North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University, (NCSU) was established in 1887 in Raleigh, North Carolina. NCSU is a public land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. NCSU is noted for a high level of complex research activity. NCSU has over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students. NCSU is one campus of the 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina system. NCSU is noted for its research and academic ranking in agriculture, engineering, science and textile design. NCSU School of Veterinary Medicine is ranked well among comparable university programs.

Address
Campus Box 7504 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695-7504
Website
http://www.ncsu.edu/
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Engineering

Mantis shrimp inspires new breed of light sensors

Inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp, researchers have developed a new kind of optical sensor that is small enough to fit on a smartphone but is capable of hyperspectral and polarimetric imaging.

Robotics

Inspired by cheetahs, researchers build fastest soft robots yet

Inspired by the biomechanics of cheetahs, researchers have developed a new type of soft robot that is capable of moving more quickly on solid surfaces or in the water than previous generations of soft robots. The new soft ...

Robotics

Researchers make robots from self-folding kirigami materials

Researchers have demonstrated how kirigami-inspired techniques allow them to design thin sheets of material that automatically reconfigure into new two-dimensional (2-D) shapes and three-dimensional (3-D) structures in response ...

Robotics

Researchers create 3-D-printed soft mesh robots

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created 3-D-printed flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields while floating on water. The structures can grab small objects and carry ...

Hardware

New design kit opens door to next generation of chips

Researchers from NC State University and Synopsys are unveiling a new computer chip design kit to facilitate the development of new chips – and are making it freely available in order to encourage growth and innovation ...

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