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The Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 | Tags: ,

Note: This post is part of an ongoing series in which we try to answer questions about the science behind food – from farm to fork. If you have a food-related question, please let me know at matt_shipman@ncsu.edu. What’s the difference between baking soda and baking powder? Short answer: acid. But it can make a

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Researchers Test Distributed Computing As Defense against Cyberattacks on Power Grids

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Imagine a cyberattack that does serious damage to the U.S. power grid. The results wouldn’t be pretty. The power grid is complicated, divided up into sections that cover everything from a single municipal area (like New York City) to large regions (like the entire state of California). But each of those sections is controlled by

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This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State: Golsa Naderi

Monday, May 19th, 2014 | Tags:

Editor’s note: This post comes from Golsa Naderi, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering 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

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How Can I Wash All the Pesticides Off My Food?

Friday, May 16th, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Note: This post is part of an ongoing series in which we try to answer questions about the science behind food – from farm to fork. If you have a food-related question, please let me know at matt_shipman@ncsu.edu. What is the best way to wash all the pesticides off your food? The bad news: you

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This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State: Yasmin Cardoza

Monday, May 12th, 2014 | Tags:

Editor’s note: This post comes from Yasmin Cardoza, an associate professor of entomology at NC State. The post is part of an 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 site. I

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