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software code

Study Finds Auto-Fix Tool Gets More Programmers to Upgrade Code

Failure to make necessary upgrades to software code can have dire consequences, such as the major data breach at Equifax. A recent study finds...
microparticles

Study Shows How Rough Microparticles Can Cause Big Problems

New research from North Carolina State University, MIT and the University of Michigan finds that the surface texture of microparticles in a liquid suspension...
sensitivity

Sensitivity to Time Improves Performance at Remotely Controlling Devices

A new study from North Carolina State University finds that people who are more sensitive to the passage of time are better at accounting...
antibiotic resistance

Pass It On: Bacteria Can Spread Antibiotic Resistance Through Soil

When most people think about bacterial antibiotic resistance, they think about it occurring in bacteria found in people or animals. But the environment surrounding...
biosensor

Designer Biosensor Can Detect Antibiotic Production by Microbes

Researchers from North Carolina State University have engineered designer biosensors that can detect antibiotic molecules of interest. The biosensors are a first step toward...
itching sensations

Neuroscientists Find ‘Gatekeeper’ in Itching Sensations Plays No Role in Pain...

A study from North Carolina State University researchers shows that a neurotransmitter involved in relaying itching sensations from the skin to the spinal cord...
Cardiac myocyte

Signal Flare – How Heart Muscle Cells Protect Themselves from Viral...

The human heart is particularly vulnerable to viruses. That’s because cardiac myocytes, the heart muscle cells that give your heart its ability to “beat,”...
driving speed

Study Finds Driving Speed Affected When a Driver’s Mind ‘Wanders’

Research from North Carolina State University finds that driving speed fluctuates more when a driver’s mind wanders from focusing on the act of driving...
DNA Replication

Scientists Unravel Mysteries of DNA Replication in Corn

DNA replication is among life’s most important processes, providing a way for an organism’s genetic material to be reproduced so it can be passed...
Skin patch

Skin Patch Dissolves Fat, Could Help Treat Diabetes

Scientists have devised a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body's overall metabolism....
wireless connection

Streaming On A Wireless Power Connection: Integrated High-Speed Data and Wireless...

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a system that can simultaneously deliver watts of power and transmit data at rates high enough...
SiC power devices

New Manufacturing Process For SiC Power Devices Opens Market to More...

Researchers from North Carolina State University are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can...
cross-species interactions

Study Examines Cross-Species Interactions

In a first-of-its-kind study, NC State researchers applied a new approach to examine how members of two different species – a plant and a...
nitrogen

Unprecedented Levels of Nitrogen Could Pose Risks to Earth’s Environment

Human production of fixed nitrogen, used mostly to fertilize crops, now accounts for about half of the total fixed nitrogen added to the Earth...
tropical forestvideo

Expanding Tropical Forest Spells Disaster for Conservation

A North Carolina State University study shows that fire suppression efforts in Brazilian savannas turn many of those areas into forest lands, with negative...
water splitting

Researchers Set New Bar For Water-Splitting, CO2-Splitting Techniques

Researchers from North Carolina State University have significantly boosted the efficiency of two techniques, for splitting water to create hydrogen gas and splitting carbon...
Liquid Metalvideo

Look Ma, No Hands: Researchers Use Vacuum for Hands-Free Patterning of...

North Carolina State University engineers have utilized vacuum to create a more efficient, hands-free method for filling complex microchannels with liquid metal. Their work...
Wood-Burning

Benefits of Advanced Wood-Burning Stoves Greater Than Thought

A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution...
microbotvideo

Microbot Origami Can Capture, Transport Single Cells

Researchers at North Carolina State University and Duke University have developed a way to assemble and pre-program tiny structures made from microscopic cubes –...
lung fibrosis

Scientists Create Stem Cell Therapy for Lung Fibrosis Conditions

A team of scientists from the UNC School of Medicine and North Carolina State University (NCSU) has developed promising research towards a possible stem...