Playing (Video) Games With Decision Making
Video games can be pure fun — but they can also help us tackle complex problems.
Researchers Develop Wearable, Low-Cost Sensor to Measure Skin Hydration
NC State researchers have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that can monitor a person’s skin hydration for use in applications that need to detect dehydration before it poses a health problem.
In the past eighteen months, no fewer than six startups have sprung from groundbreaking discoveries in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Those six companies join more than a dozen other big names founded on the department’s research.
Tech Would Use Drones and Insect Biobots to Map Disaster Areas
NC State researchers have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles and insect cyborgs, or biobots, to map large, unfamiliar areas – such as collapsed buildings after a disaster.
NC State Announces $1.6 Billion Capital Campaign
NC State kicks off the public phase of the $1.6 billion Think and Do the Extraordinary capital campaign, the university's most ambitious fund-raising effort to date.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.