Technique Offers Advance in Testing Micro-Scale Compressive Strength of Cement
Researchers have, for the first time, used a “micropillar compression” technique to characterize the micro-scale strength of cement, allowing for the development of cement with desirable strength properties for civil engineering applications.
New Techniques Boost Performance of Non-Volatile Memory Systems
Researchers have developed new software and hardware designs that should limit programming errors and improve system performance in devices that use non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies.
Keratin, Pigment, Proteins From 54 Million-Year-Old Sea Turtle Show Survival Trait Evolution
Fossil tissues show that a pigment-based survival trait common to modern sea turtles evolved at least 54 million years ago.
Study Finds Auto-Fix Tool Gets More Programmers to Upgrade Code
Failure to make necessary upgrades to software code can have dire consequences, such as the major data breach at Equifax.
Study Shows How Rough Microparticles Can Cause Big Problems
New research finds the surface texture of microparticles in liquid suspension can cause internal friction that significantly alters the suspension’s viscosity – effectively making the liquid thicker or thinner.
Changes in Perspective May Affect How Useful Drones Really Are
A recent study finds users have trouble utilizing images from drones to find the position of objects on the ground.
Mass Extinctions Led to Low Species Diversity, Dinosaur Rule
NC State researcher finds patterns after two of the Earth's mass extinction events.
Research IDs Key Factors That Help Women Ex-Convicts Avoid Recidivism
New research identifies four factors that help women ex-convicts avoid committing crimes, offering insights that can be used to help former inmates integrate more successfully into their communities after time in prison.
How Dance Can Help Students in STEM Disciplines
A proof-of-concept study finds participation in dance programs helps students develop skills such as creativity and persistence that benefited them in the classroom and beyond.
Sensitivity to Time Improves Performance at Remotely Controlling Devices
A new study finds that people who are more sensitive to the passage of time are better at accounting for the latency – or time lag – inherent in remotely controlling robots or other tools.