Nov 17, 2015
Baliga to be Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame
B. Jayant Baliga will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, adding to a string of laurels that have seen him lauded from the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion to the White House.
Nov 12, 2015
Toilets, Pit Latrines and Adventures in Human Waste
According to Francis de los Reyes III, the problem with World Toilet Day is that it focuses almost entirely on toilets. And he's working on that.
Nov 10, 2015
Researchers Find Way to Create Wide Variety of New Holograms
Researchers have developed techniques that can be used to create ideal geometric phase holograms for any kind of optical pattern – a significant advance over the limitations of previous techniques. The holograms can be used to create new types of displays, imaging systems, telecommunications technology and astronomical instruments.
Nov 9, 2015
Researchers Find Way to Make Metals Stronger Without Sacrificing Ductility
Researchers have developed a technique to make titanium stronger without sacrificing any of the metal’s ductility – a combination that no one has achieved before. The researchers believe the technique could also be used for other metals, and the advance has potential applications for creating more energy-efficient vehicles.
Oct 21, 2015
From Exoplanets to Rainbow Station: Using Lasers to Print in Four Dimensions
In 2010, Michael Escuti received funding from NSF to study and make novel hologram technologies. He created a tool with applications from studying alien worlds to making cellphones more energy efficient.
Oct 12, 2015
Online Tool Aims to Help Researchers Sift Through 15 Centuries of Data
Digital humanities scholars are launching a powerful new system to help researchers more quickly and accurately sift through hundreds of thousands of archives and articles related to materials dating from 450 A.D. to the 20th century.
Sep 29, 2015
Two of the brightest young researchers within NC State’s College of Engineering have been producing outstanding work for years. Now they’ve won the acclaim of two of the world’s most influential technology magazines.
Sep 29, 2015
Researchers Disguise Drugs as Platelets to Target Cancer
Researchers have for the first time developed a technique that coats anticancer drugs in membranes made from a patient’s own platelets, allowing the drugs to last longer in the body and attack both primary cancer tumors and the circulating tumor cells that can cause a cancer to metastasize.
Sep 29, 2015
Researchers Create First Entropy-Stabilized Complex Oxide Alloys
NC State researchers have created the first entropy-stabilized alloy that incorporates oxides – and demonstrated conclusively that the crystalline structure of the material can be determined by disorder at the atomic scale rather than chemical bonding.
Sep 23, 2015
Bozkurt Named to Popular Science’s ‘Brilliant 10’
Alper Bozkurt, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is honored for his work establishing the foundations of the “internet of bionic things” in areas ranging from human-animal communication to insect biobots to human health monitoring devices.