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Oct 8, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Code of Ethics Doesn’t Influence Decisions of Software Developers

Research finds that ACM's revised code of ethics does not appear to affect the decisions made by software developers.

Oct 8, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

For Wineries, Competition Boosts Profits From Sustainability

An international study finds that the more sustainability practices a winery has in place, the better its financial performance – and the effect is enhanced when a winery perceives significant pressure from competitors.

Oct 8, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Approach Paves Way for New Generation of Antimicrobial Materials

Researchers have successfully developed materials with the ability to render bacteria and viruses inactive using only ambient oxygen and visible-wavelength light. The new approach opens the door to a range of new products aimed at reducing the transmission of drug-resistant pathogens.

Oct 8, 2018  |  The Abstract

Assessing How Florence Affected the Very Ground We Stand On

After Florence, experts moved in to assess the damage. NC State's Brina Montoya was one of them.

Oct 3, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Electric Car Charger Is More Efficient, 10 Times Smaller Than Current Tech

A new electric vehicle fast charger is at least 10 times smaller than existing systems and wastes 60 percent less power during the charging process, without sacrificing the charging time.

Oct 3, 2018  |  The Abstract

Complex Factors Can Drive the Emergence and Evolution of Plant Pathogens

New research sheds light on factors that contribute to the rise -- and spread -- of plant diseases.

Oct 2, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Wild Suburbia: More Mammals Than Expected Live Near People

Bobcats, coyotes, oh my: Camera trap images show that it's a jungle out there in the suburbs.

Oct 2, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Study Offers Insight Into How People Judge Good From Bad

New research sheds light on how people decide whether behavior is moral or immoral. The findings could serve as a framework for informing the development of artificial intelligence.

Oct 1, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Research Aims to Help Catch Child Killers

NC State research will help law enforcement learn more from juvenile and infant remains in order to help bring killers to justice.

Sep 26, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Sunflower Pollen Has Medicinal, Protective Effects on Bees

If you're looking to keep bees healthy from harmful pathogens, it might be time to call in the sunflowers.

Sep 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

‘Rounding Up’ Beats Traditional Fundraising Requests

What's the best way to solicit donations for charity?

Sep 20, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Widely Used Nonprofit Efficiency Tool Doesn’t Work

The tool most often used to assess the efficiency of nonprofit organizations isn’t just inaccurate – it can actually be negatively correlated with efficiency.

Sep 18, 2018  |  The Abstract

What’s the Value of Lost Recreation Days From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill?

How do you calculate the cost of people not showing up?

Sep 17, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Rocky Road: Nanocars Roll, Hop and Skid Across Surfaces

A nanocar’s rolling wheels can move the vehicle in a straight line in distances up to 16 times its body length.

Sep 10, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Computer Model Reveals Effect of Increased Cholesterol on Specific Ion Channel in Heart

Researchers use computer model to reveal interaction between cholesterol, ion channel involved in regulating heart's potassium levels.