Are People Inherently Good or Bad at Learning New Tech? Your Opinion Matters
If you think people are inherently good or bad at learning how to use new technology, odds are good that it’s harder for you to learn how to use new technology.
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 […]
Best of Both Worlds: FREEDM-Pair Switches for Power Devices
Pairing switches in power devices can improve performance while keeping costs relatively low.
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.
Elastic Drug Delivery Technology Releases Drugs When Stretched
Delivering drugs in an efficient way won't be a stretch for new NC State technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.