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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.

Sep 13, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Technique Integrates Graphene, Graphene Oxide and Reduced Graphene Oxide onto Silicon Chips at Room Temperature

Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to integrate graphene, graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide onto silicon substrates at room temperature by using nanosecond pulsed laser annealing.

Sep 12, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Lightweight, Wearable Tech Efficiently Converts Body Heat to Electricity

NC State researchers have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far more electricity than previous lightweight heat harvesting technologies.

Sep 8, 2016  |  Faculty and Staff

NC State Moves Up in Global Ranking

NC State’s global reputation for research and academic excellence continues to grow, with the university rising more than 100 spots on the QS World University Rankings in just two years.

Sep 8, 2016  |  The Abstract

Simulation Highlights Potential For Low-Cost Security Imaging Device

NC State researchers have used computer models to demonstrate the viability of a low-cost security imaging device that makes use of inexpensive radio components. Functional prototypes are under development and would be orders of magnitude less expensive than existing imaging devices.

Sep 6, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Use Hardware to Accelerate Core-to-Core On-Chip Communication

Researchers from NC State and the Intel Corporation have developed a new way to significantly accelerate core-to-core communication. Their advance relies on hardware to coordinate efforts between cores for multiprocessor operations.

Aug 25, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in iPhone, iPad Operating System

An international team of computer science researchers has identified serious security vulnerabilities in the iOS – the operating system used in Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices. The vulnerabilities make a variety of attacks possible.