Physicist’s Book Makes New York Times 100 Notable Books, Other “Best of” Lists
NC State physicist Katie Mack’s book The End of Everything(Astrophysically Speaking) was named to the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2020. In The End of Everything, Mack, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, talks through five possible ways the universe will end. She uses cutting-edge astronomical observations and particle experiments to guide…
Center for Human Health and the Environment Receives $7.6M Funding Renewal
The NIEHS will continue to fund the center’s work to understand how human health is impacted by environmental factors for another five years.
Carbon Electronics Cluster Opens New Facility at NC State
NC State inaugurated a new carbon electronics laboratory on Nov. 18, formally launching a state-of-the-art facility that is bringing together scientists and engineers across the university to do cutting-edge work in this emerging field. The 6,000-square-foot facility for the Organic and Carbon Electronics Labs (ORaCEL), housed in the Partners III building on Centennial Campus, is equipped…
Framework Improves ‘Continual Learning’ For Artificial Intelligence
Researchers have developed a new framework for deep neural networks that allows artificial intelligence (AI) systems to better learn new tasks while “forgetting” less of what it has learned regarding previous tasks.
A Simple Approach to Dating Bones
Forensic anthropologist Ann Ross describes the techniques she uses to determine the age of human skeletons.
New Technique Cuts AI Training Time By More Than 60 Percent
New artificial intelligence training technique reduces training time for deep learning networks by more than 60 percent without sacrificing accuracy.
U.S. Indoor Climate Most Similar to Northeast African Outdoors
Americans are most comfortable indoors when their climate is like that of the northeast African outdoors – warm and relatively dry.
Cricket Bacteria Break Down Lignin, Highlighting Ecology’s Utility in Applied R&D
Researchers have discovered that a bacterium found in camel crickets is capable of breaking down lignin, opening new research pathways for biofuels and chemical manufacturing.
Triangle Bird Count Survey Seeks To Shed Light On Urban Wildlife
A new bird population survey focuses on getting a better understanding of the birds that live in Raleigh, Durham and other urban centers.
Unique Course Teaches About Climate, Campus
NC State students in an applied problem solving course led by Christopher Galik explored climate action on campus.