Tag: engineering

New NSF Dielectrics Center Ties Research Efforts to Product Development

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 | Tags: ,

If you want to do research that solves problems facing global industries, it helps to form partnerships with the industries you want to help. That’s the idea behind the National Science Foundation’s new Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics, being led by NC State and Penn State. “Broadly speaking, our goal is to work with industry

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Injured Sea Turtle? Just Print a Splint!

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 | Tags: ,

Injured sea turtles are a fairly common sight along the North Carolina coast. Fortunately, these animals are pretty sturdy and have the capacity to heal themselves even without a lot of intervention.  But veterinarians and rehabilitation specialists know that a turtle’s recovery from injury may not be sufficient to allow them to survive in the

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Science You Can Use: Engineer Designs Mug to Keep Coffee Temperature Just Right

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 | Tags:

Some people think that university researchers are so occupied with their laboratories that they’ve lost sight of the world outside the ivory tower of academia. I would refer those people to Logan Maxwell, a researcher at NC State who has developed a coffee mug that will keep your coffee hot – but not too hot

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Researchers Work to Squeeze More Data from Bandwidth in Mobile Devices

Monday, September 30th, 2013 | Tags: , ,

A team of researchers is working on technology that would allow mobile devices to send and receive more data using the same limited amount of bandwidth. The work is supported by a $1.08 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Competition for the airwaves is fierce. Commercial and military communication services must broadcast and

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Researchers Seek to Control Prosthetic Legs with Neural Signals

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 | Tags: , , ,

Most people don’t think about the difference between walking across the room and walking up a flight of stairs. Their brains (and their legs) automatically adjust to the new conditions. But for people using prosthetic legs, there is no automatic link between their bodies and the prosthetics that they need to negotiate the new surroundings.

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