Jul 2, 2020  |  Research

Flexible material shows potential for use in fabrics to heat, cool

Researchers reported that a material made of carbon nanotubes may be key in developing clothing that can heat or cool the wearer on demand.

Jul 2, 2020  |  Research

Jellyfish-inspired soft robots can out swim their natural counterparts

Researchers make faster, more powerful soft robots — including an exceptionally fast robotic jellyfish.

Jul 1, 2020  |  Research

Researchers develop computational model to build better capacitors

Model aims to guide development of new energy storage devices for electronics.

Jul 1, 2020

Using leaf fungi to improve crop resilience

An interdisciplinary team led by Christine Hawkes is identifying beneficial fungi found in five key crops with the aim of using them to help plants fend off diseases and tolerate drought stress.

Jun 26, 2020  |  Research

NC State receives $7.4 million from NIEHS to study PFAS toxicity, bioaccumulation and remediation

Researchers from North Carolina State University have received a five-year, $7.4 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program to establish a Center for Environmental and Human Health Effects of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).

Jun 12, 2020  |  Research

New approach to DNA data storage makes system more dynamic, scalable

Researchers are laying out a fundamentally new approach to DNA data storage systems.

Jun 11, 2020  |  Research

Low-cost cameras could be sensors to remotely monitor crop stress

Researchers from CALS and COE, led by postdoctoral research scholar Paula Ramos-Giraldo, have worked together to construct a low-cost camera system to monitor crop stress remotely. Their StressCam will aid researchers, plant breeders and ultimately farmers.

Jun 10, 2020  |  Research

Fewer cars mean more hand sanitizer

NC State partners with Novozymes to make a product once taken for granted – hand sanitizer.

Jun 10, 2020  |  Research

‘Artificial chemist’ combines AI, robotics to conduct autonomous R&D

Combining AI and robotics to advance materials R&D and manufacturing.

May 28, 2020  |  Research

Big data for better sweet potatoes

An interdisciplinary team led by Cranos Williams is setting out on a three-year project to use artificial intelligence to make sweet potatoes even more profitable. The team will image hundreds of thousands of sweet potatoes to increase the percentage of sweet potatoes grown that are USDA grade 1.