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Mar 26, 2021

Trapped Configurations of Plasmon-Coupled Gold Nanoparticles Useful for Thermal History Sensing

Basically, you can use light to see how hot the material got. 

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Mar 23, 2021

Mussel Sensors Pave the Way for New Environmental Monitoring Tools

Creating a network of mussel cyborgs to serve as environmental sentinels. 

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Mar 22, 2021

Virtual Lab Finds the Right AI Tool for Each Chemistry Problem

Having the right tool for the job makes the job a lot easier, less expensive and faster. 

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Mar 17, 2021

Study Finds Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

You can definitely grow plants (and make electricity) in a greenhouse made of see-through solar panels. 

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Mar 15, 2021

To Eradicate Guinea Worm Disease in Humans, Scientists Focus on Dogs

Public health efforts almost eradicated Guinea worm disease in humans. Then the disease went to the dogs. 

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Mar 9, 2021

Researchers Use Air Quality Models to Reflect Polluted Reality in Latin America

Study shows how models can be adapted to offer insights into air quality challenges across the Americas. 

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Mar 8, 2021

Reduced Heat Leakage Improves Wearable Health Device

NC State engineers improve wearable device powered by body heat. 

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Mar 4, 2021

Study Reveals Extent of Privacy Vulnerabilities With Amazon’s Alexa

Issues range from misleading privacy policies to post-approval changes in code. 

This image shows spectral imaging of a scene containing objects with different colors, as well as the letters NCSU, which contain different polarization states.

Mar 3, 2021

Mantis Shrimp Inspires New Breed of Light Sensors

Small enough to fit on a smartphone, but capable of hyperspectral and polarimetric imaging. 

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Feb 26, 2021

New Catalyst Makes Styrene Manufacturing Cheaper, Greener

The work is a big step forward for manufacturing a chemical used to make a wide variety of industrial materials. 

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Feb 17, 2021

New Tech Aims To Tackle ‘Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation’ Blood Disorder

Experimental tool addresses a blood disorder that proves fatal in many patients. 

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Feb 16, 2021

Four-University Study Focuses on Student Well-Being During the Pandemic

The study focuses on mental, emotional and physical health, in order to determine how universities can better support their students. 

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Feb 15, 2021

Researchers Demonstrate Self-Sterilizing Polymers Work Against SARS-CoV-2

Researchers have demonstrated a family of self-sterilizing polymers that are effective at inactivating the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Dr. Louis Martin-Vega

Feb 11, 2021

Martin-Vega Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Louis Martin-Vega, dean of NC State's College of Engineering, has been elected a member of the NAE. 

Four coronaviruses as viewed with an electron microscope

Feb 9, 2021

Study Yields Recommendations To Prevent Outbreaks From Waterborne Coronaviruses

Researchers suggest ways to prevent exposure to airborne pathogens from wastewater.