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Little Room Left For Error In Foundations Of Carbon-Based Life
2013-03-14 12:57:03

North Carolina State University Life as we know it is based upon the elements of carbon and oxygen. Now a team of physicists, including one from North Carolina State University, is looking at the conditions necessary to the formation of those two elements in the universe. They´ve found that when it comes to supporting life, the universe leaves very little margin for error. Both carbon and oxygen are produced when helium burns inside of giant red stars. Carbon-12, an essential...

Limited Phosphorus Makes Gulf Of Mexico Algae Even Meaner
2013-03-13 10:27:32

North Carolina State University When Gulf of Mexico algae don't get enough nutrients, they focus their remaining energy on becoming more and more poisonous to ensure their survival, according to a new study by scientists from North Carolina State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The study shows that harmful and ubiquitous Karenia brevis algae, which cause red tide blooms across the Gulf of Mexico, become two to seven times more toxic when levels of...

2013-03-05 08:26:58

Market-leading online homework solution teams with nonprofit academic publishing house RALEIGH, N.C., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WebAssign, the leading provider of powerful online instructional tools for faculty and students, announced this week it has established a partnership with Rutgers University Press to provide a best-in-breed solution for the homework and assessment needs of an innovative new introductory physics textbook. Rutgers University Press' new Physics, the First...

Researchers Use Bioactive Film To Coat Spinal Polymer Implants To Improve Bonding With Bone
2013-02-19 11:02:32

North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time successfully coated polymer implants with a bioactive film. The discovery should improve the success rate of such implants — which are often used in spinal surgeries. The polymer used in these implants, called PEEK, does not bond well with bone or other tissues in the body. This can result in the implant rubbing against surrounding tissues, which can lead to medical...

Asian Needle Ants Displacing Other Aggressive Invaders
2013-02-11 10:07:43

North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that one of the most aggressive invasive ant species in the United States — the Argentine ant — appears to have met its match in the Asian needle ant. Specifically, the researchers have found that the Asian needle ant is successfully displacing Argentine ants in an urban environment, indicating that the Asian needle ant — with its venomous sting — may be the next invasive...

Insects Spend A Lot Of Time Grooming
2013-02-05 04:30:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by North Carolina State University, shows like self-absorbed teenagers, insects spend a lot of time grooming. This grooming, specifically antennal cleaning, is a common function of insects that removes both environmental pollutants and chemicals produced by the insects themselves. Grooming helps insects maintain acute olfactory senses, the study shows, which are responsible for a host of functions such as food...

2013-01-23 12:25:47

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) application for the 2013-14 academic year is now available at CFNC.org/FELS. Qualified students committed to working in North Carolina in fields that have a critical need for more employees, such as nursing, teaching, allied health fields, or medicine, may apply for a FELS loan. The program was established by the North Carolina General Assembly and is administered by the...

Wires That Stretch Eight Times Their Original Length Created Using Liquid Metal
2012-12-18 13:56:39

North Carolina State University [ Watch The Video ] Researchers from North Carolina State University have created conductive wires that can be stretched up to eight times their original length while still functioning. The wires can be used for everything from headphones to phone chargers, and hold potential for use in electronic textiles. To make the wires, researchers start with a thin tube made of an extremely elastic polymer and then fill the tube with a liquid metal alloy of...

Structure Of Carbon’s ‘Hoyle State’ Revealed By Researchers
2012-12-10 21:12:05

North Carolina State University A North Carolina State University researcher has taken a “snapshot” of the way particles combine to form carbon-12, the element that makes all life on Earth possible.  And the picture looks like a bent arm. Carbon-12 can only exist when three alpha particles, or helium-4 nuclei, combine in a very specific way. This combination is known as the Hoyle state. NC State physicist Dean Lee and German colleagues Evgeny Epelbaum, Hermann Krebs and...

2012-11-19 12:29:21

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The most recent expansion of North Carolina's electronic high school transcript service through CFNC.org to all 27 public high schools in Guilford County now brings coverage to 100% of students in North Carolina's public schools. Students can simply complete an online request on CFNC.org, and the system pulls the most recent information from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's database to deliver to any of the 110...