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.
Forensic Research Finds Bone Density Affects Size of Bullet Holes
NC State research finds that the density of bones in the skull affects the size of bullet holes in the skull. The finding is useful for law enforcement officials and medical examiners seeking to identify the caliber of firearms that have been used to commit murder.
Space, Bees and Cancer: Announcing the Research Image Winners
Simulating the aftermath of an exploding star. Capturing a bee in mid-flight. Tracking how cancer cells move through the blood stream. These are the images that captured first place in NC State’s first Research Image Contest.
This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Scott Vu
Scott Vu not only earned four degrees from NC State -- he also learned how to dance.
Looking for an Oasis in America’s Food Deserts
Where does your food come from? For many in the United States, getting nutritious, fresh food is not as easy as making a quick trip to the supermarket.
In Gaming, Player Behavior Reflects Roles – Even When No Roles Are Given
New research from NC State finds that player behavior in narrative role-playing games (RPGs) reflects specific character roles – even if the game tells players nothing about the character’s role.
Study Highlights Importance of Multimodal Communication in Higher Ed
Research from NC State finds that “multimodal” communication – using a mix of words, images and other resources – is important for students and faculty in higher education, a finding that argues for increased instruction in multimodal communication for undergraduates.
Engineering a Better Necklace
Four engineering students have stopped looking for the perfect “statement” necklace, deciding to design their own – and to launch a company to make the jewelry available to everyone.
Researchers Can Tune Mechanical Properties of Radiation-Sensitive Material for Biomedical Use
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a composite material that emits light and heat when exposed to specific wavelengths of radiation and that can be customized to have specific mechanical characteristics. The composite holds promise for use in biomedical imaging, drug delivery and therapeutic treatments.
Picture This: Announcing NC State’s Second Annual Research Image Contest
Images can capture the imagination, and research images have the power to explain complex concepts, offer insights into the research process and draw viewers in to the power and beauty of science, mathematics and engineering.