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Posts tagged “NCSU”

February 2

Premium Lock Gene editing: As Britain OKs research, what are the facts?

Britain's decision to allow researchers to edit the genes of human embryos -- not to create babies but to start unraveling the earliest stages of development -- is raising new questions about the ethics of this hot new technology.

A nanoscale machine targets DNA A nanoscale machine targets DNA

January 29

Premium Lock NC economic index 'suggests' economic expansion will continue

Economy The NCSU Index of North Carolina Leading Economic Indicators surged in December, indicating that economic expansion will continue through at least early 2016, says NCSU Dr. Michael Walden.

Updated January 29

Premium Lock Emerging Issues Forum features 'Rise of Robots' author, tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa

Martin Ford, author of the bestselling "Rise of the Robots" and former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa are among the headliners for the upcoming Emerging Issues Forum. It's focus this year is "Future Work."

Future Work Future Work

January 27

Premium Lock Triangle entrepreneurs slightly more optimistic entering '16

Economy A new quarterly survey of Triangle entrepreneurs finds that they are more optimistic about sales, spending and employment growth entering 2016 than they were in the previous two quarters. But the overall sentiment is still lower than the previous three.

Updated January 25

Premium Lock UNC-NCSU scientists' 'depots' increase drug efficacy against tumors

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a technique for creating microscopic "depots" for trapping drugs inside cancer tumors. In an animal model, these drug depots were 10 times more effective at shrinking tumors than the use of the same drugs without the depots.

Trapping drugs in tumors Trapping drugs in tumors

January 11

Premium Lock NCSU startup aims to help firms detect, respond to cloud computing bugs

In late 2012, NCSU computer science professor Helen Gu presented a research paper on a new tool designed to prevent disruptions in cloud computing. Less than four years later, she has launched a start-up to help companies that use cloud computing improve the user experience for their customers.

NCSU's Helen Gu NCSU's Helen Gu

Updated January 8

Premium Lock NCSU economist: 2016 to be good year for NC, US - but beware 'unknowns'

Economy In a new report, NCSU Economist Dr. Michael Walden sees a good year for North Carolina with the state's gross domestic product growing 3.5 percent than the national GDP. He also sees further declines in unemployment. 2016 looks good for the U.S. economy as well, but he closes the report with a caveat: "Watch for Unknowns."

December 29, 2015

Premium Lock NCSU economist: Three 'winds of change' favor NC economy

Mike Walden As 2015 draws to a close, economists are looking ahead to 2016 - and the future - with forecasts that generally are favorable for North Carolina. NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden sees three "winds of change" that could benefit the state. Technology is one. What are the other two?

Updated December 28, 2015

Premium Lock 2016 forecast: NCSU index indicates growth, but manufacturing sector at risk

N.C. flag What's ahead for North Carolina's economy? "For the year, the (NCSU) Index also moved very modestly on trend, suggesting the current rate of economic growth in the state will continue in 2016," says NCSU Economist Dr. Michael Walden. However, if the dollar continues to strengthen the state's manufacturing sector may take a hit.

December 16, 2015

Premium Lock CED-NCSU partnership to bring mentoring to NCSU entrepreneurs

CED A partnership between the Council for Entrepreneurial Development and N.C. State's Office of Technology Transfer means that aspiring NCSU entrepreneurs can receive mentoring support from CED.

Updated November 25, 2015

Premium Lock Institute for Emerging Issues to host Raleigh Discovery Forum for young entrepreneurs

Institute for Emerging Issues Discovery Forum 2015 North Carolina State University's Institute for Emerging Issues is set to host the Raleigh Discovery Forum on December 1st. The event gives young social entrepreneurs the chance to pitch business concepts and a shot at $10,000 in seed funding.

Tags: NCSU, Startups
November 17, 2015

Premium Lock Lessons from the 2015 Innovative Women's Conference

NC State organizes Innovative Women's Conference Last week, 161 women attended the second annual Innovative Women's Conference held in Raleigh through the North Carolina State University Jenkins MBA program. Here are the key takeaways from the event.

Tags: Events, NCSU
November 6, 2015

Premium Lock Can efficiency save our natural resources?

Mike Walden In this editorial, Dr. Mike Walden explores whether efficiency gains could reduce natural resource depletion. In the end, suggests Walden, you decide.

October 29, 2015

Premium Lock NCSU Index of NC leading economic indicators declines again

Dr. Michael Walden The NCSU IIndex of North Carolina leading economic indicators, (the "Index"), a forecast of the economy's direction four to six months ahead, declined by 0.8% in September. This continued a downward trend in the Index, which has dropped in eight of the past twelve months. A similar national decline may be partly responsible.

October 23, 2015

Premium Lock Spellings to head UNC system, Biomedical scholars named, Charlotte, Raleigh 2,3 in Metro wage disparity

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: UNC names former Secretary of Education to head university system; UNC School of Medicine researcher get Biomedical Scholars Award; Raleigh wage inequality third in the nation. Charlotte landed at number 2. Atlanta is at Number 10.

October 13, 2015

Premium Lock New digital search tool will help humanities scholars

Tim Stinson (left) demonstrates BigDIVA's functional interface in the visualization lab at Hunt Library on NC State's campus. Photo credit: Nash Dunn Digital humanities scholars from NC State University and Texas A&M University are launching a new tool that will help researchers sift through hundreds of thousands of archives and articles and images and display results in infographic formats. The new tool, called BigDIVA, will be formally unveiled later this month.

Tags: NCSU
Updated October 8, 2015

Premium Lock NC State engineers working on 'Jetsons-style' personal rapid transit system

Students at North Carolina State University are accustomed to dealing with long trips between buildings - the bus trip from Hunt Library, on Centennial Campus, and D.H. Hill Library, on main campus, can take up to 20 minutes. A research team at the college is busy working on a futuristic way to move thousands of people a day along that route in just a few minutes.

Tags: NCSU, Startups
Updated October 8, 2015

Premium Lock Can we resolve our NC tax issues?

Mike Walden Taxes are always part of discussions about government and public policy, and taxes were clearly a hot topic in the recent session of the North Carolina General Assembly. Debates occurred about taxing services, lowering income tax rates, implementing incentives for business and energy expenditures, and dividing public revenues between urban and rural counties. Legislation was passed for some of these items, but economist Mike Walden says there will be more discussion and debate in future sessions.

Updated October 7, 2015

Premium Lock NCSU job fair today; Facebook building 3rd data center in NC, Cisco RTP healthcenter; GE HQ move

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Job fair today at NC State's McKimmon Center; Facebook building third $200M data center in NC; Cisco opening RTP healthcenter for employees, NC on shortlist for GE HQ?

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