Quantcast

Latest North Carolina State University Stories

CT Scans Could Help Forensic Database To ID Unidentified Remains
2014-01-15 07:56:51

North Carolina State University A study from North Carolina State University finds that data from CT scans can be incorporated into a growing forensic database to help determine the ancestry and sex of unidentified remains. The finding may also have clinical applications for craniofacial surgeons. “As forensic anthropologists, we can map specific coordinates on a skull and use software that we developed – called 3D-ID – to compare those three-dimensional coordinates with a...

New Technique Could Drive Down Cost Of Biofuel Production
2014-01-07 11:52:27

North Carolina State University Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a simple, effective and relatively inexpensive technique for removing lignin from the plant material used to make biofuels, which may drive down the cost of biofuel production. Lignin, nature’s way of protecting plant cell walls, is difficult to break down or remove from plant materials called “biomass,” such as the non-edible parts of the corn plant. However, that lignin needs to be...

Questions Raised About Longstanding Forensic Identification Technique
2013-12-11 10:28:31

North Carolina State University Forensic experts have long used the shape of a person’s skull to make positive identifications of human remains. But those findings may now be called into question, since a new study from North Carolina State University shows that there is not enough variation in skull shapes to make a positive ID. “In a lot of cases, murder victims or the victims of disasters are from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and don’t have extensive dental records we can...

Researchers Propose Guidelines To Assess How Effective Species Are At Pollinating Crops
2013-12-10 07:00:11

North Carolina State University From tomatoes to pumpkins, most fruit and vegetable crops rely on pollination by bees and other insect species – and the future of many of those species is uncertain. Now researchers from North Carolina State University are proposing a set of guidelines for assessing the performance of pollinator species in order to determine which species are most important and should be prioritized for protection. “Widespread concerns over the fate of honey bees and...

Nanotechnology-based Technique May Help Diabetics Avoid The Needle
2013-11-21 11:12:29

North Carolina State University A new nanotechnology-based technique for regulating blood sugar in diabetics may give patients the ability to release insulin painlessly using a small ultrasound device, allowing them to go days between injections – rather than using needles to give themselves multiple insulin injections each day. The technique was developed by researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “This is hopefully a big...

2013-11-15 23:20:49

Vetted International, Ltd. (http://www.vetted-intl.com) is moving their Global Headquarters to a new Campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Vetted International is moving their Global Headquarters to a new Campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Campus located at 6870 & 6880 Perry Creek Road contains two buildings totaling 43,000 square feet and 11 acres along the Neuse River and adjacent the City of Raleigh Greenway. The facility is accessible by...

Wireless Power Transfer For Vehicles Advanced With New Approach
2013-11-14 10:57:58

North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new technology and techniques for transmitting power wirelessly from a stationary source to a mobile receiver – moving engineers closer to their goal of creating highway “stations” that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. “We’ve made changes to both the receiver and the transmitter in order to make wireless energy transfer safer and more efficient,”...

Mosquitofish Mating Strategies Change In The Presence Of Predators
2013-10-11 12:44:08

North Carolina State University When predators lurk nearby, male Bahamas mosquitofish (Gambusia hubbsi) change mating strategies, rejecting elaborate courting rituals for more frequent and sometimes forceful encounters with females. But as a recent North Carolina State University study shows, mating strategies aren’t the only things changing for G. hubbsi when predators abound. The shape and size of the male fish’s genitalia are also linked to the presence or absence of predators....


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.