Jul 19, 2011
Breaking Down Innovation
NC State researchers test innovative construction materials and designs to ensure they're safe. And that process involves breaking stuff. Big stuff.
Jul 7, 2011
Eyes on the Future
From the moon landing to missions to Mars, NC State has strong ties to space exploration. Learn how you can explore an interest in space research, whether you major in aerospace engineering or prefer food science or textiles instead.
Jul 6, 2011
Researchers with the joint NC State/University of North Carolina Biomedical Engineering team are studying how weightlessness affects bone density in mice, zeroing in on load-sensing bone cells.
Jul 6, 2011
Sending Out an SOS
Weightlessness in space disrupts plant growth. NC State researchers are exploring ways to solve the problem so that plants can help feed space travelers and clean the air and water on future missions.
Jul 6, 2011
Packing for Mars
To protect future space travelers, NC State students have designed a 1,900-square-foot inflatable living environment for four to six astronauts.
Jun 29, 2011
Serious Silly Putty
What happens when you drop an 80-pound ball of Silly Putty from the top of a nine-story building? Ask the budding engineers and scientists at NC State’s Materials Camp.
Jun 22, 2011
When You Wish Upon a Star
A team of NC State students discovered the technology behind Disney magic when they traveled to Southern California as finalists in Disney’s annual ImagiNations competition. Now they envision careers filled with creative innovation. And that’s no fantasyland
Jun 15, 2011
Gaming’s Crystal Ball
Video games are more popular than ever. The online role-playing game World of Warcraft (WoW) alone has more than 11 million registered players. And generating new content to keep those players involved can be a challenge. But now NC State researchers have developed a way to predict what players will do next – and that can help video-game designers give the players exactly what they want.
Jun 12, 2011
Smart grid central
Researchers at NC State’s FREEDM Systems Center are developing what can be called the “smarts” of the smart electrical grid — devices and networks that will one day seamlessly connect rooftop solar panels with batteries that store energy in the basements below.
Jun 7, 2011
Chasing the Whirlwind
With destructive tornadoes blistering locales like Joplin, Mo., Tuscaloosa, Ala. as well as sites traditionally inhospitable to tornadoes – like Raleigh, Minneapolis, Minn. and Springfield, Mass. – figuring out more about how and why tornadoes form becomes more relevant – and critical to saving lives.