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. 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.
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.
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…
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.
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?
Research Finds Serious Problems With Forensic Software
New research finds significant flaws in recently released forensic software.