Tag: textiles

T-Shirt Transistors?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 | Tags: , , ,

The touch, the feel … the conductivity … of cotton. Researchers at NC State hope to make that a reality by applying conductive nanocoatings to common textile materials in order to improve current and future electronic devices. Normally, conductive nanocoatings are applied to inorganic materials like silicon. But researchers believe nanotechnology can be used to

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The Real Law and Order

Friday, December 10th, 2010 | Tags: , , , , , ,

On Dec. 7, some of the nation’s top forensics experts participated in the 3rd annual NC State Forensic Science Symposium. The symposium, which draws law enforcement professionals from around the state, puts the latest industry research and news into the hands of crime-solvers. Interesting highlights from the event include: A keynote address by internationally renowned

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Everybody Hates Mosquitoes

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 | Tags: , , ,

On a hot, humid summer day, I can’t be outside for two minutes before having to swat away mosquitoes who have an insatiable appetite for my sweet blood. However, the minor annoyance of having to soothe my bites with calamine lotion is nothing compared to the major threat mosquitoes pose by spreading diseases like malaria

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Lending a Hand

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 | Tags: , ,

Research for a senior textile engineering project took students beyond your typical library visits and Google searches. Instead, it had them playing basketball games against Raleigh’s wheelchair basketball league, the Triangle Thunder, and watching the Raleigh Outlaws, the local Blind Bowlers Association’s local league, knock down some pins. For the past year, a group of

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