Researchers Use ‘League of Legends’ to Gain Insights Into Mental Models
Psychology researchers have used the game League of Legends to advance our understanding of how people build “mental models” – the mental tools that allow people to make use of complex systems.
Tech Bends Light More Efficiently, Offers Wider Angles for Light Input
NC State researchers have developed a new technology for steering light that allows for more light input and greater efficiency – a development that holds promise for creating more immersive augmented-reality display systems.
Natural Gas Prices, Not ‘War On Coal,’ Were Key to Coal Power Decline
Steep declines in coal power over the past decade were caused largely by cheap natural gas and the availability of wind energy – not by environmental regulations.
Study Links Parental Support and Career Success of Children
A recent study finds young people who get financial support from their parents have greater professional success, highlighting one way social inequality is transmitted across generations.
Fascination and Delight: Q&A With Marsha Gordon, Co-Director of ‘Rendered Small’
How a film studies professor made a documentary about the smallest town in North Carolina.
Partnering With Hunters, Anglers For Citizen Science
A new citizen science project is enlisting the hunting and fishing communities to help scientists understand the basic biology of a host of fish, bird and mammal species.
Improving Public Engagement With Science Museums
A team of computer science, education and museum researchers is launching a project to better understand how museum visitors interact with educational exhibits. The ultimate goal: helping museums capture public interest.
Age Affects How We Predict and Respond to Stress at Home
A recent study finds older adults are better than younger adults at anticipating stressful events at home – but not as good at using those predictions to reduce the adverse impacts of the stress.
How Memes Use Humor to Discredit African-American English
A recent study finds video memes can use humor to contribute to – and reinforce – negative views of black culture.
How Mediation Training Could Promote Student Resilience, Well-Being
Universities are searching for ways to help their students. Mediating training may be part of the answer.