Topics: Technology

NC medical examiners search for the answers to the questions death leaves behind


Dr. Kim Janssen doesn’t do scary movies. She hates watching bad things happen and can’t stand to see someone suffer.

UNC research round-up for Nov. 30, 2015

The UNC School of Medicine is one step closer to understanding schizophrenia, a mental disorder that affects about one in 100 people.

Opinion: The Triangle is a startup hub, but also much more

Triangles are the strongest polygons. Like all other polygons, all of a triangle’s sides are straight. But with the least number of sides of any polygon, triangles, by nature, have an underestimated strength.

New marketing technique targets viewers’ emotions

TV networks like Viacom and NBC Universal are trying new ways to understand what shows and commercials people like to watch by getting into the minds of their viewers — literally.

3-D printers available for free

The UNC research hubs, located in Davis Library, the Health Sciences Library and the Kenan Science Library, provide a more innovative way to do research. 

Q&A with entrepreneurship professor about the new Apple stylus

Though former Apple CEO Steve Jobs allegedly swore he would never introduce a stylus for an IOS device, Apple is releasing one this fall.

Texting while walking: Distraction or danger?


While texting and driving is a much-publicized danger, texting and walking can also be a problem.

Clinical trial registry helps weed out bad medical science

When flu breaks out, doctors across the world often rely on Tamiflu, a medication considered so vital it is listed on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicine.

Smart phone app identifies when user is at risk for disease

The UNC-Duke basketball rivalry is as strong as ever, but researchers from both schools have engaged in a team effort to produce new disease-tracking technology.

UNC research team advances in national competition

A team of UNC graduate students is entering the final phase of a competition to create a startup based on innovations in neuroscience.

Pharmacy professor Lee dedicated to research

At a research-based university like UNC, professors who conduct and publish their research are not uncommon.

Fewer southern accents in Triangle area, NC State professor finds


To some people, the Southern accent is a euphonic staple of Southern living, while to others it’s a blemish that hearkens back to the Civil War.

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.