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Tag: mechanical and aerospace engineering

photo of tetra fish and two diagrams of nanocolumns

Mar 20, 2019

Fish-Inspired Material Changes Color Using Nanocolumns

Inspired by the flashing colors of the neon tetra fish, researchers have developed a technique for changing the color of a material by manipulating the orientation of nanostructured columns in the material. 

Aug 1, 2018

New Technique Uses Templates to Guide Self-Folding 3-D Structures

Researchers have developed a new technique to control self-folding 3-D structures. 

Jul 9, 2018

New Microscopy Works at Extreme Heat, Sheds Light on Alloys for Nuclear Reactors

A new microscopy technique allows researchers to track microstructural changes in real time, even when a material is exposed to extreme heat and stress. 

Skyline view of Raleigh

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. 

A person holds two small blocks of silver metal foam.

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.