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Feb 27, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Invasive and Native Marsh Grasses May Provide Similar Benefits to Protected Wetlands

An invasive species of marsh grass may provide similar benefits to protected wetlands as native marsh grasses.

Feb 27, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Tracking the Movement of Cyborg Cockroaches

Research offers new insights into how far and how fast cyborg cockroaches – or biobots – move when exploring new spaces. The work moves researchers closer to their goal of using biobots to explore collapsed buildings and other spaces in order to identify survivors.

Feb 14, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Pilot Project Offers Blueprint for Addressing Mental Health Needs of Homeless Children

Lessons learned from five-year pilot project to meet the mental health needs of children in homeless families could serve as a blueprint for similar efforts around the country.

Feb 13, 2017  |  The Abstract

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

NC State's research image contest is open to faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs. Show us what makes your work amazing!

Feb 10, 2017

Narayan, Turinsky elected to National Academy of Engineering

The august body elects two College of Engineering faculty members for their groundbreaking work and contributions to society.

Feb 8, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

New System Makes It Harder to Track Bitcoin Transactions

Researchers have developed a system that could make it significantly more difficult for observers to identify or track the parties involved in any given Bitcoin transaction.

Feb 6, 2017  |  The Abstract

Playing (Video) Games With Decision Making

Video games can be pure fun — but they can also help us tackle complex problems.

Feb 3, 2017  |  The Abstract

‘Great Pumpkin Project’ Recruits Citizen Scientists to Document Agricultural Biodiversity

A team of biology researchers is recruiting citizen scientists to participate in a study of which microbes and insects visit the same crop plants around the world.

Feb 2, 2017

To Lose Weight, and Keep It Off, Be Prepared to Navigate Interpersonal Challenges

A new study highlights an unexpected challenge for those who have made a new year’s resolution to lose weight: the people around you may consciously or subconsciously sabotage your efforts.

Feb 1, 2017  |  The Abstract

High-tech Sandbox

Imagine a landscape you can hold in your hands and change at will.