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NC State gateway at sunset

Feb 13, 2023

Chiral Phonons Create Spin Current Without Needing Magnetic Materials

Chiral phonons can convert wasted heat into spin information — without needing magnetic materials to do it. 

Feb 7, 2023

Earthquake Risks in the Carolinas

“A number of old fault zones here,” said Del Bohnenstiehl, professor of earth science. “We call it plate boundary hundreds of millions of years ago. And so, there are some relic fault zones from that can get reactivated from time to time.” 

aerial view of a wetland forest shows many green trees and large patches of floating weed in the water

Feb 7, 2023

NC State Researchers: Show Us What You’re Working On

The Envisioning Research contest is accepting submissions until June 19. 

Groups of Make-A-Thon students work on their projects

Feb 7, 2023

Waste Solutions Are Big Winners at 2023 Make-A-Thon

Sciences students competed and won at this year's Make-A-Thon sustainability challenge. 

Jan 25, 2023

What Do Researchers Know About the Health Impacts of GenX?

GenX doesn’t build up in our bodies, the way other PFAS chemicals do, but long term exposure could still pose health risks, says Jane Hoppin, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. 

Jan 24, 2023

Bottlenose Dolphin Dies After Becoming Stranded in Atlantic Beach

NC State's Center for Marine Science and Technology is working to determine how a dolphin that was stranded at Atlantic Beach died. 

Jan 19, 2023

Velociraptors Probably Didn’t Use Their ‘Wicked’ Claws for Slashing, Surprising New Study Suggests

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Dromaeosaurid claws don’t resist side-to-side force well, said James Napoli, a paleontologist and postdoctoral researcher at NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. 

A graphic shows the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Graphic by the CDC.

Jan 12, 2023

Researchers Fix ‘Fundamental Flaw,’ Improving Pandemic Prediction Model

By modifying an existing pandemic model, NC State mathematicians substantially improved its accuracy in predicting disease spread. 

Jan 6, 2023

In an Advance for Solar Fuels, Hybrid Materials Improve Photocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction

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NC State researchers were part of a team that found that hybrid materials for photocatalysis could leverage the high selectivity and efficiency imparted by a molecular catalyst synergistically with the durability of a solid material support. 

A group photo at Sheba Gage's final presentation

Jan 5, 2023

ACS Project SEED at NC State

Through ACS Project SEED, some high school students had the opportunity to spend last summer working alongside NC State chemists.