This Comic Creator Hopes His Terrible Ideas for Producing Energy Will Inspire You to Think of Better Ones
TimeYour backyard has lots of easily reachable space — could you trigger vacuum decay and solve the world’s energy problems forever? To answer this question, I contacted astrophysicist and end-of-the-universe expert Katie Mack, who teaches at NC State.
What Does the Universe Look Like?
We asked NC State Sciences professor Katie Mack and NC State Engineering professor Laura Bottomley to answer some popular out-of-this-world questions.
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.
Disorientation: A Science Poem by Katie Mack
Astrophysicist Katie Mack encourages us to “see [our] world from four billion miles away” in this poem, presented in text and video formats.
Building a Sound Map of Raleigh – For Science
Sound can affect everything from human health to the well-being of wildlife, but there is very little data on the levels and types of sound in U.S. cities.
Study Finds Aromatic Herbs Lead to Better Parenting in Starlings
The presence of aromatic herbs in the nest leads to some improved parenting behaviors in European starlings.
4 Receive Faculty Research and Professional Development Grants
Faculty member KC Busch, of the Leadership in Public Science Cluster, was one of four faculty to receive a Faculty Research and Professional Development grant worth $7,500 to support her research.
Could Insects Help Us Find New Yeasts for Big Business?
Yeasts are tiny fungi – but they play key roles in producing everything from beer and cheese to industrial chemicals and biofuels.