Researchers Detail How to Control Shape, Structure of DNA and RNA
NC State researchers have used computational modelling to shed light on precisely how charged gold nanoparticles influence the structure of DNA and RNA – which may lead to new techniques for manipulating these genetic materials.
Modeling Tool IDs Genes That Control Stress Response in Plants
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a modeling algorithm that is able to identify genes associated with specific biological functions in plants. The modeling tool will help plant biologists target individual genes that control how plants respond to drought, high temperatures or other environmental stressors.
Why, and How, Computational Research is Changing Materials Science
To stay competitive, businesses and governments are constantly looking for materials that will open the door to new technologies or sources of energy. And computational research is key to developing those new materials.
Small Number of Genes Have Big Impact on Fish Egg Quality
NC State researchers have taken a big step toward solving a puzzle that has long vexed vertebrates – predicting egg quality, or the viability of embryos in eggs. Using gene expression data and computer modeling, the researchers examined farmed striped […]
Designing an Interactive Glimpse Into the Past
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by David Hill, an associate professor of architecture at NC State, about the unveiling of a digital humanities project to create three-dimensional visual and acoustic models of the courtyard of St. Paul’s Cathedral […]
How Computer Models Help Keep the Lights on In Kenya
In Kenya, water is power. Literally. And to keep the lights on, Kenyan authorities want to know how much water they can expect in upcoming rainy seasons. That’s where computer models come in. Fifty-eight percent of Kenya’s power supply stems […]
Wide Left: Study Shows that Holders Play Key Role in Field Goal Accuracy
NFL and college football teams are back in action, and their success often hinges on the accuracy of their field goal kickers. When the field goals are made, kickers are heroes. When they miss, they’re goats. But a study by […]
The Big Picture: Helping Companies Make Products We Actually Want
Researchers have developed a model that will, hopefully, help companies develop innovative products that people actually want to use. The model is a first step towards capturing the behavior of both companies and consumers, so that we end up with […]
In Particulate Matter, the Particulars Matter
When statisticians start talking about PM, they aren’t referring to political leadership. PM stands for particulate matter, and it’s important because it has a direct effect on the health and well-being of anyone who breathes. Statistician Montserrat Fuentes has built […]
Estimating ‘Regions of Attraction’ Should Improve Computer Models of Biological Systems
Researchers have found an effective means of estimating the “regions of attraction” (ROA) when developing computer models of biological systems – improving the ability of these models to predict how a system will respond to changing conditions. But to talk […]