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Developing New and Innovative Spacecraft Is High-School Students Challenge In CubeSat Competition
December 2015

Cornell University, The Museum of Science Fiction and NASA Space Grant consortia grantees are hosting a competition for high-school students to get CubeSat projects they develop launched into space.

Light-Producing Ability Of Shrimp Key To 'Biological Flashlight'
November 2015

Using the natural light-producing ability of deep-sea shrimp, a University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher and a team of scientists developed a new imaging tool to help cancer researchers better track tumor development and treatment responses.

Long-Term Behavior Of Bridge Girders Focus Of Aging Infrastructure Research
October 2015

When looking at a typical prestressed concrete bridge girder, there may not be any visually noticeable deflections from traffic or any other loading, but this does not tell the entire story.

Inspiring Sandcastles
September 2015

If you want to form very flexible chains of nanoparticles in liquid in order to build tiny robots with flexible joints or make magnetically self-healing gels, you need to revert to childhood and think about sandcastles.

Researchers Create Conductive, Transparent and Stretchable Materials
August 2015

Researchers from North Carolina State University (NC State) have created stretchable, transparent conductors that work because of the structures’ “nano-accordion” design.

Green Component Could Improve Asphalt and Sealant Mixtures
July 2015

Construction crews may someday use a plant molecule called lignin in their asphalt and sealant mixtures to help roads and roofs hold up better under various weather conditions.

Landmark DOE Hydropower Report Issued
June 2015

For the first time, industry and policymakers have a comprehensive report detailing the U.S. hydropower fleet’s 2,198 plants that provide about 7 percent of the nation’s electricity.

Exoskeleton Increases Walking Efficiency
May 2015

It’s taken millions of years for humans to perfect the art of walking.

Model System Allows Glimpses of Atomic Phase Transitions
April 2015

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states that we can’t know both the position and velocity of the smallest particles at the same time, making it impossible to track an electron’s trajectory.

Unique Aerodynamic Forces Enable Hummingbird’s Aerobatic Feats
March 2015

The sight of a tiny hummingbird hovering in front of a flower and then darting to another with lightning speed amazes and delights. But it also leaves watchers with a persistent question: How do they do it?

DiscoverE 2015 Engineers Week
February 2015

Founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Engineers Week is among the oldest of America’s professional outreach efforts.

Impact of Power Prosthetic Failures on Amputees Studied
January 2015

Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall.

Improving Communication Between Dogs and Humans
December 2014

North Carolina State University (NC State) researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets.

Camera May Help Catch Signs of Melanoma and Other Diseases Earlier
November 2014

A camera capable of taking snapshots of the entire human body and rendering high-resolution images of a patient’s skin may help doctors spot cancer early and save lives.

Grant Awarded To Improve Educational Software
October 2014

North Carolina State University researchers have won a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve educational software by enabling it to assess facial expression, body language, speech and other cues to better respond to a student’s emotional state during the learning process.

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