Topics: Technology

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.

Two dozen UNC centers under review

Twenty-six of UNC-CH’s 80 research centers and institutes will be scrutinized further as a UNC Board of Governors review of the UNC system’s centers continues.

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.