Look Ma, No Hands: Researchers Use Vacuum for Hands-Free Patterning of Liquid Metal
NC State engineers have utilized vacuum to create a more efficient, hands-free method for filling complex microchannels with liquid metal.
Benefits of Advanced Wood-Burning Stoves Greater Than Thought
Research finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated.
Microbot Origami Can Capture, Transport Single Cells
Microscopic cubes can be assembled and pre-programmed to change their shape and perform a variety of tasks, paving the way for soft biomimetic devices.
NC State Receives DARPA Funding to Develop, Test Gene Drive System
Developing and testing a gene drive system to reduce invasive mouse populations is the focus of a DARPA-funded research project.
New Tool Increases Adaptability, Autonomy of ‘Skyrim’ Nonplayer Characters
A new tool can be used to create Skyrim nonplayer characters (NPCs) that allow for more variability and flexibility in game play.
High-Temperature Superconductivity in B-doped Q-Carbon
Researchers have significantly increased the temperature at which carbon-based materials act as superconductors, using a novel, boron-doped Q-carbon material.
Researchers Find Corn Gene Conferring Resistance to Multiple Plant Leaf Diseases
A specific gene in corn appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly three different plant leaf diseases.
Study Finds Day-to-Day Experiences Affect Awareness of Aging, Mood
A study of older adults finds an individual’s awareness of aging is not as static as previously thought.
Bridging the Funding Gap from Research to Commercialization
Five promising NC State projects will receive support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund to help them move their inventions into the marketplace.
Study Finds ‘Smart’ Transformers Could Make Reliable Smart Grid a Reality
A new study finds smart solid-state transformers could be used to make a stable, reliable “smart grid” – allowing the power distribution system to route renewable energy from homes and businesses into the power grid.