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. The study also highlights the potential inherent in using ecosystem analysis as a tool for targeting research into the identification of commercially valuable microorganisms with industrial applications.
Triangle Bird Count To Shed Light On Urban Wildlife
Wildlife researchers are launching a bird population survey in the Triangle region, focused 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.
Science and Design Collaboration Project Comes to NC State
A new project at NC State is melding science and design into engaging projects that celebrate creativity and human ingenuity.
New Fund Supports Research Outside the Lab
A collaboration between the Provost’s Office and the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development enables NC State to close a gap in research funding and support innovative work in multiple disciplines.