Davide Lazzati, a theorist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, says that there will still be room for synchrotron radiation to contribute to the total gamma-ray flux, particularly at lower frequencies. And at the highest frequencies, Lazzati would invoke an altogether different emission… 

May 17, 2012

Children in U.S., Great Britain Share Risk Factors For Behavioral Problems

Children in U.S., Great Britain Share Risk Factors For Behavioral Problems, Newswise, American Sociological Association – May 16, 2012.  Children in the United States and Great Britain share a number of common risk factors that increase the likelihood that they will have behavioral problems—and Britain’s broader social welfare programs don’t appear to mitigate those risks, according… 

May 17, 2012

BitTorrent Piracy Boosts Music Sales, Study Finds

BitTorrent Piracy Boosts Music Sales, Study Finds, TorrentFreak – May 17, 2012.  For more than a decade researchers have been looking into the effects of music piracy on the revenues of the record industry, with mixed results. None of these researchers, however, used a large sample of accurate download statistics from a BitTorrent tracker to examine this… 

May 17, 2012

Low Impact Development Researcher Symposium

Low Impact Development Researcher Symposium, Erosion Control – Online; also Grading & Excavation Contractor, MSW Management, Distributed Energy – May 17, 2012. Low Impact Development Researcher Symposium – Researchers from NC State University, the University of Maryland, Villanova University, and the University of Auckland (New Zealand), will share their expertise on several common LID practices including bioretention,… 

May 17, 2012

Public invited to help plan for Ramseur’s future

Public invited to help plan for Ramseur’s future, Courier-Tribune – Online, May 17, 2012.  On Tuesday, May 22, the Town of Ramseur will host a community design workshop at Ramseur Elementary School starting at 6 p.m. It is open to the public. Professional staff from the Community Design Initiative (CDI) at N.C. State University, will facilitate… 

May 17, 2012

Research Opens Doors To UV Disinfection Using LED Technology

Research Opens Doors To UV Disinfection Using LED Technology, Web Newswire – May 17, 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.  Dr. Ramón Collazo, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, Dr. Zlatko… 

May 17, 2012

School Notes – Schools – NorthRaleighNews.com

School Notes – Schools – NorthRaleighNews.com, News & Observer – Online, May 16, 2012. Early College students earn honors – Wake N.C. State University STEM Early College High students Hamza Baloch, Vincent Bland, Brian Cambra and Trey Cornish placed second in North Carolina for their eCYBERMISSION project. Their topic involved the use of solar panels as… 

May 17, 2012

Study: Parents Key to Cutting Risk of Behavior Problems in Children

Study: Parents Key to Cutting Risk of Behavior Problems in Children, Carolina Parent – Online, May 16, 2012. New research from N.C. State University released today underscores the power of parents in shaping their children. The study found that the U.S. and Great Britain share common risk factors that increase the chances that children will develop… 

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…