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Article ID: 714969

Study: Internet Perpetuates Job Market Inequality

North Carolina State University

Research finds the internet is giving employers and job seekers access to more information, but has not made the hiring process more meritocratic. Instead, lower-wage jobs have become “black holes,” with intense competition for positions, while higher-wage jobs are open to only limited competition.

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26-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Metal Foam Stops .50 Caliber Rounds As Well As Steel – At Less Than Half the Weight

Article ID: 713956

Metal Foam Stops .50 Caliber Rounds As Well As Steel – At Less Than Half the Weight

North Carolina State University

Researchers have demonstrated that vehicle armor using composite metal foam can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds as well as conventional steel armor, even though it weighs less than half as much.

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5-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713805

Research Sheds Light on the Importance of Police Trust in the Public

North Carolina State University

Research finds that police officers who place more trust in the public are also more likely to pursue cases on their own initiative – termed proactive policing – and have higher arrest rates. The finding may have implications for public safety, police training and future law enforcement research.

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3-Jun-2019 8:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713734

Politicians Walk The Walk, When It Comes To Financial Investments

North Carolina State University

For the most part, politicians do put their money where their mouths are. A recent study of U.S senators and representatives finds that the more liberal a politician’s voting record is, the more likely the politician is to invest in socially responsible stocks.

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31-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Can a Hands-on Model Help Forest Stakeholders Fight Tree Disease?
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    19-May-2019 7:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 712884

Can a Hands-on Model Help Forest Stakeholders Fight Tree Disease?

North Carolina State University

Sudden oak death, a disease that's killed millions of trees, turned up in Oregon, posing a threat to the timber industry. Scientists are using a 3D model called Tangible Landscape to help stakeholders work together to find ways to stop the disease's spread.

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14-May-2019 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713076

Human Capital Benefits of Military Boost Economy by Billions

North Carolina State University

A recent study finds that U.S. government spending on military personnel has a positive impact on the nation’s human capital – essentially improving the American workforce. The study estimates the economic impact of this human capital improvement to be $89.8 billion for 2019 alone.

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17-May-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Expert can discuss impact of tariffs on supply chains.

Article ID: 712946

Expert can discuss impact of tariffs on supply chains.

North Carolina State University

Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management

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15-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: How Sea Level Rise Affects Birds in Coastal Forests
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    9-May-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 712502

How Sea Level Rise Affects Birds in Coastal Forests

North Carolina State University

Saltwater intrusion changes coastal vegetation that provides bird habitat. Researchers found that the transition from forests to marshes along the North Carolina coast due to climate change could benefit some bird species of concern for conservation.

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7-May-2019 1:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712287

Design Flaws Create Security Vulnerabilities for 'Smart Home' Internet-of-Things Devices

North Carolina State University

NC State researchers find countermeasures for designers of security systems and other smart home devices.

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2-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: N.C. Study: Warmer Water Linked to Higher Proportion of Male Flounder

Article ID: 712161

N.C. Study: Warmer Water Linked to Higher Proportion of Male Flounder

North Carolina State University

In the wild and in the lab, researchers find a relationship between higher water temperatures and a lower percentage of female flounder, a cause for concern.

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30-Apr-2019 3:00 PM EDT
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