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Jun 26, 2018

New Tech Improves Ability to Reflect Sound Back to Its Source

Researchers have developed a device that reflects sound in the direction it came from, rather than deflecting it at an angle. 

Mar 26, 2018

Lightweight Metal Foam Blocks Blastwave, Debris From High-Explosive Rounds

Stainless steel composite metal foam can block blast pressure and fragmentation at 5,000 feet per second from high explosive incendiary rounds that detonate only 18 inches away. 

Feb 26, 2018

New Technique Allows Printing of Flexible, Stretchable Silver Nanowire Circuits

New technique prints silver nanowire circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates. 

Feb 14, 2018

What Do You Get When You Cross an Airplane With a Submarine?

The EagleRay is the first unmanned, fixed-wing aircraft capable of traveling through the air and underwater – transitioning repeatedly between sky and sea. 

Dec 11, 2017

Using New Technologies to Preserve Wildlife and Wild Spaces

NC State and its Namibian partners are using new technologies to better study and protect African wildlife. 

Nov 9, 2017

Zikry Scores Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award

Mohammed Zikry, a pioneer in micromechanics modeling, is honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 

Jun 14, 2017

New Ultrasound ‘Drill’ Targets Deep Vein Blood Clots

Researchers have developed a new surgical tool that uses low-frequency intravascular ultrasound to break down blood clots. 

Jun 6, 2017

New Sound Diffuser Is 10 Times Thinner Than Existing Designs

“Ultra-thin” sound diffuser is 10 times thinner than the diffusers found in recording studios, concert venues and movie theaters. 

Mar 21, 2017

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. 

Mar 13, 2017

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. 

Jan 30, 2017

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. 

Oct 21, 2016

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. 

Sep 26, 2016

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. 

Jun 24, 2016

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. 

Jun 15, 2016

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.