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2010-04-07 09:10:27

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new way to shape ceramics using a modest electric field, making the process significantly more energy efficient. The process should result in significant cost savings for ceramics manufacturing over traditional manufacturing methods. Ceramics make up significant components of an array of products, including insulators, spark plugs, fuel cells, body armor, gas turbines, nuclear rods, high temperature ball bearings, high...

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2010-04-06 10:12:47

Researchers from North Carolina State University have created a computer program that allows a car to stay in its lane without human control, opening the door to the development of new automobile safety features and military applications that could save lives. "We develop computer vision programs, which allow a computer to understand what a video camera is looking at "“ whether it is a stop sign or a pedestrian. For example, this particular program is designed to allow a computer to...

2010-04-05 10:36:16

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new approach to software development that will allow common computer programs to run up to 20 percent faster and possibly incorporate new security measures. The researchers have found a way to run different parts of some programs "“ including, for the first time, such widely used programs as word processors and Web browsers "“ at the same time, which makes the programs operate more efficiently. In order to understand...

2010-03-30 14:25:00

For many people, remembering to take a daily medication can be the difference between life and death. Yet, people forget all the time. Now a landmark study from North Carolina State University has found that changes in daily behavior have a significant effect on whether we remember to take our medication "“ and that these changes influence older and younger adults differently. That's good news, because it means there's something we can do about it. "We've found that it is not just...

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2010-03-29 14:58:12

A Brazilian scorpion has provided researchers at North Carolina State University and East Carolina University insight into venom's effects on the ability of certain cells to release critical components. The findings may prove useful in understanding diseases like pancreatitis or in targeted drug delivery. A common result of scorpion stings, pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. ECU microbiologist Dr. Paul Fletcher believed that scorpion venom might be used as a way to discover how...

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...

2010-03-25 15:10:00

Application Deadline Approaching Quickly RALEIGH, N.C., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation will send one middle-school aged boy and one middle-school aged girl to basketball camp this summer on full scholarships. This year, applications for scholarships offered to the Touchstone Energy Roy Williams Basketball Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill for male students and to the Kellie Harper Basketball Camp at N.C. State University for female students, must...

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2010-03-22 08:39:29

A team led by researchers from North Carolina State University has published a paper that describes the use of a technique called atomic layer deposition to incorporate "biological functionality" into complex nanomaterials, which could lead to a new generation of medical and environmental health applications. For example, the researchers show how the technology can be used to develop effective, low-cost water purification devices that could be used in developing countries. "Atomic layer...

2010-03-15 12:28:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- WorkSmart, a leading provider of Information Technology services and solutions in North Carolina, announced today CEO Ron Unger's participation in IMPACT Leadership Village (ILV), a living and learning community established by North Carolina State University's University Housing. The ILV, started in the fall of 2009, is an interdisciplinary community for first and second year students providing opportunities for students interested in...

2010-03-15 13:46:07

Studies in the United States have long shown that rich people tend to be healthier than poor people, and that this "health gap" between the haves and have-nots gets worse as people get older. But is that because the U.S. is a capitalist society? Apparently not. A new study from North Carolina State University shows that the same is true in China. However, there is one key difference. In China, the overall health gap across generations is getting narrower "“ and it's getting wider in the...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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