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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. 

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.