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Aug 27, 2015

Household dust can tell gender makeup of your home

Researchers have discovered that household dust may predict not only the geographic region of a given home, but the gender ratio of the occupants and the presence of a pet as well. Rob Dunn, biology; Holly Menninger et […] 

Aug 27, 2015

French-American Climate Change Symposium Comes to Raleigh

The talk, “Climate-Smart Agriculture: Innovation and Resiliency,” is part of a series of conferences in the United States and Canada to build public discourse ahead of December’s United Nations climate change conference in Paris. Host […] 

Aug 27, 2015

French-American Climate Change Symposium Comes to Raleigh

The talk, “Climate-Smart Agriculture: Innovation and Resiliency,” is part of a series of conferences in the United States and Canada to build public discourse ahead of December’s United Nations climate change conference in Paris. Host […] 

Aug 26, 2015

Are Savvy Students Sabotaging Big Textbook?

College kids are studying smarter—and cheaper—threatening the textbook industry’s high prices. Some colleges are making low-cost options available to students through an Open Education Intitiative. Similar programs at University of California, Los Angeles and NC State have helped students […] 

Aug 26, 2015

Researchers Design Elastic Drug Delivery Technology

NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have developed an ingenious drug delivery technology that release drugs through the skin whenever an elastic patch is stretched. Zhen Gu, Yong Zhu et al, engineering, featured. 

Aug 26, 2015

Dust Can Reveal Profile of Microbial Communities in the Home

The humble dust collecting in the average American household harbors a teeming menagerie of bacteria and fungi, and as researchers have discovered, it may be able to predict not only the geographic region of a […] 

Aug 26, 2015

The hidden world hiding in your house dust: ‘Microbial zoos’ in homes reveal …

Scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder and NC State analysed the dust found in 1,200 households across the US and discovered that household dust contains 9,000 different species of microbes, including bacteria and fungi. 

Aug 26, 2015

New Algorithm Lets Your Phone Track Your Wheezes

Researchers are developing wearable devices that keep continuous tabs on the wearer’s lungs. But while gadgetry often gets the attention, it’s the algorithms behind the gadgets that tell you what the data means. Hamid Krim, Saba Emrani, […] 

Aug 25, 2015

What I Learned From Sequencing the Bacteria in My Apartment

Scientists behind The Wildlife of Our Homes project have published a new paper about the microbes that lurk in household dust. Rob Dunn, biological sciences, featured. 

Aug 25, 2015

NC State, Habitat Partner to Build-A-Block

At Packapalooza, the university’s annual community festival, the NC State Habitat for Humanity campus chapter and Habitat Wake announced plans for the largest partnership ever between a university and a Habitat affiliate – the kickoff of a […]