Aug 19, 2015
Vomiting Device Offers First Direct Evidence That Vomit Aerosolizes Norovirus-Like Particles
Using a vomiting device of their creation, researchers are reporting the first direct evidence that vomiting can aerosolize virus particles similar to human norovirus.
Aug 19, 2015
The Vomiting Machine: How Researchers Are Using Fake Barf to Help Protect Public Health
Tucked away in a quiet lab on NC State’s Raleigh campus is something that looks like a glorified air compressor with a grotesque clay face. It’s called “the vomiting machine” and it does exactly what you think it does.
Aug 3, 2015
Innovative Tech Aims to Help Smokers Kick the Habit
Entrepreneurs at NC State have developed technology to help people understand what triggers their craving for a cigarette, and use that information to cut back on smoking.
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.