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Remote Lab Allows ‘Hands-On’ Testing of Antennas from Thousands of Miles Away

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Imagine a lab that gives scientists the opportunity to do “hands-on” testing from thousands of miles away. Researchers at NC State have created a remotely-controlled testing facility that allows students, professors and private companies from around the world to test prototype antennas for wireless devices. The lab was created to provide a teaching and R&D

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This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State: Jennifer Dixon

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 | Tags:

Editor’s note: This post comes from Jennifer Dixon, who recently completed her Ph.D. in marine science at NC State. The post is part of an ongoing series that we hope will highlight the diversity of researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The series is inspired by the This Is What A Scientist Looks Like

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This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State: Sean Mealin

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 | Tags:

Editor’s note: This post comes from Sean Mealin, a Ph.D. student and NSF graduate research fellow in the Department of Computer Science at NC State. The post is part of an ongoing series that we hope will highlight the diversity of researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The series is inspired by the This

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What Sociology Can Tell Us About The G.M. Scandal

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 | Tags: ,

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Martha Crowley, an associate professor of sociology at NC State and co-author, with Ohio State’s Randy Hodson, of a recent paper on how an organization’s work practices affect employee behavior and, ultimately, the performance of the organization itself. This post first appeared May 20 on Work In

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Can ‘sticky bands’ protect your trees from cankerworms?

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 | Tags:

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Steve Frank, an entomology researcher at NC State. If you live in the eastern United States, you may recently have noticed a ton of caterpillars hanging from trees on fine silk threads. Maybe you picked caterpillars off co-workers or family members when they came in from outdoors.

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