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Using injectable nano-network and ultrasound to help diabetics

By Maja Bosanac
1 December 2013

zhen-gu-ultrasound-1Collaboration between researchers at the North Carolina State University (NC State) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel (UNC-Chapel Hill) resulted in development of a novel nanotechnology-based technique for regulating blood sugar in diabetes patients. The technique may give diabetics the ability to maintain healthy blood sugar levels painlessly by means of a small… »


Building free-standing 3D structures out of liquid metal

By Damir Beciri
13 July 2013

dicky-liquid-metal-3d-structureResearchers at the North Carolina State University (NC State) have developed a 3D printing technology method which allows them to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal microstructures at room temperature. The researchers developed multiple techniques to create these free-standing microstructures which could be used in electronics, microfluidic networks, tissue engineering scaffolds, photonic band gap… »


Using liquid metal to create ultra-stretchable wires

By Damir Beciri
18 December 2012

dickey-elastic-wireHow many times you wished that your headphones had extra length or you ended up with tangled elastic electrical cord? North Carolina State University researchers are close to a great solution to these problems, since they managed to create conductive wires that won’t tangle and can function after being stretched up to eight times of… »

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Creating GeS nanostructures with flower patterns

By Damir Beciri
18 October 2012

nc-state-cao-flowerResearchers from North Carolina State University have devised a way to create nature inspired elements out of germanium sulfide (GeS) – a non-toxic semiconductor material – that could one day be used in creation of next-generation energy storage devices and solar cells. They managed to use this method to create flower-like GeS structures that have… »

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Biorobotics – remotely controlled cockroaches

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments6 September 2012

roach-biobotResearchers from North Carolina State University (NC State) have developed a technique that uses an electronic interface to remotely control living cockroaches. Although the system is not as invasive as the one used in “Borg insects” we wrote about earlier, there are questions raised about the ethics of such approach. The technology could be used… »


New technology improves light polarization in LC projectors

By Damir Beciri
19 July 2012

imagineoptix-pg-pcs-1Researchers from North Carolina State University and ImagineOptix Corporation have developed new technology which provides a major breakthrough for projectors that use liquid crystal (LC) technology. The new technology could lead to projectors which are smaller, nearly two times more efficient and more affordable, thus enabling their longer battery life and significantly lower levels of… »

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Robotic spies – bat biomimicry

By Damir Beciri
One Comment11 July 2009

com-bat-closeWe already wrote about potential surveillance micro-aerial vehicles in our previous articles. Small flyers, or micro-aerial vehicles (MAVs), have garnered a great deal of interest due to their potential applications where maneuverability in tight spaces or in stealth requiring conditions. In this article we’re going to write about two researches related to the biomimicry of… »