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a lock superimposed on a computer chip

Jun 27, 2019

Who Is Teaching the Next Generation of Cryptographic Hardware Experts?

One researcher's work to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity experts to use post-quantum cryptosystems. 

Vishnu Mahesh Vivek Nanda stands next to the GeoLab sign

Mar 14, 2019

Partnership With Wake County a New Think (and Do) Tank for Harnessing Spatial Data

Through a new partnership called Geo-IDEAS, NC State and Wake County are developing innovative approaches to incorporate spatial analysis and decision-making. 

A cracked highway disappears into flood waters.

Oct 8, 2018

Assessing How Florence Affected the Very Ground We Stand On

After Florence, experts moved in to assess the damage. NC State's Brina Montoya was one of them. 

Dec 11, 2017

Using New Technologies to Preserve Wildlife and Wild Spaces

NC State and its Namibian partners are using new technologies to better study and protect African wildlife. 

A survey group collects plant and whitefly samples while talking to a farmer outside Mbeya, Tanzania. Photo credit: Joseph Ndunguru.

Aug 4, 2017

Notes from Tanzania: Reflections from the Field and Next Steps

Scientists, governments and organizations must collaborate to solve the complex problem of cassava mosaic disease. 

Aug 1, 2017

Notes From Tanzania: A Farmer’s Story from the Field

How interviewing farmers can help researchers in their fight against crop disease. 

Jul 19, 2017

Notes from Tanzania: Lessons from the Field

Some lessons learned from a student doing research on crop disease in Tanzania. 

Jul 17, 2017

Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease: One Week in Tanzania

A student writes about her fieldwork in Tanzania, tackling a crop disease that threatens millions. 

Jul 6, 2017

Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation

Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa. 

Sep 12, 2016

Lightweight, Wearable Tech Efficiently Converts Body Heat to Electricity

NC State researchers have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far more electricity than previous lightweight heat harvesting technologies. 

Sep 12, 2016

NC State Faculty, Students Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues in Jordan

As part of a larger excavation at the ancient city of Petra, NC State faculty and students discovered two marble statues of the mythological goddess Aphrodite. 

May 11, 2016

Looking for an Oasis in America’s Food Deserts

Where does your food come from? For many in the United States, getting nutritious, fresh food is not as easy as making a quick trip to the supermarket. 

Apr 20, 2016

In Gaming, Player Behavior Reflects Roles – Even When No Roles Are Given

New research from NC State finds that player behavior in narrative role-playing games (RPGs) reflects specific character roles – even if the game tells players nothing about the character’s role. 

Feb 23, 2016

Researchers Can Tune Mechanical Properties of Radiation-Sensitive Material for Biomedical Use

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a composite material that emits light and heat when exposed to specific wavelengths of radiation and that can be customized to have specific mechanical characteristics. The composite holds promise for use in biomedical imaging, drug delivery and therapeutic treatments. 

Feb 22, 2016

Rediscovering the Forgotten Benefits of Drawing

Over a century ago, the ability to draw was a necessity. No cameras, printers, copiers, or online images - if you wanted to convey information visually, you had to do it yourself. Jennifer Landin explains why those skills are still important.