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a two-lane road disappears into floodwaters

Oct 7, 2021

Five Years Later, Five Lessons Learned from Matthew

Matthew was a wake-up call, reinforcing the danger posed by tropical systems far from the coastline. 

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. 

thermometer showing a temperature above 100 degrees fahrenheit

Sep 1, 2020

Record-Setting Rain and Heat? This Is the New Normal

Climate change is no longer a future problem. It is a now problem. 

a rocky plain with a star rising above the horizon

Aug 1, 2019

The Uncertainty of Detecting Planets

Uncertainty, exoplanets, and how we learn more about planets in other parts of the universe. 

an oyster reef revealed by low tide

Jul 15, 2019

What Can Researchers Learn by Eavesdropping on Fish?

Want to know how fish use oyster reefs? Eavesdrop on them. 

Jim Prim and George Prude pose in the Gemini Trainer used in the Apollo 11 mission.

Jul 15, 2019

Moon Landing: How NC State Helped Make That Giant Leap

The Apollo 11 space mission put men on the moon — with the aid of more than two dozen NC State scientists, researchers and engineers. 

Student walks to Talley Student Union in the rain.

Jun 19, 2019

What Does ‘Chance of Rain’ Actually Mean?

When forecasters say there’s a “10% chance of precipitation,” what does it mean? 

The view from Thunder Hill Overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Watauga County.

Jun 5, 2019

NCICS to Host NOAA Cooperative Institute

The Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies will be dedicated to expanding our understanding of the full Earth system and its interactions with human activities. 

silhouette of Uranus

Apr 2, 2019

What Does Uranus Sound Like?

What would it sound like if you were on Uranus? Windy. (Seriously.) 

photograph of a snowflake

Dec 7, 2018

How Big Can Snowflakes Be?

Snowflakes can get pretty darn big. 

Professor Richard Patty working out an equation

May 23, 2018

Professor Emeritus Honored for Service in Retirement

The Association of Retired Faculty recognizes longtime physics professor Richard Patty. 

Sep 14, 2017

Pack Hacks for Faculty: Making Videos for Fun and Learning

Welcome to the second installment of Pack Hacks for Faculty: quick tips, advice and other insight to facilitate your teaching, research or engagement activities. 

Jul 13, 2017

Geology Graduate Student Wins NASA Fellowship

Graduate student Corbin Kling recently won a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for his planetary geology research. 

Apr 8, 2015

History Event Focuses on Climate Change

Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, a leading scholar on the history of climate change, is the featured speaker at NC State's History Weekend, which begins on Thursday, April 18, with a showing of the climate-change documentary Disruption. 

Feb 10, 2015

Exploring the Deep Sea: Adventures of a Researcher in the Field

For centuries, scientists thought that all life depended on the sun. They were wrong.