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Nov 21, 2022

Technique Prints Flexible Circuits on Curved Surfaces, From Contact Lenses to Latex Gloves

The printing technique paves the way for a variety of new soft electronic technologies. 

black and white image shows a gloved hand holding a small winged robot; small images on the side show the robot going through a range of motions, similar to swimming

Nov 18, 2022

‘Butterfly Bot’ is Fastest Swimming Soft Robot Yet

These energy-efficient soft robots can swim more than four times faster than previous swimming soft robots. 

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Nov 15, 2022

Autonomous Crawling Soft ‘Ringbots’ Can Navigate Narrow Gaps

The ring-shaped soft robot crawls across surfaces when exposed to elevated temperatures or infrared light. 

Nov 11, 2022

Wastewater, Syndromic COVID-19 Surveillance Are Important Pieces of COVID-Monitoring Toolkit

Wastewater and syndromic surveillance monitoring are useful complements to lab-confirmed case surveillance during a pandemic. 

From left, Nathan Woodward, Aram Amassian and Tonhui Wang examine a microscope slide. The three wear white lab coats, and Wang, who is holding the slide, wears black gloves.

Nov 3, 2022

Integrating Robotics, Materials Science to Capture Solar Energy

By researching more effective solar panels cells, an NC State team is establishing more inclusive, accessible ways to do science. 

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Nov 2, 2022

Researchers Show How Network Pruning Can Skew Deep Learning Models

The researchers also detailed what causes these problems, and demonstrated a technique for addressing them. 

An orange roundworm is silhouetted against a black backdrop. Bright yellow dots are scattered throughout the worm, but are concentrated in a central region of the worm's body.

Nov 1, 2022

New Technique Helps ID Genes Related to Aging

The work was done in an animal model, but has broader applications for research into the genetics of aging. 

image shows blue piping (thermoplastic) embedded in a black carbon fiber mesh

Oct 31, 2022

New Tech Solves Longstanding Challenges for Self-Healing Materials

A new self-healing composite allows structures to repair themselves without having to be removed from service. 

a sports car is parked on a city street and is plugged in to an electric vehicle charging station

Oct 17, 2022

New Approach Would Improve User Access to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The goal of the dynamic computational tool is to make EVs more attractive for drivers. 

a line of protesters in dark clothing carry yellow signs that read "human trafficking happens here"

Oct 12, 2022

New Computational Tools to Help Target Sex, Labor Trafficking Operations

The tools use publicly available data to identify businesses that are most likely to be violating human trafficking laws. 

A man stands in a soybean field. The plants are green and tall.

Oct 10, 2022

New Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Will Tackle Global Challenges

A new collaboration between NC State and the Technical University of Denmark aims to uncover new biology-based methods for CO2 management and sustainable fertilizer production. 

beads of water on a slick surface

Oct 10, 2022

Study Opens Door to New Class of Slippery, Water-Loving Surfaces

The work runs counter to conventional wisdom regarding slippery materials, and suggests a new area of research for the field. 

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Oct 10, 2022

Mathematical Formula Tackles Complex Moral Decision-Making in AI

The work focused on technologies in which humans interact with AI programs. 

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Oct 3, 2022

Paving The Way — Juntos

Meet Michael Nuñez, a Juntos alumnus who mentors Latino students as they find their way into higher education, just as others did for him. 

people of many races walk along a crowded street. some of them are wearing masks.

Sep 20, 2022

Why Are We Seeing So Many Public Health Challenges? And What Can We Do About It?

From polio to scarlet fever, the world is seeing an increase in public health challenges. Why?