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May 9, 2024

New Tool Pinpoints Security Fixes in Open-Source Software Updates

The tool makes it easier for programmers to determine which security updates are necessary to prevent vulnerabilities without having to make unnecessary changes to code. 

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May 6, 2024

VR Poses Privacy Risks for Kids. A New Study Finds Parents Aren’t as Worried as They Should Be.

The study also found few parents are taking active steps to address security and privacy issues, such as using parental controls built into VR apps. 

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Apr 16, 2024

NC State Researchers Predict Active Hurricane Season

2024's hurricane season should be more active than usual. 

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Sep 18, 2023

NC State Continues To Rise in U.S. News Rankings 

For the second consecutive year, NC State made big moves in a national ranking of colleges and universities to rank 60th in the nation, an increase of 12 spots over 2022. Among public institutions, the university remains in the top 30 nationally, moving up one place to 28th. The Best Colleges list, published annually by U.S.… 

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Aug 8, 2023

A New Weapon in the War on Robocall Scams

The new tool is designed to help regulators, phone carriers and other stakeholders better understand and monitor robocall trends – and take action against related criminal activity. 

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Jul 25, 2023

Why Computer Security Advice Is More Confusing Than It Should Be

If you find the computer security guidelines you get at work confusing and not very useful, you’re not alone. 

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Jun 7, 2023

Fitness App Loophole Allows Access to Home Addresses

The finding raises significant privacy concerns. 

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Jun 6, 2023

New AI Boosts Teamwork Training

A new artificial intelligence (AI) framework will enable training technologies to better understand how well individuals are coordinating with one another and working as part of a team. 

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May 17, 2023

Pop Quiz: AI Matches Human Performance at Developing Good Test Questions

The AI model can generate online course assessment questions that instructors found indistinguishable from questions written by humans. 

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Nov 2, 2022

Researchers Show How Network Pruning Can Skew Deep Learning Models

The researchers also detailed what causes these problems, and demonstrated a technique for addressing them. 

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Sep 12, 2022

NC State Advances in U.S. News Rankings

NC State achieves its highest ranking ever on the annual Best Colleges list, joining the ranks of the top 30 public universities in the nation. The university gains ground in measures of value, reputation and student success. 

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Aug 17, 2022

Wireless Tech Measures Soil Moisture at Multiple Depths in Real Time

The tech informs irrigation practices to improve crop yield and reduce water consumption. 

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Mar 28, 2022

New Study Reveals Why Facebook Ads Can Miss Target

The study finds Facebook's algorithm doesn’t seem to account for the context of user activities. 

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Oct 4, 2021

Statewide cybersecurity coalition receives $2 million NSA grant

NC State hosts new, statewide cybersecurity partnership. 

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Aug 23, 2021

Study: Benefits Outweigh Risks for Autonomous Vehicles – As Long As You Regulate Them

The potential benefits of autonomous vehicles could substantially outweigh the risks.