think and do

May 10, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Smart Research Keeps Produce Fresh

SmartFresh, an innovative product that helps extend the life of produce, is one of the most successful licensed technologies to come out of NC State research.

May 9, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Techniques Make RFID Tags 25 Percent Smaller

NC State researchers have developed a suite of techniques that allow them to create passive radio-frequency identification tags that are 25 percent smaller – and therefore less expensive.

May 3, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

May the Fourth Be With You

While characters like Luke Skywalker and Rey use the Force to get things done, NC State uses its Think and Do spirit to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity. Check out some of the sci-fi research taking place on our campus — including a few ideas straight out of the movies.

May 3, 2016  |  Campus Life

Spellings Praises NC State’s ‘Pragmatic Creativity’

Fresh off her tour of NC State’s expansive campus, UNC system President Margaret Spellings shares her thoughts on the university’s “big culture" of interdisciplinary innovation, where the liberal arts and STEM disciplines intersect to solve society’s grand challenges. Plus, Howling Cow.

May 2, 2016  |  Students

NC State Goodnight Scholars Named

STEM and STEM-education programs get a boost with 50 high-achieving Goodnight Scholars.

May 2, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Tech Uses Hardware, Software to Train Dogs More Efficiently

NC State researchers have developed and used a customized suite of technologies that allows a computer to train a dog autonomously, with the computer effectively responding to the dog based on the dog’s body language.

Apr 5, 2016  |  The Abstract

Metal Foam Obliterates Bullets – and That’s Just the Beginning

Composite metal foams are tough enough to turn an armor-piercing bullet into dust on impact. But armor is just the beginning of its potential uses.

Apr 4, 2016

A Leader in Licensing Research

As a land-grant university, NC State focuses on sharing its work. That focus has always served North Carolina, and it’s having a broader impact, too. The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) recently ranked NC State a national leader in licensing and optioning research to the private sector.

Apr 4, 2016

Community Builder

Durham architect Phil Freelon designs buildings that tell stories — and unite communities. Since graduating from the NC State College of Design in 1975, Freelon has emerged as a go-to architect for structures that honor history and inspire the public, without sacrificing functionality.

Mar 31, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Tools Allow Rapid ID of CRISPR-Cas System PAMs

CRISPR-Cas systems are widely heralded as a new generation of genetic tools. But development of these tools requires researchers to identify the protospacer-adjacent motifs (PAMs) that unlock each system’s functionality. A new set of techniques expedites PAM identification — and early testing finds that many CRISPR-Cas systems actually have multiple PAMs of varying strength.