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Using Light, Researchers Convert 2-D Patterns Into 3-D Objects
2011-11-11 10:31:54

[ Watch the Video ] Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a simple way to convert two-dimensional patterns into three-dimensional (3-D) objects using only light. “This is a novel application of existing materials, and has potential for rapid, high-volume manufacturing processes or packaging applications,” says Dr. Michael Dickey, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at NC State and co-author of a paper describing the...

2011-11-10 16:48:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools applying to college this fall can now request electronic high school transcripts via CFNC.org. "An electronic option for the submission of transcripts is a wonderful opportunity for our students and counselors," said Karen Thomas, executive director of Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Support Services Since its launch in 2001, North Carolina's college access web portal CFNC.org has...

2011-11-04 21:36:49

North Carolina State University researchers have uncovered evidence that evolutionary “breakpoints” on canine chromosomes are also associated with canine cancer. Mapping these “fragile” regions in dogs may also have implications for the discovery and treatment of human cancers. When new species evolve, they leave genetic evidence behind in the form of “breakpoint regions.” These regions are sites on the genome where chromosomes broke during speciation...

Image 1 - Scientists Reveal How First Supernova Ever Recorded Occurred
2011-10-24 11:57:48

NASA said on Monday that its Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have revealed how the first supernova ever recorded occurred. The space agency said that the new findings show that the explosion took place in a hollowed-out cavity, allowing material expelled by the star to travel much faster and father. "This supernova remnant got really big, really fast," Brian J. Williams, an astronomer at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, said in a press...

2011-10-07 09:00:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jeep® brand is bringing the 'ESPN Jeep Ultimate Tour Experience,' a college football-themed event that takes the tailgating experience to the extreme at the North Carolina State vs. Central Michigan game, Sat., Oct. 8, 2011 at the Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C. Fans will also be able to participate in a giant-sized bean bag toss and football toss games for hundreds of prizes. The Jeep brand will feature its...

2011-09-26 13:12:21

Effects of a particularly devastating human kidney disease may be blunted by making a certain cellular protein receptor much less receptive, according to new research by scientists from North Carolina State University and a number of French universities and hospitals. The findings take a major step toward suggesting a beneficial treatment for rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN), a rare but debilitating kidney disease that causes renal failure and death in humans. In a paper...

Health-Based Approach May Help ID Groups At Risk Of Genocide
2011-09-19 09:55:07

  Researchers from North Carolina State University are proposing a health-based approach to identifying groups at high risk of genocide, in a first-of-its-kind attempt to target international efforts to stop these mass killings before they start. Genocide, or the willful attempt to exterminate a specific population, is a violation of international law. In recent years, international discussion of genocide has focused in part on finding ways to identify populations at risk in order...

Researchers Find Way To Measure Effect Of Wi-Fi Attacks
2011-09-12 13:09:20

  Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a way to measure how badly a Wi-Fi network would be disrupted by different types of attacks — a valuable tool for developing new security technologies. "This information can be used to help us design more effective security systems, because it tells us which attacks — and which circumstances — are most harmful to Wi-Fi systems," says Dr. Wenye Wang, an assistant professor of electrical and computer...

2011-09-07 14:05:14

Parental safety concerns may prevent children from getting good exercise, according to a new North Carolina State University study that examined how families use neighborhood parks. Results from the study suggest that children who were monitored too closely by hovering “helicopter” parents were less likely to engage in higher levels of physical activity. “It´s a catch-22 for today´s parents, unfortunately. Many parents are worried about the safety of their...

2011-08-29 13:38:08

Research from North Carolina State University shows that utilizing a freely available literacy tool results in significant advances in fundamental reading skills for elementary school students, without requiring schools to drastically overhaul existing programs. The research focused on children who were characterized as “struggling readers” at risk for a learning disability in reading. “Our goal is to put effective tools in the hands of teachers,” says Dr. John...