In the News Features

Jun 12, 2018

Why corporate boards don’t reflect the diverse population

In a study by North Carolina State University, a significant causal link was found between encouraging promotion and retention of a diverse work force and developing innovative products and services.

Jun 12, 2018

Granular materials emit characteristic sounds before slipping

The research, carried out by Ted Brzinski and Karen Daniels at North Carolina State University, could improve our ability to forecast natural disasters by monitoring the sounds emitted by granular materials in nature.

Jun 12, 2018

Trump’s tariffs and insults target North Carolina’s top trade partner

Michael Walden, an economist at N.C. State University, doesn’t think a trade war with Canada is inevitable or even likely.

Jun 12, 2018

Tool to navigate chemical space aims to be ‘Google Maps of drugs’

‘I first thought about creating something like this a couple of years ago, when I saw that my colleagues, who are not computational chemists, were having a lot of trouble navigating, trying to browse, the chemical space,’ says Denis Fourches, […]

Jun 11, 2018

Researchers gain insight into chromosome evolution in flies

NC State University researchers have shed new light on the evolution of fly chromosomes by identifying a gene indispensable for male survival in a devastating livestock pest species.

Jun 11, 2018

Are school vouchers good or bad for North Carolina?

The findings by researchers at NC State apply at most to 245 voucher recipients who volunteered to take a specially administered test.

Jun 11, 2018

Fayetteville water has rising amounts of probable carcinogen. Why aren’t regulators stopping it?

A year after the testing began nationally, Detlef Knappe, a professor and environmental researcher at N.C. State University, began sampling for 1,4 dioxane in the basin as part of a study funded by the National Science Foundation and a consortium […]

Jun 11, 2018

Gulf of Mexico’s 2018 ‘dead zone’ could be size of Connecticut

The partnership included teams of researchers at the University of Michigan, Louisiana State University, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences/College of William and Mary, North Carolina State University and USGS.

Jun 11, 2018

Late blight look-alike spotted in potatoes in the Southern United States

Dr. Jean Ristaino, Professor at North Carolina State University with emphasis in research on Phytophthora infestans, provided a report on a late blight look-alike from tomato and potato in North Carolina.

Jun 8, 2018

AI Controlling Nuclear Reactors? It Could Happen

North Carolina State University researchers are heading up a consortium that’s just received $3.4 million from the federal government to develop control systems for nuclear power plants that lean more heavily on artificial intelligence.