Skip to main content

In the News

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 23, 2012

Team looks at data quality in ad hoc mobile networks

Team looks at data quality in ad hoc mobile networks, Engineer Online, May 21, 2012.   NC State researchers have devised a method to improve the quality and efficiency of data transmission in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). Dr Alexandra Duel-Hallen, professor of electrical and computer engineering, is featured. 

May 22, 2012

Wild times in the wild west of campaign finance

Wild times in the wild west of campaign finance, Mountaineer – May 22, 2012.  It’s a presidential election year, and so it should come as no surprise that the Wild West of campaign finance has been generating plenty of headlines. In North Carolina, the shadow campaigns have already begun weighing in with ads in the… 

May 22, 2012

Researchers from North Carolina State University Publish New Studies and Findings in the Area of Chlorophyll

Researchers from North Carolina State University Publish New Studies and Findings in the Area of Chlorophyll, Life Science Weekly – May 22, 2012.  According to the authors of recent research from Raleigh, North Carolina, “The effects of foliar applications of the photosystem II (PSII) inhibitor metamitron on chlorophyll fluorescence and fruit set were compared in… 

May 22, 2012

Scientists Help Discover Fossil of Prehistoric Turtle in Colombia

Scientists Help Discover Fossil of Prehistoric Turtle in Colombia, American Scientist – May 22, 2012.  A team of paleontologists including scientists from N.C. State University has discovered the fossil remains of a new species of dining table-size freshwater turtle that apparently lived side-by-side with the 50-foot snakes and super-size crocodiles… 

May 22, 2012

Reports from North Carolina State University Describe Recent Advances in Retinal Degeneration

Reports from North Carolina State University Describe Recent Advances in Retinal Degeneration, Life Science Weekly – May 22, 2012.  According to the authors of a study from Raleigh, North Carolina, “Ceruloplasmin (Cp) is a ferroxidase important to the regulation of both systemic and intracellular iron levels. Cp has a critical role in iron metabolism in… 

May 22, 2012

New Globins Research from North Carolina State University Described

New Globins Research from North Carolina State University Described, Life Science Weekly – May 22, 2012.  Data detailed in “Study of the electrostatic effects of mutations on the surface of dehaloperoxidase-hemoglobin A” have been presented…. Kinetic studies of these surface mutations showed a correlation, in which the more positively charged mutants have increased catalytic efficiency… 

May 22, 2012

NCSU students compete in EcoCar

NCSU students compete in EcoCar, WRAL-TV, May 22, 2012.  Video: North Carolina State University students are competing in a national challenge to make a Chevrolet Malibu more fuel efficient. 

May 22, 2012

People: The Science Life

People: The Science Life, Science News, May 18, 2012. “Neutrino” was the team’s tongue-in-cheek response, broadcast in the first-ever message carried by these ghostly particles. This offbeat project started with Daniel Stancil, an electrical engineer at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He’s been thinking about how to use all sorts of particles—including neutrinos and hypothetical… 

May 22, 2012

Giant Turtle Ate Crocodiles for Dinner, Scientists Say

Giant Turtle Ate Crocodiles for Dinner, Scientists Say, Fox News Latino  – May 18, 2012.  Giant turtles, the size of an average car, roamed the rivers of Colombia snacking on animals 60-million years ago – including crocodiles. Paleontologists from North Carolina State University have found the fossilized remains of the South American giant…. Dr. Dan Ksepka, NC… 

May 22, 2012

Friday Interview: Making Sense of the Middle East

Friday Interview: Making Sense of the Middle East, Carolina Journal – May 18, 2012.  It’s hard to read or watch any news without learning about some disturbing development in the Middle East….Meghan O’Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick professor of the practice of international affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government…was a special assistant to President George W.… 

May 22, 2012

10 Percent Campaign encourages purchase of local foods

10 Percent Campaign encourages purchase of local foods, Salisbury Post – May 18, 2012.  Support for a statewide campaign encouraging consumers to spend 10 percent of their existing food dollars with local food producers, related business and communities is quickly approaching $15 million….  Tes Thraves, co-coordinator of the N.C. Food Corps at NC State, and David Goforth, Cabarrus… 

May 22, 2012

Romney launches sunny ad in swing states

Romney launches sunny ad in swing states, Boston Herald, May 19, 2012. Mitt Romney on Friday launched his first general election ad with an appeal to four key swing states as he tried to set a positive tone while promising he’ll start working on “Day One” for tax cuts, changes in health care laws and approval… 

May 22, 2012

Fusing tomato with tomahto produces a sweeter yield

Fusing tomato with tomahto produces a sweeter yield, Denver Post – May 19, 2012.  Gardeners are accustomed to hearing outrageous claims for new plants or products that promise: Better yields! Increased disease resistance! Improved vigor!…However the hoopla that’s growing around grafted tomatoes may be the real deal. In grafting trials for organic heirloom tomato production at… 

May 22, 2012

Community Notes

Community Notes, Cary News – May 19, 2012.  N.C. State University has selected Allison Grey Menius of Cary as one of 45 Park Scholars. Park Scholarships support the full cost of education and include opportunities for enrichment activities such as grants for undergraduate research and study abroad. 

May 22, 2012

Why N.C. lost so many jobs

Why N.C. lost so many jobs, News & Observer – May 20, 2012.  At the worst point in the recession, the state’s jobless rate soared to 11.4 percent, tied for seventh-highest in the nation. The big question is, why?…States with a greater reliance on manufacturing, states with larger plunges in housing prices and states with…