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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.