Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines what happens when these technologies fail, with the goal of...
21-Nov-2014 7:00 AM EST
NC State researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets.
30-Oct-2014 6:00 AM EDT
Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a drug delivery system consisting of nanoscale “cocoons” made of DNA that target cancer cells and trick the cells into absorbing the cocoon before unleashing anticancer drugs.
13-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT
A new study sheds light on how some collegiate student-athletes deal with uncertainties ranging from excelling in both school and sports to their career prospects outside of athletics, and urges university athletic programs to adopt new efforts to...
1-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT
New research finds that young people who have had mentors are more likely to find work early in their careers that gives them more responsibility and autonomy – ultimately putting them on a path to more financially and personally rewarding careers.
11-Sep-2014 6:50 AM EDT
Researchers from NC State University have developed a technique to control populations of the Australian sheep blowfly – a major livestock pest in Australia and New Zealand – by making female flies dependent upon a common antibiotic to survive.
19-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Findings on the genetic blueprint of the relatively primitive dampwood termite highlight key differences and similarities with other social insects like ants, wasps and bees, and provide insight into how social insects evolved.
19-May-2014 2:25 PM EDT
Increasingly harsh drought conditions may take a serious toll on corn and soybean yields over the next half-century, according to research published in the journal Science. Corn yields could drop by 15 to 30 percent, according to the paper's...
1-May-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Experts Offer Insight Into Key Issues in 2014 Midterm Elections, Including Race, Gender, and the Economy
11-Mar-2014 7:00 AM EDT
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13-Nov-2012 8:00 AM EST
Don’t believe in Santa Claus? Magic, you say? In fact, science and technology explain how Santa is able to deliver toys to good girls and boys around the world in one night, according to a North Carolina State University researcher.
6-Dec-2011 7:35 AM EST
At Thanksgiving, small mistakes in the kitchen can lead to food-borne illness. Dr. Ben Chapman, food-safety specialist and assistant professor of family and consumer sciences at North Carolina State University, can offer suggestions to ensure your...
9-Nov-2011 7:00 AM EST
As American workers are faced with the “Great Recession” of the 21st century, how are they faring this Labor Day? What role might organized labor play, or not play, in the upcoming fall 2010 elections?
30-Aug-2010 8:00 AM EDT
The eyes of the world are now focused on Haiti, and the effects of the recent earthquake disaster on the island nation are still unfolding. North Carolina State University researchers can help explain what happened, what may happen next, and what it...
13-Jan-2010 3:30 PM EST
Thanksgiving is when people get together around the dinner table and, unless you want your loved ones getting violently ill, it is a good time to think about food safety. Dr. Ben Chapman, food safety specialist and assistant professor of food...
19-Nov-2009 12:35 PM EST