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Tag: interdisciplinary innovation

aerial view of a farmhouse, vehicles and outbuildings during a flood. all of the structures are submerged, leaving only roofs exposed

Aug 24, 2021

Human, Swine Waste Pose Dual Threats to Water Quality After Flooding

People in eastern NC face multiple water pollution hazards after hurricanes. 

night-time photo shows two lines of traffic, one moving toward the camera, and one moving away from the camera

Aug 23, 2021

Study: Benefits Outweigh Risks for Autonomous Vehicles – As Long As You Regulate Them

The potential benefits of autonomous vehicles could substantially outweigh the risks. 

a table covered in tasty foods

Jun 14, 2021

The Evolution of Good Taste

Does evolution explain why we love salty potato chips? 

illustration shows a double helix that is DNA from one angle and a computer chip from another angle

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. 

young woman in mask receives vaccine shot

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. 

Kate Jones

Apr 27, 2021

Where There’s Smoke: Reducing Downwind Impacts of Prescribed Burns

How modeling and data visualization will help protect communities downwind of prescribed burns. 

man uses lower-leg prosthesis to perform exercises

Apr 13, 2021

Study Shows Powered Prosthetic Ankles Can Restore a Wide Range of Functions for Amputees

These technologies give patients the ability to do more than previously thought possible. 

researcher places petri dish under microscope

Apr 12, 2021

Researchers Engineer Probiotic Yeast to Produce Beta-Carotene

The work shows how a suite of genetic engineering tools can be used to modify the yeast. 

mussel attached to wires in a freshwater tank

Mar 23, 2021

Mussel Sensors Pave the Way for New Environmental Monitoring Tools

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

diagram of a solar-powered greenhouse

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. 

hand holding smartphone

Feb 18, 2021

New Tool Assesses Brand Reputation in Real Time and in the Long Term

Researchers also showed how the tool related brand reputation to corporate value. 

jar of sourdough starter

Jan 26, 2021

Intercontinental Study Sheds Light on the Microbial Life of Sourdough

Conventional wisdom is wrong. And sourdough is complicated. 

doctors applies band-aid to woman who has received a vaccine

Jan 7, 2021

Tapping into Behavioral Research to Promote COVID-19 Vaccination

Experts lay out a dozen strategies for promoting vaccination. 

Diagram of the nanodroplet and ultrasound drill at work.

Jan 7, 2021

Nanodroplets and Ultrasound ‘Drills’ Prove Effective at Tackling Tough Blood Clots

The new technique was designed to break up particularly tough blood clots. 

color wheel showing range of quantum dot colors made with artificial chemist 2.0

Dec 10, 2020

Artificial Chemist 2.0: Quantum Dot R&D in Less Than an Hour

New technology expedites quantum dot R&D and manufacturing.