Researchers Integrate Diamond/Boron Nitride Crystalline Layers for Use in High-Power Devices
NC State researchers have developed a new technique to deposit diamond on the surface of cubic boron nitride, integrating the two materials into a single crystalline structure.
Study: Medicare Part D Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Blood Pressure Risk
NC State research shows that implementation of Medicare Part D has increased the number of people taking their prescribed medications as directed – so-called “medication adherence” – and reduced the likelihood that newly covered beneficiaries develop high blood pressure.
New Techniques Make RFID Tags 25 Percent Smaller
NC State researchers have developed a suite of techniques that allow them to create passive radio-frequency identification tags that are 25 percent smaller – and therefore less expensive.
New Tech Uses Hardware, Software to Train Dogs More Efficiently
NC State researchers have developed and used a customized suite of technologies that allows a computer to train a dog autonomously, with the computer effectively responding to the dog based on the dog’s body language.
Study Finds Online HIV Prevention Resources Face Resistance From Black Female College Students
New research finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention, due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn they were accessing HIV-related materials.
Model Makes Designing New Antennas Orders of Magnitude Faster
Researchers have developed a model that allows antenna designers to identify efficient configurations for antenna designs in minutes, rather than days. The model is designed to expedite development of next generation “multi-input, multi-ouput” antennas, which allow devices to get more use out of the available bandwidth.
In Gaming, Player Behavior Reflects Roles – Even When No Roles Are Given
New research from NC State finds that player behavior in narrative role-playing games (RPGs) reflects specific character roles – even if the game tells players nothing about the character’s role.
Study Argues ‘Winner-Winner’ Behavior May Shape Animal Hierarchies
Researchers have developed a behavioral model that explains the complexity and diversity of social hierarchies in ants, and which scientists believe may help us understand the nature of other animal societies – from primates to dolphins.
Colloquium Highlights Secrecy, Intelligence
Researchers who study intelligence often face methodological and conceptual challenges associated with the secret nature of the field. And next week, members of the academic and intelligence communities will come together at NC State to discuss how to overcome those barriers.
College of Engineering Hosts 2 Events for North Carolina Science Festival
NC State's College of Engineering will open its doors to anyone with an interest in science and engineering during two events with a focus on nanotechnology, soft matter and microorganisms that thrive in extreme environments.