engineering

Nov 3, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study Shows Need for Adaptive Powered Knee Prosthesis to Assist Amputees

Study shows adaptive robotic prosthesis could be helpful to amputees attempting to adapt to real-world situations, like carrying a backpack.

Oct 25, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Technique Offers Advance in Testing Micro-Scale Compressive Strength of Cement

Researchers have, for the first time, used a “micropillar compression” technique to characterize the micro-scale strength of cement, allowing for the development of cement with desirable strength properties for civil engineering applications.

Oct 17, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

New Techniques Boost Performance of Non-Volatile Memory Systems

Researchers have developed new software and hardware designs that should limit programming errors and improve system performance in devices that use non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies.

Oct 16, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study Finds Auto-Fix Tool Gets More Programmers to Upgrade Code

Failure to make necessary upgrades to software code can have dire consequences, such as the major data breach at Equifax.

Oct 12, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study Shows How Rough Microparticles Can Cause Big Problems

New research finds the surface texture of microparticles in liquid suspension can cause internal friction that significantly alters the suspension’s viscosity – effectively making the liquid thicker or thinner.

Sep 18, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Streaming on a Wireless Power Connection: Integrated High-Speed Data and Wireless Power Transfer

New system can simultaneously deliver watts of power and transmit data at rates high enough to stream video over the same wireless connection.

Sep 14, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

DeSimone Named Recipient of 22nd Heinz Award

Joseph DeSimone has been named the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in the Technology, the Economy and Employment category.

Sep 13, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

New Manufacturing Process for SiC Power Devices Opens Market to More Competition

Researchers are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in technologies that use electronics.

Aug 30, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Set New Bar for Water-Splitting, CO2-Splitting Techniques

Researchers boost efficiency of techniques for splitting water to create hydrogen gas and splitting CO2 to create carbon monoxide.

Aug 15, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Look Ma, No Hands: Researchers Use Vacuum for Hands-Free Patterning of Liquid Metal

NC State engineers have utilized vacuum to create a more efficient, hands-free method for filling complex microchannels with liquid metal.