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Dec 11, 2018

North Carolina panel bullish on energy storage

“In the moderate range of capacity, like the 300 megawatts (MW) of energy storage capacity that Duke Energy has proposed to build over the next 15 years, power storage could offset the construction of a gas power plant altogether,” said […]

Dec 11, 2018

Column: Strengthening our commitment to South Side youth

The Juntos 4 H program was first developed by North Carolina State University in 2007 as the Juntos program. It became Juntos 4 H in 2015 when N.C. State developed a partnership with the National 4 H Council, with financial […]

Dec 11, 2018

Commentary: We waste a lot of food. These people are doing something about it.

Lisa Johnson, a senior research scholar at N.C. State University, estimates that 42 percent of vegetables grown in North Carolina are left unharvested, as a result of constraints outside the control of growers.

Dec 10, 2018

Two years of going nowhere

Andy Taylor, a political science professor at N.C. State University, told Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello that it looks as if lawmakers are abandoning their quest for a bipartisan board of elections and ethics. “If you’re going back to what the […]

Dec 10, 2018

10 things I’ve learned in 45 years of covering North Carolina politics

Two years ago, the Election Integrity Project, a non-partisan academic research organization, released a report which tracked 213 elections in 153 countries. Andrew Reynolds, an NC State University professor, involved in the project, said if North Carolina was a nation-state, […]

Dec 10, 2018

Small NC Cities Work to Fix Their Crumbling Sewer Systems

By 2013, sewer problems had gotten so bad in Thomasville that Yadkin Riverkeeper threatened to sue the city. The organization invited JoAnn Burkholder, director of the Center of Applied Aquatic Ecology at N.C. State University, to speak at a panel […]

Dec 10, 2018

CDC: Just say no to raw cookie dough (and cake mix)

“Raw flour is a raw product, and it doesn’t go through any heat treatment before you get it,” Benjamin Chapman, an assistant professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University, told SELF in 2017. “You should treat that flour […]

Dec 7, 2018

We waste a lot of food. These people are doing something about it.

Lisa Johnson, a senior research scholar at N.C. State University, estimates that 42 percent of vegetables grown in North Carolina are left unharvested, as a result of constraints outside the control of growers.

Dec 7, 2018

Jurassic sea beast was actually warm blooded and looked like a dolphin

Like whales and dolphins, they were coloured dark on top and lighter on the bottom, to protect themselves from predators, say researchers from North Carolina State University. Professor Mary Schweitzer said, “Ichthyosaurs are interesting because they have many traits in […]

Dec 7, 2018

Remarkable fossil of 180-million-year-old ‘sea monster’ preserved its Jurassic-era blubber and skin

The fossil dates back to the Jurassic era, said another co-author Mary Schweitzer, professor of biological sciences at North Carolina State University. Schweitzer said studying this fossil could help explain biological diversity and what makes animal thrive. “We cannot possibly […]

Dec 7, 2018

This needle-studded patch could help heart patients heal

“I have been working on cardiac cell therapy for a long time,” said Ke Cheng, a biological engineer at North Carolina State University in Raleigh and one of the researchers working on the heart patch. “And we find that one […]

Dec 6, 2018

Business environment seen as riskier in 2019

For the survey, Protiviti partnered with North Carolina State University’s Enterprise Risk Management Initiative in polling 825 board members and executives around the world. “Regulatory policies have been in the top five rive risks every year,” said Mark Beasley, a […]

Dec 6, 2018

Incredible ‘sea monster’ fossil still has skin and blubber

North Carolina State University paleontologist Mary Schweitzer, a coauthor on the paper, helped the team sniff out fossil proteins using antibodies. She has used this technique for decades, finding evidence of dinosaur collagen and other proteins under rigorous clean-room conditions. […]

Dec 6, 2018

Bill returns bipartisan elections/ethics agency to separate boards

Andy Taylor, a political science professor at N.C. State University, said it looks as if lawmakers are throwing in the towel in their quest for a bipartisan board of elections and ethics. “If you’re going back to what the [2016] […]

Dec 6, 2018

North Carolina is for (Christmas) tree lovers

If Charlie Brown is looking for a top-of-the-line Christmas tree, he may want to head to western North Carolina. It is, after all, where the Fraser fir that is currently on display in the White House was cut. What’s the […]