Topics: Technology

UNC student builds prosthetic hand for 7-year-old using 3-D printer


Senior biomedical engineering major Jeff Powell gave a young boy a hand this summer in more ways than one.

UNC libraries to open three research hubs

After months of renovations, the second floor of Davis Library is open for research.

Congressman David Price touts need for funding in sciences


A UNC research institute hosted Rep. David Price, D-N.C., on Tuesday to showcase projects and draw attention to years of decreases in federal funds for science research.

Experts skeptical about black hole research

UNC associate professor Laura Mersini-Houghton’s recent study dismissing the existence of black holes is in the spotlight as the scientific community begins the process of reviewing and questioning her work. 

Zeta Tau Alpha ‘thinks pink’ for breast cancer awareness


For senior Lauren Kangas, Breast Cancer Awareness Month hits close to home.

Doctors OK long-acting birth control for teenagers

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently recommended that long-acting, reversible contraception methods should be the primary form of birth control for teenage girls. These methods include implants and intrauterine devices, known as IUDs.

Dan Ariely debunks opportunity cost at Science Cafe meeting


Ideally, people would think about the opportunity cost of making a purchase, but Duke economics professor and best-selling author Dan Ariely knows people typically only think about the pain associated with spending money.

HPV vaccination researched at UNC

A team of researchers at UNC are collaborating to increase the number of HPV vaccinations given to young adults across the state.

UNC makes autism research breakthrough

A group of UNC scientists are celebrating after finding a genetic link for autism.

Faculty website modernized to encourage mentoring

In August, the UNC Center for Faculty Excellence in August unveiled their new web site, created by the Chapel Hill-based advertising firm Rivers Agency.

Injury research center gets CDC grant

A UNC research center has received a maximum grant allowance of $4.5 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a continuation of funding to conduct four studies about preventing various types of injuries.

‘Heelflix’ now available at the UL

It all started Thursday when junior Jeri Trull posted a photo of the whiteboard in the bottom of the Undergraduate Library on Overheard at UNC. “Online Streaming Access, 800+ Feature Films” was sprawled in big letters across the whiteboard.

UNC team tracks Ebola stats with website

UNC students and recent graduates worked with the Liberian government and American scholars to develop the website Ebola in Liberia, which tracks data of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

Durham startup Youth Digital moves to Chapel Hill

Preparing to educate future creators, the technologically gifted are joining Chapel Hill’s entrepreneurial scene.

Science Cafe discusses Ebola at monthly meeting


Students, faculty and community members learned about UNC’s plan to deal with an unlikely Ebola outbreak on campus in a meeting at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar Wednesday afternoon.

UNC's technology licensing revenue doubles

Making and marketing the latest biomedical or computer software discovery is not a quick process.

New legislation increases solar costs, producers adapt

An Oregon-based solar panel producer has created a bump in the road to providing clean, low-cost energy for a Chapel Hill-based solar energy provider.

Yik Yak app's 'herd' expands at UNC


From asking for the time of a football game to complaining about the construction on the quad, UNC’s witty “yaktivity” is beating out that of other major universities across the country.

Q&A with e-cigarettes expert Kurt Ribisl

The American Heart Association released its first detailed policy report Sunday on the increasingly popular e-cigarettes, which heat up liquid that contains nicotine and vaporizes it. The report recommends officially categorizing it as a tobacco product.

UNC professors complete ice bucket challenge to support colleague


The UNC psychology department, recognizing the chance to take advantage of a national sensation to show support for one of its own, arranged a surprise “Ice Bucket Challenge” Wednesday for professor Steven Reznick.