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Jun 26, 2017

Engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that could rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only energy source

In a proof-of-concept study, North Carolina State University engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy.

Jun 26, 2017

Microbes: It’s the Little Things that Matter (Part II)

Researchers at North Carolina State University are discovering bacteria in bed bugs that potentially degrade insecticides.

Jun 26, 2017

New 3D printing technique using silicone paste expands tech applications

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new 3D printing technique that produces flexible and porous silicone rubber structures. The team used the principles behind the formation of sand castles built from wet sand and was able to […]

Jun 26, 2017

Thermoelectric Harvester Could Power Wearables

In a proof-of-concept study, North Carolina State University engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy.

Jun 26, 2017

Soon, wearable devices that can be charged with body heat

Scientists have designed a flexible energy harvester that may pave the way for wearable devices which are powered using only body heat. “We wanted to design a flexible thermoelectric harvester that does not compromise on the material quality of rigid […]

Jun 26, 2017

Coffin Flies, Corpse-Eating Beetles, and Other Bugs with Gruesome Jobs

Maggots have “multiple mechanisms,” to heal wounds says Max Scott, an entomologist at North Carolina State University. They eat dead tissue, stopping when they get to the bits you want to keep, and “actively secrete peptides” and possibly other chemicals […]

Jun 26, 2017

The Beers and the Bees: Pollinators Provide a Different Kind of Brewer’s Yeast

Bumblebeer began in 2014, as an academic science fair project. Rob Dunn, an applied ecologist at North Carolina State University, had joined forces with the campus research brewer John Sheppard to develop a science-themed exhibit for the World Beer Festival—due […]

Jun 23, 2017

Mike Walden: Can pro sports spur economic development?

Dr. Mike Walden is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics who teaches and writes on personal finance, economic outlook, and public policy.

Jun 23, 2017

New Design Improves Performance of Flexible Wearable Electronics

In a proof-of-concept study, North Carolina State University engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy.

Jun 23, 2017

Google Classroom Could Bridge a Gap in Online Learning

When I spoke with Erin Horne, assistant director of professional education who co-initiated the Google Classroom pilot program at NC State University, she praised the product’s interconnection with G Suite.