News Releases

Feb 27, 2017

Invasive and Native Marsh Grasses May Provide Similar Benefits to Protected Wetlands

An invasive species of marsh grass may provide similar benefits to protected wetlands as native marsh grasses.

Feb 27, 2017

Tracking the Movement of Cyborg Cockroaches

Research offers new insights into how far and how fast cyborg cockroaches – or biobots – move when exploring new spaces. The work moves researchers closer to their goal of using biobots to explore collapsed buildings and other spaces in order to identify survivors.

Feb 23, 2017

Could Greenways Help Fight Chicago Crime?

A crime decrease in neighborhoods surrounding a Chicago greenway built on an abandoned railway line offers a ray of hope amid troubling trends in the Windy City.

Feb 14, 2017

Pilot Project Offers Blueprint for Addressing Mental Health Needs of Homeless Children

Lessons learned from five-year pilot project to meet the mental health needs of children in homeless families could serve as a blueprint for similar efforts around the country.

Feb 10, 2017

Narayan, Turinsky elected to National Academy of Engineering

The august body elects two College of Engineering faculty members for their groundbreaking work and contributions to society.

Feb 8, 2017

New System Makes It Harder to Track Bitcoin Transactions

Researchers have developed a system that could make it significantly more difficult for observers to identify or track the parties involved in any given Bitcoin transaction.

Feb 2, 2017

To Lose Weight, and Keep It Off, Be Prepared to Navigate Interpersonal Challenges

A new study highlights an unexpected challenge for those who have made a new year’s resolution to lose weight: the people around you may consciously or subconsciously sabotage your efforts.

Jan 31, 2017

Paper Spotlights Key Flaw in Widely Used Radioisotope Dating Technique

An oversight in a radioisotope dating technique used to date everything from meteorites to geologic samples means that scientists have likely overestimated the age of many samples.

Jan 30, 2017

Researchers Develop Wearable, Low-Cost Sensor to Measure Skin Hydration

NC State researchers have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that can monitor a person’s skin hydration for use in applications that need to detect dehydration before it poses a health problem.

Jan 25, 2017

Foreign Affairs Expert Offers Insight On Impact of U.S. Withdrawal From TPP

Reporters interested in learning more about what the TPP withdrawal may mean for international trade or U.S. foreign policy in Asia can contact Jessica C. Liao.