News Releases

Mar 29, 2017

Kids’ Wildlife Preferences Differ from Island to Mainland

NC State research with children from the Bahamas and North Carolina helps us understand the next generation's priorities for wildlife conservation.

Mar 29, 2017

Researchers Control Soft Robots Using Magnetic Fields

Engineers have made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices.

Mar 27, 2017

Words Matter When Math Teachers Describe Student Learning

Whether you remember being in the "high" or "low" math group in elementary school, you'll relate to new NC State research about describing students' math work.

Mar 27, 2017

Cookbooks Give Readers (Mostly) Bad Advice On Food Safety

A recent study finds bestselling cookbooks offer readers little useful advice about food safety, and much of the advice they do provide is inaccurate and not based on sound science.

Mar 22, 2017

Researchers Use Light to Remotely Control Curvature of Plastics

Researchers have developed a technique that uses light to get flat, plastic sheets to curve into 3-D structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls.

Mar 22, 2017

A Hands-On Approach to Environmental Decisions

NC State scientists show how geospatial modeling can help provide faster feedback and better collaboration on complex issues.

Mar 21, 2017

New Approach Uses Ultrasound to Measure Fluid in the Lungs

A team of engineering and medical researchers has found a way to use ultrasound to monitor fluid levels in the lung, offering a noninvasive way to track progress in treating pulmonary edema.

Mar 20, 2017

Critical Thinking Instruction in Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience

A new study finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” that is unsupported by facts.

Mar 17, 2017

NC State’s Sederoff Honored for Molecular Genetics Work With Forest Trees

An international prize goes to Ron Sederoff, a forestry professor whose research has given us a better understanding of forest trees' biology and accelerated advances in plant breeding.

Mar 16, 2017

Survey: Corporate Risks Rising – But Risk Management Efforts Not Keeping Pace

New research finds most executives see risks increasing in both number and complexity – but those same executives say their organizations’ risk management efforts may not be staying abreast of those risks.