Using Gold Nanoparticles to Trigger Sequential Unfolding of 3-D Structures
NC State researchers have developed a new technique that takes advantage of gold nanoparticles to trigger the sequential unfolding of three-dimensional structures using different wavelengths of light.
Microscopy Advance Reveals Unexpected Role for Water in Energy Storage Material
A material with atomically thin layers of water holds promise for energy storage technologies, and researchers have now discovered that the water is performing a different role than anyone anticipated.
New Tech May Make Prosthetic Hands Easier for Patients to Use
Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands.
NC State’s Ruben Carbonell Receives UNC System’s O. Max Gardner Award
Ruben Carbonell's distinguished career garners top recognition from the University of North Carolina System.
Tech Bends Light More Efficiently, Offers Wider Angles for Light Input
NC State researchers have developed a new technology for steering light that allows for more light input and greater efficiency – a development that holds promise for creating more immersive augmented-reality display systems.
NC State Breaks Ground on Fitts-Woolard Hall, Announces Major Gift
Thanks to a $25 million gift, the newest Centennial Campus engineering building will be named Fitts-Woolard Hall in honor of donors Edward P. Fitts and Edgar S. Woolard.
Improving Public Engagement With Science Museums
A team of computer science, education and museum researchers is launching a project to better understand how museum visitors interact with educational exhibits. The ultimate goal: helping museums capture public interest.
Researchers Propose a Blockchain Data Network to Boost Manufacturing
Researchers are proposing the creation of a public, open-source network that uses blockchains to share verifiable manufacturing data.
Lightweight Metal Foam Blocks Blastwave, Debris From High-Explosive Rounds
Stainless steel composite metal foam can block blast pressure and fragmentation at 5,000 feet per second from high explosive incendiary rounds that detonate only 18 inches away.
Researchers Use 3-D Printing to Create Metallic Glass Alloys in Bulk
Researchers have created amorphous metal, or metallic glass, alloys using 3-D printing technology.