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Author: Matt Shipman

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Apr 9, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Which Vaccine Should I Get? Does It Matter?

You have vaccine questions. We have answers. 

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Apr 7, 2021

Study Finds Those Late-Night Snacks May Be Hurting You at Work

Unhealthy eating behaviors at night can make people less helpful and more withdrawn the next day at work. 

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Apr 5, 2021

Study Highlights Benefits of Tax Planning For Companies Facing Financial Constraints

A law governing pensions gave business scholars an unprecedented research opportunity. 

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Mar 26, 2021

Trapped Configurations of Plasmon-Coupled Gold Nanoparticles Useful for Thermal History Sensing

Basically, you can use light to see how hot the material got. 

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Mar 25, 2021

Analysis: Nonprofit Organizations Across the Country Are in Crisis

How many nonprofit organizations will disappear altogether? 

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Mar 23, 2021

Mussel Sensors Pave the Way for New Environmental Monitoring Tools

Creating a network of mussel cyborgs to serve as environmental sentinels. 

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Mar 22, 2021

Virtual Lab Finds the Right AI Tool for Each Chemistry Problem

Having the right tool for the job makes the job a lot easier, less expensive and faster. 

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Mar 17, 2021

Study Finds Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

You can definitely grow plants (and make electricity) in a greenhouse made of see-through solar panels. 

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Mar 16, 2021

Tired at the Office? Take a Quick Break. Your Work Will Benefit.

"Microbreaks" help people stay engaged with their work. 

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Mar 15, 2021

To Eradicate Guinea Worm Disease in Humans, Scientists Focus on Dogs

Public health efforts almost eradicated Guinea worm disease in humans. Then the disease went to the dogs. 

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Mar 10, 2021

Borders, Politics and the First National Parks in South America

This story has it all: giant waterfalls, colonial ambitions, backfiring schemes, and a mysterious coded message. 

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Mar 9, 2021

Researchers Use Air Quality Models to Reflect Polluted Reality in Latin America

Study shows how models can be adapted to offer insights into air quality challenges across the Americas. 

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Mar 9, 2021

A How-To Manual on the Science of Making Good Beer

If you're teaching a course on brewing beer, and you can't find the book you want, you write it yourself. 

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Mar 4, 2021

Study Reveals Extent of Privacy Vulnerabilities With Amazon’s Alexa

Issues range from misleading privacy policies to post-approval changes in code. 

This image shows spectral imaging of a scene containing objects with different colors, as well as the letters NCSU, which contain different polarization states.

Mar 3, 2021

Mantis Shrimp Inspires New Breed of Light Sensors

Small enough to fit on a smartphone, but capable of hyperspectral and polarimetric imaging.