Research and Innovation

Apr 23, 2019  |  Forensic Sciences

A Simple Approach to Dating Bones

Forensic anthropologist Ann Ross describes the techniques she uses to determine the age of human skeletons.

Apr 22, 2019  |  Data-Driven Science

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.

Mar 26, 2019  |  Leadership in Public Science

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.

Mar 25, 2019  |  Leadership in Public Science

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.

Mar 25, 2019  |  Leadership in Public Science

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.

Feb 5, 2019  |  Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities

New Computer Program Aims to Reduce DNA Contamination in Microbial Samples

A new, open-source software package created by researchers at NC State and Stanford could help reduce contamination in microbial samples.

Feb 4, 2019  |  Environmental Health Science

NC State Researchers to Invite Fayetteville-Area Residents for GenX, PFAS Study

Researchers with North Carolina State University’s GenX exposure study will be inviting a limited number of residents from Fayetteville’s Gray’s Creek area whose wells have been tested for GenX to participate in water, blood and urine testing for the presence…

Jan 28, 2019  |  Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities

Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities Cluster Faculty Receive Grant Funding

Nathan Crook and Manuel Kleiner recently received funding from the Plant Soil Microbial Community Consortium (PSMCC). Crook and Kleiner are members of the Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities cluster in NC State’s Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program.

Jan 19, 2019  |  Genetic Engineering and Society

Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests?

Forests in the US face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient?

Jan 15, 2019  |  Forensic Sciences

Research Finds Serious Problems With Forensic Software

New research finds significant flaws in recently released forensic software.