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Nov 29, 2023

Research Partners: Robots, Soldiers and Scientists

NC State psychology faculty and students partnered with West Point to research cadets’ attitudes toward using robots in military training.

Nov 17, 2023

Hundreds of NC State University Faculty Identified Among Top 2% of Research Scientists

NC State is home to nearly 300 of the top-cited research scientists on the planet, according to annual data compiled by Stanford University.

Nov 13, 2023

Autonomous Lab Discovers Best-in-Class Quantum Dot in Hours; It Would Have Taken Humans Years

A new autonomous system can identify how to synthesize “best-in-class” materials for specific applications in hours, rather than years.

Dinos in the woods

Nov 7, 2023

Dig This: ‘Neglected’ Dinosaur Had Super Senses

This dino may have been a wallflower, but a CT scan of its skull reveals some hidden superpowers.

NC State Chancellor Larry Monteith stands in front of the Monteith Research Center.

Nov 3, 2023

A Leader Passes: Remembering Chancellor Larry Monteith

Chancellor Larry Monteith devoted his academic career as an electrical engineering professor, a College of Engineering dean and the 11th chancellor of NC State to advancing the university’s role in graduate research and its expansion as a research institution.

a small brick building with five wooden doors that open directly into a tidy, dirt courtyard.

Oct 31, 2023

Poop, Pee and Microbes: The Complicated Ecology of Pit Latrines

The findings are relevant for efforts to both improve public health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with global climate change.

on left part of image, a man's lower leg is shown, with the toes of his feet pointing down. There are sensors attached to his knee and calf. On the right, a robotic prosthetic lower leg is shown flexing in a pose identical to the man's leg. In the upper right hand corner, a graph shows an erratic line that moves up and down.

Oct 18, 2023

Robotic Prosthetic Ankles Improve ‘Natural’ Movement, Stability

Robotic prosthetic ankles that are controlled by nerve impulses allow amputees to move more “naturally,” improving their stability.

Mosquito-resistant textile

Oct 18, 2023

Study Elucidates Evolution of Mosquitoes and Their Hosts

Study creates a mosquito family tree to better understand disease transmission and host choice.

European Swift

Oct 16, 2023

Mimicking a Bird’s Sticky Spit to Create Cellulose Gels

A small bird’s nest-making inspires a nontoxic process for making cellulose gels.

Commercial aircraft lined up on the runway waiting for takeoff.

Oct 12, 2023

Seeing the Invisible: Revealing Hidden Damage with Cameras to Improve Aircraft Safety

Every day, there are more than 45,000 flights carrying 2.9 million airline passengers in the United States alone. While supporting this endeavor, aircraft are subjected to a variety of operational conditions from environmental and human-introduced factors, which can damage or weaken the structure. Bryce Abbott, aerospace engineering Ph.D. candidate, and Fuh-Gwo Yuan, Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NC State, are working on new structural health monitoring technologies to address this. Abbott and Yuan are using computer vision and digital cameras to reveal damage beneath an aircraft’s surface.