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NC State grad training to become a NASA astronaut, 11.12.2014. "A North Carolina native and N.C. State University grad is one of eight people training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston to go to become an astronaut. Christina Hammock, 34, of Jacksonville, was 1 of 8 candidates selected from more than 6,100 applicants to train as an astronaut. She earned two bachelor of science degrees in electrical engineering and physics, and a master of science degree in electrical engineering."
NCSU harness enhances dog-human communication, 11.11.2014. "Researchers at North Carolina State University are working on a device to improve communication between humans and their furry friends. It is a bond already being leveraged by Sean Mealin and his service dog, Simba. They have worked together for about a year and a half. Simba sees what Scott cannot."
Cyborg cockroach invented to find survivors trapped under rubble, 11.11.2014. "One type of the cockroach, or biobot as they’re also called by Dr Alper Bozkurt, senior author of two papers on the project, is equipped with a single high-resolution mic to establish which sounds are likely to be from survivors. A second type then has an array of three directional microphones to determine the direction of the sound and home in on the trapped person."
NCSU: Cyborg cockroaches can aid first responders in disaster situations, 11.11.2014. "Researchers at N.C. State University are changing the way first responders address emergency situations with the help of cyborg cockroaches. Called biobots, the cockroaches are wired with a robotic backpack that allows them to pick up sounds with small microphones and find the source. The biobots transmit the data to first responders."
Saving Lives With Cyborg Cockroaches?, 11.10.2014. "A pair of papers describing these findings were recently presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Sensors 2014 Conference in Valencia, Spain and the 36th Annual International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Alper Bozkurt, a researcher at North Carolina (NC) State University and the senior author of the papers, makes the argument that during disasters like earthquakes or even warzones involving collapsed buildings, "sound is the best way to find survivors.""
Robo-roaches to help in rescues, 11.10.2014. "The thought of an intelligent cockroach that's been hard-wired to hunt you down might give you nightmares – or at least leave you feeling a little queasy. That's exactly what US scientists have figured out how to do. But don't worry – the little critters have your best interests at heart. Researchers at North Carolina State University are turning cockroaches into "biobots" that can help pinpoint the location of survivors at disaster sites, such as under the rubble of a collapsed building."
High-tech harness opens lines of communication between humans and dogs, 11.10.2014. "A new platform that allows humans and dogs increased communications in all situations, from rescue and other working operations to pet bonding, has been developed by researchers at North Carolina State University."
Cyber-Roach! Mic-Equipped Bugs Could Aid Disaster Rescue, 11.10.2014. "A team of researchers at North Carolina State University has created a swarm of cyborg cockroaches, nicknamed "biobots," that are equipped with microphones to pick up sounds and trace them to their sources. The researchers hope the biobots could one day be used in disaster-relief situations to locate survivors."
This Cyborg Cockroach Could Save Your Life Someday, 11.10.2014. "Researchers at North Carolina State University say they've capitalized on the resilient nature of cockroaches by turning them into cyborgs that will assist in rescue and relief efforts by fitting in tiny spaces at disaster zones that current robots can't, and picking up sound with tiny microphones."
Cyborg Cockroaches Could Save Your Life, 11.10.2014. "If you're trapped under the rubble of a collapsed building, the last thing you want to see is a swarm of cockroaches headed your way. But thanks to a group of North Carolina State University researchers, those creepy crawlies could just save your life."
Scientists recruit robo-roaches for search and rescue, 11.9.2014. "The thought of an intelligent cockroach that's been hard-wired to hunt you down might give you nightmares – or at least leave you feeling a little queasy. That's exactly what US scientists have figured out how to do. But don't worry – the little critters have your best interests at heart. Researchers at North Carolina State University are turning cockroaches into "biobots" that can help pinpoint the location of survivors at disaster sites, such as under the rubble of a collapsed building."
THIS CYBORG COCKROACH MIGHT BE YOUR SAVING GRACE ONE DAY, SO DON'T RUN AWAY SCREAMING YET, 11.9.2014. "In a surprising and not altogether welcome turn of events, cockroaches may soon elicit feelings of great relief as opposed to repulsion. Thanks to the miracle of science, researchers at North Carolina State University believe that they have turned the most hated pest into America into a potentially life-saving device. By attaching tiny backpacks onto the insects’ backs, scientists are creating cyborg cockroaches that can rescue humans trapped in tight spaces. The day that we rejoice at the sight of a cockroach may soon be upon us."
Cyborg cockroaches may save lives during rescue operations, 11.9.2014. "The researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a special type of cockroach-inspired device that they claim can save your life at some point of time. The new device, dubbed as cyborg cockroaches or biobots, may help in carrying rescue operations following a disaster after picking up sounds with small microphones and find out the source of sound."
Creepy Cockroaches Could Be Search And Rescue Heroes, 11.9.2014. "Researchers from North Carolina State University (NCSU) have found a way to turn cockroaches into cyborgs and have them assist in search and rescue operations after major disasters. By wearing special backpacks, the “biobots” can detect and locate sound, as well as differentiating between important and unimportant sounds."
Robo-Roaches named ‘Biobots’ to Carry Out Search & Rescue Operations, 11.9.2014. "North Carolina State University’s researchers are making biobots out of cockroaches. These biobots are designed to hunt out survivors at disaster sites like debris of a building. So nothing to worry about as these creepy cockroaches keep your best interest."
Cyborg cockroaches can help find survivors through their voices, 11.8.2014. "Someday, those vile, slimy cockroaches that make you shriek like a five-year-old girl might look more like little superheroes in some people's eyes. Researchers from the North Carolina State University have developed a way for roaches to detect and locate sources of sounds (say, a person's voice), so they can be used in search-and-rescue missions. In addition, they've developed an "invisible fence" technology to keep the bugs within an enclosed area. Just like the robo-roaches in a number of previous studies, NC State's bugs also have backpacks strapped to their bodies, allowing the scientists to control the direction they go to."
Cyborg cockroaches can hear you call and scurry to the rescue, 11.7.2014. "Researchers at North Carolina State University have figured out how to make cyborg cockroaches -- or biobots, as they call them -- pick up sound and seek out its source. So one day, the first responders to a rubble-filled disaster scene might be rescue roaches."
Cyborg roaches are the newest search and rescue animal, 11.7.2014. "Researchers at North Carolina State University have turned common cockroaches into cyborg “biobots” – bionic rescuers that can find people trapped in rubble by using microphones. “The goal is to use the biobots with high-resolution microphones to differentiate between sounds that matter – like people calling for help – from sounds that don’t matter, like a leaking pipe,” said Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor at the university."
You might actually be happy to see this cyborg cockroach, 11.7.2014. "Cockroaches are disgusting creatures, and the idea of encountering a cybernetic roach is mildly terrifying. But the cyborg roach developed by North Carolina State University might save your life if you are trapped in a collapsed building. These remote-controlled "biobots" are outfitted with sensitive microphones — either one facing forward or three facing different directions — with the goal of finding people trapped in tight spaces."
Dawn of the cyborg COCKROACH: Bionic bugs could be sent to disaster zones to seek out humans trapped under rubble, 11.7.2014. "The idea is that cyborg cockroaches, or ‘biobots’, could enter crumpled buildings hit by earthquakes, for example, and help emergency workers find survivors. ‘In a collapsed building, sound is the best way to find survivors,’ said Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University."
Cockroach 'Biobots' Could One Day Rescue You, 11.7.2014. "An army of cyborg cockroaches might sound like a sign of the apocalypse, but really, they are just here to help. Each crawling insect is outfitted with an electronic backpack that lets researchers control them like creepy, crawly remote control cars. In earlier research, scientists at North Carolina State University had discovered how to use them as little survey teams. Now, in a paper presented this week at the IEEE Sensors 2014 conference in Valencia, Spain, they say they have figured out how to make the bugs swarm towards a particular sound, thanks to three directional microphones placed on their backs. “The goal is to use the biobots with high-resolution microphones to differentiate between sounds that matter — like people calling for help — from sounds that don’t matter — like a leaking pipe," Dr. Alper Bozkurt, senior author of the paper, said in a statement."
Cockroach Biobots to the Rescue!, 11.7.2014. "North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster."
Cyborg Cockroaches Could Be Used To Save Trapped Humans, 11.7.2014. "Researchers from North Carolina State University have outfitted cyborg cockroaches with microphones which, when wired up to the roaches' normal sensory appartus, means that the 'biobots' will seek out the source of a sound. The scientists hope that, in addition to providing a good tracking tool to Skynet, this will also enable humans to find other humans in enclosed spaces like a collapsed building."
Biorobotic Roaches Can Use Microphones To Search Rubble For Survivors, 11.7.2014. "Another day, another insectobot connected to a small, audio-sensing cyborg harness. Two researchers at the North Carolina State University, Dr. Alper Bozkurt and Matt Shipman, have mounted a small circuit board to a live cockroach and connected leads to the bug’s brain. By playing special tones, the board can trick the cockroach into moving left or right, essentially turning the bug into a remote-control biobot."
Communicate with your dog through a high-tech harness, 11.7.2014. "A new platform that allows humans and dogs increased communications in all situations, from rescue and other working operations to pet bonding, has been developed by researchers at North Carolina State University."
Cockroach cyborgs use microphones to detect, trace sounds, 11.7.2014. "North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster. The researchers have also developed technology that can be used as an "invisible fence" to keep the biobots in the disaster area."
Cyborg cockroaches can hear you call and scurry to the rescue, 11.7.2014. "Researchers at North Carolina State University have figured out how to make cyborg cockroaches -- or biobots, as they call them -- pick up sound and seek out its source. So one day, the first responders to a rubble-filled disaster scene might be rescue roaches."
Cockroach Cyborgs Use Microphones to Detect Disaster Survivors, 11.6.2014. "North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster."
Cyborg Cockroaches Step Up to the Microphone, 11.6.2014. "I know what you’re thinking—cockroach karaoke! But that’s just not right. North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster."
Cyborg Cockroaches Track You By Sound, 11.6.2014. ""In a collapsed building, sound is the best way to find survivors," says Dr. Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University and senior author of two papers on the work. "The goal is to use the biobots with high-resolution microphones to differentiate between sounds that matter - like people calling for help - from sounds that don't matter - like a leaking pipe. Once we've identified sounds that matter, we can use the biobots equipped with microphone arrays to zero in on where those sounds are coming from.""
Cockroach cyborgs use microphones to detect, trace sounds (w/video) Read more: Cockroach cyborgs use microphones to detect, trace sounds (w/video), 11.6.2014. "North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster."
Weekly Innovation: Harness Could Allow Dogs, Humans To Communicate, 11.6.2014. "Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a high-tech dog harness that they say allows dogs and humans to communicate using a computer. The prototype harness, called the Cyber-Enhanced Working Dog, has sensors that collect and interpret dogs' behavioral signals, and humans are able to send them appropriate commands."
Harness lets dogs and humans communicate, 11.6.2014. "When I attempt to communicate with a dog, it typically involves me staring deep into his or her eyes and imagining a conversation we might have: “Are you afraid of outer space?” I would ask. “What is outer space?” he would answer. Anyway, all of that is antiquated because researchers at North Carolina State University have invented a dog harness called the Cyber-Enhanced Working Dog, which uses sensors to analyze a dog’s “behavioral signals” and lets humans send more accurate commands. The harness was invented to help with training and search and rescue operations, among other uses."
New Technology Helps Humans Communicate With Dogs, 11.5.2014. "The numerous work and companion dogs we have today are the result of the domestication of gray wolves thousands of years ago. Although dogs have learned to learn some aspects of human behavior, human-dog communication is still relatively primitive. In a new study, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technology for providing better communication between dogs and humans, which has applications for search and rescue, service dogs and for training our pets, reported NC State News."
Body Sensors Help Dogs 'Talk' to Humans, 11.5.2014. "“Dogs communicate primarily through body language, and one of our challenges was to develop sensors that tell us about their behavior by observing their posture remotely,” said David Roberts, a professor of computer science at North Carolina State University, in a press release. “So we can determine when they’re sitting, standing, running, etc., even when they’re out of sight—a harness-mounted computer the size of a deck of cards transmits those data wirelessly.”"
A New Wearable Device Is Set To Improve The Way We Communicate With… Our Dogs, 11.3.2014. "Developed by a team of engineers from North Carolina State University, a new wearable device is set to close the gap between humans and their canine companions by improving the way we communicate. Fitted with physiological and behavioural sensors, it has been designed to give owners a real-time picture of their dog’s mental and emotional state, and allows them to effectively send back signals and commands, even if their dog is out of sight."
New wearable technology improves communication between dogs and humans, 11.3.2014. "Developed by a team of engineers from North Carolina State University, a new wearable device is set to close the gap between humans and their canine companions by improving the way we communicate. Fitted with physiological and behavioural sensors, it has been designed to give owners a real-time picture of their dog’s mental and emotional state, and allows them to more effectively send back signals and commands, even if their dog is out of sight."
What’s Your Dog Thinking? This High-Tech Harness May Make It Possible, 11.2.2014. "When a dog is barking or staring intently at you, a common response might be to ask – “What do you want?” A team of researchers from North Carolina State University is currently working on making communication between us and man’s best friend a little easier through the use of several different technologies a dog can wear on its back."
Dogs and People Are Always Communicating: Do We Need a Translator?, 11.1.2014. "And it when it comes to understanding our dogs - despite our intelligence and history with dogs which dates back thousands of years, sometimes we're simply better at understanding what our dogs are trying to say than at other times when we completely misinterpret. With all this in mind, North Carolina State University researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets."
Search the site SearchAdvanced Search Working dogs equipped with high-tech tools, 10.31.2014. "‘There are two types of communication technologies,’ said Dr. Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at NC State and co-lead author of a paper on the work. ‘One that allows us to communicate with the dogs, and one that allows them to communicate with us.’"
Dog Harness Designed to Help Canines Communicate With Owners, 10.31.2014. ""Dogs communicate primarily through body language, and one of our challenges was to develop sensors that tell us about their behavior by observing their posture remotely," said Dr. David Roberts, assistant professor of computer science at NC state and co-author of the study. "So we can determine when they're sitting, standing, running, etc., even when they're out of sight- a harness-mounted computer the size of a deck of cards transmits those data wirelessly.""
This computerised harness might be the dog translator we've been waiting for, 10.31.2014. "We may have been thinking about how dogs “talk” far too narrowly. Researchers at North Carolina State University are developing a special platform that lets humans communicate more clearly with their their furry best friends. Unlike previous attempts at a translator, this two-way body harness doesn’t rely solely on vocalisations; it uses an animal’s movements to discern what they might be feeling, and what they might be trying to tell you."
Researchers Use Computerized Harness to Communicate With Dogs, 10.31.2014. "Dog-loving scientists at North Carolina State University have figured out a way to communicate better with man's best friend — via tactile means, not verbally. David Roberts, a mathematician and computer scientist at the Raleigh university, said he and his colleagues have developed a comfortable harness with a small computer mounted on it that allows dog owners to detect, from a distance, what Fido is doing and feeling."
This computerized harness might be the dog translator we've been waiting for, 10.30.2014. "We may have been thinking about how dogs "talk" far too narrowly. Researchers at North Carolina State University are developing a special platform that lets humans communicate more clearly with their their furry best friends. Unlike previous attempts at a translator, this two-way body harness doesn't rely solely on vocalizations; it uses an animal's movements to discern what they might be feeling, and what they might be trying to tell you."
Technology Aims to Improve Communication Between Dogs and Humans, 10.30.2014. "North Carolina State University researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets."
New tech aims to improve communication between dogs and humans, 10.30.2014. "North Carolina State University researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets."
NCSU RELEASE: New Tech Aims To Improve Communication between Dogs and Humans, 10.30.2014. "“We’ve developed a platform for computer-mediated communication between humans and dogs that opens the door to new avenues for interpreting dogs’ behavioral signals and sending them clear and unambiguous cues in return,” says Dr. David Roberts, an assistant professor of computer science at NC State and co-lead author of a paper on the work."
High-tech harness to enhance communication with dogs, 10.30.2014. "Scientists have found a new way to communicate with dogs – using a high-tech harness. Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a prototype that’s equipped with sensors, speakers and vibrating motors among many other sophisticated pieces of technology to enhance this two-way communication."
The hi-tech 'dog translator' backpack that lets you communicate with your canine companion, 10.30.2014. "'We've developed a platform for computer-mediated communication between humans and dogs that opens the door to new avenues for interpreting dogs' behavioral signals and sending them clear and unambiguous cues in return,' said Dr. David Roberts of North Carolina State University, who developed the system."
Tap to fetch: Scientists connect phones with cyber-enhanced dogs, 10.30.2014. "The Cyber-Enhanced Working Dog (CEWD) project is the brainchild of David Roberts and Alper Bozkurt, both professors at North Carolina State University. It might sound like something from "Terminator," but the dogs aren't getting super-strength or Austrian accents."
Hi-Tech Harness Helps Dogs and People Communicate, 10.30.2014. "Not quite sure what your goldendoodle means when she barks? A new, tech-laden harness could change that. Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a prototype of a harness to allow dogs and people to communicate more seamlessly."
New tech aims to improve communication between dogs and humans, 10.30.2014. "North Carolina State University researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets."
Researchers use wearable sensors to better communicate with dogs, 10.30.2014. "Sometimes it can be difficult to get your canine companion to get the commands you're giving, but there could be an easier way in the future. Researchers at North Carolina State University are working on a means to improve those communication skills with the help of a smattering of gadgets. The team developed a harness that carries tech for two-way chatting, packing sensors that monitor posture to pick up on a dog's behavioral cues. There are also haptic items built in to enhance the human portion of the equation with software that interprets speech into easily understood signals."
More Accurate EV Range Software Means Less Range Anxiety, 10.29.2014. "GM coined the term “range anxiety” to describe how drivers felt when the battery in an EV began ran low, and it’s since become a major sticking point in the adoption of electric cars. Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a more accurate range estimation software that could alleviate or eliminate range anxiety altogether."
Using Big Data to Fight Range Anxiety in Electric Vehicles, 10.29.2014. "Mo-Yuen Chow and Habiballah Rahimi-Eichi from North Carolina State University’s Advanced Diagnosis, Automation, and Control Lab think they have developed a better model. In a new paper that will be presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, the researchers describe new software that uses a “big data” approach to gather information from multiple sources in order to estimate electric vehicle range. The driver needs only to provide a destination address or GPS coordinates, and the software combines historical data along with “predictive” data—variables such as traffic data, highway and surface-road characteristics, and even weather—to determine how much longer a driver can go before the batteries are tapped out."
NCSU researchers claim better software for electric vehicles, 10.28.2014. "Owners of electric vehicles often face anxiety when it comes to how far their car's charge can really take them, but a new approach from North Carolina State University researchers using big data could change the way electric vehicle owners think about recharges."
New software could get rid of EV range anxiety by making better estimates of range, 10.27.2014. "Researchers at North Carolina State University have made it harder for anyone to use range anxiety as an excuse for not wanting to own an electric car. A team of computer engineering professors has created software that more accurately estimates the amount of miles the car has left on a battery charge than the current technology being used in the vehicles."
Wheelies: The Real Deal Jeep Edition, 10.24.2014. "Researchers from North Carolina State University say they have created software that more accurately computes E.V. range. Existing programs analyze past energy consumption, but the university’s range computations include route information, traffic conditions and other data to come up with a prediction that it says has up to a 95 percent accuracy."
NCSU Engineers Offer Solution to Raleigh Transportation Problems, 10.24.2014. "Two NCSU engineers believe rapid transit cars on elevated guideways could connect N.C. State's campus."
Can Big-data solution free EVs from range anxiety? , 10.22.2014. "Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before they will need to recharge. “Electric cars already have range-estimation software, but we believe our approach is more accurate,” explained Dr. Habiballah Rahimi-Eichi, a postdoctoral researcher at NC State and lead author of a paper on the work."
Varsity has answer to EV 'range fear' , 10.22.2014. "Habiballah Rahimi-Eichi, a post-doctoral researcher at NC State and lead author of a paper on the work, said: “Electric cars already have range-estimation software but we believe our approach is more accurate. Current technology estimates range based on average energy consumption of the previous eight or 24km.""
Estimating the range of electric vehicles, 10.22.2014. "Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge. “Electric cars already have range-estimation software, but we believe our approach is more accurate,” says Dr. Habiballah Rahimi-Eichi, a postdoctoral researcher at NC State and lead author of a paper on the work."
Estimating the Range of Electric Vehicles, 10.21.2014. "NC State researchers have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge. Habiballah Rahimi-Eichi and Mo-Yuen Chow, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
After Election 2014: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, 10.21.2014. "The Department of Energy is investing $70 million in an Institute of Manufacturing Innovation next-generation power electronics manufacturing based at NC State and will soon announce the winner of a center on composite materials"
Researchers take big-data approach to estimate range of electric vehicles, 10.21.2014. "Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge. The new technique requires drivers to plug in their destination and automatically pulls in data on a host of variables to predict energy use for the vehicle. "Electric cars already have range-estimation software, but we believe our approach is more accurate," says Dr. Habiballah Rahimi-Eichi, a postdoctoral researcher at NC State and lead author of a paper on the work."
New software claimed to provide more accurate EV range estimates, 10.21.2014. "A program developed at North Carolina State University accesses multiple online databases to see what energy-using factors will be involved in getting from the present location to a given destination – this includes things like road grades, traffic levels, speed limits, and weather. It also takes the battery's charge level into account, along with the performance characteristics of the battery and the vehicle."
The futuristic transit system that could 'brand' Raleigh, 10.14.2014. "Introducing the ecoPRT, an innovation being developed on N.C. State University's Centennial Campus. Right now, the test vehicle is a metal frame with an engine and wheels. It sits on a tiled floor in front of its prototype – a painted wooden box the size of a Ferris wheel cab."
Smart bandage gives wound treatment the green light, 10.10.2014. "‘Personalised medicine and home-use diagnostic devices like smart bandages are becoming more popular and accepted,’ adds biomedical engineer Alper Bozkurt from North Carolina State University, US."
I Have Seen The Future of Transit and It Is In Raleigh, 10.10.2014. "The solution is called EcoPRT, which stands for ecological personal rapid transit. It was developed by two guys here in Raleigh, and it will change the world. Teaching Assistant Professor Seth Hollar and founder of howstuffworks.com Marshall Brain, both of North Carolina State University, addressed the manifold problems of building transit in an age of no-tax madness and post-community me-first greed."
How A National Network Can Spur Manufacturing Innovation, 10.3.2014. "NC State is one of the four pilot institutes for the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), a collection of up to 45 regional hubs with the goal to spur development of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies. At NC State next generation power electronics are being developed."
Best Readings Topics On Smart Grid Communications , 9.30.2014. "NCSU paper on a novel framework for charging a network of electrical vehicle (EV) stations listed among best reads in field of Data Management and Grid Analytics. Michael Devetsikiotis, featured."
NC State researchers work with Disney on football tracking tech, 9.21.2014. "Two North Carolina State University researchers are working with Disney on technology that would change the way fans watch football games on television. Football fans know you have to keep your eye on the ball, but that can be easier said than done. That's where David Ricketts and Dan Stancil come in."
Cyber Moths With Backpacks Set to Fly Into Disaster Zones, 9.14.2014. "At North Carolina State University (NCSU) in the US, they’re developing tiny backpacks for moths that send electrical signals to the muscles controlling wings, allowing researchers to ­control the insects in flight. Thankfully, these borgs are not being developed for nefarious ends. Instead, the engineers involved in their development envisage a bunch of them fitted with tiny sensors flying above a disaster zone to search for survivors."
Intel Shows Off Laptop With Second, E Ink Screen on Lid, 9.10.2014. "Taylor Courier, BS CPE and BS EE 2013, currently a Software Engineer for Intel Corporation in Portland, Oregon represented the newly released Intel SecondScreen technology at the annual Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco last week."
YotaPC? Intel slaps secondary e-ink screen on top of a laptop, 9.10.2014. "Taylor Courier, BS CPE and BS EE 2013, currently a Software Engineer for Intel Corporation in Portland, Oregon represented the newly released Intel SecondScreen technology at the annual Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco last week."
7 Animals That Wore Backpacks for Science, 9.3.2014. "When you see a cockroach crawling toward you, have you ever wished you could just steer it away like a remote-controlled car? A group of researchers from North Carolina State University in Raleigh made this possible, by implanting electrodes in the body of a Madagascar hissing cockroach. "
A mission for Remote-Controlled Bugs, 9.2.2014. "Researchers from North Carolina State University are trying to turn a living moth into a remote-controlled robot, or biobot."
'Cutting-edge' NCSU professor receives 'Medal of Honor' for semiconductor research Read more at http://wraltechwire.com/-cutting-edge-ncsu-professor-receives-medal-of-honor-for-semiconductor-research/13921251/#6xs3A3lVQ7ETvJL2.99, 8.25.2014. "On Saturday, North Carolina State University engineering professor Jayant "Jay" Baliga was in Amsterdam to receive the highest award in his field – the Medal of Honor from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)."
Cyborg Moths, Wired From Birth, Could Serve as Living Drones, 8.22.2014. "In a lab at North Carolina State University, researchers have created moths that are a blend of wires and tissue. The eventual plan: to control a cyborg moth army. The biobots could be used to map ecosystems, spot survivors in search and rescue missions, or to carry out spy missions."
Scientists create cyborg moths, 8.22.2014. ""In the big picture, we want to know whether we can control the movement of moths for use in applications such as search and rescue operations," says Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at NC State and co-author of a paper on the work. "The idea would be to attach sensors to moths in order to create a flexible, aerial sensor network that can identify survivors or public health hazards in the wake of a disaster." "
Researchers at NCSU can transform Moths into living robots, 8.22.2014. "Researchers at the North Caroline University (NCSU) have transformed moths into Biobots, i. e. living robots, by entrenching electrodes in the creature at initial stage of its lifecycle. Researcher Alper Bozkurt from North Carolina State University is working on this project. He explained that electrodes are attached to the moths during the pupal stage. This is the stage where the caterpillar is in a cocoon and is undergoing metamorphosis that would convert it into a winged adult moth."
Remote-Controlled Moths Are Coming ... to the Rescue?, 8.22.2014. "Scientists from North Carolina State University have recently found a way to control the movements of moths. Their hope, according to a study published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is to create remotely-controlled “biobots” that can one day be dispatched for rescue missions. The manipulation of moth locomotion begins by implanting an electrode into the cocoon of the insect (see the somewhat gross picture below). After breaking from its cocoon, the electrode remains embedded in the adult moth, which monitors the insect’s wing and muscle movements. According to the study, this data may permit neural engineers to develop technology enabling the control of a moth’s “sensory and behavioral physiology." In turn, “this has a potential to directly tame and control insect locomotion,” the report concludes."
Researchers Lay Groundwork for Remote-Controlled Cyber-Moths, 8.21.2014. "The team carefully attached electrodes to moths that were still in their pupal form, and when the creatures emerged and began using their wings, the signals sent to the muscles were recorded."
Cyborg Moth 'Biobots' Could Create Cyberphysical Sensor Network, 8.20.2014. "North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. The work opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or “biobots,” for use in emergency response."
Research paves way for development of cyborg moth 'biobots', 8.20.2014. "By attaching electrodes to the muscle groups responsible for a moth's flight, Bozkurt's team is able to monitor electromyographic signals – the electric signals the moth uses during flight to tell those muscles what to do."
Watch a Cyborg Moth Twirl on the Dance Floor (Video), 8.20.2014. "While the insect was in its late pupal stage, still wrapped in a cocoon, the team from North Carolina State University implanted an electrode in the creature's indirect flight muscles"
Research paves way for development of cyborg moth 'biobots' (w/video), 8.20.2014. "The moth is connected to a wireless platform that collects the electromyographic data as the moth moves its wings. To give the moth freedom to turn left and right, the entire platform levitates, suspended in mid-air by electromagnets."
'Biobot' Moths Become Cyborgs in Cocoon, 8.20.2014. "The new research out of N.C. State, published in the online Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), proposes a new method for attaching electrodes to a moth during its pupal stage, in the cocoon."
NC State researchers work with Disney on football tracking tech, 8.19.2014. "Stancil and Ricketts are working with researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research on magnetoquasistatic position and orientation tracking, a long name for tracking technology implanted inside a football."
Free Process Design Kit Hits 15nm, 8.15.2014. "NC State has released a free process designkit (PDK) for optical lithography at the 15 nm node that anyone can download to design state-of-the-art chips and tools. "
Football Focus: Ball tracking device takes guessing out of the game, 8.7.2014. "Using state-of-the-art technology, North Carolina State University, Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have developed futuristic tracking technology that will allow officials to place the ball more accurately on the field. David Ricketts, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Spectrum: Prioritize Digital Communications, LED Light Therapy, 8.6.2014. "Diesel, a Labrador Retriever, wears a vest that NC State researchers developed that may change how dogs are trained and used in important tasks, such as search and rescue missions. David Roberts, computer science-engineering, and Alper Bozkurt, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
Reporting for disaster duty—cockroaches?, 8.4.2014. "NC State scientists are using Microsoft’s Kinect camera, the same camera technology in Xbox 360 and PCs, to create a remote control that will enable people to guide insects like a remote-controlled car. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Engineering Live: Edison vs. Tesla (On Demand), 7.31.2014. "Engineering Live host and Editor-in-Chief David Mantey leads expert panel in a discussion centered around the old war between AC and DC to discuss the future and next generation solutions. Alex Q. Huang, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
A Fictional Compression Metric Moves to the Real World, 7.28.2014. "Researchers are poised to use the Weissman scores to show efficacy of compression algorithms. Dror Baron, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Error-free football matches could soon be a reality, 7.9.2014. "Researchers have collaborated with Disney Research to develop a new tracking system that can be used in balls. David Ricketts, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
New rugby ball invented with built-in referee , 7.8.2014. "At present the technology is focused on use in American Football but Dr David Ricketts, who is spearheading the team from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University, believes it could be used in rugby in the future. "
The rugby ball with a built-in REFEREE: Smart ball fitted with electromagnetic sensor works out if a player has scored a try, 7.7.2014. "Scientists have developed technology to track a ball’s precise location using low-frequency magnetic fields, when it is otherwise blocked from view. David Ricketts, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
NCSU: State law causing school to lose money, business, 7.3.2014. "NC State ranks among the top schools in the nation for research and innovation. Chancellor Randy Woodson, Terri Lomax, research, innovation & economic development, and Jayant Baliga, engineering, featured."
Futuristic transit system coming to Hillsborough Street, 7.2.2014. "Two NC State engineers are collaborating to fill a gap in transit at the university by developing a privately funded transit system. Seth Hollar and Marshall Brain, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
NC State researchers help created 3D football tracking system, 6.28.2014. "N.C. State and Carnegie Mellon University researchers, with help from Disney Research, use low frequency magnetic fields to track a ball fitted with a transmitter in situations where it is blocked from view. The ball could be tracked in heavy snow, goal line pile ups, or the position of the ball’s forward progress, N.C. State University said in a release."
Computer Scientists Are Building An Internet Of Dogs For Emergency Rescues, 6.27.2014. "The Lassie of the future will not bark for the sheriff. Instead, a wireless sensor on her harness will detect gas in an earthquake-shattered building, then text the drones and first responders on the scene. Alper Bozkurt, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
Ball-Tracking Tech for (American) Football, 6.25.2014. "The World Cup has its own system. But new technology could help spot the pigskin through a 10-lineman pileup on the gridiron. David Ricketts, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Cockroaches Rule! And here's why..., 6.24.2014. "NC State scientists have developed software that allows them to map dangerous or unknown spaces based on the movement of a swarm of remotely controlled cockroaches, or insect cyborgs. Edgar Lobatan, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Was That A Goal? The World Cup Tech That Calls The Close Ones, 6.20.2014. "NC State researcher is developing ball-tracking technology for American football: wireless-radio-based technologies, camera-based technologies, and magnetic-field-based technologies. David Ricketts, electrical engineering, featured."
The Light Side: Technology Is the Right Call in Sports, 6.20.2014. "Here in the States, Carnegie Mellon and North Carolina State University, in collaboration with Disney Research, are working on three-dimensional tracking of a pigskin football using quasistatic magnetic field positioning and orientation tracking. Researchers are developing a lightweight transmitter, battery, and loop antenna system that fits under the ball’s outer cover. The transmitter induces a low-frequency magnetic field that is emitted by the antenna and picked up by sensors located around the field."
A Football That Broadcasts Where It Is On The Field, 6.16.2014. "Researchers are working on three-dimensional tracking of a pigskin football using quasistatic magnetic field positioning and orientation tracking, allowing fans to track the ball even when it’s hidden beneath a pile of players. David Ricketts, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Touchdown or First Down? New Technology Tracks Football's Position in 3D Space, 6.14.2014. "Researchers have developed a new system that can track a football in three-dimensional space using low-frequency magnetic fields. David Ricketts, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Complex Image Theory: Magnetic Field Tracks Football In 3-D Space, 6.14.2014. "All the referees can do is pull people off and look at where the ball is, though there is no idea if that's where it was when his knee touched the ground. A Disney Research team, in collaboration from NC State and Carnegie-Mellon, developed a system that can track a football in three-dimensional space using low-frequency magnetic fields. "
NFL may track footballs using magnetic fields, 6.13.2014. "Researchers have developed a new system that can track a football in three-dimensional space using low-frequency magnetic fields. David Ricketts, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
NCSU researchers develop system to better determine a touchdown, 6.13.2014. "Researchers have developed a new system that can track a football in three-dimensional space using low-frequency magnetic fields. David Ricketts, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Crossing the goal line: New tech tracks football in 3-D space, 6.13.2014. "With the help of researchers, referees may soon have a new way of determining whether a football team has scored a touchdown or gotten a first down. David Ricketts, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Wireless Technology Tracks Football Even As Players Pile On, 6.13.2014. "Researchers have developed a new system that can track a football in three-dimensional space using low-frequency magnetic fields. David Ricketts, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
New Tech Tracks Football in 3D Space, 6.13.2014. "With the help of researchers, referees may soon have a new way of determining whether a football team has scored a touchdown or gotten a first down. David Ricketts, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Internet Of Things Meets Robots At SmartAmerica, 6.13.2014. "In the most elaborate exhibit, the Smart Emergency Response System (SERS), NC State and eight other organizations combined numerous technologies to create an entire self-contained environment for disaster relief."
Crossing the goal line: New tech tracks football in 3-D space, 6.13.2014. "With the help of researchers, referees may soon have a new way of determining whether a football team has scored a touchdown or gotten a first down. David Ricketts, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Crossing the goal line: New tech tracks football in 3-D space, 6.13.2014. "Referees may soon have a new way of determining whether a football team has scored a touchdown or gotten a first down. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with Disney Research, have developed a system that can track a football in three-dimensional space using low-frequency magnetic fields. "
New system can track footballs precisely for TV viewers and referees, 6.13.2014. "Researchers at NCSU, Carnegie Mellon University and Disney (which not coincidentally owns ESPN) announced Friday that they have developed a new visual tracking system that can allow television viewers – and referees – to determine precisely where a football is or has been on the field, even when the pigskin is buried beneath a mountain of hefty linemen or crosses the goal line hidden in a scrum and then is pushed back. Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/06/13/3934813_new-system-can-track-footballs.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy"
Meet Diesel, a cute dog and organic robot, 6.12.2014. "The future of dog training may be computer assisted. Alper Bozkurt, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
The 3 coolest things we saw at the SmartAmerica Expo - See more at: http://fedscoop.com/smartamerica-expo-internet-of-things-aribo-sers-darpa/#sthash.1nzK0tFB.dpuf, 6.11.2014. "NC State expert heading the rescue animal portion of The Smart Emergency Response System, a partnership between a number of schools and companies that are developing innovative, cost-effective solutions for disaster relief, including drones, robots, search sensors and rescue animals."
Mission Control desks and a home-grown hand among projects at Maker Faire, 6.7.2014. "NC State students at the fifth annual Maker Faire invited guests to stand on a rotating turntable for a full-body scan which would produce a figurine from a 3D printer. Librarians from NC State’s James B. Hunt Jr. Library demonstrated 3D printing technology available to students, and students demonstrated how they turned sound into 3D printed strips that can be read back into the computer to produce audio."
NanGate releases 15nm open source digital cell library, 5.30.2014. "NanGate, Inc. announced that it has released the first edition of a new 15nm open cell library (OCL). NanGate developed the library IP based on North Carolina State University’s FreePDK 15nm open-source, non-manufacturable process. "
Dr. B. J. Baliga Awarded 2014 IEEE Medal of Honor, 5.13.2014. "NC scientist awarded the IEEE 2014 Medal of honor for his pioneering work on power electronic devices. B. Jayant Baliga, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
Wearable Tech Can Help Dogs Assist in Rescue Searches, 5.6.2014. "Researchers are developing sophisticated harnesses for rescue dogs that aid in disaster relief and recovery. Alper Bozkurt, electrical & computer engineering, and David Roberts, computer science-engineering, featured."
Emergency Response Teams Combine Mobile Robots, Drones, and Dogs, 5.6.2014. "Researchers are developing sophisticated harnesses for rescue dogs that aid in disaster relief and recovery. Alper Bozkurt, electrical & computer engineering, and David Roberts, computer science-engineering, featured."
Canine 2.0: Dogs in high-tech gear could assist search and rescue efforts, 5.6.2014. "Researchers are developing sophisticated harnesses for rescue dogs that aid in disaster relief and recovery. Alper Bozkurt, electrical & computer engineering, and David Roberts, computer science-engineering, featured."
Dogs Donning Tech Could Aid Rescue Searches, 5.5.2014. "Researchers are developing sophisticated harnesses for rescue dogs that aid in disaster relief and recovery. Alper Bozkurt, electrical & computer engineering, and David Roberts, computer science-engineering, featured."
Canine 2.0: Dogs in High-Tech Gear Could Aid Search-and-Rescue Efforts, 5.5.2014. "Researchers are developing sophisticated harnesses for rescue dogs that aid in disaster relief and recovery. Alper Bozkurt, electrical & computer engineering, and David Roberts, computer science-engineering, featured."
How B. Jayant Baliga Transformed Power Semiconductors, 4.23.2014. "B. Jayant Baliga was awarded the 2014 IEEE Medal of Honor for his many contributions to the field of power semiconductors. B. Jayant Baliga, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
NCSU launches drone contest, 4.14.2014. "As the spider-like drone climbed 25 feet into the air and flew nearly the length of the grassy expanse at the center of N.C. State University?s engineering school. Mihail Sichitiu, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
North Carolina State University Researchers Develop 'Stretchable..., 3.25.2014. "NC State researchers have developed a "stretchable" antenna for use with wearable health monitoring devices. Jacob Adams and Amanda Myers, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Computational tool offers new insight into key biological processes, 3.10.2014. "NC State researchers have developed a computational tool designed to guide future research on biochemical pathways that govern a host of biological processes. Cranos Williams, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Computational tool offers new insight into key biological processes, 3.10.2014. "NC State researchers have developed a computational tool designed to guide future research on biochemical pathways that govern a host of biological processes. Cranos Williams, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Eight-graders at Woodlawn learn engineering basics, 3.3.2014. "Woodlawn Middle School eighth-graders got a chance to learn basic engineering concepts from soon-to-be engineers. Byron Beddingfield, a student in the electrical and computer engineering and FREEDM Systems Center, featured."
A Closer Look: Sarah Rajala, 3.3.2014. "Sarah Rajala (pronounced RYE-ah-lah) has opened new doors for female engineers throughout her career. She became the first female tenured engineering professor at NC State."
NC State labs on the cutting edge of research, innovation, 2.5.2014. "There's no question NC State is a hot-bed for innovation, so much so that the White House announced a $140 million hub at the university to develop the next generation of semiconductors. Alex Huang, electrical & computer engineering, College of Textiles and Centennial Campus, featured."
Some Wind Farms Need Controls to Minimize Risk of Instability on the Grid, Study Says, 1.28.2014. "The location of a wind farm can play a key role in the potential for wind energy to add or detract from stability on the electric grid, according to researchers at North Carolina State University and Johns Hopkins University. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Researchers find ways to minimize power grid disruptions from wind power, 1.28.2014. "Researchers from North Carolina State University and Johns Hopkins University have found that an increase in the use of wind power generation can make the power grid more fragile and susceptible to disruptions. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Are no-calorie sweeteners safe to eat?, 1.27.2014. "The safety of children eating any low-calorie sweeteners as an alternative to sugar is questionable for some because it?s not clear how they're metabolized. Susan Schiffman, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
NCSU manufacturing research hub confronts future challenges, 1.24.2014. "A sizable chunk of a newly announced $140 million consortium's funding will go toward academics, such as a new clean-tech focused graduate degree program at NC State. Dennis Kekas, engineering, featured."
NCSU names interim head for manufacturing research hub, 1.24.2014. "NC State has named an interim front man for the manufacturing innovation research center announced by President Barack Obama this month. Dennis Kekas, engineering, and Leah Burton, Centennial Campus Partnership, featured."
US to launch manufacturing innovation institute for power electronics, 1.24.2014. "The U.S. Department of Energy has chosen a consortium led by NC State to lead a new manufacturing innovation institute for power electronics."
Editorial: A worthy bipartisan investment in alternative energy, 1.24.2014. "Scientists at NC State are conducting research that has the nation watching, leading the new Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute."
President Obama Announces New Public-Private Manufacturing ..., 1.24.2014. "The President announced the selection of a North Carolina headquartered consortium of businesses and universities, led by NC State, to lead a manufacturing innovation institute for next generation power electronics."
Obama's manufacturing innovation hub to open by spring, 1.24.2014. "NC State's innovative hub, announced Jan. 15 by President Barack Obama, is on a rapid path to development and could be operating by the late spring. Terri Lomax, research, innovation and economic development, featured."
NC State hub announced by Obama may launch by late spring ..., 1.24.2014. "NC State's innovative hub, announced Jan. 15 by President Barack Obama, is on a rapid path to development and could be operating by the late spring. Terri Lomax, research, innovation and economic development, featured."
North Carolina State University on KMAX-SAC (CW), 1.23.2014. "NC State students lined up around Reynolds Coliseum on Monday for a chance at a ticket for President Barack."
North Carolina State University on KRON-SF (MyTV), 1.23.2014. "NC State's Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute is the first of three manufacturing innovation institutes established by the Obama administration through a Federal commitment of $200 million across five Federal agencies."
North Carolina State University on WTMJ-AM (Radio), 1.23.2014. "President Obama announced Wednesday that a consortium of 18 business and six universities, led by NC State, has been chosen to lead a manufacturing innovation institute to develop next-generation power electronics."
North Carolina State University on KFBK-AM (Radio) - Sacramento, CA, 1.23.2014. "President Obama announced Wednesday that a consortium of 18 business and six universities, led by NC State, has been chosen to lead a manufacturing innovation institute to develop next-generation power electronics."
North Carolina State University on KFXO (FOX) - Bend, OR, 1.23.2014. "NC State to lead a group of universities and companies to establish a manufacturing institute that President Obama saidwas the kind of innovation that would reinvigorate the nation's manufacturing economy."
North Carolina State University on KHON-HON (FOX) - Honolulu, HI,, 1.23.2014. "President Obama in Raleigh on Wednesday to announce a consortium of 18 business and six universities, led by NC State."
President Obama: 'Can't Wait For Congress' To Fix Economy, 1.23.2014. "The president first outlined his plans to launch three manufacturing institutes in his 2013 State of the Union Address, and on Wednesday he announced plans for the first manufacturing innovation institute to be led by NC State University."
Obama to Congress: 'Do the right thing' for long-term unemployed, 1.23.2014. "Obama announce that N.C. State University will be the new home to a $140 million consortium of companies and universities that will develop the next generation of energy-efficient electronic chips and devices."
Obama agenda: Focusing on manufacturing, 1.23.2014. "President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that NC State will be home to a $140 million consortium of companies and universities that will develop the next generation of energy-efficient electronic chips and devices."
Obama taps Triangle for tech innovation, 1.23.2014. "President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that NC State will be home to a $140 million consortium of companies and universities that will develop the next generation of energy-efficient electronic chips and devices."
North Carolina State University on WUNC-FM (Radio), 1.23.2014. "President Barack Obama focused on job expansion and improving US economy in his speech at NC State."
President Obama speaks at NC State, 1.23.2014. "Video of President Obama's speech at NC State on Wednesday."
Obama Touts Manufacturing in North Carolina, 1.23.2014. "President Obama hopes to jump start the manufacturing sector with his $200 million deposit on innovation. NC State won a portion of the funding by creating a high-tech manufacturing hub, capitalizing on the university's technology and research development programs and pairing it with material providers, manufacturers and "end-users."
Obama in NC to advance goals on economy and jobs, 1.23.2014. "President Barack Obama on Wednesday sought to promote 21st-century manufacturing jobs by establishing hubs where universities and companies work together to invent, design and make new products. Chancellor Randy Woodson featured."
Obama fighting perception that administration is out of time to make progress on priorities, 1.23.2014. "President Obama on Wednesday announced a manufacturing innovation institute led by NC State that will bring together North Carolina businesses and educational institutions to strengthen the manufacturing sector."
Obama unveils high-tech institute, 1.23.2014. "NC State to lead a group of universities and companies to establish a manufacturing institute that President Obama saidwas the kind of innovation that would reinvigorate the nation's manufacturing economy."
In North Carolina, Obama makes move in 'year of action', 1.23.2014. "President Barack Obama traveled to North Carolina Wednesday to announce another bid to revive America's manufacturing sector, a first step in his newly imposed "year of action". NC State is the leading partner behind the new manufacturing innovation institute."
Obama Says Government Can Spark Innovation to Replace Lost Jobs, 1.23.2014. "NC State will lead the manufacturing innovation institute that involves contributions from 18 businesses, six universities spread across the country, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory."
Obama Announces Manufacturing Institute in NC, 1.23.2014. "President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a new public-private manufacturing hub in North Carolina to develop next-generation power electronics. NC State will lead the new manufacturing institute, a consortium of 18 businesses and six universities."
Obama Announcing Manufacturing Institute In North Carolina, 1.23.2014. "President Obama announced Wednesday that a consortium of 18 business and six universities, led by NC State, has been chosen to lead a manufacturing innovation institute to develop next-generation power electronics."
RFMD Teams With NC State on $70 Million Department of Energy ..., 1.23.2014. "NC State's Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute is the first of three manufacturing innovation institutes established by the Obama administration through a Federal commitment of $200 million across five Federal agencies."
Obama Touts Manufacturing Institute in NC, 1.23.2014. "President Barack Obama touted the creation of a new manufacturing hub aimed at creating jobs. The institute will be housed at NC State, includes an array of technology companies and is being funded by a $70 million grant from the Department of Energy."
Obama touts his high-tech initiative to boost economy, 1.23.2014. ""Today, I'm here to act," Obama told students at NC State, the leading partner behind the new innovation center in the Research Triangle."
Obama Announces Institute to Create Manufacturing Jobs, 1.23.2014. "NC State to lead a group of universities and companies to establish a manufacturing institute that President Obama said was the kind of innovation that would reinvigorate the nation?s manufacturing economy."
Obama: This needs to be 'year of action', 1.23.2014. "NC State will lead the manufacturing innovation institute that involves contributions from 18 businesses, six universities spread across the country, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory."
Obama Announces $140 Million Technology Hub in North Carolina, 1.21.2014. "President Obama was in North Carolina to announce the creation of a $140 million technology hub at NC State. The announcement is part of a larger effort by the White House to foster the kind of high-tech collaboration that will encourage industry and generate jobs."
North Carolina State University on KTVI-STL (FOX), 1.21.2014. "NC State will lead the manufacturing innovation institute that involves contributions from 18 businesses, six universities spread across the country, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory."
North Carolina State University on YNN Central New York, 1.21.2014. "NC State will lead the manufacturing innovation institute that involves contributions from 18 businesses, six universities spread across the country, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory."
North Carolina State University on KSAZ-PHX, 1.21.2014. "NC State to lead a group of universities and companies to establish a manufacturing institute that President Obama said was the kind of innovation that would reinvigorate the nation?s manufacturing economy."
North Carolina State University on WBBH-FTM (NBC), 1.21.2014. "President Obama in Raleigh on Wednesday to announce a consortium of 18 business and six universities, led by NC State."
North Carolina State University on KCRA-SAC (NBC), 1.21.2014. "President Barack Obama focused on job expansion and improving US economy in his speech at NC State."
North Carolina State University on WCAU-PHI (NBC), 1.21.2014. "President Barack Obama focused on job expansion and improving US economy in his speech at NC State."
NC State on KTVK-PHX, 1.21.2014. "President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that NC State will be home to a $140 million consortium of companies and universities that will develop the next generation of energy-efficient electronic chips and devices."
NC State on News 14 Triangle, 1.21.2014. "NC State to lead a group of universities and companies to establish a manufacturing institute that President Obama said was the kind of innovation that would reinvigorate the nation?s manufacturing economy."
What's The President's Project At NC State All About?, 1.21.2014. "NC State was awarded a big task by The White House this week. The university will house a new public-private manufacturing innovation institute that will focus on getting the next generation of electronic chips and devices into the marketplace. Jayant Baliga, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
Here's the reason why Obama chose NC State for the $140M..., 1.21.2014. "Director of the Power Semiconductor Research Center at NC State is listed as a principle investigator in the $140 million proposal to bring a manufacturing innovation hub to Raleigh. Jayant Baliga, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
Obama announces innovation hub at NCSU, 1.21.2014. "President Obama announced his plan to create the Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute, a $140 million measure to be housed at NC State's Centennial Campus and include academic, government and industry partners. Chancellor Randy Woodson and NC State sophomore Kane Gooden, featured."
Obama Taps North Carolina Triangle for Tech Innovation, 1.21.2014. "NC State will lead the manufacturing innovation institute that involves contributions from 18 businesses, six universities spread across the country, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Terri Lomax, research, innovation & economic development, featured."
Obama unveils semiconductor innovation hub in NC, 1.21.2014. "President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a new public-private manufacturing hub in North Carolina to develop next-generation power electronics. NC State will lead the new manufacturing institute, a consortium of 18 businesses and six universities."
Commentary: As Obama Celebrates a New Jobs Program..., 1.21.2014. "President Obama traveled to North Carolina to promote a new manufacturing institute that his administration touts as a significant engine for new jobs. The project is the result of a collaboration led by NC State, six other colleges and 18 companies to work on the next generation of energy-efficient products for cars and electronics."
Obama announces semiconductor innovation hub, 1.21.2014. "President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a new public-private manufacturing hub in North Carolina to develop next-generation power electronics. NC State will lead the new manufacturing institute, a consortium of 18 businesses and six universities."
Wide Bandgap Semiconductors: Essential to Our Technology Future, 1.15.2014. "President Obama has announced that North Carolina State University will lead the Energy Department's new manufacturing innovation institute for the next generation of power electronics."
Obama to announce NCSU will house new research consortium, 1.15.2014. "President Barack Obama has announced that N.C. State University will be home to a $140 million consortium of companies and universities that will develop the next generation of energy-efficient electronic chips and devices."
Wind energy may endanger the grid, 1.8.2014. "Researchers identify a problem concerning the intermittency related to wind energy generation. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical engineering, featured."
Researchers find ways for more efficient control of wind power, 1.6.2014. "Researchers have found that installing wind power plants at certain favorable locations in a power grid can make the grid more robust against extraneous disruptions. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical engineering, featured."
Researchers find ways to minimize power grid disruptions from wind power, 1.3.2014. "Researchers have found that an increase in the use of wind power generation can make the power grid more fragile and susceptible to disruptions. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical engineering, featured."
NCSU researcher devises means to make wind power friendly to grids, 1.3.2014. "Researchers have found that an increase in the use of wind power generation can make the power grid more fragile and susceptible to disruptions. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical engineering, featured."
NCSU and Johns Hopkins team up to stabilize power grid, 1.3.2014. "Researchers have found that an increase in the use of wind power generation can make the power grid more fragile and susceptible to disruptions. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical engineering, featured."
Wind Energy Needs Controls to Minimize Risk of Instability on the Grid, Study Says, 1.3.2014. "Researchers have found that an increase in the use of wind power generation can make the power grid more fragile and susceptible to disruptions. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical engineering, featured."
Minimizing Power Grid Disruptions from Wind Power, 1.3.2014. "Researchers have found that an increase in the use of wind power generation can make the power grid more fragile and susceptible to disruptions. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical engineering, featured."
Study Shows Wind Power Can Cause Power Grid Problems, Offers ?,, 1.3.2014. "Researchers have found that an increase in the use of wind power generation can make the power grid more fragile and susceptible to disruptions. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical engineering, featured."
Ways to Minimize Power Grid Disruptions from Wind Power, 1.3.2014. "Researchers have found that an increase in the use of wind power generation can make the power grid more fragile and susceptible to disruptions. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical engineering, featured."
Researchers find ways to minimize power grid disruptions from wind..., 1.3.2014. "Researchers have found that an increase in the use of wind power generation can make the power grid more fragile and susceptible to disruptions. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical engineering, featured."
Researchers find ways to minimize power grid disruptions from wind power, 1.3.2014. "Researchers have found that an increase in the use of wind power generation can make the power grid more fragile and susceptible to disruptions. Aranya Chakrabortty and Souvik Chandra, electrical engineering, featured."
Finding Ways to Minimize Power Grid Disruptions from Wind Power, 1.3.2014. "Researchers have found that an increase in the use of wind power generation can make the power grid more fragile and susceptible to disruptions. Aranya Chakrabortty and Souvik Chandra, electrical engineering, featured."
Invisible Planes: China, US Race for Cloaking Tech, 12.19.2013. "New stealth technology makes airplanes invisible not only to radar, it renders them hidden to the human eye as well. David R. Ricketts, engineering, featured."
'Invisible' airplaines: Chineese, US race for cloaking tech, 12.19.2013. "Materials that enable cloaking technology are becoming more available. David R. Ricketts, engineering, featured."
Cyborg Cockroaches to the Rescue, 12.11.2013. "Swarms of cyborg insects could one day map disaster sites. Dr. Edgar Lobaton, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, featured."
IGBT Inventor Wins IEEE Medal of Honor, 12.9.2013. "NC State professor received the Medal of Honor from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology. Jayant Baliga, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
Inventor, Electronics Innovator Baliga Wins IEEE's Highest Award, 12.6.2013. "NC State professor received the Medal of Honor from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology. Jayant Baliga, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
Inventor, Electronics Innovator Baliga Wins IEEE's Highest Award, 12.5.2013. "NC State professor received the Medal of Honor from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology. Jayant Baliga, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
New approach advances wireless power transfer for vehicles, 11.19.2013. "NC State researchers have developed new technology and techniques for transmitting power wirelessly from a stationary source to a mobile receiver. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
Researchers Create Better Transmitter Coils for Dynamic Wireless Charging, 11.19.2013. "NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway "stations" that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
Wireless Power On the Go, 11.19.2013. "NC State researchers are working on a safer and more efficient way to wirelessly transfer power. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
Someday Your EV Charger May Be the Roadway Itself, 11.19.2013. "NC State researchers envision the ultimate cure for "range anxiety": roadway-powered vehicles with modified on-board power receivers. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
New Approach Advances Wireless Power Transfer for Vehicles, 11.19.2013. "NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway "stations" that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles, 11.19.2013. "NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway "stations" that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
Advancing wireless power transfer for vehicles, 11.19.2013. "NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway "stations" that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
Range Anxiety? How About 'Beaming' Energy While You Drive?, 11.19.2013. "NC State scientists are developing a system in which power could be transmitted from stationary roadside stations to mobile receiver coils in cars passing by. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
Drive-by charging: Advancing wireless power transfer for vehicles, 11.18.2013. "NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway 'stations' that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
Wireless energy stations may recharge electric cars on-the-go, 11.18.2013. "NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway 'stations' that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
Scientists Come Up With A Way To Beam Power From Transmitters To Electric Vehicles, 11.18.2013. "NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway 'stations' that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
New tech could beam power from roadside stations to passing electric cars, 11.18.2013. "NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway 'stations' that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, electrical engineering, featured."
New mobile wireless vehicle charging technique, 11.18.2013. "NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway 'stations' that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, electrical engineering, featured."
New Approach Advances Wireless Power Transfer for Vehicles, 11.18.2013. "NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway 'stations' that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
NCSU team proposes new system for dynamic wireless EV charging, 11.18.2013. "NC State researchers are proposing a new topology appropriate for dynamic wireless charging?i.e., wireless charging on the go. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
New approach advances wireless power transfer for electric vehicles, 11.14.2013. "NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway 'stations' that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, electrical engineering, featured."
New approach advances wireless power transfer for electric vehicles, 11.14.2013. "NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway 'stations' that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
New approach advances wireless power transfer for electric vehicle, 11.14.2013. "NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway 'stations' that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
New Approach Advances Wireless Power Transfer for Vehicles, 11.14.2013. "NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway 'stations' that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
New Technology Advances Wireless Power Transfer For Vehicles, 11.14.2013. "NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway 'stations' that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, Kibok Lee and Zeljko Pantic, electrical engineering, featured."
"Cyberoaches" -- The Discovery Files, 11.14.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments?such as collapsed buildings?based on the movement of a swarm of insect cyborgs, or ?biobots.? Edgar Lobaton, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
What's Creepy, Crawly And A Champion Of Neuroscience?, 10.23.2013. "NC State professor is in the simulation phase of using swarms of up to 1,000 cockroaches to assist in search-and-rescue operations. Edgar Lobaton, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
What's Creepy, Crawly And A Champion Of Neuroscience?, 10.22.2013. "NC State professor is in the simulation phase of using swarms of up to 1,000 cockroaches to assist in search-and-rescue operations. Edgar Lobaton, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
What's Creepy, Crawly And A Champion Of Neuroscience?, 10.22.2013. "NC State professor is in the simulation phase of using swarms of up to 1,000 cockroaches to assist in search-and-rescue operations. Edgar Lobaton, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
What's Creepy, Crawly And A Champion Of Neuroscience?, 10.22.2013. "NC State professor is in the simulation phase of using swarms of up to 1,000 cockroaches to assist in search-and-rescue operations. Edgar Lobaton, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Cockroaches at the speed talks, 10.22.2013. "NC State professor is in the simulation phase of using swarms of up to 1,000 cockroaches to assist in search-and-rescue operations. Edgar Lobaton, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
What's Creepy, Crawly And A Champion Of Neuroscience?, 10.22.2013. "NC State professor is in the simulation phase of using swarms of up to 1,000 cockroaches to assist in search-and-rescue operations. Edgar Lobaton, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
What's Creepy, Crawly And A Champion Of Neuroscience?, 10.22.2013. "NC State professor is in the simulation phase of using swarms of up to 1,000 cockroaches to assist in search-and-rescue operations. Edgar Lobaton, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Send In the Cockroach Squad, 10.21.2013. "Researchers have been working with tiny robots based on cockroaches as well as with actual roaches--controlled by an embedded chip--as a possible means of exploring collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Robotic 'Roaches' to the Rescue, 10.21.2013. "NC State researchers bringing insects into the emergency response role. Edgar Lobaton, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Swarms of cyborg roaches might be terrific for disaster relief efforts, 10.21.2013. "Cyborg insects are being considered as a way to help emergency responders survey damaged structures after a disaster. Edgar Lobatan, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Mapping Out The Unknown With Cyborg Bug Swarms, 10.21.2013. "The cyborg bugs could give responders 'a quick picture of the environment,' under conditions that may be dangerous or inaccessible to human rescuers. Edgar Lobaton, electrical engineering, featured."
Insect Cyborgs Map Unknown Environments, 10.21.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments -- such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Software uses cyborg swarm to map unknown environs, 10.21.2013. "The cyborg bugs could give responders 'a quick picture of the environment,' under conditions that may be dangerous or inaccessible to human rescuers. Edgar Lobaton, electrical engineering, featured."
Cyborg Swarms to Make Maps, 10.21.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments based on the movement of a swarm of insect cyborgs. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Cyborg swarm maps unknown environments, 10.21.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments ? such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Mapping Out The Unknown With Cyborg Bug Swarms, 10.21.2013. "NC State researchers are looking to map tricky spaces, such as collapsed buildings, by letting a swarm of cyber cockroaches, dubbed biobots, explore such areas. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Cyborg Insects to Prove Helpful in Crisis Situation, 10.21.2013. "The Madagascar hissing cockroach is one of the probable choices for being a cyborg. Edgar Lobaton, electrical engineering, featured."
Now, robotic cockroaches to explore hard-to-reach spaces, 10.21.2013. "The cyborg bugs could give responders ?a quick picture of the environment,? under conditions that may be dangerous or inaccessible to human rescuers. Edgar Lobaton, electrical engineering, featured."
Meet new 'cyborg roaches', 10.18.2013. "The cyborg bugs could give responders "a quick picture of the environment," under conditions that may be dangerous or inaccessible to human rescuers. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Cyborg insects could map collapsed buildings for first responders, 10.18.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments ? such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Innovation or nightmare? Here come the cyborg-bugs, 10.18.2013. "NC State researchers are looking to explore dangerous or other unknown spaces with the help of a swarm of insect cyborgs. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Software Uses Cyborg Swarm To Map Unknown Environs, 10.18.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments ? such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Software uses cyborg swarm to map unknown environs, 10.18.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments ? such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Software Uses Cyborg Swarm To Map Unknown Environs, 10.18.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments ? such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Software Uses Cyborg Swarm To Map Unknown Environs, 10.18.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments ? such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
New software could allow cyborg insects to map buildings, 10.18.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments ? such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
NC State researchers turning cyborg insects into lifesavers, 10.18.2013. "NC State researchers are developing software to help map unknown and potentially dangerous environments by employing an army of insect cyborgs. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Researchers Develop Software That Uses Cyborg Roaches To Map ?, 10.18.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments ? such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Software allows cyborg insect army to map cut-off areas, 10.18.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Swarm of Cyborg Insects May Come to the Rescue, 10.18.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments ? such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Don't panic! These cyborg roaches are trained for emergencies , 10.17.2013. "Hundreds of cyborg insects carrying radio transmitters like backpacks may one day scurry in to help emergency responders survey damaged or contaminated buildings after an earthquake, chemical spill or nuclear reactor accident. Edgar Lobaton, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Software uses cyborg swarm to map unknown environs, 10.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments ? such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Software Uses Cyborg Swarm To Map Unknown Environs, 10.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments ? such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Software uses cyborg swarm to map unknown environs, 10.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments ? such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Software uses cyborg swarm to map unknown environs, 10.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments ? such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Cyborg Swarm to Map Unknown Environs, 10.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments ? such as collapsed buildings. Edgar Lobaton, Alper Bozkurt and Alireza Dirafzoon, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Direct printing of liquid metal 3D microstructures, 10.3.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a way to print metal structures at room temperature. John Muth, uncredited."
Researchers work to squeeze more data from bandwidth in mobile devices, 10.2.2013. "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. Brian Floyd, electrical engineering, featured."
Kiwi smart sock showcased at global event, 10.2.2013. "Kiwi start-up Footfalls & Heartbeats Limited (FHL) is working with NC State researchers on its revolutionary process for manufacturing intelligent textiles. NC State was selected as a research partner because it is home to one of the world?s leading smart textile groups as well as the Centre for Robotics & Intelligent Machines which has specialist expertise in the interface between textiles and information output."
University collaborations, 9.24.2013. "During 2012, ABB Corporate Research, invited proposals from academic and research institutes around the world to support promising graduate students and senior researchers with projects that combine academic research with industrial application in the power and automation area. Aranya Chakrabortty, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, featured."
UNCC professor explores still-theoretical concept of invisibility, 9.24.2013. "Research published in 2006 by Ulf Leonhardt of Scotland?s University of St. Andrews, English physicist John Pendry, David Schurig of NC State University and David Smith of Duke University suggested that earlier invisibility theories were too simplified. David Schurig, electrical & computer engineering featured."
3-D Printers Take DIY To New Level, 9.17.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a liquid metal that could be used to print circuit components. John Muth, uncredited."
3D Printers Take DIY To New Level, 9.17.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a liquid metal that could be used to print circuit components. John Muth, uncredited."
New Connection Between Stacked Solar Cells Can Handle Energy Of 70,000 Suns, 9.16.2013. "NC State researchers have come up with a new technique for improving the connections between stacked solar cells, which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar energy production. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
NCSU professor's remote-controlled cockroaches built to save lives, 9.13.2013. "NC State professor hopes his remote-controlled cockroaches catch on ? not for entertainment, but as a way to save people in life-threatening situations. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
DIY might take on new meaning with 3-D printers, 9.13.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a liquid metal that could be used to print circuit components. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
NCSU entrepreneurs hope peanut-butter jar is a winner, 9.12.2013. "The NC State entrepreneurs behind ?Jar-with-a-Twist? is hoping for your vote in the ?Dream Big America? entrepreneurship contest."
Stacked Solar Cells Make Connection, 9.12.2013. "NC State researchers have developed new technique to improve the connections between stacked solar cells, which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar energy production. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
iSketchnote: from pen and paper to your iPad!, 9.11.2013. "iSketchnote is a smart iPad cover that integrates a new digitizing technology with the convenience of a notebook. Dr. Stephen Walsh, Adjunct Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, featured."
Stacked Solar Cells Efficient up to 70,000-Suns, North Carolina State University, 9.11.2013. "NC State researchers have found a way to improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices, while also reducing associated costs. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
Stacked Solar Cells Could Withstand 70,000 Suns, 9.11.2013. "NC State researchers have found a way to improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices, while also reducing associated costs. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
New connection between stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns, 9.11.2013. "NC State researchers have found a way to improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices, while also reducing associated costs. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
US "stacking" method boost for solar power, 9.11.2013. "NC State researchers have found a way to improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices, while also reducing associated costs. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
Stacked Solar Cells Can Now Operate At Solar Concentrations Of Up To 70,000 Suns Worth Of Energy Thanks To New Technique, 9.10.2013. "NC State researchers have devised a means of improving the connections between stacked solar cells ? one capable of increasing the overall efficiency of solar energy devices, while also reducing associated costs. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
New connection technique improves stacked solar cells? performance, 9.10.2013. "NC State researchers have devised a means of improving the connections between stacked solar cells ? one capable of increasing the overall efficiency of solar energy devices, while also reducing associated costs. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
NCSU leads the charge for plug-in cars, 9.10.2013. "New technology at NC State can cut time to charge plug-in electric vehicles from four hours to just one hour. Ewan Pritchard, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
New Method Improves Solar Energy Efficiency, Cuts Costs, 9.10.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a simple fix to increase the efficiency of stacked solar cells dramatically. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
New connection between stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns, 9.10.2013. "NC State researchers have devised a means of improving the connections between stacked solar cells ? one capable of increasing the overall efficiency of solar energy devices, while also reducing associated costs. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
North Carolina researchers improve stacked solar cell connections, 9.10.2013. "NC State researchers have devised a means of improving the connections between stacked solar cells ? one capable of increasing the overall efficiency of solar energy devices, while also reducing associated costs. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
Stacked Solar Cells Can Handle Energy Of 70,000 Suns, 9.9.2013. "NC State researchers have come up with a new technique that which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar energy production. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
Researchers harness the fire of 70,000 suns using stacked solar cells, 9.9.2013. "NC State researchers have come up with a new technique that which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar energy production. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
Stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns, 9.9.2013. "NC State researchers have come up with a new technique that which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar energy production. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
New connection between stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns, 9.9.2013. "NC State researchers have come up with a new technique that which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar energy production. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
How to Harness the Power of 70,000 Suns, 9.9.2013. "NC State researchers have come up with a new technique that which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar energy production. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
New connection between stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns, 9.9.2013. "NC State researchers have come up with a new technique that which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar energy production. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
New connection between stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns, 9.6.2013. "NC State researchers have come up with a new technique that which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar energy production. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
New Connection between Stacked Solar Cells Can Handle Energy of 70,000 Suns, 9.6.2013. "NC State researchers have come up with a new technique that which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar energy production. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
New Connection Between Stacked Solar Cells Can Handle Energy of 70,000 Suns, 9.6.2013. "NC State researchers have come up with a new technique that which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar energy production. Salah Bedair, electrical engineering, featured."
Of Time and Bionic Cockroaches: Part 3, 8.23.2013. "Dr. Alper Bozkurt, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is featured in the latest comic from PhD Comics."
Column: Bands drum up feedback with app, 8.22.2013. "NC State student Trent McKenzie is representative of a bigger trend happening in music where bands have learned from the business world that data drives decision-making. Trent McKenzie, electrical engineering, featured."
Of Time and Bionic Cockroaches: Part 2, 8.19.2013. "Dr. Alper Bozkurt, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is featured in the latest comic from PhD Comics."
Why the Human Robot Will Never Come to Pass, 8.2.2013. "An NC State researcher has created a swarm structure for robotics by applying small battery backs to cockroaches, which can then be steered with small electrical pulses and used to collect data or search for people across wide space."
A 3D printed future: 10 surprising things we could see printed soon, 7.31.2013. "Revolutionary visions of our 3D printed future include the development of a metal alloy by NC State researchers that remains at a liquid state at room temperature."
Researchers find new way to create 'gradients' for understanding molecular interactions, 7.31.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a new technique for creating biomolecular gradients that is both simpler than existing techniques. Albena Ivanisevic and Salah Bedair, engineering, featured."
Researchers Find New Way to Create 'Gradients' for Understanding Molecular Interactions , 7.31.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a new technique for creating biomolecular gradients that is both simpler than existing techniques. Albena Ivanisevic and Salah Bedair, engineering, featured."
A new way to create 'gradients' for understanding molecular interactions, 7.31.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a new technique for creating biomolecular gradients that is both simpler than existing techniques. Albena Ivanisevic and Salah Bedair, engineering, featured."
New Way to Create 'Gradients' for Understanding Molecular Interactions, 7.31.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a new technique for creating biomolecular gradients that is both simpler than existing techniques. Albena Ivanisevic and Salah Bedair, engineering, featured."
Simpler Technique for Creating Biomolecular Gradients, 7.31.2013. "Scientists use ‘gradients’ to understand how molecules interact in biological systems. Lauren Bain, Tania Paskova, and Salah Bedair, engineering, featured."
Graded InGaN enlightens us on molecular interactions, 7.31.2013. "Scientists use ‘gradients’ to understand how molecules interact in biological systems. Lauren Bain, Tania Paskova, and Salah Bedair, engineering, featured."
America Now, 7.24.2013. "You’re trapped under tons of disaster debris, and the only rescuer that can reach you is this remote-controlled cockroach. Find out how technology is turning these insects into life savers. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Soon, 'talking' cars to ease traffic congestion, 7.22.2013. "NC State researchers are working to improve vehicle-to-vehicle communication that could deliver alerts beyond the familiar traffic warnings along your commute or travel route that suffer from time lag. Dan Stancil, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Model signals boost for intelligent transportation, 7.22.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a model to improve the clarity of the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) transmissions needed to make intelligent transportation a reality. Dan Stancil, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
NC State researchers work toward “intelligent transportation” system,, 7.19.2013. "NC State researchers are working to improve vehicle-to-vehicle communication that could deliver alerts beyond the familiar traffic warnings along your commute or travel route that suffer from time lag. Dan Stancil, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
New model to improve vehicle-to-vehicle communication for ‘intelligent transportation’ , 7.18.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a model to improve the clarity of the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) transmissions needed to make the “intelligent transportation” concept a reality. Dan Stancil, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
New model to improve vehicle-to-vehicle communication for 'intelligent transportation', 7.18.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a model to improve the clarity of the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) transmissions needed to make the “intelligent transportation” concept a reality. Dan Stancil, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
New Model to Improve Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication for 'Intelligent Transportation', 7.18.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a model to improve the clarity of the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) transmissions needed to make the “intelligent transportation” concept a reality. Dan Stancil, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
New roadside scattering model to improve vehicle-to-vehicle communication for intelligent transportation systems, 7.18.2013. "Researchers from Trinity College, NC State University and General Motors have developed a model to improve the clarity of the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) transmissions needed to realize an intelligent transportation system. Dan Stancil, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Researchers Develop Flexible Metal for 3-D Printers, 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a technology that will allow a metal alloy to be used in 3-D printers and could lead to flexible gadgets. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, uncredited."
Professor harnesses roaches, hopes they can aid at disaster sites, 7.16.2013. "NC State researcher has developed technology to automatically control the insects as they move around an environment. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
3D-printable liquid metal - next stop, a T-1000, 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have found a way to create structures from liquid metal. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, uncredited."
3D-Printing Liquid Metal Could Make the T-1000 Terminator a Reality, 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, uncredited."
New 3D printing techniques raise potential of free-standing metal structures, 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, uncredited."
Researchers create liquid metal at room temperature using 3D printer , 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, uncredited."
3-D-printing liquid metal is the coolest thing we've seen all day, 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, uncredited."
Liquid metal for 3D printing could lead to bendy electronics, T-1000, 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have discovered a mixture of liquid metal that can retain shapes, which could eventually be used for 3D printing. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, uncredited."
3D-printing with liquid metal at room temperature, 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, uncredited."
NC State researchers develop liquid metal 3D printing, 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, uncredited."
3D printing with liquid metals (video), 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, credited."
3D liquid metal structures built at room temperature, 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, uncredited."
Terminator 2-style liquid metal can now be 3D printed, 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, uncredited."
Researchers Demo 3D Printing of Liquid Metal, 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, uncredited."
Liquid Metal Structures Can Now Be 3D Printed (VIDEO) , 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, uncredited."
Liquid Metal Makes 3D Printer Magic, 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, uncredited."
3-D Printing Shapes In Liquid Metal, 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth, electrical and computer engineering, credited."
3-D Structures Built out of Liquid Metal, 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth, elettrical and computer engineering, credited."
3D printing of free standing liquid metal microstructures (w/video), 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth,eletrical and computer engineering, un-credited."
Researchers build 3-D structures out of liquid metal, 7.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. John Muth,eletrical and computer engineering, un-credited."
3D printing with liquid metals, 7.15.2013. "While 3D printers of today are basically limited to plastics and resins, the holy grail of desktop fabrication is printing with metal. While we won’t be printing out steel objects on a desktop printer just yet, researchers from North Carolina State University are slowly working up to that by printing objects with tiny spheres of liquid metal. John Muth, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, featured."
Kinect Used in First Robo-Roach Autopilot System, 7.15.2013. "Microsoft's Kinect, the motion-sensing system that lets users play Xbox games without a controller, has been repurposed for many a hack, from steering RC cars to Whole Foods shopping carts. Now, researchers at North Carolina State University say they're employing the video game technology to gather information about how best to control a swarm of circuit-equipped cockroaches. Dr. Alper Bozkurt, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, featured."
10 of the Craziest Discoveries of 2012, 7.15.2013. "Research by Dr. Alper Bozkurt, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State University, has been named as one of the top 10 craziest Discoveries of 2012 by HowStuffWorks.com"
NC State Researcher's Technology Would Use Cockroaches to Search Disaster Sites, 7.15.2013. "Alper Bozkurt, an electrical and computer engineering professor at N.C. State University, loves cockroaches. Big, hissing cockroaches. His research team has developed technology to automatically control the insects as they move around an environment. The work represents an important step toward developing remote-controlled animals that can investigate small and dangerous spaces, such as the rubble of a collapsed building."
Kinect-powered cockroaches may lead emergency rescue teams soon, 7.2.2013. "NC State researchers are using Kinect to allow roaches to go on autopilot, with a computer steering them through a controlled environment. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Cyborg cockroaches to the rescue!, 7.2.2013. "Disaster response teams could be recruiting workers from the insect world in the future. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Remote-Controlled Cockroaches Could Aid Search & Rescue, 7.2.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a way to use cockroaches for search and rescue missions by attaching electrodes to their antennas. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Remote-controlled cockroaches to help in search-and-rescue missions, 6.28.2013. "NC State researchers are using video game technology to remotely control cockroaches on autopilot, with a computer steering the cockroach through a controlled environment. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Kinect used to automate control of a cockroach’s movement, 6.28.2013. "Remote-controlled cockroaches have been a goal of North Carolina State University since last year, when a project was kicked off to mount a chip on a roach that allowed it to be steered. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
First Responders In The Future May Be Aided By Roaches On Autopilot, 6.28.2013. "NC State researchers are using video game technology to remotely control cockroaches on autopilot, with a computer steering the cockroach through a controlled environment. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Researchers Use Video Game Software to Steer Cockroaches, 6.28.2013. "NC State researchers has developed technology that may one day enable the insect to save lives. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Top 10 Headlines Today: Habitable Planets, New Killer Whale Species…, 6.28.2013. "NC State researchers are using video game technology to remotely control cockroaches on autopilot, steering cockroaches through a controlled environment. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Microsoft ‘Kinect’ed Cockroaches Crawl on Demand, 6.28.2013. "NC State researchers putting the bugs through obstacle courses using Microsoft’s motion-sensing Kinect technology as a guide. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Mad scientists turn roaches into cyborgs, control them with Kinect, laugh at nature, 6.27.2013. "NC State researchers perform study that connects technology with biological life-forms, using an electronic interface that can control cockroaches. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Scientists Use Video Game Tech to Remotely Control Cockroaches on Autopilot [Video], 6.27.2013. "NC State researchers have used video game technology to remotely control cockroaches on autopilot so they can be used in rescue operations in disasters sites. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Video Game Tech Used to Steer Roaches on Autopilot, 6.27.2013. "NC State researchers have used video game technology to remotely control cockroaches on autopilot so they can be used in rescue operations in disasters sites. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Controlling the Minds of Cockroaches Using Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect, 6.27.2013. "NC State researchers perform study that connects technology with biological life-forms, using an electronic interface that can control cockroaches. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
How a remote-controlled cockroach might come to your rescue, 6.27.2013. "NC State researchers perform study that connects technology with biological life-forms, using an electronic interface that can control cockroaches. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
How to Hack A Cockroach So You Can Control It With Kinect, 6.27.2013. "NC State researchers perform study that connects technology with biological life-forms, using an electronic interface that can control cockroaches. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Researchers Use Video Game Technology Kinect To Remotely Control Cockroaches (VIDEO), 6.27.2013. "NC State researchers perform study that connects technology with biological life-forms, using an electronic interface that can control cockroaches. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Kinect-guided cockroaches could map disaster zones, 6.27.2013. "NC State researchers perform study that connects technology with biological life-forms, using an electronic interface that can control cockroaches. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Kinect-Powered Roaches Are an Army of Grossness, 6.26.2013. "It's not very common to find an enthusiastic fan of motion-controlled gaming, but it's rarer to find an enthusiastic fan of roaches. But for the unlikely fan of both, researchers have developed the best(?) of both worlds: Kinect-controlled cockroaches. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured.""
Researchers Use Kinect to Control Roaches with a Remote [Video], 6.26.2013. "NC State researchers perform study that connects technology with biological life-forms, using an electronic interface that can control cockroaches. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Video Game Tech Steers Cyborg Cockroach, 6.26.2013. "NC State researchers are using video game technology to remotely control cockroaches on autopilot, with the goal of developing ways that roaches on autopilot can be used to map dynamic environments – such as collapsed buildings. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Researchers Use Video Game Tech to Steer Roaches on Autopilot, 6.26.2013. "NC State researchers are using video game technology to remotely control cockroaches on autopilot, with the goal of developing ways that roaches on autopilot can be used to map dynamic environments – such as collapsed buildings. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Video Game Tech Steers Cyborg Cockroach, 6.26.2013. "NC State researchers are using video game technology to remotely control cockroaches on autopilot, with the goal of developing ways that roaches on autopilot can be used to map dynamic environments – such as collapsed buildings. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Remotely controlled roaches could search for survivors, 6.26.2013. "NC State researchers are using video game technology to remotely control cockroaches on autopilot, with the goal of developing ways that roaches on autopilot can be used to map dynamic environments – such as collapsed buildings. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Researchers use video game tech to steer roaches on autopilot, 6.26.2013. "NC State researchers are using video game technology to remotely control cockroaches on autopilot, with the goal of developing ways that roaches on autopilot can be used to map dynamic environments – such as collapsed buildings. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
WiSpry Announces Dr. Arthur Morris Named an IEEE Fellow,, 6.18.2013. "Dr. Arthur S. Morris has been named an IEEE Fellow by the IEEE Board of Directors for his significant contributions to the field of radio frequency (RF) engineering. Arthur S. Morris, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
NCSU center a jolt for 'smart grid', 5.22.2013. "Quite a few companies in the Triangle?s ?smart grid? cluster are growing at a brisk clip, despite a series of cutbacks last year. The FREEDM Center at NC State University is another ?smart grid? entity that?s helping to keep the industry plowing forward. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical & computer engineering, and Rogelio Sullivan, future renewable electric energy delivery & management, featured."
New Security Algorithm Allows Industrial Control Systems To Ward Off Cyber Attacks, 5.22.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a system that enables networked devices to detect any suspicious or erratic behavior that could indicate a security breach, and then isolate any compromised device before it causes damage. Mo-Youen Chow, electrical & computer engineering, featured."
New Software Spots, Isolates Cyber-Attacks to Protect Networked Control Systems, 5.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a software algorithm that detects and isolates cyber-attacks on networked control systems. Mo-Yuen Chow and Wente Zeng, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
University researchers develop algorithm to detect, isolate cyber-attacks in networked control systems, 5.16.2013. "NC State University researchers have developed a software algorithm to detect and isolate cyber-attacks on networked control systems that play an important role in coordinating infrastructure across the United States. Mo-Yuen Chow and Wente Zeng, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Researchers develop industrial systems that watch for security breaches, 5.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a methodology for enabling networked devices in an industrial control system (ICS) to police each other for abnormal behavior that would indicate a compromise. Mo-Yuen Chow and Wente Zeng, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
New Software Spots, Isolates Cyber-Attacks to Protect Networked Control Systems, 5.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a software algorithm that detects and isolates cyber-attacks on networked control systems ? which are used to coordinate transportation, power and other infrastructure across the United States. Mo-Yuen Chow and Wente Zeng, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Researchers Develop Industrial Systems that Watch for Security Breaches, 5.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a methodology for enabling networked devices in an industrial control system (ICS) to police each other for abnormal behavior that would indicate a compromise. Mo-Yuen Chow and Wente Zeng, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
New Algorithm Lets SCADA Devices Detect, Deflect Attacks, 5.16.2013. "NC State researchers have built a prototype that lets SCADA devices police one another in order to catch and cut off a fellow power plant or factory floor device that has been compromised. Mo-Yuen Chow and Wente Zeng, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Researchers develop algorithm to detect cyber attacks, 5.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a software algorithm to detect and isolate cyber-attacks on networked control systems that play an important role in coordinating transportation, power and other infrastructure across the United States. Mo-Yuen Chow and Wente Zeng, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
New software spots, isolates cyber-attacks to protect networked control systems, 5.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a software algorithm that detects and isolates cyber-attacks on networked control systems ? which are used to coordinate transportation, power and other infrastructure across the United States. Mo-Yuen Chow and Wente Zeng, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Software can detect cyberattacks on infrastructure control systems, 5.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a new computer algorithm that can combat cyberattacks on US systems controlling transportation, power and other infrastructure. Mo-Yuen Chow, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
NC State researchers develop defense against cyber-attacks, 5.16.2013. "Computer engineers at NC State have developed software to thwart cyber-attacks. Mo-Yuen Chow and Wente Zeng, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Newly Developed Software Isolates Cyber Attacks on Networked Control Systems, 5.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a software algorithm that promises to detect and isolate cyber attacks on networked control systems. Mo-Yuen Chow and Wente Zeng, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Algorithm detects and isolates cyber-attacks, 5.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a software algorithm that detects and isolates cyber-attacks on networked control systems ? which are used to coordinate transportation, power and other infrastructure across the United States. Mo-Yuen Chow and Wente Zeng , electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Researchers develop algorithm to protect networks from cyber attacks, 5.16.2013. "NC State researchers have taken one step closer to guarding America?s infrastructure from Cylon attack. Mo-Yuen Chow and Wente Zeng, electrical computer engineering, featured."
New Software Spots, Isolates Cyber-attacks to Protect Networked Control Systems , 5.16.2013. "NC State researchers have developed a software algorithm that detects and isolates cyber-attacks on networked control systems ? which are used to coordinate transportation, power and other infrastructure across the United States. Mo-Yuen Chow and Wente Zeng, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
Software spots, isolates cyberattacks to protect networked control systems, 5.16.2013. "Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a software algorithm that detects and isolates cyber-attacks on networked control systems. Mo-Yuen Chow, electrical and computer engineering, featured."
N.C. State bags $200K grant to study high-speed data, 5.10.2013. "North Carolina State University has been awarded a $200,000 federal grant to study synchrophasor data, streams of high-speed time-synchronized data from high-tech devices that monitor electrical networks."
Energy Department Awards $200,000 to North Carolina State University to Train Future Workforce in Smart Grid Technology, 5.10.2013. "The Energy Department has selected North Carolina State University for a $200,000 award to support the development of curricula and training that will help researchers and students gain a better understanding of the complex conditions of a modern electric grid, focusing on synchrophasor technology."
Research Triangle region is a global leader in shaping intelligent energy future, 5.9.2013. "Ten years ago, North Carolina?s inaugural Sustainable Energy Conference hosted a few hundred government, academic and nonprofit representatives discussing ways to improve environmental protection and energy efficiency in the state."
New Kind of Ultraviolet Lasers and LEDs are Coming, 5.2.2013. "A primary reason why CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray disks contain different amounts of data is that they use different frequencies of light to encode the information. Higher frequency light has shorter wavelengths, which means less space is required for a single bit, such as the 405 nm wavelength of Blu-Ray technology. Researchers have been trying for some time to use zinc oxide to create ultraviolet lasers, and now those at North Carolina State University have succeeded."
Zinc-based semiconductors point to new lasers and LEDs, 4.26.2013. "Researchers claim to have solved a long-standing problem in materials science, a development that makes it possible to create new semiconductor devices using zinc oxide (ZnO)."
North Carolina State University Researchers Devise X-Ray Approach to Track Surgical Devices, Minimize Radiation Exposure, 4.18.2013. "Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have developed a new tool to help surgeons use X-rays to track devices used in "minimally invasive" surgical procedures while also limiting the patient's exposure to radiation from the X-rays."
Surgical X-ray tool could help track steerable needles , 4.18.2013. "Researchers have developed a new tool to help surgeons use X-rays to track devices used in minimally invasive surgery while also limiting the patient?s exposure to radiation from the X-rays."
New tool could improve minimally invasive surgical procedures, 4.17.2013. "Surgeons could one day perform image-guided procedures by simply following the same principles of a GPS device. According to a new report, researchers are making progress on developing a new tool to help doctors use X-rays, in the most efficient way possible, to track devices used during image-guided minimally invasive surgical procedures. "
Researchers develop new tool to help surgeons use X-rays to track devices used in surgical procedures, 4.17.2013. "Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have developed a new tool to help surgeons use X-rays to track devices used in "minimally invasive" surgical procedures while also limiting the patient's exposure to radiation from the X-rays."
X-ray Approach To Track Surgical Devices And Minimize Radiation Exposure Devised By Researchers, 4.17.2013. "Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have developed a new tool to help surgeons use X-rays to track devices used in ?minimally invasive? surgical procedures while also limiting the patient?s exposure to radiation from the X-rays."
New software keeps X-ray exposure down, 4.17.2013. "Researchers from North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC, USA) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC; Chapel Hill, NC, USA) have developed an algorithm to help surgeons use X-rays to track devices used in minimally invasive surgical procedures while limiting the patient's exposure to radiation from the X-rays."
Researchers Devise X-Ray Approach to Track Surgical Devices, Minimize Radiation Exposure, 4.17.2013. "Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have developed a new tool to help surgeons use X-rays to track devices used in "minimally invasive" surgical procedures while also limiting the patient's exposure to radiation from the X-rays."
Boyd-Buchanan Students Create Cockroach Biobots In Neuroscience Lab, 3.18.2013. "Boyd-Buchanan AP Biology students are learning about action potentials and nerve transmission in their current study of neuroscience. Jim Marlowe, Boyd-Buchanan?s AP Biology teacher, is using an extremely cutting edge method in his neuroscience lab as he instructs on these topics. His students are studying the brain and developing an understanding of how nerves work using a common cockroach."
Leading postgraduate programs for Asian students, 2.25.2013. "According to the Wall Street Journal, graduates of NC State?s College of Engineering are among the most attractive job applicants in the US. Likewise, Asian students who earn postgraduate engineering credentials here are poised to take on high-power positions all over the world."
N.C. State: Entrepreneurs, we want you, 2.22.2013. "Researchers at North Carolina State University are looking for companies of all sizes to partner with in their nanotechnology efforts. Veena Misra, the director of the Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (known by the much shorter name ASSIST), spoke about this last fall."
What's Right with Our Schools: Cummings High School and NCSU students team up, 2.18.2013. "Have you ever thought about where our energy will come from when there is no more oil, gas or coal?"
Hissing cockroach cyborgs: All in a day's work for Alper Bozkurt, 2.13.2013. "Dr. Alper Bozkurt is so earnest, eager to share, and gentle in his manner that one wouldn?t necessarily peg him as the star of an international media frenzy. But CNN, El Mundo, Reuters, the Los Angeles Times and others have all sought out the N.C. State assistant professor of electrical engineering and featured his work at N.C. State?s ibionics lab. That?s where he and a team of graduate students turn live Madagascar hissing cockroaches into insect cyborgs that move and work on human command."
NC State awarded $9 million to make installing home solar energy systems easier, less expensive, 1.3.2013. "A new grant to North Carolina State University and several partners could make installing rooftop solar energy systems much less expensive and time consuming. Researchers will use the five-year, $9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to design solar energy systems and installation and connection procedures that require little or no customization by homeowners and installers. The systems would set up quickly and connect to the power grid easily, while still meeting building and electrical codes."
Nimble Neutrinos, 12.19.2012. "Physics Today recently named its top ten breakthroughs for the year, and research from North Carolina State University was on the list. NC State, along with the University of Rochester in New York, has been working on research into how neutrinos can be used for tricky communications, like talking to submerged submarines or interstellar travelers."
NCSU to research solar panels that plug into wall outlets, 12.19.2012. "N.C. State University scored a $9 million federal grant to develop a plug-and-play technology that will allow consumers to buy solar panels that plug directly into wall outlets without requiring electricians, permits and inspections."
Dr. Jay Baliga is one of the winners of the 2012 North Carolina Awards, 12.10.2012. "Dr. Jay Baliga, Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State, is featured in the December 6, 2012 edition of UNC TV's "NC Now". Dr. Baliga is one of the winners of the 2012 North Carolina Awards."
Research project at NC State could save lives of troops overseas, 11.30.2012. "Researchers at NC State University are working on a special mission for the Department of Defense that could one day save countless lives. The team is studying how to detect explosives, like road side bombs, and make them burn and melt using high energy sources."
NC State researchers steer cockroaches with tiny device, 11.26.2012. "NULLResearchers at N.C. State have found a way to remotely control cockroaches, according to the NCSU website. The researchers built a device that is attached to the back of a cockroach and includes sensors that help steer the cockroaches in different directions."
NC State launches work on more efficient computers using 3DIC technology, 11.14.2012. "North Carolina State University researchers are launching an initiative to develop a computer that uses 3D integrated chip (3DIC) technology and is significantly more energy efficient than anything else on the market today. The work is supported by $1 million in funding as Phase 1 of a negotiated $4 million cooperative agreement contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)."
Researchers develop new way to determine charge of battery, 10.30.2012. "Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows users to better determine the amount of charge remaining in a battery in real time. That?s good news for electric vehicle drivers, since it gives them a better idea of when their car may run out of juice."
NCSU at core of $18.5M sensor work, 10.17.2012. "The device might be a cap on your tooth or a band on your wrist. Whatever it is, researchers promise the wearer won't notice it's there."
Self-powered devices could help people monitor health, 10.17.2012. "North Carolina State University is leading a nanotechnology research effort to create self-powered health monitoring sensors and devices to help people monitor their health and understand how the surrounding environment affects it."
Student project collaboration with NC State University, 10.16.2012. "It was about a year ago that Dr. Yannis Viniotis, Professor of the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) department at North Carolina State University (NCSU), met with senior Cisco Engineers and agreed to collaborate on several small, hands-on projects with Cisco Engineers and NCSU students."
Making Business More Energy Efficient, 10.3.2012. "Jay Baliga's invention of a small chip that fits into everyday items won him the National Medal for Technology and Innovation, the highest honor made to inventors. The chip has also saved a lot of energy."
Self-Powered Health Monitoring, 10.3.2012. "North Carolina State University (NC State) will lead a national nanotechnology research effort to create self-powered devices to help people monitor their health and understand how the surrounding environment affects it, the National Science Foundation announced today."
Wearable Health Monitoring Project Turns to Nanotechnology for Power Sources, 9.24.2012. "Sometimes significant innovations result just from aggregating a number of different innovations into one product. So it is with a multi-institution research effort to exploit recent developments in wireless health monitoring systems and couple them with thermoelectric and piezoelectric nanomaterials to power them."
Earthquake First Responders: Cockroaches, 9.17.2012. "Move over search-and-rescue dogs. First-responding cockroaches might be the next big thing in disaster response."
Could Cyborg Cockroaches Save Your Life?, 9.11.2012. "The sight of a cockroach scuttling across the floor makes most of us shudder, but in a disaster, roaches might prove to be our new best friends. Cockroaches that are surgically transformed into remote-controlled "biobots" could help locate earthquake survivors in hard-to-access areas. This new video from North Carolina State University's iBionics Laboratory shows how the lab's enhanced roaches can be steered with surprising precision. "
Remote-control tech turns cockroaches into beasts of burden, 9.11.2012. "Remote-control cockroach cyborgs are under development for search and rescue missions for earthquake survivors."
Remote-Controlled Roaches to the Rescue?, 9.11.2012. "The robot in WALL-E may have befriended a cockroach, but humans are more likely to react with revulsion than joy at the sight of one. Would you feel differently, however, if you were trapped in a collapsed building or mine, and rescuers had sent a cockroach in to find you? A team of researchers says it can harness the cockroach's uncanny survivability in ways that might someday benefit humanity."
Scientists Discover Method to Control Cockroaches Remotely, 9.11.2012. "Researchers have been working on this for a very long time and now they have finally achieved it: scientists at North Carolina State University have successfully remotely controlled cockroaches. Watch the video. It's both disgusting and impressive, but it could save your life one day."
Remote-Control Cockroaches: Scientists Show Off 'Biobots' That May Aid Search & Rescue (VIDEO) , 9.11.2012. "They aren't your typical first responders. But if researchers at North Carolina State University have their way, cockroaches equipped with tiny electronic backpacks may soon help search for earthquake survivors and take on other dangerous jobs where only they can crawl."
Cockroaches Strapped With Steering Wheels, 9.11.2012. "Finally, someone has designed a way to convert one of the world's biggest pests into something useful. Using an electronic interface, a group of researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a method to steer and remotely control cockroaches. Rejoice. "
Nanosystems engineering center will create self-powered sensors , 9.11.2012. "North Carolina State University will lead a national nanotechnology research effort to create self-powered devices to help people monitor their health and understand how the surrounding environment affects it, the National Science Foundation announced today. "
$18.5 million grant to develop self-powered health devices, 9.11.2012. "Penn State, North Carolina State University, the University of Virginia and Florida International University will collaborate on a national nanotechnology research effort to create self-powered devices to help people monitor their health and understand how the surrounding environment affects it the National Science Foundation announced."
Self-powered devices could help people monitor health, 9.11.2012. "North Carolina State University is leading a nanotechnology research effort to create self-powered health monitoring sensors and devices to help people monitor their health and understand how the surrounding environment affects it."
For N.C. State club, a good dive is the goal, 9.4.2012. "They call it Seawolf V. On land, it looks like little more than a suitcase with wings. But put this vessel in the water, and the display of engineering wizardry would make James Cameron proud. Seawolf V can perform dives, barrel rolls and spins ? all with the press of a few buttons on a laptop computer."
NC State, ImagineOptix researchers almost double light efficiency in LC projector, 7.23.2012. "Researchers from North Carolina State University (NC State) and ImagineOptix Corporation have unveiled a new polarization-conversion system (PCS) that makes liquid-crystal (LC) based projectors (such as many picoprojectors) almost twice as efficient. The device does this by separating light into its two polarization components, rotating one component 90° to line up with the other, then using all the light (minus any optical inefficiencies)."
NCSU program helps students take inventions to market, 7.11.2012. "North Carolina State University's Entrepreneurs Garage, located on Centennial Campus, is a business startup incubator - a place where any student can brainstorm, collaborate and come up with new products and inventions."
Smart grid, off-grid - it's all here, 6.13.2012. "By now, many people are familiar with the vision of a "smart" electrical grid and its promised improvements to our outdated national power infrastructure. Intelligently transporting, storing and managing the electricity produced by everything from nuclear power plants to rooftop solar panels can deliver enormous efficiencies that should show up in the form of lower electricity bills for consumers and businesses."
Researchers Improve Fast-Moving Mobile Networks, 5.25.2012. "Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) allow people in multiple, rapidly-moving vehicles to communicate with each other -- such as in military or emergency-response situations. Researchers from North Carolina State University have devised a method to improve the quality and efficiency of data transmission in these networks."
Improving Fast-Moving Mobile Networks, 5.25.2012. "Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) allow people in multiple, rapidly-moving vehicles to communicate with each other – such as in military or emergency-response situations. Researchers from North Carolina State University have devised a method to improve the quality and efficiency of data transmission in these networks."
Researchers improve fast-moving mobile networks, 5.25.2012. "Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) allow people in multiple, rapidly-moving vehicles to communicate with each other – such as in military or emergency-response situations. Researchers from North Carolina State University have devised a method to improve the quality and efficiency of data transmission in these networks."
Sharp tuning makes wireless charging efficient, 5.24.2012. "Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new way to fine-tune wireless power transfer (WPT) receivers, making the systems more efficient and functional. Wireless charging is hot design trend for mobile phone and other such wireless device charging and also for electric vehicle charging."
Receivers could promote more widespread wireless recharging, 5.18.2012. "A new method of fine-tuning wireless power transfer (WPT) receivers has been developed at North Carolina State University (NCSU)."
Getting in tune: Researchers solve tuning problem for wireless power transfer systems, 5.18.2012. "Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new way to fine-tune wireless power transfer (WPT) receivers, making the systems more efficient and functional. WPT systems hold promise for charging electric vehicles, electronic devices and other technologies."
Researchers solve tuning problem for wireless power transfer systems, 5.18.2012. "Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new way to fine-tune wireless power transfer (WPT) receivers, making the systems more efficient and functional. WPT systems hold promise for charging electric vehicles, electronic devices, and other technologies."
Wireless Power Transmission Made Better by Old Electronics Principles and New Circuitry, 5.18.2012. "State University researchers have recently implemented what is being used in radios for decades in wireless power transfer (WPT) receivers – the ability of the receiver to keep track of the transmitter’s frequency if the differences are really small. This could ultimately impact electric vehicle wireless power transfer systems by making them more efficient and reliable. Source: The Green Optimistic (http://s.tt/1c1qX)"
Realiability boost for wireless power transfer, 5.18.2012. "Electric vehicles could soon be charged wirelessly, thanks to a new way of fine-tuning wireless power transfer (WPT) receivers that makes them more efficient and functional."
Neutrino-based communication is a first, 3.19.2012. "The first ever transmission of information using a beam of neutrinos has been achieved by physicists in the US. The demonstration is highly preliminary – it operates at less than 1 bit/s – and will require a lot of development before it can have any useful application."
First Neutrino Message Sent Through Rock; Could One Travel Back In Time?, 3.16.2012. "Researchers from the University of Rochester and North Carolina State University have for the first time sent a message using a beam of neutrinos — nearly massless particles that travel at almost the speed of light."
A first! Neutrino message sent through ground , 3.15.2012. "For the first time, scientists have used neutrinos – the exotic fundamental particles that routinely pass right through Earth – to send a message through the ground. Researchers have long been intrigued by the communication possibilities of neutrinos, because these particles can easily travel through matter, including a planet, without stopping, slowing down or being misdirected."
Tiny particles send a message for the first time, 3.15.2012. "Researchers have long been intrigued by the communication possibilities of neutrinos, because these particles can easily travel through matter, including a planet, without stopping, slowing down or being misdirected."
For the First Time, a Message Sent With Neutrinos, 3.15.2012. "In a major step for truly wireless communications, scientists have figured out how to send a message with neutrinos, transmitting a single word through 780 feet of bedrock and translating it at the other end."
Message Beamed Through Rock With Exotic Particles, 3.15.2012. "Neutrinos are extremely tiny particles with almost zero mass and neutral charge. Thus they are impervious to electromagnetic forces and respond very weakly to gravity. They almost never collide with other particles, generally passing straight through the atoms that make up matter."
Researchers send 'wireless' message using elusive particles, 3.14.2012. "A group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Rochester and North Carolina State University have for the first time sent a message using a beam of neutrinos – nearly massless particles that travel at almost the speed of light. The message was sent through 240 meters of stone and said simply, "Neutrino.""
'Wireless' message sent using neutrinos, 3.14.2012. "A wireless message has been sent using a beam of neutrinos, nearly massless particles that travel at near the speed of light, U.S. researchers say. The message -- sent by a group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Rochester and North Carolina State University on a beam of neutrinos 00 traveled through nearly 800 feet of stone and said simply, "Neutrino.""
Researchers Send 'Wireless' Message Using a Beam of Neutrinos, 3.14.2012. ""Using neutrinos, it would be possible to communicate between any two points on Earth without using satellites or cables," said Dan Stancil, professor of electrical and computer engineering at NC State and lead author of a paper describing the research."
Scientists send encoded message through rock via neutrino beam, 3.14.2012. "Humankind is constantly inventing new ways to stay in touch. But in some situations it’s difficult to keep the lines of communication open. A space shuttle’s radio falls silent when the craft slips behind a neighboring planet. A submarine loses contact when deep water blocks signals from the surface."
New method for estimating parameters may boost biological models, 3.6.2012. "Modeling biological systems can provide key insights for scientists and medical researchers, but periodic cycles that repeat themselves—so-called oscillatory systems—pose some key challenges. Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new method for estimating the parameters used in such models—which may advance modeling in research areas ranging from cancer to fertility."
Computer science professor discovers faster processor, 2.27.2012. "For the last year, Zhou and doctoral student Yi Yang have been working on collaborating the central processing unit and graphical processing unit in computer systems and models. Zhou's research takes what experts at Intel and Advanced Micro Devises have designed, central processing units and graphics processing units, and gives the hybrid chips a more practical usage."
The Engineering of the Insect, 2.18.2012. "Dr. Alper Bozkurt's research was recently recognized in one of the most circulated newspapers of the Netherlands. Bozkurt's team is developing microscale sensors, actuators and methodologies to unlock the mysteries of biological systems. The aim is to engineer these systems directly or develop new engineering approaches by learning from these systems."
A Hub for Smart Grid Research, 2.16.2012. "Faculty and student researchers at NC State’s FREEDM Systems Center are developing what can be called the “brain” of the smart electrical grid — devices and networks that will one day seamlessly connect rooftop solar panels with batteries that store energy in the basements below."
Braille comes unbound from the book: how technology can stop a literary crisis, 2.14.2012. "Apple is at the vanguard of a push behind technology that's helping old-fashioned Braille replace text-to-speech audio for the blind - and it couldn't have come at a more critical time."
North Carolina State Rolls Out Experimental Open Source WiFi Network, 2.9.2012. "North Carolina State University's (NCSU) Centennial Campus has implemented one of the country's first large-scale, outdoor, experimental wireless networks using open source software. The project is called CentMesh, which stands for Centennial Outdoor Wireless Mesh Network Testbed for Research and Education, and was developed by Dr. Rudra Dutta and Dr. Mihail Sichitiu."
Researchers boost processor performance by getting CPU and GPU to collaborate, 2.8.2012. "The current generation of hybrid CPU/GPU systems, including Intel's "Sandy Bridge" and AMD's "Llano" has helped create more energy-efficient systems and reduce manufacturing costs, Zhou said. "However, the CPU cores and GPU cores still work almost exclusively on separate functions. They rarely collaborate to execute any given program, so they aren’t as efficient as they could be. That’s the issue we’re trying to resolve.”"
Researchers get CPUs and GPUs talking, boost PC performance by 20 percent, 2.8.2012. "How do you fancy a 20 percent boost to your processor's performance? Research from the North Carolina State University claims to offer just that."
Chips with collaborating CPU and GPU lead to faster processors, 2.7.2012. "Want to get your computer to run faster? Well, consider its graphics processing unit (GPU) and central processing unit (CPU). The two work away at their own tasks, each one rarely helping the other shoulder its workload. Researchers from North Carolina State University, however, are in the process of changing that."
NC State Researchers Teach GPGPUs New Tricks, 2.7.2012. "CPUs and GPUs fetch data from off-chip main memory at approximately the same speed, but GPUs can execute the functions that use that data more quickly. So, if a CPU determines what data a GPU will need in advance, and fetches it from off-chip main memory, that allows the GPU to focus on executing the functions themselves – and the overall process takes less time."
Engineers Boost Computer Processor Performance, 2.7.2012. "Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows graphics processing units (GPUs) and central processing units (CPUs) on a single chip to collaborate – boosting processor performance by an average of more than 20 percent."
Engineers Up Computer Processor Performance By Over 20 Percent , 2.7.2012. "GPUs were initially designed to execute graphics programs, and they are capable of executing many individual functions very quickly. CPUs, or the “brains” of a computer, have less computational power – but are better able to perform more complex tasks."
Wiping Old Data, 2.6.2012. "It's certainly true that strong magnets can erase data on hard disk drives, said Daniel Stancil, head of the electrical and computer engineering department at N.C. State University."
Siemens partnership boosts new Masters program, 1.11.2012. "N.C. State's forays into power engineering received a kick-start with the addition of a three-part partnership with international electrical engineering giant Siemens. Becoming a full industry member with the University's FREEDM Systems Center and a major financial contributor to the brand new power engineering masters program, Siemens joins a healthy and growing number of partnerships in the FREEDM Center and the College of Engineering."
Remote Control Bugs, 12.9.2011. "Imagine grabbing a remote control and steering your very own moth around the room. It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it's close to becoming reality. An engineer at North Carolina State University found a way to implant electronics into insects and control them using electrical impulses. "
NC State engineer honored by President Obama , 11.30.2011. "Jay Baliga, a North Carolina State University professor who invented a semiconductor chip that has transformed society, seemed born for engineering greatness. He was honored with the National Medical of Technology and Innovation in October after a humble upbringing in a remote Indian village."
N.C. State wins $1.5 million research grant from Intel, 11.15.2011. "N.C. State University has received one of its largest corporate grants to finance a private research project for Silicon Valley computing giant Intel. Intel's $1.5 million contract with N.C. State pays for 13 professors, researchers and graduate students -- including an electrical and computer engineering professor from Duke University -- to improve on 3D computer chip technology."
Research team to develop energy-efficient 3D CPU, 11.15.2011. "Researchers from North Carolina State University are developing a 3D central processing unit (CPU) with the goal of boosting energy efficiency by 15 to 25%. The work is being done under a $1.5 million grant from the Intel Corporation. The computer industry has a great deal of interest in 3D integrated circuits, which are vertically integrated chips that are connected by vertical electronic connections—called through silicon vias—that pass through silicon wafers."
More Reliable Power in a Cabinet?, 10.28.2011. "New technology being developed by North Carolina-based CREE and North Carolina State University will eventually allow utilities to convert high-voltage power in a 100-pound box, rather than an 10,000 pound sub-station, says Rajeev Ram, program director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPAe)."
NC Now, 10.26.2011. "How some businesses in our state are going green. And NCSU researcher Jay Baliga has won the National Medal of Technology"
NCSU prof to receive medal for device, 10.21.2011. "B. Jayant Baliga's most important invention - a kind of switch for efficiently controlling the flow of electrical power - is obscure but nearly everywhere, and without it life would be really, really different. The device, called an insulated gate bipolar transistor, can now be found in seemingly everything that uses or creates electricity, including household appliances, computers, cars, industrial and medical equipment, windmills and solar panels."
Raleigh's Smart Grid Bid, 10.13.2011. "Alex Huang keeps busy as a full-time electrical engineering professor at North Carolina State University, but outside the classroom he has his hands in a really big project. He wants to help the U.S. update its energy infrastructure and make the transition to the so-called smart grid—a digitized power grid that would allow users and power companies to communicate better, boosting efficiency and reliability."
Power IC pioneer to get U.S. tech medal, 10.4.2011. "B. Jayant Baliga, an engineering professor at North Carolina State University and a pioneer in the development of power semiconductors, was one of five inventors named last week by U.S. President Barack Obama to be a recipient of the 2010 National Medal of Technology and Innovation."
President Honors NCSU Professors, 9.28.2011. "President Barack Obama on Tuesday named N.C. State professor B. Jayant Baliga as one of the five inventors awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, according to The Associated Press. That came on the heels of a Monday announcement by the White House that Dr. Michael Escuti, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, would receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers."
Three Win White House Science, Technology Medals, 9.28.2011. "Three Indian American academics are among the 12 recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation and the National Medal of Science, the White House announced Sept. 27. North Carolina State University Prof. Jayant Baliga, father of the Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor, and Purdue University Prof. Rakesh Agrawal, who simplified a process for making large quantities of liquefied natural gas, are both recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation."
NCSU team working to defend against Wi-Fi attacks, 9.26.2011. "The next time you're mainlining caffeine at the local coffee shop only to be disrupted by the Wi-Fi connection's glacial speed, take a look around. It may be your neighbor - not your computer - that's slowing you down. Researchers at N.C. State University are one step closer to improving wireless security against such attacks after developing a way to measure the impact the jams cause on Wi-Fi technologies."
Measuring impact of Wi-Fi denial-of-service attacks , 9.14.2011. "A research team at North Carolina State University has proposed a way of measuring the impact of wireless denial-of-service attacks on Wi-Fi networks. It's a step toward building focused counter-measures that can make such attacks costly to pull off."
Study Examines Wi-Fi Attacks -- and Security Responses, 9.14.2011. "U.S. researchers say they can measure how seriously differing types of attacks would disrupt a Wi-Fi Relevant Products/Services network Relevant Products/Services -- a step toward improved security Relevant Products/Services technologies."
Power Up! Checking the Grid, 9.1.2011. "Electrical engineers created models that can track how power systems respond to outages. Researchers can use the results to understand and predict the behavior of the power grid in similar future situations; already in use along the west coast of the United States, the models help power system operators anticipate problems and plan ahead."
The Most Creative Teachers in the South, 8.23.2011. "We hunted in colleges throughout the region to find influential educators admired by their students and colleagues, whose classrooms serve as forums for social change, whose homes become their classrooms, and, in some cases, whose assignments become homes."
It's Electric, 7.22.2011. "Host Frank Stasio talks with Ewan Pritchard, program manager for North Carolina State University's Advanced Transportation Energy Center, about the future of electric cars and why we might be seeing more of them on I-40 very soon."
Note To Smart Grid: Heal Thyself, 6.29.2011. "Huang is Director of the FREEDM systems center--which stands for Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management. It's a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center involving four universities. They're developing the FREEDM system, which is a smart grid, but it's more than that. Mariesa Crow, electrical engineer at Missouri University of Science and Technology, calls it, "...it's kind of like a smart grid on steroids"."
NCSU takes leading role in developing Smart Grid, 6.20.2011. "It takes up enough space to cover a billiards table, but next year it will fit inside a backpack. The electronic contraption, only in its first generation, was named this year by experts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as one of the 10 most important technology innovations of 2010. MIT ranked the "smart transformer," created by the FREEDM Systems Center in Raleigh, alongside recent advances in cancer genomics and synthetic cells."
New Parallelization Technique Boosts Ability To Model Biological Systems, 6.9.2011. "Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for using multi-core chips more efficiently, significantly enhancing a computer's ability to build computer models of biological systems. The technique improved the efficiency of algorithms used to build models of biological systems more than seven-fold, creating more realistic models that can account for uncertainty and biological variation. This could impact research areas ranging from drug development to the engineering of biofuels."
Smart Transformers Lead to Renewable Energy, 6.7.2011. "Consumers know all too well the inconvenience, expense and discomfort of a power failure in the aftermath of a severe thunderstorm, or the disturbances that result from brownouts during an extended heat wave. In our energy-hungry society, it can be unnerving even when the lights start to flicker."
Nurturing a smarter electric grid, 5.28.2011. "If you live in the Triangle, you may know that Forbes magazine named tech-savvy Raleigh as America's "most wired" city. Did you know we're also a hot spot for the "smart grid"? Smart grid is the idea of turning the electric power network into an "energy Internet," sending electricity, as well as information, back and forth between utilities and consumers. By harnessing two-way communication and automation, and responding to vast quantities of data, smart grid will make the antiquated U.S. electric grid more efficient and reliable. It will also make solar and wind power more viable, by keeping power steady when it's not sunny or windy."
Researchers tackle multi-core computer chip shortcomings, 5.26.2011. "Multi-core processors promise a big performance boost for servers, PCs and even smartphones, but much work remains to get the most out of these new chips. North Carolina State University researchers are among those seeking to maximize what multi-core processors have to offer."
Triangle is central for Smart Grid, 5.24.2011. "The Triangle has quietly emerged as a national hub for an industry that barely existed just five years ago: Smart Grid. The term describes the digital technology that's increasingly used to monitor and manage the movement of electricity from the power plant to the home and business."
Hardware Encryption Developed for New Computer Memory Technology, 5.18.2011. "Security concerns are one of the key obstacles to the adoption of new non-volatile main memory (NVMM) technology in next-generation computers, which would improve computer start times and boost memory capacity. But now researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new encryption hardware for use with NVMM to protect personal information and other data."
College Entrepreneurs, 5.10.2011. "In the Garage, students can design prototypes, meet with investors or brainstorm with their peers. Host Frank Stasio talks about college entrepreneurship with [...] Tom Miller, executive director of N.C. State's Entrepreneurship Initiative"
NCSU Researchers Develop a Novel Method to Steer Laser Beams, 5.10.2011. "The team led by associate professor of electrical engineering, Dr. Michael Escuti, used 'polarization gratings' to steer the laser beams. These gratings comprised of a thin liquid crystal layer on a glass plate. A device that would allow the passage of laser beam through a stack of polarization gratings was developed. Manipulating the optical properties of individual gratings, the researchers redirected the beam to the desired direction. Addition of more gratings increased the number of angles exponentially."
Laser steering system uses liquid crystal to destroy the enemy on the cheap, 5.3.2011. "It might look like a poor man's game of Pong now, but a new laser steering system coming out of North Carolina State University could make blowing things up Star Wars-style cheaper and more efficient. [...] The system's creators point out its not only hyper accurate, but also less expensive than existing arrangements due to the use of liquid crystal."
Researchers develop efficient laser-beam direction method, 5.3.2011. "Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed what is claimed to be an energy-efficient method of directing laser beams that is both precise and relatively inexpensive. 'In many cases, it is much easier to redirect a laser beam at a target than to steer the laser itself. We intended to develop a way to do this efficiently and without moving anything,' said Dr Michael Escuti, an associate professor of electrical engineering at NC State and co-author of a paper on the research. 'We also wanted to be able to steer the beams over a wide range of angles, which is important for practical applications."
Smart Transformers, 5.1.2011. "In a lab wired up to simulate a residential neighborhood, Alex Huang is working to revamp aging power grids into something more like the Internet—a network that might direct energy not just from centralized power stations to consumers but from any source to any destination, by whatever route makes the most sense. To that end, Huang, a professor of electrical engineering at North Carolina State University, is reinventing the transformers that currently reduce the voltage of the electricity distributed to neighborhoods so that it's suitable for use in homes and offices."
Less is More: Researchers Pinpoint Graphene's Varying Conductivity Levels, 4.18.2011. "Did you know that pencil lead may just end up changing the world? Graphene is the material from which graphite, the core of your No. 2 pencil, is made. It is also the latest "wonder material," and may be the electronics industry's next great hope for the creation of extremely fast electronic devices. Researchers at North Carolina State University have found one of the first roadblocks to utilizing graphene by proving that its conductivity decreases significantly when more than one layer is present."
Software tool allows programs to run faster without sacrificing security, 4.3.2011. "Protecting computer systems from malicious attack using complex software solutions is a constant, but necessary, struggle. As threats become more sophisticated, the technology used to fight them off can impact more and more on system performance. According to researchers from North Carolina State University, programs that have built-in safety features can be slowed down by as much as a 1,000 percent."
New software tool makes programs run more efficiently, 4.1.2011. ""Computer programs are incorporating more and more safety features to protect users, but those features can also slow the programs down by 1,000% or more. Researchers at North Carolina State Univ. have developed a software tool that helps these programs run much more efficiently without sacrificing their safety features."
With jolt from ABB, N.C. State plans $1.2M engineering boost, 3.7.2011. "N.C. State expects its Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to receive a $1.2 million jolt thanks to a $632,000 boost from ABB Inc. The university will put that money toward annual scholarships and faculty support for power engineering research and education. School officials expect matching grants from the UNC Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund and the C.D. Spangler Foundation."
A Flash Memory That Doubles as DRAM, 3.1.2011. "Engineers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have refurbished flash memory in an attempt to create something new: a 'unified memory' type that can be fast but volatile, like the memory workhorse dynamic RAM, or slow but nonvolatile, like the flash storage in MP3 players."
Power, speed and other highlights at IEDM , 2.5.2011. "In the same section, North Carolina State University and Nitronex presented a normally-off nitride semiconductor transistor that included a silicon dioxide (SiO2) gate tunnel dielectric and tantalum nitride (TaN) floating gate layers [20.6]. The structure is described as being a metal-oxide-semiconductor-heterostructure field-effect transistor (MOS-HFET)."
Argon Holds High-Power Potential For GaN Electronics, 2.3.2011. "By implanting a buffer made of argon, researchers have created GaN devices that can handle 10 times as much power as those without. Gallium nitride (GaN) based materials hold promise for emerging high-power devices that are more energy efficient than existing technologies. However, these GaN devices traditionally break down when exposed to high voltages."
Gallium nitride boosted into high-power realm, 2.2.2011. "Gallium nitride is lauded as the next-generation material for high-power electronics, but until now has been plagued by breakdown above about 250 volts, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. The researchers claim to have discovered a technique to raise breakdown to 1,650 volts, thereby boosting power handling by 10 times."
Argon buffer helps GaN devices handle higher voltages, 2.2.2011. "Researchers in the US believe they have solved the problem of gallium nitride (GaN) failing when exposed to a high voltage. GaN is said to be a promising material for use in emerging high-power devices that are more energy efficient than existing technologies. However, the material's sensitivity to high voltages has proved a stumbling block."
Concept enables PC operating systems to survive attacks, 1.27.2011. "In certain computer security attacks, an outside party compromises one computer application (such as a web browser) and then uses that application to submit a 'system call' to the operating system, effectively asking the operating system to perform a specific function. However, instead of a routine function, the attacker uses the system call to attempt to gain control of the operating system."
Voids cut defects 2–3 orders of magnitude in GaN-on-sapphire, 1.27.2011. "Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that reduces defects in gallium nitride (GaN) epitaxial films grown on sapphire substrates, enabling the creation of more efficient light-emitting diodes ('Embedded voids approach for low defect density in epitaxial GaN films', Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 023115 (2011), 17 January)."
Hardware, software advances help protect operating systems from attack, 1.26.2011. "The operating system (OS) is the backbone of your computer. If the OS is compromised, attackers can take over your computer — or crash it. Now researchers at North Carolina State University have developed an efficient system that utilizes hardware and software to restore an OS if it is attacked."
New backup could restore compromised operating systems, 1.26.2011. "At issue are security attacks in which an outside party successfully compromises one computer application (such as a Web browser) and then uses that application to gain access to the OS. For example, the compromised application could submit a "system call" to the OS, effectively asking the OS to perform a specific function."
Voids Slash Defect Density in GaN LEDs, 1.26.2011. "Defects in the gallium nitride LED film are drawn to voids and become trapped leaving the portions of the film above the voids with far fewer defects. Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that reduces defects in the gallium nitride (GaN) films used to create LEDs grown on sapphire substrates."
Computer memory heralds green PCs, 1.25.2011. "A new form of computing memory which could lead to faster starting, user-friendly computers has been developed by US researchers. The device, developed by a team at North Carolina State University, claims to combine the advantages of two commons forms of memory used today."
GaN depo process said to make brighter LEDs, 1.25.2011. "A new gallium nitride (GaN) process purifies that high-energy material by eliminating up to 1,000 times as many defects as are typically present, according to its inventors at North Carolina State University (NCSU). The NCSU researchers predict that light-emitting diodes (LEDs), power transistors and other devices cast in GaN will be able to double their outputs by switching to the new process."
'Universal' memory aims to replace flash/DRAM, 1.20.2011. "A single "universal" memory technology that combines the speed of DRAM with the non-volatility and density of flash memory was recently invented at North Carolina State University, according to researchers."
A Way to Make the Smart Grid Smarter, 12.22.2010. "New semiconductor-based devices for managing power on the grid could make the "smart grid" even smarter. They would allow electric vehicles to be charged fast and let utilities incorporate large amounts of solar and wind power without blackouts or power surges. These devices are being developed by a number of groups, including those that recently received funding from the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) and the National Science Foundation. "
Strange New Tricks With Light, 12.17.2010. "Three centuries after Isaac Newton published his Opticks, that ages-old science got really weird. In the past decade, physicists and engineers pioneered new ways to guide and manipulate light, creating lenses that defy the fundamental limit on the resolution of an ordinary lens and even constructing "cloaks" that make an object invisible—sort of."
NCSU professor helps design in-shoe radar, 12.3.2010. "Dan Stancil isn't falling for it. The head of N.C. State University's Electrical and Computer Engineering department has helped design a gadget that would pick up where a GPS signal can't reach - such as underground, deep inside a building, or between tall buildings - and help the user navigate back to the point where the signal was lost."
A Hiker's Best Friend: Shoes With Built-in Radar, 12.3.2010. "The technology works in conjunction with GPS, with the IMU tracking your movement after you lose a GPS signal - and ultimately providing you with location data relevant to your last known location via GPS."
If your GPS stops working, find your way with 'shoe radar'!, 12.2.2010. "'The radar is attached to a small navigation computer that tracks the distance between your heel and the ground. If that distance doesn't change within a given period of time, the navigation computer knows that your foot is stationary,' Stancil said."
Solution to blocked satellite signals: Shoe radar?, 12.2.2010. "'By resetting the velocity to zero during these pauses, or intervals, the accumulated error can be greatly reduced,' said Dan Stancil, professor and head of North Carolina State's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and co-author of a paper describing the research and published in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques."
Radar Shoes Could Help Locate Users Where Satellite Signals Won't Go, 12.1.2010. "While GPS has undoubtedly changed the way we get around, it's still imperfect – anywhere the satellite signal can't reach might as well not be on the digital map because we can't locate ourselves there. But researchers at NC State and Carnegie Mellon Universities may just have a solution. All they need to do is put radar in your shoe."
Spintronic Memories to Revolutionize Data Storage, 11.1.2010. "Chips built out of spin transistors would be faster and more powerful than traditional ones and, farther down the road, may feature such new and remarkable properties as the ability to change their logic functions on the fly."
NCSU gets part of $4.3M to study acoustics, 9.24.2010. "Dr. Michael Steer, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NCSU, says one technology that could emerge from this research is a pocket-sized device that warns soldiers of nearby roadside bombs and suicide bombers."
ABB to build smart grid center at NCSU, 9.22.2010. "'This is a very important development,' said Dr. Alex Huang, Progress Energy distinguished professor of electrical engineering, FREEDM Systems Center, of the ABB announcement. 'This new initiative by ABB will further enhance our collaboration. We are excited that ABB has initiated this new Smart Grid Center of Excellence, and we look forward to collaborating with ABB right here in our own backyard."
Ideas get greased at NCSU's 'Garage', 9.11.2010. "'Everybody's got ideas,' said Miller. 'It seems creativity really happens when people with ideas get together ... and people from different disciplines get together."
NASA intern from Hendersonville takes honors, 9.6.2010. "Competing against 20 other teams, Courier's group won first place in the Team Excellence category for their project entitled 'Reconfigurable Computing Telepresence Robot."
Tiny radio antennas could replace building wiring, 8.18.2010. "This would work with anything you can create an electronic sensor for,' said Dan Stancil, co-author of the study in the September issue of Proceedings of the IEEE and professor and head of North Carolina State University's department of electrical and computer engineering."
Sensor Networks in Buildings Could Use AC Ducts as Huge, Building-Wide Antennas, 8.18.2010. "The scheme is rather simple but it could amount to huge cost savings for builders, as it saves the materials and time needed to physically connect sensors within a structure"
Computer-driven cars may save lives, 7.12.2010. "Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a computer program that allows a car to drive without human control, opening the door to the development of new automobile safety features that could save lives"
How the electric car will save us, 7.7.2010. "Breakthroughs in battery and related technologies began about four years ago. They continue at a rapid clip, and nowhere faster than in a research center on N.C. State University's Centennial Campus, aptly named the FREEDM Systems Center"
NCSU, Duke researchers work to harness hyperfast processors, 6.4.2010. "Huiyang Zhou, an electrical and computer engineering professor at North Carolina State University, has been working to develop tools to help researchers like West better use the GPU"
Car that drives itself gets closer to reality, 4.23.2010. "The novelty is primarily in how we accumulate evidence. Our approach uses evidence from many locations to vote for where the lanes are and which direction they are facing.' It's a big step towards a more reliable and accurate vision-based driving system."
N.C. State prototype car steers itself, 4.14.2010. "Wesley Snyder, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, says the research could become the next generation of auto safety, with features that can allow vehicles to stay in their lanes, avoid traffic and gracefully react to emergency situations"
Self-Driving Cars Could See Like Humans, 4.7.2010. "To figure out how people reliably assemble all the visual information on a roadway - lane markings, traffic signs, other vehicles, obstacles, and so on - Snyder and his colleagues are testing a computer program that visually forms a "consensus" about street conditions"
Boffins create software that is 20 per cent faster, 4.6.2010. "The paper with the catch title 'MMT: Exploiting Fine-Grained Parallelism in Dynamic Memory Management,' was penned by North Carolina State University (NCSU) researchers Devesh Tiwari, Sanghoon Lee, James Tuck, and Yan Solihin"
Boosting software speed by up to 20 percent, 4.6.2010. "Researchers from North Carolina State University have come up with a way to break up programs into different threads, resulting in a 20 percent increase in run speed"
Software programming research promises faster applications, 4.6.2010. "A new approach to memory management allows computer code to operate more efficiently on multicore processors and can reduce the overhead of security checks"
New memory management method give multicore boost to apps, 4.6.2010. "With some tuning, NCSU achieved modest-but consistent-performance gains of around 20% in tasks that would normally be single-threaded"
New computer program to take the wheel from drifting drivers, 4.6.2010. "Wayward drivers could soon be getting a nudge in the right direction thanks to a computer program created by researchers from North Carolina State University"
Braille Displays Promise to Deliver the Web to the Blind, 4.5.2010. "North Carolina State University researchers take the first steps toward making an affordable and more dynamic Braille display"
Hydraulics Could Enable Fullscreen Braille Display, 3.30.2010. "Researchers from North Carolina State University now say they have devised a display that would allow visually challenged users to read a full page at a time - and at a much lower cost than existing displays"
Professor's work rendered bombs inert, 3.12.2010. "This is a game-changer in modern warfare,' said Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, who came from Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland to give Steer a special civilian award - the U.S. Army Commander's Award for Public Service - at a ceremony Thursday on NCSU's Centennial Campus."