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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. 

Jul 13, 2015

Researchers Find Nanowires Have Unusually Pronounced ‘Anelastic’ Properties

Researchers have found that nanoscale wires (nanowires) made of common semiconductor materials have a pronounced anelasticity – meaning that the wires, when bent, return slowly to their original shape rather than snapping back quickly. 

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? 

Jun 3, 2015

How Do Scientists Predict the Size of a ‘Dead Zone’?

What causes the enormous 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico? And how do researchers predict how big it will be? 

Apr 30, 2015

Why, and How, Computational Research is Changing Materials Science

To stay competitive, businesses and governments are constantly looking for materials that will open the door to new technologies or sources of energy. And computational research is key to developing those new materials. 

Apr 29, 2015

CED Prof, 6 Students Nab Fulbrights

Education professor Patricia L. Marshall will spend next academic year in Ecuador, while a record six NC State students and alumni will study abroad thanks to Fulbright scholar grants. 

Apr 23, 2015

Electron Spin Brings Some Order to High Entropy Alloys

High entropy alloys (HEAs) are known for amazing properties -- and having chaotic atomic structures. But researchers have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to HEAs, and may play a role in giving the alloys desirable properties. 

Apr 1, 2015

Paul’s Cross Scores Digital Humanities Award

A digital reenactment of John Donne's 1622 Gunpowder Day sermon wins a top award for data visualization. See what happens when you bring together experts in literature, history, architectural design, archeology, acoustical engineering and computer modeling. 

Mar 25, 2015

Study Underscores Complexity of Geopolitics in the Age of the Aztec Empire

New archaeological research highlights the complexity of geopolitics in Aztec-era Mesoamerica and illustrates how the relationships among ancient states extended beyond warfare and diplomacy to issues concerning trade and the flow of goods. 

Feb 25, 2015

Re-creating ‘A Creative Protest’

No recording of Martin Luther King's "Fill Up the Jails" sermon exists. A group of digital humanities researchers is working to resurrect it using immersive digital tools and the Hunt Library.