Coins in Space
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Robert Lasson, director of creative services in NC State’s Fitts Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. Using 3D printers, NC State engineers created the official NC State University coin that will be aboard […]
New Satellite Images Reveal More About Interior Structure of Supernova
A new and powerful satellite has given researchers a way to see into the dark interiors of supernovae. Their observations of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A shed more light on the mechanics of these explosions. “The new Cas A images […]
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by David Hunt, a writer in NC State’s News Services office. When NC State postdoc Clint Penick collected a group of pavement ants in a small mountain community in Western North Carolina last […]
Year in Review
NC State had a global impact in 2011, from the White House to Tahrir Square. Here's a look at some of the highlights.
In 185 A.D., Chinese astronomers recorded a bright “guest star” in the night sky. By the 1960s, astronomers figured out that the guest star was in fact a supernova, and identified the remains of the stellar explosion. And in 2011, […]
Note: The following is mostly taken from a really nice article provided by the folks at NASA, so I can’t take credit for the writing here! In 185 A.D., Chinese astronomers recorded a bright “guest star” in the night sky. […]
Eyes on the Future
From the moon landing to missions to Mars, NC State has strong ties to space exploration. Learn how you can explore an interest in space research, whether you major in aerospace engineering or prefer food science or textiles instead.
Researchers with the joint NC State/University of North Carolina Biomedical Engineering team are studying how weightlessness affects bone density in mice, zeroing in on load-sensing bone cells.
Sending Out an SOS
Weightlessness in space disrupts plant growth. NC State researchers are exploring ways to solve the problem so that plants can help feed space travelers and clean the air and water on future missions.
Packing for Mars
To protect future space travelers, NC State students have designed a 1,900-square-foot inflatable living environment for four to six astronauts.