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A graphic shows the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Graphic by the CDC.

Mar 24, 2021

3 Common Antiviral Drugs Potentially Effective Against COVID-19

Three commonly used antiviral and antimalarial drugs are effective in vitro at preventing replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. 

mussel attached to wires in a freshwater tank

Mar 23, 2021

Mussel Sensors Pave the Way for New Environmental Monitoring Tools

Creating a network of mussel cyborgs to serve as environmental sentinels. 

diagram of a solar-powered greenhouse

Mar 17, 2021

Study Finds Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

You can definitely grow plants (and make electricity) in a greenhouse made of see-through solar panels. 

volcano

Mar 17, 2021

When Volcanoes Go Metal

What would a volcano - and its lava flow - look like on a planetary body made primarily of metal? 

plastic bottles

Mar 15, 2021

Podcast: Plastics, BPA and Phthalates

Heather Patisaul talks about compounds in plastics that can affect your health. 

a university classroom

Mar 1, 2021

Helping Students Navigate Implicit Bias

The teaching tool helps students learn how to advocate for themselves and how to navigate their own biases. 

Fish

Feb 24, 2021

After Hurricane Irma, Soundscape Reveals Resilient Reef Ecosystem

Soundscapes of coral reef ecosystems can recover quickly from hurricanes. 

Sleeping newborn

Feb 22, 2021

Q&A: Phthalates and Child Brain Development

Heather Patisaul talks about how phthalates can impact developing brains. 

Photo of campus gateway.

Feb 17, 2021

The Search for Electron-Hole Liquids Gets Warmer

Graduate student Ryan Wilmington describes the prediction and discovery of electron-hole liquid formation at high temperatures. 

microscopy image of SARS-CoV-2 viruses

Feb 15, 2021

Researchers Demonstrate Self-Sterilizing Polymers Work Against SARS-CoV-2

Researchers have demonstrated a family of self-sterilizing polymers that are effective at inactivating the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Electron microscope image of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Feb 9, 2021

Bidirectional Contact Tracing Could Have a Dramatic Impact on COVID-19 Infection Numbers

NC State mathematician Alun Lloyd recently co-authored a study that found bidirectional contact tracing is twice as effective as forward tracing, the contact tracing method currently in use. 

Parasaurolophus skull

Feb 2, 2021

Parasaurolophus Skull Solves Mysteries of Colorful Crest, Family Tree

A well-preserved skull answers questions about the Parasaurolophus family tree. 

red laser beams

Jan 27, 2021

Zapping Quantum Materials With Lasers Tells Us How Atoms Relate

Want to know how a quantum material acts on the atomic level? Zap it with a laser! 

Picophytoplankton

Jan 25, 2021

Wetter Weather Affects Composition, Numbers of Tiny Estuarial Phytoplankton

Extreme weather affects picophytoplankton in the Neuse River Estuary, which could impact its ecosystem. 

rain running off of a roof

Jan 12, 2021

An Extreme, Unusual 2020: The Weather Year in Review

The unprecedented aspects of 2020 included our climate in North Carolina.