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Jul 6, 2016

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Scott Vu

Scott Vu not only earned four degrees from NC State -- he also learned how to dance. 

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. 

Mar 28, 2016

Study Highlights Importance of Multimodal Communication in Higher Ed

Research from NC State finds that “multimodal” communication – using a mix of words, images and other resources – is important for students and faculty in higher education, a finding that argues for increased instruction in multimodal communication for undergraduates. 

Mar 24, 2016

Engineering a Better Necklace

Four engineering students have stopped looking for the perfect “statement” necklace, deciding to design their own – and to launch a company to make the jewelry available to everyone. 

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 13, 2016

Picture This: Announcing NC State’s Second Annual Research Image Contest

Images can capture the imagination, and research images have the power to explain complex concepts, offer insights into the research process and draw viewers in to the power and beauty of science, mathematics and engineering. 

Dec 11, 2015

Student Project Evolves Into New Tool for the Biotech Industry

When Scott Vu started working on a computer science research project as a teenager, he didn’t realize he would end up launching a company designed to help the biotechnology industry operate more efficiently. 

Dec 3, 2015

Research Seeks Answers to Black Lung Resurgence in Central Appalachia

Black lung is making a resurgence among miners in central Appalachia. And one NC State researcher wants to know why. 

Dec 3, 2015

Study: Mental Health Courts Significantly Reduce Repeat Offenses, Jail Time

NC State research finds that mental health courts are effective at reducing repeat offending, and limiting related jail time, for people with mental health problems – especially those who also have substance use problems. 

Dec 2, 2015

Liquid Metal ‘Nano-Terminators’ Target Cancer Cells

Researchers have developed a new drug delivery technique that uses a biodegradable liquid metal to target cancer cells. The liquid metal drug delivery method promises to boost the effect of cancer drugs. To date, the technique has only been tested in an animal model. 

Dec 1, 2015

Trap-jaw Ants Exhibit Previously Unseen Jumping Behavior

A species of trap-jaw ant has been found to exhibit a previously unseen jumping behavior, using its legs rather than its powerful jaws. The discovery makes this species, Odontomachus rixosus, the only species of ant that can jump with either its legs or its mandibles. 

Nov 19, 2015

Are People Inherently Good or Bad at Learning New Tech? Your Opinion Matters

If you think people are inherently good or bad at learning how to use new technology, odds are good that it’s harder for you to learn how to use new technology. 

Nov 18, 2015

Experiencing Major Stress Makes Some Older Adults Better Able to Handle Daily Stress

A new study finds that dealing with a major stressful event appears to make some older adults better able to cope with the ups and downs of day-to-day stress. 

Nov 16, 2015

New Tech Helps Handlers Monitor Health, Well-Being of Guide Dogs

An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers has developed a device that allows people who are blind to monitor their guide dogs, in order to keep tabs on the health and well-being of their canine companions.