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Sep 15, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Researchers Control Surface Tension to Manipulate Liquid Metals

Researchers have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals, opening the door to a new generation of reconfigurable electronic circuits, antennas and other technologies.  

Sep 11, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Researchers Create World’s Largest DNA Origami

Researchers have created the world’s largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics. 

Sep 10, 2014 | The Abstract

Polarization Imaging Reveals New Views of Hunt Library, Insight into Exciting Field of Research

These two photos of the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library use a false-color technique to reveal a characteristic of light called polarization. 

Sep 9, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Researchers Advance Artificial Intelligence for Player Goal Prediction in Gaming

NC State researchers have developed artificial intelligence software that is significantly better than any previous technology at predicting what goal a player is trying to achieve in a video game. The work holds promise for helping game developers design new ways of improving the gameplay experience. 

Sep 4, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Titania-Based Material Holds Promise as New Insulator for Superconductors

Research shows that a type of modified titania, or titanium dioxide, holds promise as an electrical insulator for superconducting magnets, allowing heat to dissipate while preserving the electrical paths along which current flows. 

Sep 2, 2014 | The Abstract

Dogs, Math and Computers: How One Researcher Gets His Ideas

Where does inspiration come from? One researcher talks about artificial intelligence, computer science, and working with dogs. 

Aug 12, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Researchers Roll Out Free Software to Advance Computer Chip Design

Engineering researchers have developed new software, called FreePDK15, to facilitate chip design – and are making it freely available in order to foster new research focused on pushing the frontiers of computer technology. “State-of-the-art transistors […] 

Jul 8, 2014 | Research and Innovation

When Faced With Some Sugars, Bacteria Can Be Picky Eaters

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Minnesota have found for the first time that genetically identical strains of bacteria can respond very differently to the presence of sugars and other organic […] 

Jul 2, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Inspired by Nature, Researchers Create Tougher Metal Materials

Drawing inspiration from the structure of bones and bamboo, researchers have found that by gradually changing the internal structure of metals they can make stronger, tougher materials that can be customized for a wide variety […] 

Jun 23, 2014 | Research and Innovation

‘Sensing Skin’ Quickly Detects Cracks, Damage in Concrete Structures

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Eastern Finland have developed new “sensing skin” technology designed to serve as an early warning system for concrete structures, allowing authorities to respond quickly to […]