engineering

Jan 19, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Advanced Biomass Cookstoves Provide Benefits in Field Settings, But Less than Expected from Lab Testing

Researchers find that while advanced wood-burning cookstoves can provide benefits to the environment, the benefits are less than expected due to higher emissions measured in the field compared to laboratory settings.

Dec 12, 2016  |  The Abstract

NC State Hosts NSF Big Data Research Center

NC State University has been selected as a new site of the existing Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research.

Dec 1, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Findings Boost Promise of Molybdenum Sulfide for Hydrogen Catalysis

Researchers have found that molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) holds more promise than previously thought as a catalyst for producing hydrogen to use as a clean energy source. Specifically, the researchers found that the entire surface of MoS2 can be used as a catalyst, not just the edges of the material.

Nov 28, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Smart Patch Releases Blood Thinners As Needed, Prevents Thrombosis in Animal Model

A new smart patch that releases blood thinners as needed successfully prevents thrombosis in animal models.

Nov 17, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Tech Would Use Drones and Insect Biobots to Map Disaster Areas

NC State researchers have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles and insect cyborgs, or biobots, to map large, unfamiliar areas – such as collapsed buildings after a disaster.

Nov 16, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

An Efficient Approach for Tracking Physical Activity with Wearable Health-Monitoring Devices

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an energy-efficient technique for accurately tracking a user’s physical activity based on data from wearable devices.

Nov 9, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New ‘Bottlebrush’ Electroactive Polymers Make Dielectric Elastomers Increasingly Viable for Use in Devices

A new electroactive polymer can change shape and size when exposed to a relatively small electric field. The advance overcomes longstanding challenges regarding the use of electroactive polymers to develop new devices, opening the door to a suite of applications ranging from microrobotics to designer technologies.

Nov 2, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Technique for Creating NV-Doped Nanodiamonds May Be Boost for Quantum Computing

NC State researchers have developed a new technique for creating NV-doped single-crystal nanodiamonds, which could serve as components in quantum computing technologies.

Nov 1, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Tech Uses Electricity to Track Water, ID Potential Problems in Concrete

Researchers have developed a new technique for tracking water in concrete structures – allowing engineers to identify potential issues before they become big problems.

Oct 21, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Find Way to Tune Thermal Conductivity of 2-D Materials

Researchers have found an unexpected way to control the thermal conductivity of two-dimensional materials, which will allow electronics designers to dissipate heat in electronic devices that use these materials.