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May 24, 2018

A Better B1 Building Block

A B1 precursor called cHET can be easily taken up and used in extremely small concentrations by phytoplankton and plants.

May 24, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Microscopy Advance Reveals Unexpected Role for Water in Energy Storage Material

A material with atomically thin layers of water holds promise for energy storage technologies, and researchers have now discovered that the water is performing a different role than anyone anticipated.

May 23, 2018  |  The Abstract

How Frequent Hurricanes Change Estuarial Ecosystems

Increased hurricane frequency can lead to increased algal blooms, fish kills and dead zones in estuaries.

May 23, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Perceived Socioeconomic Status Can Affect How Old We Feel

A recent study finds that how older adults perceive their socioeconomic status influences how old they feel and their attitudes toward aging.

May 22, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Tech May Make Prosthetic Hands Easier for Patients to Use

Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands.

May 17, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

What Happens If We Run Out? Pesticide Resistance Needs Attention, Large-Scale Study

How can we slow pest resistance to herbicides and pesticides? NC State researchers say large-scale studies are needed to test new strategies.

May 17, 2018  |  The Abstract

More Education About Pet Toxins Needed, Study Finds

A recent survey conducted by NC State veterinary pharmacists found that there’s still a lot of confusion regarding which foods, plants and medications can be toxic to pets.

May 15, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Think Chimpanzee Beds Are Dirtier Than Human Ones? Think Again

Study finds that chimpanzees appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do.

May 8, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Use ‘League of Legends’ to Gain Insights Into Mental Models

Psychology researchers have used the game League of Legends to advance our understanding of how people build “mental models” – the mental tools that allow people to make use of complex systems.

May 8, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Tech Bends Light More Efficiently, Offers Wider Angles for Light Input

NC State researchers have developed a new technology for steering light that allows for more light input and greater efficiency – a development that holds promise for creating more immersive augmented-reality display systems.