Topics: Technology

Appalachian State professor uncovers fossils from dinosaur era in Triangle

Andrew Heckert has a skeleton in his closet — though it might not be what people think.

Most doctors have allowed parents to delay children's vaccines, study finds

A recent study has found that a majority of doctors have acquiesced to parents’ wishes to delay children’s vaccinations, even against the prevention schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Study: e-cigarettes easy to get for minors in NC


UNC researchers have found e-cigarette vendors and customers are largely ignoring some of the state’s laws regulating them.

Animal deaths in UNC labs criticized

The University’s use of animals in research is being questioned by a national research watchdog organization.

Report: NC public health lags behind


A recent study shows North Carolina is falling behind other states in preventing tobacco use, on top of having a large number of residents with poor nutrition, low physical activity rates and obesity.

UNC computers unaffected despite Lenovo software threat

From September to January, Lenovo was installing software called Superfish on many of its computers — and though most UNC students’ laptops weren’t affected, experts believe Superfish poses a serious security threat to PC owners.

UNC faces long road to goal to be carbon neutral by 2050


In 2007, UNC pledged to become carbon neutral by the year 2050, but those in charge of UNC’s energy services are not optimistic about meeting that deadline. 

CHCCS program provides laptops to at-risk students


Sarahi Gamboa Ramirez failed one of her high school English classes because she couldn’t finish her homework on time. The homework, heavy on research and writing, required computer access she didn’t have at home.

Hillsborough will not receive Google Fiber installation


While many Triangle residents rush to their computers to test out new, lightning-speed Internet, the town of Hillsborough will be waiting for their browsers and Google Fiber connection to load.

Google Fiber to bring faster internet to Chapel Hill, Carrboro

Google Fiber will help Chapel Hill and Carrboro approach the speed of light.

Mystery of turtles’ voyage uncovered by UNC biologists


Research published by UNC biologists Thursday revealed sea turtles’ secrets to navigating the ocean and returning home.

Carrboro resident saved by overdose drug

The Carrboro Police Department saved the life of a resident Monday night — the first time naloxone was used by any police department in North Carolina.

CDC reports on binge drinking harms

Six people will die every day in the U.S. from binge drinking.

Campus cable gets digital upgrade


Students living on campus now have access to 131 digital channels — including HBO, Cinemax and FOX Sports — in their dorm rooms.

UNC doctor helped one NC veteran regain his hearing


His daughter’s laugh, the jingle of keys and voices on the television are all sounds Marine Corps veteran Dac Carpenter thought he would never hear again. 

UNC scientists collaborate to find new Ebola treatments


UNC researchers have turned to unlikely allies for their help in finding new treatments for Ebola — mice. 

District gives Apple laptops to CHCCS middle school teachers

Christmas is coming early at four middle schools in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, where faculty and staff will receive new Apple laptops in the coming weeks.

University endowments raise returns

Budget cuts are handicapping universities nationwide, but a study of the 2014 fiscal year shows some post-recession growth.

Student group unveils new UNC app

CarolinaGO, a mobile application designed to inform students of everything they need to know at UNC, has been in the making since 2012, and students' partnership with UNC's Information Technology Services has finally brought the app to fruition.

UNC alumni invent handheld drug delivery device

The first things visitors see in 1789 Venture Lab on Franklin Street are a ping pong table, arcade games, and an assortment of comfy chairs.