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gloved hands are stretching a thin sheet of clear material over a nail; the material is stretching over the sharp nail without breaking

Jun 19, 2024

Researchers Create New Class of Materials Called ‘Glassy Gels’

Glassy gels are extremely hard, but not brittle – they can stretch up to five times their original length.

Jun 17, 2024

Researching Sustainable Dyes for College Credit at NC State

The independent research course for polymer and color chemistry students provides a unique opportunity for them to tailor coursework to their interests. 

a ladybug sits on a leaf

Jun 14, 2024

Do Bugs Burp?

It all depends on what we mean when we say “burp.”

Two men standing beside a large bench-shaped robot.

Jun 13, 2024

N.C. PSI Advances AI for Agriculture

At NC State University, the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative is leading efforts aimed at helping producers put artificial intelligence to work for increased yields, efficiency and sustainability. Two new tools will…

Inside a testing lab, a human-sized manikin moves inside flames.

Jun 12, 2024

Fanning the Flames of Textile Science

In its 30th year, the Textile Protection and Comfort Center (TPACC) celebrates innovations that have defined textile science.

time lapsed photo shows a soft robot tendril lowering, wrapping around a tube, and lifting it into the air

Jun 11, 2024

3D-Printed Mini-Actuators Can Move Small Soft Robots, Lock Them Into New Shapes

The miniature soft hydraulic actuators can control the deformation and motion of soft robots that are less than a millimeter thick.

Jun 7, 2024

Bartonella DNA Found in Blood of Patients With Psychosis

Patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or another psychotic disorder are three times more likely to have Bartonella DNA in their blood than adults without these disorders.

Cotton branch with pile of folded bed sheets and blankets.

Jun 7, 2024

Researchers Turn to Cottonseed Oil to Replace Toxic Chemicals in Textiles, Paper Products

NC State researchers are exploring the use of cottonseed oil to create non-allergenic, biodegradable products that can be used as finishing agents for fabrics and wet-strength agents for paper products.

A food scientist hydrates a protein for use in a food formulation.

May 31, 2024

Bezos Earth Fund Grant Creates Sustainable Protein Research Hub at NC State

Research will engage academic and industry partners to create and commercialize new technologies to shape the future of sustainable food production.

image shows an orderly array of blue cubes, with a network of silver spheres descending from it

May 29, 2024

Researchers Create Materials With Unique Combo of Stiffness, Thermal Insulation

This combination of properties is extremely unusual and holds promise for applications such as thermal insulation coatings for electronics.