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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...

2011-01-12 14:22:46

Scientists have identified the genes related to leaf angle in corn (maize) "“ a key trait for planting crops closer together, which has led to an eight-fold increase in yield since the early 1900s. (Nature Genetics, Jan. 9, 2011.) The study, led by researchers from Cornell and the U.S. Department of Agriculture "“ Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) at Cornell and North Carolina State University, is the first to relate genetic variation across the entire maize genome to...

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2011-01-11 23:27:14

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created the first coils of silicon nanowire on a substrate that can be stretched to more than double their original length, moving us closer to incorporating stretchable electronic devices into clothing, implantable health-monitoring devices, and a host of other applications."In order to create stretchable electronics, you need to put electronics on a stretchable substrate, but electronic materials themselves tend to be rigid and fragile,"...

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2011-01-10 13:15:00

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University The so-called "superstreet" traffic design results in significantly faster travel times, and leads to a drastic reduction in automobile collisions and injuries, according to North Carolina State University researchers who have conducted the largest-ever study of superstreets and their impacts. Superstreets are surface roads, not freeways.  It is defined as a thoroughfare where the left-hand turns from side streets are re-routed, as is traffic...

2010-12-15 15:32:02

A new study from researchers at North Carolina State University sheds light on how a technique that is commonly used for making single-metal nanoparticles can be extended to create nanoparticles consisting of two metals "“ and that have tunable properties. The study also provides insight into the optical properties of some of these nanoparticles. Tuning the optical properties of nanoparticles is of interest for applications such as security technology, and for use in making chemical...