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NC State news is shared far and wide. Below are just some of our recent appearances in local, regional, national and international media publications.

Oct 15, 2020 WFAE Radio Charlotte

States Vie To Become Suppliers To A Future Offshore Wind Boom

Stephen Kalland runs the North Carolina Clean Technology Center at NC State University, which is consulting on the study. He said leases for offshore wind sites could eventually result in projects with a generation capacity of 36 gigawatts of electricity. “This study is really looking at what can we do as a state to capture some… 

Oct 15, 2020 Kansas City Star

Parson campaigns on falling COVID-19 death rate. But more Missourians are dying now

“You can imagine that measure can change greatly over time, as the rate of testing changes, for example. It can also change as the treatments roll out and decrease deaths, although I would conjecture that testing drives the measure much more than treatment,” Julie Swann, a North Carolina State University professor who has worked with… 

Oct 15, 2020 MSN Lifestyle

Does Yogurt Go Bad?

If your spoiled yogurt comes from an unopened container, then you’ll likely only suffer a little bit of an upset stomach, food safety specialist Benjamin Chapman, PhD, a professor at North Carolina State University, told Women’s Health. 

Oct 14, 2020 Futurity

Asthma Interventions Keep Kids Out of The Hospital

“This work shows that you can improve the quality of life for children with asthma and you can reduce government spending by implementing these proactive interventions,” says lead author Julie Swann, department head and professor in the industrial and systems engineering department at North Carolina State University. 

Oct 14, 2020 News Medical Life Sciences

Proactive interventions associated with reduced healthcare utilization, costs for children with asthma

A new study looking at data from tens of thousands of children with asthma finds that several widely available interventions are associated with both reduced medical costs and a reduced likelihood that the children will need to visit an emergency room or stay in the hospital. “This work shows that you can improve the quality… 

Oct 14, 2020 Science Codex

Machine learning predicts how long museum visitors will engage with exhibits

“Education is an important part of the mission statement for most museums,” says Jonathan Rowe, co-author of the study and a research scientist in North Carolina State University’s Center for Educational Informatics (CEI). “The amount of time people spend engaging with an exhibit is used as a proxy for engagement and helps us assess the… 

Oct 14, 2020 Green Entrepreneur

Meet North Carolina’s First Female Hemp Farmer In 75 Years

Franny Tacy, the owner of Franny’s Farmacy, is the first female hemp farmer in North Carolina in over 75 years. Tacy is one of the preeminent experts of all things hemp, participates in the Hemp Research Trials with North Carolina State University, hosted a TEDx Speech On Hemp, and founded the non-profit “Women in Hemp.”… 

Oct 12, 2020 Australian Times

PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ are widespread and threaten human health – here’s a strategy for protecting the public

Like many inventions, the discovery of Teflon happened by accident. In 1938, chemists from Dupont (now Chemours) were studying refrigerant gases when, much to their surprise, one concoction solidified. Upon investigation, they found it was not only the slipperiest substance they’d ever seen – it was also noncorrosive and extremely stable and had a high… 

Oct 12, 2020 SciTechDaily

The Detection of Phosphine in Venus’ Clouds Is a Big Deal – Here’s How We Can Find Out if It’s a Sign of Life

On September 14, 2020, a new planet was added to the list of potentially habitable worlds in the Solar System: Venus. Phosphine, a toxic gas made up of one phosphorus and three hydrogen atoms (PH₃), commonly produced by organic life forms but otherwise difficult to make on rocky planets, was discovered in the middle layer… 

Oct 12, 2020 The Guardian

Nobel economics prize awarded to Milgrom and Wilson for auction theory work – as it happened

Data analytics firm Clarivate has also produced a list of economic professors who could win today, based on academic citations. All based in the USA, they are: David A. Dickey of North Carolina State University, Wayne A. Fuller of Iowa State University, and Pierre Perron of Boston University.Dickey and Fuller for statistical tests of a… 

Oct 12, 2020 PCT Online

Why Do Stink Bugs Stink?

“Stink bugs are a family of insects (Pentatomidae), consisting of thousands of species around the world and more than 200 species in the United States and Canada,” says Matt Bertone, an entomologist at North Carolina State University. 

Oct 9, 2020 KAIT

Ways you (and your kids) can celebrate Halloween safely

“I think the most important part for us is trying to get some sense of normalcy, but also reducing risk,” said Benjamin Chapman, a food safety specialist at North Carolina State University. When it comes to handing out candy, pre-packaged baggies may be the best option. “As opposed to all hands going into a bowl,… 

Oct 9, 2020 WTVD

Which district votes the least in North Carolina?

“When you have to worry about a roof over your head and food on your table, worrying about who to vote for and when you are going to get to the polls or whatnot is much less a priority than when you have the time, the personal resources to pay attention to politics,” explained Steven… 

Oct 9, 2020 Inside Higher Ed

COVID-19 Mitigation Costs Still Add Up After Students Sent Home

North Carolina State University, which sent its students home Aug. 26, spent $860,000 on face masks and $43,000 on hotel rooms for student housing. It has invested $5.2 million “to help safely operate campus, to restart research enterprises and to help ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors,” Mick Kulikowski, director of strategic… 

Oct 9, 2020 CNN

Ways you (and your kids) can celebrate Halloween safely

“I think the most important part for us is trying to get some sense of normalcy, but also reducing risk,” said Benjamin Chapman, a food safety specialist at North Carolina State University. “As opposed to all hands going into a bowl, or more risky, someone actually placing food, candy or treats directly into a bag,”…