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Oct 13, 2015

Researchers Use ‘Avatar’ Experiments to Get Leg Up on Locomotion

Simple mechanical descriptions of the way people and animals walk, run, jump and hop liken whole leg behavior to a spring or pogo stick. But until now, no one has mapped the body’s complex physiology […] 

Oct 12, 2015

Online Tool Aims to Help Researchers Sift Through 15 Centuries of Data

Digital humanities scholars are launching a powerful new system to help researchers more quickly and accurately sift through hundreds of thousands of archives and articles related to materials dating from 450 A.D. to the 20th century.  

Oct 12, 2015

Dielectric Film Has Refractive Index Close to Air for Photonics Applications

Researchers have developed a dielectric film that has optical and electrical properties similar to air, but is strong enough to be incorporated into electronic and photonic devices – making them both more efficient and more mechanically stable. 

Oct 5, 2015

5 Questions on School Choice With Anna Egalite

Anna Egalite, assistant professor of education at NC State, will be speaking about school choice on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in Washington, D.C. at the 2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity organized by the Heritage Foundation. […] 

Oct 1, 2015

Researchers Measure How Specific Atoms Move in Dielectric Materials

Researchers have measured the behavior of specific atoms in dielectric materials when exposed to an electric field. The work advances our understanding of dielectric materials, which are used in a wide variety of applications – from handheld electronics to defibrillators. 

Sep 30, 2015

New ‘Performance Cloning’ Techniques Designed to Boost Computer Chip Memory Systems Design

Computer science researchers have developed software using two new techniques to help computer chip designers improve memory systems. The techniques rely on “performance cloning,” which can assess the behavior of software without compromising privileged data or proprietary computer code. 

Sep 29, 2015

Literacy Expert Pushes ‘Play’ on Educational Games

What do playing a computer game and reading a book have in common? Both can immerse students and help them build reading skills, according to NC State research. 

Sep 29, 2015

Researchers Disguise Drugs As Platelets to Target Cancer

Researchers have for the first time developed a technique that coats anticancer drugs in membranes made from a patient’s own platelets, allowing the drugs to last longer in the body and attack both primary cancer tumors and the circulating tumor cells that can cause a cancer to metastasize. 

Sep 29, 2015

Researchers Create First Entropy-Stabilized Complex Oxide Alloys

NC State researchers have created the first entropy-stabilized alloy that incorporates oxides – and demonstrated conclusively that the crystalline structure of the material can be determined by disorder at the atomic scale rather than chemical bonding. 

Sep 28, 2015

Goodnight Scholars Program Reaches for Stars

Based on both merit and income, NC State's unique Goodnight Scholars Program provides important opportunities for students - and for the community the scholars serve.