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satellite image of smoke across arctic

Sep 19, 2022

Wildfire Smoke May Have Amplified Arctic Phytoplankton Bloom

Research by Douglas Hamilton, assistant professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, found that smoke from a Siberian wildfire may have transported enough nitrogen to parts of the Arctic Ocean to amplify a phytoplankton bloom. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Sep 12, 2022

Researchers Explore Enzymes That Use a Cation, not Oxygen-Addition, to Drive Reactions

Chemists at NC State took part in research that studied the structure and binding mechanisms of Fe/2OG enzymes to explore their potential for use in creating valuable molecules. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Sep 7, 2022

Elevated Cholesterol Found in GenX Exposure Study Participants

Professor Jane Hoppin's research showed that elevated levels of PFAS were associated with higher cholesterol in the blood of study participants. 

Graphic shows process of achieving superflorescence at room temperature.

Aug 29, 2022

‘Naturally Insulating’ Material Emits Pulses of Superfluorescent Light at Room Temperature

Shuang Fang Lin, associate professor of physics, discusses how this research could lead to the development of faster microchips, neurosensors and quantum computing materials. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Aug 15, 2022

Statistical Tool Finds ‘Gaps’ in DNA Data Sets Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Jeff Thorne, a professor of biological sciences and statistics, explains how a simple statistical test could help evolutionary biologists avoid bias in analyses. 

Works of obsidian glass

Jul 1, 2022

When Volcanology and Art Collide

NC State volcanologist Arianna Soldati talks about a unique collaboration between volcanologists and glass artists. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Jun 13, 2022

Understanding Room Temperature Superconductivity

Lex Kemper, associate professor of physics, discusses attempts to untangle the secrets of superconducting material YBCO. 

Memorial Belltower

Jun 2, 2022

Fish Cannibalism Rare in Wild, Study Finds

Brian Langerhans, associate professor of biology, found that fish cannibalism is rare in the wild, which could have implications on ecological and evolutionary studies. 

NC State gateway at sunset

May 18, 2022

Researchers Use Galaxy as a ‘Cosmic Telescope’ to Study Heart of the Young Universe

Astrophysicist Rongmon Bordoloi is using a new instrument and a powerful telescope to peer into galactic nurseries. 

Meg with tooth injury

May 12, 2022

What Caused This Megatooth Shark’s Massive Toothache?

Paleontologist Lindsay Zanno and two students studied a deformed tooth from an Otodus megalodon shark to determine the root cause.