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Author: Matt Shipman

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Jun 17, 2021

Combining Energy Storage And Solar Offers Unexpected Power Reliability Boost

This is encouraging news for renewable energy. 

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Jun 17, 2021

Health and Socializing: Why People Use Mixed-Reality Sports Platforms

The findings will inform what future versions of these technologies look like. 

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Jun 10, 2021

New Twist on DNA Data Storage Lets Users Preview Stored Files

Researchers have turned a longstanding challenge in DNA data storage into a useful tool. 

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Jun 8, 2021

To Tackle Vaccine Apathy, Keep It Quick and Catchy

What do you tell someone who doesn't care about getting vaccinated? 

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Jun 7, 2021

Nobody’s Been Studying Socially Isolated Kids. That’s a Problem.

Isolated kids cause fewer problems, so get less attention than kids who act out. But they face different risks. 

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Jun 3, 2021

You’re More Likely To Fight Misinformation if You Think Others Are Being Duped

The study suggests negative emotions may also play a role in the U.S. 

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Jun 2, 2021

Want To Talk About Prenups? Describe Them as Something Else

A recent study offers insights into how people can discuss this often taboo subject. 

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Jun 1, 2021

Researchers Fine-Tune Control Over AI Image Generation

The new approach allows AI to move or alter elements in an image while keeping them identifiably the same. 

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May 27, 2021

How COVID-19 Will Affect North Carolina in the Months Ahead

New variants and changes in mask use may have a significant impact. 

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May 26, 2021

Can Racial Identity Protect Black Teens From Racism-Related Stress? It’s Complicated

94% of Black teens surveyed reported experiencing racism. 

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May 24, 2021

Helping Adults Navigate the Decision To Move Back in With Parents

A recent study offers insight into how adults can navigate the often awkward experience of moving back home. 

A B-2 Spirit (stealth) bomber is silhouetted against the clouds.

May 18, 2021

How a Tougher Skin Could Change the Shape of Stealth Aircraft

A new material promises to make stealth aircraft even stealthier. 

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May 12, 2021

Smaller Chips Open Door to New RFID Applications

Researchers have made what is believed to be the smallest state-of-the-art RFID chip. 

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Apr 29, 2021

New Law of Physics Helps Humans and Robots Grasp the Friction of Touch

The law governs friction that occurs when two solid surfaces come into contact with a thin layer of fluid between them. 

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Apr 20, 2021

Study Highlights Role of Physical, Mental Health in Cognitive Impairment

Preserving physical and mental health helps older adults experiencing cognitive impairment.