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NCSU Discovery Could Lead to Microscopic ‘Smart’ Materials

Editor’s note: This article is part of WRAL Local Tech Wire’s highlighting of research at universities across the Carolinas and Georgia.RALEIGH, N.C. – For the first time, researchers at North Carolina State University have demonstrated that microscopic "two-faced" spheres whose halves are physically or chemically different – so-called Janus...

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Glues to Fuels: NCSU, RTI, Utah Scientists Receive Grant to Make Fuels from Biomass

Editor’s note: On Dec. 4, WRAL Local Tech Wire reported the launch of a new biofuels initiative that includes scientists from RTI International, N.C. State and the University of Utah. LTW interviewed two RTI researchers involved in the project. This story presents an in-depth look at NCSU’s role in the program. RALEIGH – Create liquid fuels out of biomass products like wood waste and sawdust. Prove that this biofuels production technology can be performed on a larger scale than just the lab bench. And then show that the process is cheaper than coaxing ethanol from crops like corn. Those...

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Bionic Woman a Reality? N.C. State Scientists Engineer ‘Pumped-Up’ Materials

Editor’s note: WRAL Local Tech Wire recently added more sources for news, including stories, photos and graphics produced by the news services of various universities. Such stories are labeled as UniversityTech and with the appropriate source. By adding stories and information from collegiate news services, LTW is enhancing significantly its coverage of scientific and research efforts at regional universities where many of tomorrow’s discoveries are being made and the foundations of new companies are in the process of being created. RALEIGH – Robots with ‘roid rage? Responsive prosthetics leading to the Six Million Dollar Man or the Bionic Woman?...

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Biofuels Builder: NCSU Building a Plant for Converting Plants

Editor’s note: WRAL Local Tech Wire is adding sources for news, including stories, photos and graphics produced by the news services of various universities. Such stories will be labeled as UniversityTech and with the appropriate source. By adding stories and information from collegiate news services, LTW will enhance significantly its coverage of scientific and research efforts at regional universities where many of tomorrow’s discoveries are being made and the foundations of new companies are in the process of being created. RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina State University is building quite a reputation as an alternative-energy research leader, continually finding...

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Researchers Reduce ‘Mad Cow’ Threat in Blood

Editor’s note: WRAL Local Tech Wire is adding sources for news, including stories, photos and graphics produced by the news services of various universities. Such stories will be labeled as UniversityTech and with the appropriate source. By adding stories and information from collegiate news services, LTW will enhance significantly its coverage of scientific and research efforts at regional universities where many of tomorrow’s discoveries and the foundations of new companies are in the process of being created. RALEIGH, N.C. – For the first time, experimental results indicate that it is possible to use a resin filter to remove harmful...

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