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Oct 10, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

‘Sensing Skin’ Detects Cracks, Harmful Chemicals in Structures

Researchers have developed a multi-layered “sensing skin” to detect corrosive or otherwise harmful substances in structures. The skin can also detect cracks and other structural flaws that are invisible to the naked eye.

Sep 27, 2016

NSF-funded Afterschool Program Powering Up in Durham

Middle school students in Durham will have time to explore electrical engineering and computer science as part of a 3-year, National Science Foundation project NC State is leading.

Sep 15, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Tech Promises to Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range

NC State researchers have developed a new type of inverter device with greater efficiency in a smaller, lighter package – which should improve the fuel-efficiency and range of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Sep 14, 2016  |  The Abstract

Researchers Eye Gaming As Tool for Boosting Computer Science Skills, Diversity in Middle Schools

An interdisciplinary team of researchers is launching an initiative that will use a custom-designed video game to boost computational thinking in middle school science classrooms and foster diversity in the sciences.

Sep 12, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Lightweight, Wearable Tech Efficiently Converts Body Heat to Electricity

NC State researchers have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far more electricity than previous lightweight heat harvesting technologies.

Sep 8, 2016  |  The Abstract

Simulation Highlights Potential For Low-Cost Security Imaging Device

NC State researchers have used computer models to demonstrate the viability of a low-cost security imaging device that makes use of inexpensive radio components. Functional prototypes are under development and would be orders of magnitude less expensive than existing imaging devices.

Sep 2, 2016  |  Awards and Honors

Nearer Horizons

In 2017, seven more NC State projects will receive support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund. The funding will help researchers move innovative discoveries from the lab bench to the marketplace, in areas ranging from the development of new antibiotics to the creation of faster, more accurate medical diagnostic tools.

Aug 9, 2016  |  Faculty and Staff

NC State Boosts Efforts to Commercialize Research Discoveries

NC State has announced that seven projects will receive support from its Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, aimed at moving innovative discoveries from the lab bench to the marketplace in areas ranging from the development of new antibiotics to the creation of faster, more accurate medical diagnostic tools.

Aug 2, 2016  |  Partners

NC State to Form NSF-Funded Center for Advanced Electronics Through Machine Learning With UIUC and Georgia Tech

The new center will speed up the design and verification of microelectronic circuits and systems, reducing development costs and time-to-market for manufacturers of microelectronic products, especially integrated circuits.

Aug 1, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Bioenergy Decisions Involve Wildlife Habitat and Land Use Trade-offs

New research finds that choosing how to meet bioenergy goals means making trade-offs about which wildlife species and ecosystems will be most impacted.