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

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.

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

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.

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

A new study 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.

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

Researchers from North Carolina State University have created conductive wires that can be stretched up to eight times their original length while still functioning.

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

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.

Seedless Watermelon Farmers Helped Through Pollenizer Research
2012-10-16 16:53:33

Research from North Carolina State University on flower production and disease resistance in watermelon varieties should help bolster seedless watermelon harvests for farmers.

Carbon Nanotubes Stretched Using New Technique To Make Stronger Composites
2012-10-15 12:04:56

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new techniques for stretching carbon nanotubes (CNT) and using them to create carbon composites that can be used as stronger, lighter materials in everything from airplanes to bicycles.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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