Category: North Carolina State University

Insights Into a Tiny Insect That Causes Big Damage

The western flower thrips — an invasive insect that’s not much bigger than a pinhead — takes a huge bite out of agriculture around the world, racking up billions of…

After the Blaze: How Wildfires Can Impact Drinking Water

The Cache la Poudre River usually runs cold and clear as it flows more than 120 miles from the Rocky Mountains to the South Platte River. But in July 2012,…

Brewing Up Ancient Beer

Lager, IPA, stout — these days, beer options seem endless. But no matter your preference, there’s one you likely haven’t tried: ancient beer. That’s right. Historians say it was the…

Ultrasound Technique Offers More Precise, Quantified Assessments of Lung Health

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina have developed a technique that uses ultrasound to provide non-invasive assessments of pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary edema. The…

Pack The Polls, Starting Oct. 15

For NC State student body president Melanie Flowers, walking down a flight of stairs from her Student Government office to the grand ballroom of Talley Student Union to participate in her…

Auxiliary Units Complete Cost-Cutting Plans for Fall

Employees in Campus Enterprises received notice of temporary furloughs and salary reductions this week, capping efforts by the university to respond to declining revenue resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees…

Machine Learning Predicts How Long Museum Visitors Will Engage With Exhibits

In a proof-of-concept study, education and artificial intelligence researchers have demonstrated the use of a machine-learning model to predict how long individual museum visitors will engage with a given exhibit….

Study Finds That Unit Cohesion May Mitigate Mental Health Issues From Combat Exposure

Concerns around the mental health of returning service members –– particularly those with combat exposure –– continues to dominate discussion amongst military and medical professionals.  A range of mental health…

Proactive Steps Linked To Reduced Medical Costs, Hospital Visits for Children With Asthma

A new study looking at data from tens of thousands of children with asthma finds that several widely available interventions are associated with both reduced medical costs and a reduced…

Software Spots and Fixes Hang Bugs in Seconds, Rather Than Weeks

Hang bugs – when software gets stuck, but doesn’t crash – can frustrate both users and programmers, taking weeks for companies to identify and fix. Now researchers from North Carolina…