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 •  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...

NC State University

 •  August 16, 2017

Editor’s note: Ever wonder what it would take to walk from one end of campus to the other? Read about the sights and sounds of NC State, with a little high-tech and modern research thrown in. On the dusty dirt portion of Mid Pines Road, somewhere near NC State’s Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory and the Agroecology Education Farm, the turkey...

NC State University

 •  August 9, 2017

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative isn’t all roots and stems.
It’s genetics. It’s robotics. It’s big data.
And with this week’s announcement of a newly hired launch director, it’s about to get rolling — in a big way.
We can make a mark on agriculture for generations to come.
Entomologist, agricultural biotechnology business professional...