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.

Oct 14, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study Finds Surface Texture of Gallium Nitride Affects Cell Behavior

Researchers at North Carolina State University have determined that the surface texture of gallium nitride materials can influence the health of nearby cells.

Oct 10, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

‘Sensing Skin’ Detects Cracks, Harmful Chemicals in Structures

Researchers have developed a multi-layered “sensing skin” to detect corrosive or otherwise harmful substances in structures. The skin can also detect cracks and other structural flaws that are invisible to the naked eye.

Oct 7, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Don’t Panic, But Your Avocado is Radioactive: Study Eyes Background Radiation of Everyday Objects

Most people assume all radioactive materials are dangerous, if not deadly. But a new study on the radiation emitted by everyday objects highlights the fact that we interact with radioactive materials every day.

Oct 3, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Cost-Effective Silicon Carbide High Voltage Switch Created

A high-power switch developed by NC State engineers holds promise to be more efficient and more cost effective than existing switches.

Oct 3, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

‘Nano-Kebab’ Fabric Breaks Down Chemical Warfare Agents

Researchers have created a fabric material containing nanoscale fibers that are capable of degrading chemical warfare agents.

Sep 28, 2016  |  The Abstract

NC State Leads NSF Program to Train Future Leaders at Nexus of Big Data and Materials Science

NC State and NC Central are launching an NSF-funded program to create a new generation of scientists who work at the crossroads of big data and materials science.

Sep 26, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Computer Engineers Boost App Speeds by More Than 9 Percent

Researchers from NC State University and Samsung Electronics have found a way to boost the speed of computer applications by more than 9 percent. The improvement results from techniques that allow computer processors to retrieve data more efficiently.

Sep 15, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Tech Promises to Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range

NC State researchers have developed a new type of inverter device with greater efficiency in a smaller, lighter package – which should improve the fuel-efficiency and range of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Sep 14, 2016  |  The Abstract

Researchers Eye Gaming As Tool for Boosting Computer Science Skills, Diversity in Middle Schools

An interdisciplinary team of researchers is launching an initiative that will use a custom-designed video game to boost computational thinking in middle school science classrooms and foster diversity in the sciences.