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Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

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May 14, 2024

New Technique Improves Finishing Time for 3D-Printed Machine Parts

The technique allows users to identify potential flaws without having to remove printed parts from the manufacturing equipment, making production time more efficient. 

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May 22, 2023

How the Military Could Speed Helicopter Operations on the Battlefield

A new computational model allows the military to make more efficient use of helicopters, helping commanders move troops on the battlefield more quickly. 

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Apr 25, 2023

Computational ‘Short Cuts’ Offer Fast Answers to Complex Supply Chain Problems

The tools can give businesses important supply chain information quickly. 

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Feb 7, 2023

Researchers Propose a Fourth Light on Traffic Signals – For Self-Driving Cars

The new light would enable autonomous vehicles to help control traffic flow – and let human drivers know what’s going on. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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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Aug 10, 2022

Should I Be Worried About Monkeypox? And What Exactly Is Monkeypox Anyway?

How contagious is monkeypox? How dangerous is it? Experts answer your questions. 

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Mar 16, 2022

Which COVID Vaccines Have Full Approval? When Could We See Vaccines for the Youngest Kids?

And are there any new vaccines forthcoming? 

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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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Oct 12, 2020

Proactive Steps Linked To Reduced Medical Costs, Hospital Visits for Children With Asthma

Widely available interventions are associated with lower medical costs, fewer ER visits. 

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Aug 19, 2019

Inside NC State’s Leading-Edge 3D Printing Hub

NC State's Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics pushes the boundaries of 3D printing to solve complex research problems.