Study of Homeless Finds Women at Disadvantage for Accessing Disability Benefits
A recent study of homeless adults finds women are at a significant disadvantage compared to men when it comes to accessing disability benefits.
Technique Expedites Chemical Screening to Prioritize Toxicity Testing
A new technique can determine if a chemical has the potential to activate key genes in seconds rather than the typical 24 hours or more. The technique can be used to prioritize chemicals for in-depth testing to determine their toxicity.
Look Ma, No Hands: Researchers Use Vacuum for Hands-Free Patterning of Liquid Metal
NC State engineers have utilized vacuum to create a more efficient, hands-free method for filling complex microchannels with liquid metal.
Benefits of Advanced Wood-Burning Stoves Greater Than Thought
Research finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated.
Microbot Origami Can Capture, Transport Single Cells
Microscopic cubes can be assembled and pre-programmed to change their shape and perform a variety of tasks, paving the way for soft biomimetic devices.
NC State Receives DARPA Funding to Develop, Test Gene Drive System
Developing and testing a gene drive system to reduce invasive mouse populations is the focus of a DARPA-funded research project.
New Tool Increases Adaptability, Autonomy of ‘Skyrim’ Nonplayer Characters
A new tool can be used to create Skyrim nonplayer characters (NPCs) that allow for more variability and flexibility in game play.
High-Temperature Superconductivity in B-doped Q-Carbon
Researchers have significantly increased the temperature at which carbon-based materials act as superconductors, using a novel, boron-doped Q-carbon material.
Researchers Find Corn Gene Conferring Resistance to Multiple Plant Leaf Diseases
A specific gene in corn appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly three different plant leaf diseases.
Study Finds Day-to-Day Experiences Affect Awareness of Aging, Mood
A study of older adults finds an individual’s awareness of aging is not as static as previously thought.