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Kyle Swallow

Sep 21, 2020

Low-Energy Light Invigorates Polymer Object Production Process

Photonics
“We used ZnTPP because it allows you to see light emission from two different excited states, and we could differentiate between lower energy S1 and higher energy S2 states,” said Felix Castellano, corresponding author of the article describing the process and Goodnight Innovation Chair of Chemistry at North Carolina State University. North Carolina State University graduate student Nancy Awwad is the study’s first author. 

Sep 15, 2020

Scientists Say Maybe There Is Life on Venus

The Wall Street Journal
“It’s not the determination of alien life…[but] maybe this is actually a world we should be more credibly thinking about habitability,” said Paul Byrne, a North Carolina State University planetary scientist who wasn’t involved in the research. “It’s a massive deal, hands down.” 

Sep 15, 2020

In Clouds on Venus, New Potential for Microbial Life

The Smithsonian
“The finding itself is astonishing,” Paul Byrne, a scientist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh who was not involved in the research, tells the Times. He notes that he is “skeptical of it being life,” but adds: “I don’t have a better explanation for what it is.” 

Sep 14, 2020

Life on Venus: Astronomers See a Signal in Its Clouds

The New York Times
“The finding itself is astonishing,” said Paul Byrne, a planetary scientist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh who was not involved in the research. He said that although he was “skeptical of it being life, I don’t have a better explanation for what it is.” 

Sep 10, 2020

CMS Spending $1M On Floor Coating, Hand Dryers That Don’t Fight Coronavirus

WFAE
As for the “virus-causing bacteria” CMS referred to, North Carolina State University virologist Frank Scholle says “that one is weird.” “That term, ‘virus-producing bacteria,’ that does not make any sense,” Scholle said. “Viruses are viruses, bacteria are bacteria.”