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A sandy field of soybeans

Jun 30, 2020

Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience

An NC State team led by Christine Hawkes is identifying beneficial fungi found in five crops to improve disease and drought resistance. 

strands of DNA in the shape of a computer chip

Jun 12, 2020

New Approach to DNA Data Storage Makes System More Dynamic, Scalable

Researchers are laying out a fundamentally new approach to DNA data storage systems. 

A small white box on PVC pipe poles over plots of soybeans in sandy soil.

Jun 9, 2020

Low-Cost Cameras Could Be Sensors to Remotely Monitor Crop Stress

Finding new uses for old tech could help farmers. 

photos of glasses and video equipment, as well as different types of terrain

May 27, 2020

Researchers Incorporate Computer Vision, Uncertainty Into AI for Robotic Prosthetics

New software aims to improve robotic prosthetics. 

A bunch of sweetpotatoes

May 27, 2020

Big Data for Better Sweetpotatoes

An interdisciplinary team is setting out to use artificial intelligence to make sweetpotatoes even more profitable. 

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Apr 10, 2020

Better Predicting the Unpredictable Byproducts of Genetic Modification

How a new model may pave the way for more efficient research in the fields of genetic modification and forestry. 

map of online networks

Mar 27, 2020

Researchers Develop Faster Way to Replace Bad Data With Accurate Information

New model could aid in displacing false information about anything from computer security to public health. 

Photo of flexible, wearable device.

Jan 30, 2020

Wearable Health Tech Gets Efficiency Upgrade

NC State researchers make their flexible, wearable energy harvester even better. 

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Oct 21, 2019

New Framework Makes AI Systems More Transparent Without Sacrificing Performance

Researchers are proposing a framework that would allow users to understand the rationale behind AI decisions. 

Showing magnon versus paramagnon drag

Sep 13, 2019

Paramagnetic Spins Take Electrons for a Ride, Produce Electricity from Heat

“Paramagnon drag thermopower” converts a temperature difference into an electrical voltage. This discovery could lead to more efficient thermal energy harvesting, such as converting car exhaust heat into electric power to enhance fuel-efficiency. 

a lock superimposed on a computer chip

Jun 27, 2019

Who Is Teaching the Next Generation of Cryptographic Hardware Experts?

One researcher's work to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity experts to use post-quantum cryptosystems. 

painting of a double helix

Jun 3, 2019

Research Overcomes Key Obstacles to Scaling Up DNA Data Storage

New techniques for labeling and retrieving data files in DNA-based information storage systems address two of the key obstacles to widespread adoption of DNA data storage technologies. 

graphic of computer circuits in the shape of a brain

May 21, 2019

New Framework Improves Performance of Deep Neural Networks

A new framework for building deep neural networks – called AOGNets – outperforms existing state-of-the-art artificial intelligence frameworks, including the widely-used ResNet and DenseNet systems, in visual recognition tasks. 

wiring and numbers in the shape of a brain

May 15, 2019

Framework Improves ‘Continual Learning’ for Artificial Intelligence

Researchers have developed a new framework for deep neural networks that allows artificial intelligence (AI) systems to better learn new tasks while “forgetting” less of what it has learned regarding previous tasks. 

Apr 25, 2019

New Technique Uses Power Anomalies to ID Malware in Embedded Systems

A new technique uses power fluctuations to detect malware that uses a system’s architecture to thwart traditional security measures.