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Liquid Metalvideo

Look Ma, No Hands: Researchers Use Vacuum for Hands-Free Patterning of...

North Carolina State University engineers have utilized vacuum to create a more efficient, hands-free method for filling complex microchannels with liquid metal. Their work...
Wood-Burning

Benefits of Advanced Wood-Burning Stoves Greater Than Thought

A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution...
microbotvideo

Microbot Origami Can Capture, Transport Single Cells

Researchers at North Carolina State University and Duke University have developed a way to assemble and pre-program tiny structures made from microscopic cubes –...
lung fibrosis

Scientists Create Stem Cell Therapy for Lung Fibrosis Conditions

A team of scientists from the UNC School of Medicine and North Carolina State University (NCSU) has developed promising research towards a possible stem...
superconductors

High-Temperature Superconductivity in B-doped Q-Carbon

Researchers at North Carolina State University have significantly increased the temperature at which carbon-based materials act as superconductors, using a novel, boron-doped Q-carbon material. The...
Corn Gene

Researchers Find Corn Gene Conferring Resistance to Multiple Plant Leaf Diseases

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a specific gene in corn that appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly...
aging

Study Finds Day-to-Day Experiences Affect Awareness of Aging, Mood

A study of older adults finds an individual’s awareness of aging is not as static as previously thought, and that day-to-day experiences and one’s...
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might...

Scientists have long known that a protein called TDP-43 clumps together in brain cells of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as...
biofuels

‘On Your Mark, Get Set’: Neutrons Run Enzyme’s Reactivity for Better...

Producing biofuels like ethanol from plant materials requires various enzymes to break down the cellulosic fibers. Neutrons have identified the specifics of an enzyme-catalyzed...
autonomous system

From Transformers to Autonomous Systems

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Edgar Lobaton, an associate professor in NC State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This is...
Transformers

Study Finds ‘Smart’ Transformers Could Make Reliable Smart Grid a Reality

A new study using complex computational models finds that smart solid-state transformers (SSTs) could be used to make a stable, reliable “smart grid” –...
Fruit Fly

Variation at a Central Metabolic Gene Influences Male Fruit Fly Lifespan

The overexpression of an important gene that regulates energy metabolism can cause a severe shortening of lifespan in male fruit flies but has only...
enzymes

‘On Your Mark, Get Set’

Producing biofuels like ethanol from plant materials requires various enzymes to break down the cellulosic fibers. Scientists using neutron scattering have identified the specifics...
bees

Hot Cities Spell Bad News for Bees

A new study from North Carolina State University finds that common wild bee species decline as urban temperatures increase. “We looked at 15 of the...
Flexible Wearable Electronics

New Design Improves Performance of Flexible Wearable Electronics

In a proof-of-concept study, North Carolina State University engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness...
plasmapheresis

Plasmapheresis a Potentially Life-Saving Approach to Veterinary Immunotherapy

The power of plasmapheresis lies in its unequivocal speed. For some canine diseases, such as the muscle weakness disorder myasthenia gravis, the exchange of plasma...
ultrasound

New Ultrasound ‘Drill’ Targets Deep Vein Blood Clots

Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new surgical tool that uses low-frequency...
tweezers

Physicists Use Numerical ‘Tweezers’ to Study Nuclear Interactions

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed numerical “tweezers” that can pin a nucleus in place, enabling them to...
silicone

New Technique Enables 3-D Printing with Paste of Silicone Particles in...

Using the principles behind the formation of sandcastles from wet sand, North Carolina State University researchers have achieved 3-D printing of flexible and porous...
Diffuser

New Sound Diffuser Is 10 Times Thinner Than Existing Designs

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Nanjing University have developed an “ultra-thin” sound diffuser that is 10 times thinner than the widely used...