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Apr 7, 2016

Study: Near-Shore Wind Farms Would Have Big Impact on Coastal Tourism

Former Ph.D. student Sanja Lutzeyer is among the co-authors of a paper showing that most people are unwilling to rent vacation homes that have a view of offshore wind turbines -- and those who are willing expect steep rental discounts unless turbines are more than eight miles offshore. 

Barrangou portrait

Mar 15, 2016

Graduate Alum, Researcher Wins Prestigious Prize

Rodolphe Barrangou, an NC State professor, graduate alumnus and a pioneer of the discovery of the adaptive bacterial immune system known as CRISPR, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize. 

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Nov 5, 2015

Graduate Alumnus is Co-Lead on Paper About Bees in Urban Areas

A former entomology graduate student is co-lead on a research paper about the health of bees in urban areas. 

Aug 12, 2015

Elastic Drug Delivery Technology Releases Drugs When Stretched

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a drug delivery technology that consists of an elastic patch that can be applied to the skin and will release drugs whenever the patch is stretched. 

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Jul 24, 2015

Centuries-Old Shipwreck Discovered Off North Carolina Coast

Marine scientists from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Oregon discovered the wreck on July 12 during a research expedition aboard the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) research ship Atlantis. 

composite metal foan

Jul 23, 2015

Study Finds Metal Foams Capable of Shielding X-rays, Gamma Rays, Neutron Radiation

Research from North Carolina State University shows that 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 the metal foams hold promise for use in nuclear safety, space exploration and medical technology applications.