Researchers Find Way to Tune Thermal Conductivity of 2-D Materials
Researchers have found an unexpected way to control the thermal conductivity of two-dimensional materials, which will allow electronics designers to dissipate heat in electronic devices that use these materials.
NC State Experts Offer Insight On Key Election Issues
Experts from NC State can offer insight into key issues facing the presidential contenders, including North Carolina voters, race, national security, foreign policy, federal tax plans and the economy.
Study Finds Surface Texture of Gallium Nitride Affects Cell Behavior
Researchers at North Carolina State University have determined that the surface texture of gallium nitride materials can influence the health of nearby cells.
Study Examines What Drives Student Involvement in Racial Justice Movements
A new study finds that women college students are more active than men in racial justice movements – and that what drives Black students to engage is different from what drives Latino students.
Moms More Likely Than Dads to Favor Both School Diversity And Neighborhood Schools
In the first empirical study on gender and school assignment, researchers find that mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and so-called neighborhood schools.
‘Sensing Skin’ Detects Cracks, Harmful Chemicals in Structures
Researchers have developed a multi-layered “sensing skin” to detect corrosive or otherwise harmful substances in structures. The skin can also detect cracks and other structural flaws that are invisible to the naked eye.
Don’t Panic, But Your Avocado is Radioactive: Study Eyes Background Radiation of Everyday Objects
Most people assume all radioactive materials are dangerous, if not deadly. But a new study on the radiation emitted by everyday objects highlights the fact that we interact with radioactive materials every day.
Urban Warming Slows Tree Growth, Photosynthesis
New research finds that urban warming reduces growth and photosynthesis in city trees. The researchers found that insect pests are part of the problem, but that heat itself plays a more significant role.
‘Nano-Kebab’ Fabric Breaks Down Chemical Warfare Agents
Researchers have created a fabric material containing nanoscale fibers that are capable of degrading chemical warfare agents.
Older Adults No Slower Than Young Adults at Taking Control of Semi-Autonomous Vehicles
New research from NC State University finds that older adults have comparable response times to young adults when tasked with taking control of a semi-autonomous vehicle.