The Next Generation of Greenhouses May Be Power Plants
Researchers from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill are launching a project to develop next generation greenhouses with built-in solar cells that make use of the entire spectrum of solar light.
Baby You Can Drive My Nanocar
Off-road driving can be challenging if you’re in a nanocar.
A Fulbright Future
Chemistry major Kyle Virgil will study solar energy conservation in Uppsala, Sweden as one of NC State's five new Fulbright Scholars.
The Biochemistry of Fall Foliage
Bernhard Kräutler, a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, explains the biochemical processes that help trees create their autumnal color displays. Don’t miss this colorful lecture.
Researchers Isolate Possible Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers; Find Biomarker Loads Can Vary With Disease Stage
Researchers from North Carolina State University utilized a highly sensitive mass spectrometry analysis to identify and measure difficult-to-detect N-glycan biomarkers associated with ovarian cancers in stages I – IV. In a surprising finding, the researchers determined that the level of […]
The Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder
Note: This post is part of an ongoing series in which we try to answer questions about the science behind food – from farm to fork. If you have a food-related question, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. What’s the […]
Lignin Breakthroughs Serve as GPS for Plant Research
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed the equivalent of GPS directions for future plant scientists to understand how plants adapt to the environment and to improve plants’ productivity and biofuel potential. Two articles published March 11 in The […]
A Radical Approach to Defense
When are free radicals good for you? When your next door neighbor produces a toxic chemical soup. Behold the lowly marine worm, Amphitrite ornata. It’s red, looks like spaghetti and spends all of its time sifting through seafloor mud for […]
Why a New Catalyst for Hydrogen Production May Be a Big Deal
A research team led by Linyou Cao at NC State has shown that a one-atom thick film of molybdenum sulfide (MoS2 ) may work as an effective catalyst for creating hydrogen. Hydrogen holds great promise as an energy source, but […]
Chemistry undergrads are learning to make helpful medicines from harmful bacteria. Their hands-on research could produce healing results.