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2011-05-25 14:38:41

In a first-of-its-kind study comparing human walking and running motions "“ and whether the hips, knees or ankles are the most important power sources for these motions "“ researchers at North Carolina State University show that the hips generate more of the power when people walk, but the ankles generate more of the power when humans run. Knees provide approximately one-fifth or less of walking or running power. The research could help inform the best ways of building assistive...

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2011-04-15 07:13:29

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have created a range of soft, elastic gels that change color when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light "“ and change back when the UV light is removed or the material is heated up. The gels are impregnated with a type of photochromic compound called spiropyran. Spiropyrans change color when exposed to UV light, and the color they change into depends on the chemical environment surrounding the...

2011-04-14 11:44:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students interested in nursing careers can apply for a scholarship/loan through the N.C. Nurse Scholars Program (NSP) for the 2011-12 academic year at CFNC.org. Approximately 400 new awards are expected to be made for the coming year, according to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), a partner in CFNC. Nurse Scholars Program awards are available for undergraduate and graduate nursing...

2011-04-14 11:41:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Master's and doctoral degree students planning to become nursing instructors at North Carolina public and private colleges and universities may apply for the Nurse Educators of Tomorrow (NET) scholarship-loan for the 2011-12 academic year at the college information site, CFNC.org/NET. Up to 80 new awards are available for the coming year, according to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), a...

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2011-04-06 14:21:12

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University Researchers have long known that landfills produce methane, but had a hard time figuring out why "“ since landfills do not start out as a friendly environment for the organisms that produce methane. New research from North Carolina State University shows that one species of microbe is paving the way for other methane producers. Specifically, the researchers found that an anaerobic bacterium called Methanosarcina barkeri appears to be the key...

2011-04-05 09:00:00

Former Durham Office Relocates to Raleigh to Better Assist in RMF's Advancements BALTIMORE, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RMF Engineering announced today the relocation of its Durham, NC office, to Raleigh, NC, effective Friday, April 1, a move that will support the firm's continued growth. RMF has signed a lease for class A office space, located in the Brier Creek Community, part of American Asset Corporation's mixed-use development, which includes retail, commercial and...

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2011-04-04 14:11:51

Research from North Carolina State University shows that they really don't make women like they used to, at least in Spain. The study, which examined hundreds of Spanish and Portuguese skulls spanning four centuries, shows that differences in the craniofacial features of men and women have become less pronounced. "Improving our understanding of the craniofacial features of regional groups can help us learn more from skeletal remains, or even help us identify an individual based on his or her...

2011-03-29 13:20:55

Information technology (IT) companies need to bring in doctors and other health care stakeholders in order to ensure that new technologies and applications are actually useful to the health care system "“ something which is currently fragmented at best, according to a recent paper from North Carolina State University. "IT enables improvements in health care processes; can engage patients and stakeholders; and provide infrastructure to share clinical and financial information more...

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2011-03-22 12:16:24

By Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University One of the blind spots in forensic science, particularly in identifying unknown remains, is the inability of experts to determine how much an individual weighed based on his or her skeleton. New research from North Carolina State University moves us closer to solving this problem by giving forensic experts valuable insight into what the shape of the femur can tell us about the weight of an individual. "This research allows us to determine...

2011-03-17 00:11:28

A recent study from North Carolina State University shows that while the number of visits to state parks across the country has grown, fund support for park operations has been significantly reduced. The reduction in funding during a time of park growth endangers the more than $20 billion in economic impact that state parks have on the nation's economy. "Obviously the reduction in general-fund support for operations puts stress on America's state-park systems," says Dr. Yu-Fai Leung, NC State...


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