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2010-08-31 13:19:50

A new study from North Carolina State University shows that genetics play a key factor in whether someone is willing to take a survey.

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2010-08-31 10:56:34

In a counter-intuitive finding, new research from North Carolina State University shows that a species of shellfish widely consumed in the Pacific over the past 3,000 years has actually increased in size, despite – and possibly because of – increased human activity in the area.

2010-08-30 13:04:46

Fertilizer chemicals may pose a bigger hazard to the environment – specifically to creatures that live in water – than originally foreseen.

2010-08-24 17:18:38

Laughter can play key roles in group communication and group dynamics – even when there’s nothing funny going on.

2010-08-18 13:51:41

A new study by a team including a professor from North Carolina State University has found a way to implement wireless monitoring technology – with uses ranging from climate control to health and safety applications – by tapping into a building’s heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) ducts.

2010-08-18 10:00:00

Rising rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and large differences in diagnosis rates have led to fears that the condition is often being misdiagnosed.

2010-08-16 14:40:07

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method for predicting the ways nanoparticles will interact with biological systems – including the human body.

2010-08-10 23:05:00

ARMONK, N.Y., and RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and North Carolina State University today announced a new project that matches university-invented technologies and scientific advancements with global business opportunities.

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2010-08-03 08:21:01

Scientists track amphibian populations because these animals are sensitive to changes in their environment and can serve as “canaries in the coal mine” to give researchers early warnings about pollution or other ecological problems.

2010-07-27 15:48:19

Introducing innovative new products and ideas to the marketplace can be a tricky proposition.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.