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The NC State Belltower at dusk and night. Photo by Marc Hall

Nov 24, 2020

Record-Setting Class of AAAS Fellows Named

The election of 10 faculty to the prestigious scientific society signals NC State's rising reputation as a research powerhouse. 

noncombatants boarding a military transport helicopter

Feb 28, 2020

New Tool Aims to Assist Military Logistics in Evacuating Noncombatants

A new computer model aims to expedite military operations aimed at evacuating noncombatants, disaster response or humanitarian relief. 

alternating rows of peptides

Feb 20, 2020

Researchers Show What Drives a Novel, Ordered Assembly of Alternating Peptides

Researchers have demonstrated how to engineer two-layered nanofibers consisting of an ordered row of alternating peptides. 

comparison of batch to microfluidic platforms

Feb 18, 2020

Green Approach Accelerates Process Optimization and Retrieval of ‘Switchable’ Solvents

Green tech accelerates screening and retrieval of “switchable” solvents. 

astronaut floating in space

Feb 12, 2020

Researchers Develop Smaller, Lighter Radiation Shielding

Researchers have developed a new technique for shielding electronics in military and space exploration technology from ionizing radiation. 

anaerobic digester on a dairy farm with rainbow in background

Feb 10, 2020

Model Shows Users How to Make On-Farm Sustainable Energy Projects More Profitable

Model can predict when farm-based sustainable energy projects will turn a profit. 

diagram of a greenhouse with translucent solar panels on the roof.

Feb 7, 2020

Next Generation of Greenhouses May Be Fully Solar Powered

Many greenhouses could become energy neutral by using see-through solar panels to harvest energy. 

student studies at computer

Feb 5, 2020

Improving AI’s Ability to Identify Students Who Need Help

A new AI model is better able to predict how much students are learning in educational games. 

wristwatch-like sensor being worn on someone's arm

Feb 3, 2020

‘Wristwatch’ Monitors Body Chemistry to Boost Athletic Performance, Prevent Injury

A device the size of a wristwatch can monitor body chemistry to help improve athletic performance and identify potential health problems. 

flood waters rise up the side of a levee

Jan 21, 2020

Study Finds Flooding Damage to Levees Is Cumulative – and Often Invisible

Repeated flooding has a cumulative effect on the integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that extreme weather associated with climate change could pose significant risks for the nation’s aging levees. 

Student works on a laptop.

Jan 14, 2020

Online Programs Advance in Rankings

NC State's online master's programs in engineering, information technology, business and education score among the best in the nation on an annual survey by U.S. News. An online bachelor's degree program jumps 19 spots. 

series of photos showing simple, self-folding robots

Dec 16, 2019

Researchers Make Robots From Self-Folding Kirigami Materials

Researchers have demonstrated a new way to make robots. 

an older man's hands

Nov 22, 2019

Virtual Reality Would Make Attending Therapy Easier for Stroke Survivors

Virtual clinic makes it easier for stroke survivors to attend therapy sessions. 

photo of anaerobic digesters

Nov 13, 2019

Turning (More) Fat and Sewage Into Natural Gas

NC State researchers have developed what is, to date, the most efficient means of converting sewage sludge and restaurant grease into methane. 

video game image of three young people examining a waterway

Nov 13, 2019

Making (Fun) Multi-Player Gaming an Educational Experience

A new video game framework keeps multiple players engrossed in the learning experience while fostering collaboration and problem solving.