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hands hold smartphone and sampling container for plant disease detection tech

Jul 29, 2019

Portable Tech Sniffs Out Plant Disease In The Field

Researchers have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile organic compounds that plants release through their leaves. 

firefighter with streaming data on facemask

Jul 25, 2019

Using Virtual Reality to Create New Tech for First Responders

Virtual reality allows researchers to develop and test new technologies for first responders without putting lives at risk. 

photo of an in situ scanning electron microscopy heating and loading device.

Jul 8, 2019

New Technique Allows Real-Time Microscopy at High Heat and Loading

Researchers have demonstrated a technique that allows them to track microscopic changes in metals or other materials in real time even when the materials are exposed to extreme heat and loads for an extended period of time. 

Two smartphone screens displaying the cyanotoxin sensor interface

Jun 25, 2019

Researchers Create First Portable Tech For Detecting Cyanotoxins In Water

Researchers have developed the first portable technology that can test for cyanotoxins in water. 

.50 caliber round striking a target

Jun 5, 2019

Metal Foam Stops .50 Caliber Rounds as Well as Steel – At Less Than Half the Weight

Armor using composite metal foam can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds as well as conventional steel armor, even though it weighs less than half as much. 

a pig

May 6, 2019

Saving Our Bacon: A Scientist’s Work to Protect the Pork Industry From Virus Outbreaks

New effort aims to prepare for the next livestock disease outbreak. 

man in boat under washed out road

Apr 8, 2019

Using Local Expertise To Assess Hurricane Impacts

Researchers are launching a project to assess the impacts of the 2018 hurricanes on North Carolina by making use of the people who know the affected counties best. 

bird perching on a box

Mar 19, 2019

Triangle Bird Count to Shed Light on Urban Wildlife

Wildlife researchers are launching a bird population survey in the Triangle region, focused on getting a better understanding of the birds that live in Raleigh, Durham and other urban centers. 

Vishnu Mahesh Vivek Nanda stands next to the GeoLab sign

Mar 14, 2019

Partnership With Wake County a New Think (and Do) Tank for Harnessing Spatial Data

Through a new partnership called Geo-IDEAS, NC State and Wake County are developing innovative approaches to incorporate spatial analysis and decision-making. 

three photos showing a wire stretch

Feb 22, 2019

Researchers Engineer a Tougher Fiber

Researchers have developed a fiber that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of a metal. 

Feb 7, 2019

Podcast: Physics at Zero Gravity

Physicist Karen Daniels and her students rode the "vomit comet" to test their theories about how best to land spacecraft on asteroids. 

The Belltower at NC State.

Nov 7, 2018

Researchers.One – A New Model for Open Access Publishing and Peer Review

Researchers develop genuinely open-access peer review publication platform they believe will promote academic freedom, broaden dissemination and even help improve the quality of scientific research. 

Photo of five members of the Wilson family.

Nov 2, 2018

Transformative Gift to NC State Names the Wilson College of Textiles

A $28 million gift from Fred Wilson and family names the College of Textiles. 

A deer faces the camera, a home can be seen in the background.

Oct 31, 2018

Podcast: Living in Wild Suburbia

Our idea of idyllic suburban living doesn't necessarily feature bobcats, but it turns out suburbia is a little bit wilder than we thought. 

A hospital room.

Oct 8, 2018

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.