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 •  April 16

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be significantly more active than the overall averages from 1950 to the present, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. The 2018 season should see 14 to 18 tropical storms and hurricanes forming in the Atlantic basin, which includes the entire Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the...

NC State University

 •  April 12

Cultivating a culture of wellness at NC State begins with faculty and staff. If your college, unit or department supports and encourages employee health and well-being, apply to be recognized as a Well Wolfpack Certified Organization. Earn points in the areas of active workplace, nutrition, emotional well-being, and culture of wellness by selecting...

NC State University

 •  January 17

North Carolina State University researchers have created the largest publicly available chemical database of hair dye substances as a resource for developing a new generation of hair color products that are safer for consumers, stylists and the environment.
The online Hair Dye Substance Database contains detailed information about the structure and...

NC State University

 •  January 17

Campus energy and water management efforts continue to provide important fiscal and environmental benefits, according to NC State’s 2017 Strategic Energy and Water Report. Published in December, the report highlights the university’s efforts to reduce utility use and cost during the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
“Energy and water are among NC State’s most...

NC State University

 •  January 10

When NC State competes in a solar-vehicle race this summer, its entry will stand out in one unusual way: It will look like a car.
SolarPack, the team building the vehicle, is focusing on practicality as well as performance and energy efficiency. That’s why it designed a conventional car, with room for passengers and space for groceries, rather than...

NC State University

 •  January 2

An economic analysis by North Carolina State University, Oregon State University and RTI International finds that the economic benefits of biodiversity and habitat preservation significantly outweigh the costs of off-road vehicle (ORV) restrictions at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The study sheds light on the relative economic value of efforts...

NC State University

 •  December 7, 2017

NC State is close to selecting a vendor for a new electronic research administration (eRA) system that will help faculty and staff navigate the twists and turns of managing a research project. But first university officials want to take two of the competing systems for a test drive. After a yearlong process involving the input of scores of...

NC State University

 •  November 2, 2017

Written by Cameron Walker Kathleen Kelly ‘14 was in her first semester of graduate school at the College of Textiles when she designed the winning entry in NC State’s Pack Plaid contest. Her design, a sophisticated pattern in black, dark gray, red and white, is now listed as the “North Carolina State University — Pack Plaid” in the Scottish...

NC State University

 •  October 17, 2017

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Lund University in Sweden and the University of Hyogo in Japan have retrieved original pigment, beta-keratin and muscle proteins from a 54 million-year-old sea turtle hatchling. The work adds to the growing body of evidence supporting persistence of original molecules over millions of years and also...

NC State University

 •  September 6, 2017

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dee Shore, a writer in NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. When is a gift of 60,000+ insects a good thing? When it becomes part of NC State’s Insect Museum, a collection of more than 1.5 million specimens that serves as a research and teaching resource for both scientists and students. Bob...