Matt Shipman

Mar 30, 2017  |  The Abstract

Compete And Win Prizes By Capturing Wildlife (With Your Phone)

See who can capture the most photos of wildlife and plants across the Triangle as part of this year’s City Nature Challenge, which runs April 14-18.

Mar 30, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Beyond Graphene: Advances Make Reduced Graphene Oxide Electronics Feasible

Researchers have developed a way to convert positively charged reduced graphene oxide (rGO) into negatively charged rGO, creating a layered material that can be used to develop rGO-based transistors for use in electronic devices.

Mar 30, 2017  |  The Abstract

The Importance of Seeds: a Q&A with Rob Dunn

There is little genetic diversity among the crops that are most important for feeding people around the world. Rob Dunn's new book explores this issue and why it matters.

Mar 29, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Control Soft Robots Using Magnetic Fields

Engineers have made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices.

Mar 27, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Cookbooks Give Readers (Mostly) Bad Advice On Food Safety

A recent study finds bestselling cookbooks offer readers little useful advice about food safety, and much of the advice they do provide is inaccurate and not based on sound science.

Mar 22, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Use Light to Remotely Control Curvature of Plastics

Researchers have developed a technique that uses light to get flat, plastic sheets to curve into 3-D structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls.

Mar 22, 2017  |  The Abstract

Hands-On Model Helps Students Understand Genetic Engineering

A team of faculty and undergraduate researchers have created an interactive, physical model to teach students about genetics and biological processes at the cellular level.

Mar 21, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

New Approach Uses Ultrasound to Measure Fluid in the Lungs

A team of engineering and medical researchers has found a way to use ultrasound to monitor fluid levels in the lung, offering a noninvasive way to track progress in treating pulmonary edema.

Mar 20, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Critical Thinking Instruction in Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience

A new study finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” that is unsupported by facts.

Mar 16, 2017  |  The Abstract

The Importance of African-American Speech: Q&A With Walt Wolfram

Linguistics scholar Walt Wolfram reflects on the importance of understanding and appreciating African-American speech -- a subject he has been devoted to for more than five decades.