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2013-08-12 16:22:13

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy and the North Carolina Community College System today announced the expansion of the Duke Energy Community College Grant Program through a $6.7 million investment from Duke Energy Foundation. The funds are available to community colleges throughout the state to further NC Community Colleges' focus on technical education and support of business and industry. "Partnerships are critical in meeting the workforce needs of North...

2013-04-23 14:24:51

Researchers from North Carolina State University have solved a long-standing materials science problem, making it possible to create new semiconductor devices using zinc oxide (ZnO) — including efficient ultraviolet (UV) lasers and LED devices for use in sensors and drinking water treatment, as well as new ferromagnetic devices. “The challenge of using ZnO to make these devices has stumped researchers for a long time, and we´ve developed a solution that uses some very...

2012-08-07 23:02:04

Coastline Insurance Associates clears up common misconceptions and shares unique tips to help homeowners prepare as the peak of Atlantic hurricane season approaches. Headquartered in coastal Wilmington, NC -- commonly referred to by locals as "hurricane alley" -- Coastline Insurance offers insight here that only extensive hurricane experience can provide. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) August 07, 2012 Collect a week´s worth of food and water. Find the battery-powered radio and flashlights....

2012-03-07 04:00:00

MessageOps, a Charlotte, N.C.-based IT services company, guides others along the path to the relatively new world of cloud computing. Its unique approach has earned the company a good deal of success, and that success has brought with it a lot of attention from the marketplace. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 06, 2012 MessageOps, a Charlotte, N.C.-based IT services company, guides others along the path to the relatively new world of cloud computing. Its unique approach has earned the company...

2011-04-14 07:45:00

RALEIGH, N.C., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Immunity shields for ERs that commit malpractice and pharmaceutical companies that sell bad drugs are unnecessary and dangerous. Yet both are centerpieces of legislation under consideration by the House Special Committee on Tort Reform, which meets again on Thursday at 11am. Today, the North Carolina Coalition for Patient Safety (NC-CPS) released a new report -- based on NC court files -- showing that there were only five verdicts in NC...

2011-02-22 16:17:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An honest survey shows that North Carolinians oppose a one-size-fits-all cap on medical malpractice damages, says Dick Taylor of the NC Advocates for Justice. A poll recently conducted by the Hart Research Associates informed respondents that the proposed limit of $250,000 on pain and suffering damages would apply to patients and families even in cases of disfigurement, mutilation, the loss of a limb, paralysis, or even death due to medical...

2010-03-29 08:34:54

Imagine if your computer only allowed you to see one line at a time, no matter what you were doing "“ reading e-mail, looking at a Web site, doing research. That's the challenge facing blind computer users today. But new research from North Carolina State University is moving us closer to the development of a display system that would allow the blind to take full advantage of the Web and other computer applications. "Right now, electronic Braille displays typically only show one line of...

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2010-03-09 08:50:00

Universities around the country are struggling with shrinking budgets, even as they need to cater to the needs of an increasing number of students. New research from North Carolina State University shows that one way to cut down on costs, and simultaneously improve the learning experience, is to have students use the technology they already bring into the classroom. Specifically, the NC State researchers launched a pilot project to gauge the impact of a classroom design that provides wireless...

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2009-12-01 09:16:19

Antennas aren't just for listening to the radio anymore. They're used in everything from cell phones to GPS devices. Research from North Carolina State University is revolutionizing the field of antenna design "“ creating shape-shifting antennas that open the door to a host of new uses in fields ranging from public safety to military deployment. Modern antennas are made from copper or other metals, but there are limitations to how far they can be bent "“ and how often "“...

2008-11-18 15:10:58

A judge has ordered jury deliberations to start in the trial of a man who allegedly tied up and robbed three drunken North Carolina football players. The fate of Michael Troy Lewis, 32, of Durham, N.C., was placed Tuesday in the hands of 10 women and two men who heard testimony in a Hillsborough, N.C., courtroom about the incident last December in which police found the inebriated trio tied up in a Chapel Hill, N.C., apartment. The News and Observer newspaper in Raleigh, N.C., said the...