Wearable Sensor Smooths Path to Long-Term EKG, EMG Monitoring
Researchers have developed a wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals. The sensor is as accurate as the “wet electrode” sensors used in hospitals for EKGs and EMGs, but can be used for long-term monitoring and is more accurate than existing sensors when a patient is moving.
Nanoparticle Allows Low-Cost Creation of 3-D Nanostructures
Researchers have developed a new lithography technique that uses nanoscale spheres to create 3-D structures with biomedical, electronic and photonic applications.
Hunt Is Home to Animatronic Wolf
Using 3-D scanning technology, computer-aided design software and good old-fashioned elbow grease, two engineering students create a capstone project for the ages: an animatronic timber wolf for the high-tech Hunt Library.
First in the Future of Flight
NC State researchers hope Vireo, an unmanned aviation vehicle barely larger than a football, will make big contributions to agriculture, law enforcement and first responders. Join us for a test flight.
Kuznetsov Wins Humboldt Award
Andrey V. Kuznetsov, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, joins an elite group of international academics honored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany.
Fire It Up
The basketball is in your hands, the score is tied and time's running out. You're about 10 feet away from the basket on the right side of the court, just outside the free-throw lane. Before the clock hits 0:00, check out new research from NC State engineers that shows whether a direct shot or a bank shot has a better chance of scoring your team a postgame victory celebration.
Take Your Best Shot
Should you bank the basketball off the backboard or aim for nothing but net? Let NC State engineers improve your game with shots based on science.
Ferguson Receives NSF Career Award
Dr. Scott M. Ferguson, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.
Zikry Appointed to Smith Professorship
Dr. Mohammed A. Zikry has been appointed the inaugural Zan Prevost Smith Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Engineering.
Inside a makeshift garage, a team of NC State students moves hurriedly around a stripped-down SUV, working diligently under the watchful eye of three Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering graduate students. It's a race against the clock - as well as teams from 15 other universities across North America - to retool their ride into an energy-efficient, EcoCAR Challenge award winner.
Dedicated to Progress
NC State dedicated a new 248,000-square-foot Engineering Building III on Centennial Campus. It was an occasion for celebrating and reminiscing about how the program has evolved.
Grants Support Green Jobs Training
NC State received grants totaling $1.7 million from the North Carolina Energy Office to provide undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on experience and training for jobs in the state’s energy economy, including “green-energy” fields.
When the world's most fuel-efficient commercial airliner was introduced late last year, it was only fitting that an NC State alumnus was on hand to celebrate alongside industry leaders. Zachery Jones ('08), said his accomplishments in the workplace can be directly attributed to the educational opportunities he found at NC State.
Fueling His Passion
Tim Turner is a baby boomer on a crusade, trying to refine a process that can turn animal fat and waste grease into hydrocarbon fuels. He developed the process three years ago with three NC State professors. Although Turner could be mistaken for a professor himself, he's actually a 57-year-old graduate student embarking on a career in the green economy.
Physics of Free Throws
Two NC State engineers have figured out the best way to shoot a free throw – a frequently underappreciated skill that gets more important as the game clock winds down.