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Jun 2, 2023

New method improves efficiency of ‘vision transformer’ AI systems

The work also improves the vision transformer AI’s ability to identify, classify and segment objects in images. 

A spoon holds a scoop of white powder over a grey table.

May 31, 2023

Chemical found in common sweetener damages DNA

A new study finds a chemical formed when we digest a widely used sweetener breaks up DNA. The finding raises questions about how the sweetener may contribute to health problems. 

Surrounded in a blue glow with a white light at center, a 3D printer is in the process of producing a carbon dioxide filter.

May 31, 2023

3D printing carbon dioxide filters

NC State researchers demonstrated that it’s possible to make carbon dioxide capture filters using 3D printing. 

Emily Potok (left) and Laura Potok (right) at the Wilson College of Textiles campus.

May 26, 2023

Sisters pursue their master’s in textile engineering together

Emily and Laura Potok earned different undergraduate degrees but have reunited in graduate school to pursue their master’s in textile engineering. 

Textile researchers are studying an artificial muscle fiber.

May 26, 2023

Artificial muscle fibers could serve as cell scaffolds

NC State researchers found artificial muscle fibers could be used to develop 3-D models of living, moving systems. 

Two students look at a microscope. The one closest to the camera adjusts the plate. The one furthest from the camera looks into the lens.

May 24, 2023

Textile engineering course expands foundational fiber skills

Textile engineering students in TE 201: Fiber Science leave the course with all the skills and knowledge they need to create their own fibers. 

Several military helicopters take off in formation from an airbase.

May 23, 2023

How the military could speed helicopter operations on the battlefield

A new computational model allows the military to make more efficient use of helicopters, helping commanders move troops on the battlefield more quickly. 

NASA Artemis Launch Director speaks to NC Space Symposium attendees during keynote presentation about Artemis missions and the future of space exploration.

May 19, 2023

Annual NC Space Symposium returns in-person to celebrate student research

On April 21, North Carolina Space Grant hosted its annual NC Space Symposium at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. The Symposium brought together over 200 students and professionals from all over the state of North Carolina to celebrate student research and learn from experts.  

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May 18, 2023

Pop quiz: AI matches human performance at developing good test questions

The AI model can generate online course assessment questions that instructors found indistinguishable from questions written by humans.