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2011-03-14 17:22:34

Calling it the "new periodic table for flies," researchers at North Carolina State University and collaborators across the globe have mapped the evolutionary history of flies, providing a framework for further comparative studies on the insects that comprise more than 10 percent of all life on Earth. The research, published today in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, plugs gaps in the 260-million-year history of the fly order Diptera, says Dr. Brian...

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2011-03-09 10:20:00

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University Closely contested major sporting events are followed by a significant increase in traffic fatalities for fans of the winning team, according to new research from North Carolina State University. It turns out there may be more on the line than many sports fans bargained for. "A previous study showed that traffic fatalities increased in the hours following the Super Bowl. We wanted to see if that held true for other high-profile sporting events and,...

2011-02-16 07:30:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WebAssign, the Raleigh-based leading provider of powerful online instructional tools for college professors and students, announced this week it has launched a special pilot program to help make the cost of learning materials more affordable for North Carolina's community college students. Entering a partnership with the open text community and selected independent publishers, the new WebAssign program offers: All-inclusive customizable online...

2011-02-15 07:00:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WebAssign, the leading provider of powerful online instructional tools for college professors and students, announced this week it has formed a partnership with Chiral Publishing to provide a dramatically affordable beginning chemistry online learning solution. WebAssign has created an exclusive, online homework solution - for just $40 - to support An Introduction to Chemistry, a widely adopted and acclaimed online eBook written by veteran...

2011-01-31 13:03:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan (PTSL) is a competitive, merit-based scholarship-loan program available to high school seniors and current undergraduate students who have chosen to enter the teaching profession. The application is available at CFNC.org/PTSL. The deadline for 2011-12 scholarships is April 15, 2011. The annual PTSL award is $2,500 per year if the student is a freshman or a sophomore, and...

2011-01-31 13:12:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 31, 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 College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC). Selection criteria and an application are available for undergraduate students at CFNC.org/NSP and, for master's degree students,...

2011-01-31 12:58:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 31, 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 College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC). NET awards for...

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2011-01-26 09:51:58

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are an increasingly popular technology for use in energy-efficient lighting. Researchers from North Carolina State University have now developed a new technique that reduces defects in the gallium nitride (GaN) films used to create LEDs, making them more efficient. LED lighting relies on GaN thin films to create the diode structure that produces light. The new technique reduces the number of defects in those films by...

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2011-01-26 07:30:00

A team of US researchers has developed a new form of computing memory that could lead to faster user-friendly computers. The device, developed by a team at North Carolina State University, claims to combine the technology of two common types of memory used in today's computers. The "unified" memory device is still undergoing testing. But the team believes it could form the basis of PCs that start immediately. Currently, computers rely on two distinct forms of memory: volatile and...

2011-01-20 16:04:08

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new device that represents a significant advance for computer memory, making large-scale "server farms" more energy efficient and allowing computers to start more quickly. Traditionally, there are two types of computer memory devices. Slow memory devices are used in persistent data storage technologies such as flash drives. They allow us to save information for extended periods of time, and are therefore called nonvolatile...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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