Towards a new era of atomic-scale semiconductor devices

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating high-quality semiconductor thin films at the atomic scale – meaning the films are only one atom thick. The technique can be used to create these thin films on a large scale, sufficient to coat wafers that are two inches wide, or larger.

Wrinkly old people make better programmers

The industry perception that you have to be a freshly scrubbed schoolboy to be any good as a developer is rubbish, according to research.

Video: Scientists create self-healing, stretchable wires

Researchers at North Carolina State University have managed to develop elastic, self-healing wires in which both the liquid-metal core and the polymer sheath reconnect at the molecular level after being severed.

Liquid metal wires stretch eight times original length

Researchers from North Carolina State University have created conductive wires that keep on working even while they're stretched up to eight times their original length.

Bigger wasn't always better for plant-eating dinosaurs

The reason herbivore dinosaurs got so big was their environment, not their diet, researchers say.

Public Wifi performance upped 700 percent

Researchers at North Carolina State University say they've worked out a way to boost the performance of public Wifi connections seven-fold.

Inside a Martian tumbleweed rover

Scientists have determined that a wind-driven "tumbleweed" Mars rover would be more than capable of effectively navigating rocky Martian terrain.

CPU-GPU "collaboration" boosts processor performance


Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows graphics processing units (GPUs) and central processing units (CPUs) on a single chip to improve their level of collaboration.



Biodegradeable products may be more harmful to the environment

Think you're doing the right thing by using biodegradeable products? Think again.

'Artificial leaves' produce electricity

A North Carolina State University-led team has created 'artificial leaves – water-gel-based solar devices which can act like solar cells to generate electricity.

New chip stores a billion pages in one square inch

A North Carolina State University professor has developed a computer chip that can store an  an entire library’s worth of information.