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Year: 2014

Jan 16, 2014

Silver nanowire sensors hold promise for prosthetics, robotics

NC State researchers have used silver nanowires to develop wearable, multifunctional sensors that could be used in biomedical, military or athletic applications, including new prosthetics, robotic systems and flexible touch panels. 

Jan 9, 2014

NC State engineering students help North Carolina company save energy, improve processes

The student chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) at North Carolina State University broke new ground when three of its members traveled to a Burlington, NC, hosiery manufacturing facility this fall. 

Jan 8, 2014

Engineering Online at NC State ranked in the top 10 nationally

Engineering Online at North Carolina State University has again been ranked among the top 10 online engineering programs in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. 

Jan 7, 2014

Researchers find ways for more efficient control of wind power

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Johns Hopkins University have found that installing wind power plants at certain favorable locations in a power grid can make the grid more robust against extraneous disruptions. 

Jan 7, 2014

New, simple technique may drive down biofuel production costs

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a simple, effective and relatively inexpensive technique for removing lignin from the plant material used to make biofuels, which may drive down the cost of biofuel production. 

Jan 7, 2014

Bitzers establish endowment to support undergraduate research

Dr. Donald Bitzer, Distinguished University Research Professor of Computer Science at NC State University, and his wife, Maryann, have made a commitment to establish the Bitzer Undergraduate Research Endowment for the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering.