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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.

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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.

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Oct 9, 2023

Sue Fenton Tapped as New CHHE Director

Fenton comes to the Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE) from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Oct 5, 2023

NC State Celebrates Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Brian Floyd was honored with the Innovator of the Year award, and Franky So received the Entrepreneur of the Year award.

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Oct 5, 2023

Consistent Metabolism May Prove Costly for Insects in Saltier Water

Metabolism could explain why some freshwater insects struggle in saltier water.

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Oct 4, 2023

NC State to Lead Regional Semiconductor Innovation Hub

NC State will use its engineering prowess to help shape domestic production of wide bandgap semiconductors.

Sep 25, 2023

Brenner and Zikry Received $8.5M Department of Defense Grant for Extreme Materials

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded an $8.5 million grant that will span over three years to support the establishment of a cutting-edge center…

In this photo, the top of the Belltower is framed by fall foliage.

Sep 25, 2023

NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill infrared camera project funded by National Science Foundation

Engineers, scientists and educators at NC State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are collaborating to develop a new SWIR (short-wave infrared) light camera and recruit the next generation of engineers.