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Artist rendition of human brain inside of head with Neuralink implant.

Jan 9, 2023

Are we ready for computer chips in our brains?

Recently Elon Musk and his company Neuralink announced that they could be ready for human trials of their wireless brain chip in as little as six months. The thought of machines run by artificial intelligence (AI) implanted in our heads is the stuff of dreams and nightmares. Most concerns about this technology come from our need to understand what it can and can not do. So we sat down with our brain-computer interface expert, Dr. CS Nam, to get to the bottom of this. 

Artist rendering of Hunt Library and Fitts Woolard Hall. Teal sky, white clouds, black trees, gray buildings with three gray drones flying overhead.

Dec 7, 2022

Up in the air

A sneak peek of that future will be available around the NC State campus and surrounding communities in the coming years. National Science Foundation (NSF) funding is helping faculty members in the College’s Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Computer Science (CSC) build experimental testbeds using new fifth generation (5G) wireless communication technology to allow the research that will enable the future of drones. 

Large-scale, self-driving irrigation system, left, setup in large field.

Aug 18, 2022

Wireless tech measures soil moisture at multiple depths in real time

The tech informs irrigation practices to improve crop yield and reduce water consumption. 

Closeup image of inidvidual in black shirt holding a mobile device.

Feb 3, 2022

Technique smooths path for ‘federated learning’ AI training in wireless devices

The technique drastically reduces the size of data transmissions, creating new opportunities for wireless AI training. 

Jun 5, 2014

Remote lab allows ‘hands-on’ testing of antennas from thousands of miles away

Researchers at NC State have created a remotely-controlled testing facility that allows students, professors and private companies from around the world to test prototype antennas for wireless devices.