How Changing the Way We Study Gold Could Boost Communication Tech
Under the right circumstances, pushing on nothing is harder than pushing on something – at least when that “something” is gold. That’s the finding from a new materials science paper, and it’s a finding that could expedite the development of new wireless communication technologies. The Problem At issue are ohmic radio frequency microelectricalmechanical systems switches
Researchers Design Interactive Software to Target Teen Alcohol Use
If you want teens to avoid risky behavior, you can’t just give teenagers the facts – you have to get them to engage with the information, feel motivated to change, and have the confidence and skills to keep themselves safe. That’s the idea behind a project under way at NC State and the University of
Nothing to See Here
“Blend in” appears to be the mantra for male Bahamas mosquitofish that live near predators. After all, fish with brighter, more colorful fins or patches are more conspicuous – and standing out with predators around could be a death sentence. So these fish evolve duller colors under the threat of predation, to try and hide
Tackling the Barriers between Health Professionals and Spanish-Speaking Communities
Communication is essential to doctors, nurses, and other health professionals, but language and cultural barriers prevent many people in the U.S. from communicating effectively with their health care providers. But language scholars in North Carolina are trying to improve the situation, with a suite of programs and resources designed to improve Spanish-language communication efforts for
Snap, Crackle, Pop!
Ever wonder what an ocean reef sounds like? If you answered, “like a giant bowl of Rice Krispies,” you get a gold star! According to NC State Ph.D. candidate Ashlee Lillis, the noisy snaps, crackles and pops of the reef make it the undersea equivalent of a busy city, full of its inhabitants’ distinct sounds.