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Nov 21, 2014

Study aims to make powered prosthetic legs safer for …

Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. Helen Huang and Fan Zhang, biomedical engineering, featured. 

Nov 21, 2014

Enhanced ultrasound penetrates bone and metal

NC State researchers have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customised structures that offset the distortion usually caused by so-called aberrating layers. Tarry Chen Shen and Yun Jing, mechanical & aerospace engineering, […] 

Nov 21, 2014

Now, ultrasound can penetrate bones, metals

In a major breakthrough, researchers have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bones and metals. Tarry Chen Shen and Yun Jing, mechanical & aerospace engineering, featured. 

Nov 21, 2014

Researchers Study Impact of Power Prosthetic Failures on …

Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. Helen Huang and Fan Zhang, biomedical engineering, featured. 

Nov 21, 2014

New Ultrasound Technique Can Penetrate Bone, Metal

NC State researchers have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called “aberrating layers.” Tarry Chen Shen and Yun Jing, mechanical & aerospace […] 

Nov 21, 2014

NC State: Warmer Temps Limit Impact of Parasites Boost Pest …

NC State researchers show that some insect pests are thriving in warm, urban environments and developing earlier, limiting the impact of parasitoid wasps that normally help keep those pest populations in check. Emily Meineke, Rob Dunn, biology, and Steve […] 

Nov 21, 2014

Impacts of Power Prosthetic Failures on Amputees

New research examines exactly what happens when prosthetic technologies fail, with the goal of developing a new generation of more robust powered prostheses. Helen Huang and Fan Zhang, biomedical engineering, featured. 

Nov 19, 2014

Wake County to test ‘Bring-Your-Own-Device’ program for students

To help teachers make the transition to the “Bring-Your-Own-Device program being piloted in 13 schools this year, Wake has been working with NC State’s Friday Institute to provide training. Friday Institute featured. 

Nov 20, 2014

Colleges’ Prestige Doesn’t Guarantee a Top-Flight Learning Experience

Researchers for Nessie, as the survey is known, took a stab at identifying educational quality on the institutional level, an attribute that is as important to higher education as it is hard to define. Stephen R. […] 

Nov 19, 2014

Mental Health Group Releases Guide For Colleges Dealing With Suicides

This week the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance unveiled a first-of-its-kind “Postvention Guide” to help colleges respond to suicides on campus. Monica Osburn, counseling services, featured.