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North Carolina State Unversity Creates Ultimate Bug: Cyborg Moths

In a lab at North Carolina State University, researchers have created moths that are a blend of wires and tissue. The eventual plan: to control a cyborg moth army. The biobots could be used to map ecosystems, spot survivors in search and rescue missions, or to carry out spy missions. link.

When 'Preventing Rape Promotes Rape', You're Doing Feminism Wrong

4 days agoNews : Reason

A team of undergraduate students at North Carolina State University has developed a novel solution to helping women avoid "date rape" drugs like Rohypnol (aka "roofies") and Gamma-Hydroxybutric acid (GHB): nail polish that changes colors when it comes into contact with these substances. Show More Summary

'When you fit the description'

By all means, Charles Belk is about as successful as they come. From his IMBd profile: Charles Belk, a graduate of Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina, completed his BS degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of...Show More Summary

Today in Rape Culture

[Content Note: Rape culture; tasking women with rape prevention.]Via Lauren Chief Elk, I learned of a new nail polish called Undercover Cover, developed by four male students at North Carolina State University, which can detect some common "date rape drugs" in drinks. Show More Summary

Nail Polish Invented by College Students Changes Color When It Detects Date-Rape Drugs

Here's the newest example of a clever invention that shouldn't have to exist. Undercover Colors is a line of chemically enhanced nail polish currently being developed by undergrads at North Carolina State University. The polish can reportedly...Show More Summary

Good ideas: Date Rape Drug Detecting Fingernail Polish

5 days agoOdd : Geekologie

A group of students from North Carolina State University are developing Undercover Colors, a line of fingernail polishes that can detect the presence of common date rape drugs (GHB, Rohypnol and Xanax) by swirling a finger in your drink. Show More Summary

Hundreds of Methane Plumes Erupting Along East Coast

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

"We don't know of any explanation that fits as well as methane," said lead study author Adam Skarke, a geologist at Mississippi State University in Mississippi State. Between North Carolina's Cape Hatteras and Massachusetts' GeorgesShow More Summary

Watch The Remote-Controlled Flight Of A Cyborg Moth

Researchers at North Carolina State University implanted electrodes in the muscles of moths — Manduca sexta – so they can remote-control their flight. This technique could lead to a new generation of small-sized biobots that can be used for both military and civil purposes. More »      

U.S. missionary still physically recovering after Ebola, son says

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Nancy Writebol, 59, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was discharged earlier this week from Emory University Hospital after doctors said her symptoms had eased and blood and urine tests showed no evidence of the virus. Dr. Kent Brantly, who also was stricken with Ebola in Liberia, was released on Thursday. Show More Summary

Might bionic moths be the future of disaster relief?

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a way to monitor the electric signals moths use to control their flight muscles, in order to intercept them. Their aim is to create remote-controlled moths that can beShow More Summary

New framework would facilitate use of new Android security modules

Computer security researchers from North Carolina State University and Technische Universität Darmstadt/CASED in Germany have developed a modification to the core Android operating system that allows developers and users to plug in new security enhancements. Show More Summary

Research paves way for development of cyborg moth 'biobots'

North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. The work opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or "biobots," for use in emergency response. read more

Husband of Ebola patient leaves quarantine, visits wife in isolation ward

     The husband of a an American missionary diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus has ended his quarantine in North Carolina and visited his wife Sunday at an isolation room at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, a Christian missionary group announced Monday.

RTI International Develops Novel Lung-on-a-Chip

Researchers at RTI International, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have developed a new lung-on-chip microdevice for laboratory studies of respiratory challenges and therapeutics. The microdevice includes multiple vertically stacked cellular layers that mimic the structure of the airway tissue.

Despite Accusations Of Fraud And Deception, Will Globe University Be Expanding To Your State?

  If you live in California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, or Washington, the answer is probably yes. Show More Summary

Robots Podcast #162: Stiquito

3 weeks agoHobbies / Robotics :

In episode #162, Audrow Nash interviews James Conrad, professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, about the history of the autonomous walking robot, Stiquito, originally developed by Jonathan Mills of Indiana University, as an inexpensive vehicle for research. Show More Summary

Wild Arc (2013). Lee Weisert #electro-acoustic #timpani

3 weeks agoMusic / Classical : aworks

Lee Weisert is a professor at the University of North Carolina. Wild Arc is from a fresh sounding album of what I assume to be electro-acoustic music. In the work Wild Arc, it's "electronically manipulated timpani recordings and the acoustic...

Unto These Hills Cherokee Theatre in Cherokee, North Carolina

Since 1950, members of the local Cherokee tribe and actors from the University of North Carolina drama department have been performing Unto These Hills at the Mountainside Theatre in Cherokee, North Carolina. Located in the Great Smoky...Show More Summary

University education is only for rich kids

4 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

The North Carolina Constitution states: The General Assembly shall provide that the benefits of The University of North Carolina and other public institutions of higher education, as far as practicable, be extended to the people of the...Show More Summary

2014 HIV Advocacy Conference Coming to Winston Salem

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

2014 North Carolina HIV/AIDS Advocacy Conference When: Sept. 6, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC What: 2014 North Carolina HIV/AIDS Advocacy Conference When: Sept. 6, 2014, Where: Winston-Salem State University, F.L. Atkins School of Health Sciences Address: 601 South Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

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