Skip to main content

Tag: technology

Oct 13, 2015

Researchers Use ‘Avatar’ Experiments to Get Leg Up on Locomotion

Simple mechanical descriptions of the way people and animals walk, run, jump and hop liken whole leg behavior to a spring or pogo stick. But until now, no one has mapped the body’s complex physiology – which in locomotion includes multiple leg muscle-tendons crossing the hip, knee and ankle joints, the weight of a body,… 

Sep 21, 2015

Best of Both Worlds: FREEDM-Pair Switches for Power Devices

Pairing switches in power devices can improve performance while keeping costs relatively low. 

Sep 1, 2015

New Technique Lowers Cost of Energy-Efficient Embedded Computer Systems

Electrical and computer engineers have developed a new technique for creating less-expensive, low-power embedded systems – the computing devices found in everything from thermostats to automobiles. 

Aug 11, 2015

Elastic Drug Delivery Technology Releases Drugs When Stretched

Delivering drugs in an efficient way won't be a stretch for new NC State technology. 

May 11, 2015

NC State Team Selected for FAA Unmanned Aircraft Center of Excellence

NC State is part of a coalition selected by the FAA as a Center of Excellence for unmanned aircraft research. 

Apr 1, 2015

Springing Ahead of Nature: Device Increases Walking Efficiency

Research published in the journal Nature describes the way an unpowered exoskeleton device can put a spring in your step to increase walking efficiency. 

Dec 18, 2014

New Technique Moves Researchers Closer to New Range of GaN Biosensors

Researchers have found a way of binding peptides to the surface of gallium nitride (GaN) in a way that keeps the peptides stable even when exposed to water and radiation. The discovery moves researchers one step closer to developing a new range of biosensors for use in medical and biological research applications. 

Nov 21, 2014

Researchers Study Impact of Power Prosthetic Failures on Amputees

Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines exactly what happens when these technologies fail, with the goal of developing a new generation of more robust powered prostheses. 

Nov 13, 2014

Researchers Find New Way to Move Atomically Thin Semiconductors for Use in Extremely Flexible Devices

Researchers have developed a new way to transfer thin semiconductor films, which are only one atom thick, onto arbitrary substrates, paving the way for flexible computing or photonic devices. 

Oct 30, 2014

New Tech Aims to Improve Communication Between Dogs and Humans

NC State researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets. 

Aug 20, 2014

New Framework Would Facilitate Use of New Android Security Modules

Researchers have created a framework for the Android operating system that helps developers and users take advantage of new security tools. 

Jun 13, 2014

Crossing the Goal Line: New Tech Tracks Football in 3-D Space

Referees may soon have a new way of determining whether a football team has scored a touchdown or gotten a first down. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with Disney Research, have developed a system that can track a football in three-dimensional space using low-frequency magnetic fields. 

May 5, 2014

Study: Game Developers Say Success Hinges on More Than Just Programming Skills

Aspiring game developers may want to bone up on their interpersonal skills. A forthcoming study from North Carolina State University and Microsoft Research finds that game developers need a suite of non-programming skills – including communication skills – that are considered less important in other fields of software development. 

Apr 18, 2014

Impurity Size Affects Performance of Emerging Superconductive Material

Research from North Carolina State University finds that impurities can hurt performance – or possibly provide benefits – in a key superconductive material that is expected to find use in a host of applications, including future particle colliders. The size of the impurities determines whether they help or hinder the material’s performance. 

Apr 16, 2014

NC State Awarded $25 Million NNSA Grant to Develop Leaders, Improve Technological Capabilities for Detecting Nuclear Proliferation

NC State today was awarded a five-year, $25 million grant by the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development to develop the next generation of leaders with practical experience in technical fields relevant to nuclear nonproliferation. NC State was selected by NNSA over 22 other proposals following a competitive process that…