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Researchers could help make carbon fiber more efficiently.

Jan 28, 2022

Researchers Find New Way to Kick-Start Process of Making of Carbon Fiber

NC State researchers found a way to improve the energy efficiency of part of the process for making carbon fiber. 

cartoon shows bear with a fish in its mouth thinking about donuts

Jan 3, 2022

Study Finds Reduced Microbial Diversity in Guts of Wild Bears That Eat Human Food

Eating human food appears to reduce microbial diversity in the guts of wild bears. 

Dec 15, 2021

Sweat-Powered Wearable Sensors Land NC State Researcher on Newsweek’s Inaugural “Greatest Disruptors” List

Amay J. Bandodkar, whose work focuses on self-powered wearable sensors for health monitoring, was named to Newsweek’s inaugural “America’s 50 Greatest Disruptors” list. Bandodkar is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University with an affiliation to the ASSIST Center and the department of Biomedical Engineering. Newsweek’s list identifies visionaries… 

six still images show how a strip of material moves in response to changing temperatures

Dec 13, 2021

Technique Speeds Up Thermal Actuation for Soft Robotics

A new design for thermal actuators allows rapid movement in soft robotic devices. 

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Oct 29, 2021

‘A Kaleidoscope of Colors’: NC State Breeder Creates Winning Flame Thrower™ Redbud

A NC State Breeder wins Plant of the Year for vibrant redbud at a prestigious international flower show. 

Color illustration of an exosome-coated stent in a cutaway of an artery.

Oct 28, 2021

Reopen and regenerate: Exosome-coated stent heals vascular injury, repairs damaged tissue

Researchers from NC State have developed an exosome-coated stent with a “smart-release” trigger that could both prevent reopened blood vessels from narrowing and deliver regenerative stem cell-derived therapy to blood-starved, or ischemic, tissue. 

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Oct 25, 2021

New Synthesis Process Paves Way for More Efficient Lasers, LEDs

A new process uses existing techniques to make more efficient LEDs and lasers. 

NC State to Lead Global Research Effort to Develop Sustainable Fibers, College of Natural Resources, SAFI Consortium logo, feature

Oct 5, 2021

NC State to Lead Global Research Effort to Develop Sustainable Fibers

The Sustainable and Alternative Fibers Initiative (SAFI) aims to study, develop and promote the utilization of alternative fibers for packaging, hygiene, textiles and other products. 

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Sep 30, 2021

Two-Dimensional Hybrid Metal Halide Device Allows Control of Terahertz Emissions

A 2D hybrid metal halide device allows directional control of terahertz radiation generated by a spintronic scheme. 

Sep 29, 2021

Professor Joy Gaston Gayles Delivers Keynote Address on Diversity to Kick Off NC State’s Research Week

During her keynote address for Research Week at NC State, NC State College of Education Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D. offered three tips for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in research and practice.