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.
How Frequent Hurricanes Change Estuarial Ecosystems
Increased hurricane frequency can lead to increased algal blooms, fish kills and dead zones in estuaries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Think Chimpanzee Beds Are Dirtier Than Human Ones? Think Again
Study finds that chimpanzees appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do.
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.
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.
Researchers Find Genetic ‘Dial’ Can Control Body Size in Pigs
NC State researchers have demonstrated a connection between the expression of the HMGA2 gene and body size in pigs.