In the News Features

Nov 28, 2018

NC State Working with ABB on High-Power EV Charging

ABB is engaged in a collaborative research and development project with North Carolina State University to develop the underlying power systems required to support rapid charging of electric vehicles (EVs).

Nov 28, 2018

Want a Business Boost? Diversify Your Staff

Researchers at North Carolina State University analyzed diversity-policy data from 3,000 large, publicly held domestic companies and found that a diverse workforce in terms of gender, race, and sexual orientation performs better at developing innovative products and services than other […]

Nov 28, 2018

5 Ways Blockchain Will Transform Higher Education in the Next Decade

For example, researchers at North Carolina State University recently proposed creating a public, open-source network that would use blockchain technology to share verifiable manufacturing data.

Nov 28, 2018

The FDA Says Some Romaine Lettuce Is Safe to Eat Despite E. Coli Outbreak

“In an outbreak situation like we have now, it is information that can help people make decisions to keep them safe,” Benjamin Chapman, Ph.D., an assistant professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University, tells SELF.

Nov 28, 2018

Gene-Editing Finding its Way to the Farm

“I think the vast majority of the products will be safe but somebody needs to be looking out for those cases where a mishap may happen or the developer of the product may miss some important health or environmental consequence,” […]

Nov 28, 2018

Magnetic Motor Aims to Revolutionize Engine Efficiency

Less than a year later, the team—in collaboration with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), NASA Glenn Research Center and North Carolina State University—announced they are putting their MANC to the test and designing a 2.5kW motor that weighs less […]

Nov 28, 2018

NC State research: drones effective at monitoring marine species

New research from North Carolina State University demonstrates that consumer-grade drones are effective tools for monitoring marine species across multiple sites in the wild.

Nov 27, 2018

White House: 1,500% jump in coastal flooding, unprecedented heat waves for Carolinas

The report, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, includes contributions about the Southeast from academics at the University of South Carolina and North Carolina State University.

Nov 27, 2018

Citizen science can help address ag challenges

“Our goal with this work was to capture the extent to which modern citizen science has helped us address meaningful research questions related to agriculture and food,” said Ryan, who is a Citizen Science Fellow at North Carolina State University […]

Nov 27, 2018

No, restaurants: It’s not ‘safe’ to serve romaine

“I would send it back,” Benjamin Chapman, an assistant professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “When the CDC comes out with a message that says ‘Don’t eat romaine lettuce,’ you should heed […]

Nov 27, 2018

Drug use, religion explain ‘reverse gender gap’ on marijuana

“This subject got our attention because it is the rare political issue where women are more conservative than men,” says Steven Greene, co-lead author of a paper on the study and professor of political science at North Carolina State University.

Nov 27, 2018

Drones can help find, count marine megafauna: Study

“We found that drones can be used to count and make species-level identifications of marine species, particularly in shallow marine environments,” said lead author Enie Hensel from the North Carolina State University.

Nov 27, 2018

The Insect Apocalypse Is Here

Rob Dunn, an ecologist at North Carolina State University who helped design the net experiment in Denmark, recently searched for studies showing the effect of pesticide spraying on the quantity of insects living in nearby forests.

Nov 27, 2018

These ants decorate their homes with the heads of their enemies

“Something weird was going on but no one had looked into it yet,” until now, says Adrian Smith, a research biologist at North Carolina State University.

Nov 27, 2018

Why Do Fruitcakes Last So Long?

All those dry ingredients don’t give microorganisms enough moisture to reproduce, as Ben Chapman, a food safety specialist at North Carolina State University, explained.