Jul 17, 2015
Study Finds Metal Foams Capable of Shielding X-rays, Gamma Rays, Neutron Radiation
Research shows lightweight composite metal foams are effective at blocking X-rays, gamma rays and neutron radiation, and are capable of absorbing the energy of high impact collisions. The finding means metal foams hold promise for use in nuclear safety, space exploration and medical technology applications.
Jun 24, 2015
Distributed Technique for Power ‘Scheduling’ Advances Smart Grid Concept
Researchers have developed a new technique for “scheduling” energy in electric grids that advances the smart grid concept by coordinating the energy being produced and stored by conventional and renewable sources.
Jun 9, 2015
Experts Convene to Discuss How to Protect Bees, Other Pollinators
This autumn, researchers, educators, and industry experts from around the country will descend on a small town in rural North Carolina to discuss a question with repercussions for both the economy and the environment: what can be done to protect bees and other pollinators?
May 1, 2015
Study Finds Guidance Improves Food Safety Practices at School, Community Gardens
School and community gardens have become increasingly popular in recent years, but the people managing and working in these gardens are often unfamiliar with food safety practices that reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Now researchers have developed guidelines that address how to limit risk in these gardens – and a pilot study shows that the guidelines make a difference.
Apr 15, 2015
Researchers Can Trace Dust Samples Using Fungal DNA
Researchers have developed a statistical model that allows them to tell where a dust sample came from within the continental United States based on the DNA of fungi found in the sample. The work offers law enforcement a new forensic biology tool.
Apr 15, 2015
How a Team of Engineers Is Trying to Save Dairy Farmers Time (and Money)
Five electrical engineers have taken on an unlikely project – finding a way to make the U.S. dairy industry more profitable.
Apr 9, 2015
Researchers Roll Out Science Video Game With Demonstrated Results
Researchers are rolling out a science video game and educational curriculum, making them freely available to educators.
Apr 8, 2015
This One Time, at Brand Camp…
Thinkers and Doers are invited to the Stafford Commons at the Talley Student Union to learn more about NC State's brand. There will be food, prizes and lots of NC State swag. All well-branded, of course.
Apr 6, 2015
The Home of Think and Do
For 128 years, NC State has been tasked with creating economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for all. That's a lofty goal, but our successes continue to come thick and fast. Learn why we're the home of Think and Do.
Apr 2, 2015
A Safer Way to Deal With Raw Sewage in the Developing World
In 2011, an engineering student came up with an idea to save lives by help people in the developing world deal with raw sewage. Four years and several countries later, the technology is beginning to come into focus.