In the News Features

Feb 20, 2018

Cover crops in Nitrogen’s circle of life

A circle of life–and nitrogen–is playing out in farms across the United States. And researchers are trying to get the timing right. But cash crops need different amounts of nutrients at different stages of growth. A new study assesses how […]

Feb 20, 2018

Autonomous transport coming to NCSU

As soon as next spring, students at North Carolina State University could be traveling between buildings in automated vehicular pods, equipped with touchscreens and air conditioning. WRAL’s Mandy Mitchell met the man behind the ecoPRT, professor Seth Hollar, and got […]

Feb 19, 2018

Venus Flytraps Don’t Eat Their Pollinators

“These findings answer basic questions about the ecology of Venus flytraps, which is important for understanding how to preserve a plant that is native to such a small, threatened ecosystem,” said Elsa Youngsteadt, a research associate at North Carolina State […]

Feb 19, 2018

Will a direct China flight boost the NC economy?

Now, something new may be coming to North Carolina in air travel, something that many say could have a big positive impact on our state’s economy. Local leaders and air flight experts are beginning discussions about the possibility of a […]

Feb 19, 2018

New Journal Is All CRISPR, All The Time

Now, there is a journal dedicated to research in CRISPR. The CRISPR Journal is a new peer-reviewed journal and its inaugural issue was just released this past week. The first issue of The CRISPR Journal is available to read on […]

Feb 19, 2018

Animals are losing their vagility, or ability to roam freely

“We used to have one dot on a map twice a day,” said Roland Kays, a biologist at North Carolina State University who participated in the study. “Now we have a point as much as every second and know exactly […]

Feb 19, 2018

With $17.6M boost, Raleigh’s Tethis looks to commercialize its diaper technology

With a new $17.6 million funder, startup Tethis is a step closer to changing the diaper industry forever, says co-founder and CEO Scott Bolin. Blue Hill is joined in the round by new investments from local university angel organizations: The […]

Feb 16, 2018

Researchers Develop Unmanned, Fixed-wing Aircraft That Can Fly, Swim

Capable of traveling through both air and water, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an unmanned, fixed-wing aircraft — called the EagleRay XAV — with possible applications for observing and tracking wildlife.

Feb 16, 2018

‘Green’ Catalysis Technique Aims to Boost Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Efficiency

Researchers at North Carolina State University have now developed a green chemistry method that combines aspects of both processes to improve efficiency at a minimal cost of processing time.

Feb 16, 2018

Bed Bugs May Cause Health Problems Long After They’re Gone With Chemicals They Leave Behind

According to a new study conducted by scientists at North Carolina State University, histamine levels from bed bug feces can remain high for months after a home has been professionally treated.