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Tag: electrical and computer engineering

illustration shows a double helix that is DNA from one angle and a computer chip from another angle

Jun 10, 2021

New Twist on DNA Data Storage Lets Users Preview Stored Files

Researchers have turned a longstanding challenge in DNA data storage into a useful tool. 

Several examples of AI-generated images including identical backgrounds and the same figures, but in different poses.

Jun 1, 2021

Researchers Fine-Tune Control Over AI Image Generation

The new approach allows AI to move or alter elements in an image while keeping them identifiably the same. 

diagram of computer chip with small RFID tag embedded in corner

May 12, 2021

Smaller Chips Open Door to New RFID Applications

Researchers have made what is believed to be the smallest state-of-the-art RFID chip. 

mussel attached to wires in a freshwater tank

Mar 23, 2021

Mussel Sensors Pave the Way for New Environmental Monitoring Tools

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

Image of flexible device.

Mar 8, 2021

Reduced Heat Leakage Improves Wearable Health Device

NC State engineers improve wearable device powered by body heat. 

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. 

Textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.

Feb 1, 2021

Textile Sensor Patch, Made With Conductive Yarns, Could Detect Pressure Points for Amputees

NC State researchers sewed a soft, flexible sensor system to help map pressure points on an amputee's prosthesis. 

NC State alumna and astronaut Christina Koch

Nov 19, 2020

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch to Deliver NC State Commencement Address

NASA astronaut and NC State alumna Christina H. Koch is the featured speaker at NC State's first ever virtual commencement. 

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is helped out of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft.

Nov 19, 2020

Launching the Next Generation

NASA astronaut Christina Koch, a three-time graduate of NC State, knows how to thrive working from home, which she did flawlessly during a record-breaking 328 days in space. She'll share her message of how NC State helped prepare her to become NASA's most accomplished female astronaut on Dec. 4 as the featured speaker at the university's first virtual commencement. 

labeled photograph of the wireless, trimodal chip

Nov 18, 2020

For Neural Research, Wireless Chip Shines Light on the Brain

Researchers have developed a wireless chip that can stimulate the brain with light and electricity. 

glowing lines in the shape of a brain

Sep 16, 2020

New Data Processing Module Makes Deep Neural Networks Smarter

AI researchers have improved the performance of deep neural networks by combining feature normalization and feature attention into a single module. 

hundreds of lines of streaming code

Sep 1, 2020

Managing Data Flow to Boost Cyber-Physical System Performance

A suite of algorithms improves the performance of cyber-physical systems – from autonomous vehicles to smart power grids. 

Aerial of tractor spraying fields at Lake Wheeler farms.

Aug 5, 2020

Seed-funding Grows Agricultural Advancements

GRIP4PSI, a seed-funding program for the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative, invests in a better future for growers and consumers alike. 

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.