Latest Michael Cobb Stories

2010-10-29 18:54:04

Republican claims of political corruption in North Carolina's Democratic Party have made little impact on public opinion among potential voters in the state, according to new polling data analyzed by North Carolina State University researchers. The findings show that highlighting actual corruption is not necessarily an effective electoral strategy. "The North Carolina Republican party has tried to brand state Democrats as corrupt, but we don't know whether voters respond to this strategy,"...

2010-07-02 15:53:00

HAMPTON, Va., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How does farmland grow ideas that eventually take us to the moon? On Tuesday, July 6, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Michael Cobb, curator of the Hampton History Museum, presents "NACA and the Transformation of Hampton: From Log Canoes to Outer Space" at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. Cobb will describe how the location and building of Langley airfield and the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) facility...

2010-05-04 09:40:44

A new national survey on public attitudes toward medical applications and physical enhancements that rely on nanotechnology shows that support for the technology increases when the public is informed of the technology's risks as well as its benefits "“ at least among those people who have heard of nanotechnology. The survey, which was conducted by researchers at North Carolina State University and Arizona State University (ASU), also found that discussing risks decreased support among...

2010-04-26 10:55:00

If you're running for office "“ and want to shore up support from young voters "“ you want Hollywood's support, right? Wrong. Two new studies from North Carolina State University show that young voters are not swayed by celebrity endorsements of political candidates "“ and sometimes voters like the candidate less as a result of receiving a celebrity's endorsement. "Celebrities have been involved in politics for a long time, but there is an increasing interest in the role...

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  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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