New Approach Uses Ultrasound to Measure Fluid in the Lungs
A team of engineering and medical researchers has found a way to use ultrasound to monitor fluid levels in the lung, offering a noninvasive way to track progress in treating pulmonary edema.
Researchers Offer Overview of Composite Metal Foams and Potential Applications
Researchers have developed a range of composite metal foams that can be used in applications from armor to hazardous material transport – and they’re now looking for collaborators to help identify and develop new applications.
Researchers Develop Wearable, Low-Cost Sensor to Measure Skin Hydration
NC State researchers have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that can monitor a person’s skin hydration for use in applications that need to detect dehydration before it poses a health problem.
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.
The Next Generation of Greenhouses May Be Power Plants
Researchers from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill are launching a project to develop next generation greenhouses with built-in solar cells that make use of the entire spectrum of solar light.
Researchers Devise New Tool to Measure Polarization of Light
NC State researchers have developed a new tool for detecting and measuring the polarization of light based on a single spatial sampling of the light, rather than the multiple samples required by previous technologies.
Bioactive Film Improves How Implants Bond With Bone in Animal Study
NC State researchers have developed a technique for coating polymer implants with a bioactive film that significantly increases bonding between the implant and surrounding bone in an animal model.
Engineered for Speed
NC State-trained engineers are an integral part of North Carolina's Speed Month, when NASCAR comes to its native ground for big races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Drivers and race teams rely on advanced science and the mechanical and aerodynamic engineering principles.
Metal Foam Obliterates Bullets – and That’s Just the Beginning
Composite metal foams are tough enough to turn an armor-piercing bullet into dust on impact. But armor is just the beginning of its potential uses.
Metal Foam Protects From Fire and Heat Twice as Well as Plain Metal
Light-weight composite metal foams (CMFs) are significantly more effective at insulating against high heat than the conventional base metals and alloys that they’re made of, such as steel. The CMF is especially promising for use in storing and transporting nuclear material, hazardous materials, explosives and other heat-sensitive materials, as well as for space exploration.