TECHNOLOGY


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 telescopes could get robotic lasers

A robot laser could be coming to UNC's Southern Astrophysical Research telescope, thanks to an assistant physics professor.Professor Nicholas Law worked on the Robo-AO, a 60-inch robotic telescope that uses a laser to clarify images of outer space, at California Institute of Technology's Palomar Observatory for the past five years.


SUCCEED makes science ‘fun’

Sophomore Calvin Snyder did not become a biochemistry major for the work, the late nights, or tons of lab reports he has to finish — it is because he likes the experiments.