Researchers Find New Way to Control Light with Electric Fields
NC State researchers have discovered a technique for controlling light with electric fields.
Water Efficiency in Rural Areas is Getting Worse, Even as it Improves in Urban Centers
A nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and urban areas, with most urban areas becoming more water efficient and most rural areas becoming less and less efficient over time.
Pig Model to Help Research on Human Knee Growth, Injury Treatment
New research shows how the knees of pigs and humans compare at various stages of maturity – a finding that will advance research by this group (and others) on injury treatment in young people.
Researchers Use Modified Insulin and Red Blood Cells to Regulate Blood Sugar
Researchers have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive “smart” insulin delivery system.
‘Persistent Photoconductivity’ Offers New Tool for Bioelectronics
NC State researchers have developed a new approach for manipulating the behavior of cells on semiconductor materials, using light to alter the conductivity of the material itself.
Device Allows Users to Manipulate 3-D Virtual Objects More Quickly
Researchers have developed a user-friendly, inexpensive controller for manipulating virtual objects in a computer program in three dimensions.
Study Finds Gender Bias in Open-Source Programming
A study comparing acceptance rates of contributions from men and women in an open-source software community finds that women’s contributions tend to be accepted more often than men’s – but when a woman’s gender is identifiable, they are rejected more often.
Thin Layers of Water Hold Promise for the Energy Storage of the Future
Researchers have found that incorporating atomically thin layers of water into a material makes it able to store and deliver energy much more quickly.
Scientists in Training
Building pasta bridges, learning reptile facts and launching marshmallows with a catapult are all in a day's work for NC State engineering students who coach elementary school Science Olympiad teams.
Finding Order and Structure in the Atomic Chaos Where Materials Meet
Researchers have developed a model that accounts for irregularities in how atoms arrange themselves at the interface where two materials meet.