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Wei You stands outside underneath a green tree.

Researchers awarded NSF grant to support the future of semiconductors

The award supports a collaborative project between UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University. Researchers will develop a new short-wave infrared light camera and train a diverse group of students in using innovative technologies.

The Yangtze River flows along toward the mountains, with green and rocky cliffs on each side.

A new development model for the world’s third-longest river

The new paper by UNC-Chapel Hill researchers reveals rapid fluvial incision attributed to the growth of high topography in China’s Yangtze River.

A colorful X ray shows the tissues of the lungs.

Autonomous medical robot successfully steers needles through living tissue

A team of researchers and physicians led by Professor Ron Alterovitz in UNC’s computer science department has demonstrated, for the first time, a robotic needle capable of autonomously maneuvering through intricate lung tissue while avoiding obstacles and important lung structures.

Overhead photo from a helicopter of the Waimakariri River.

Measuring Water from Space

A new NASA satellite is recording the first global survey of Earth’s water cycle with unprecedented accuracy — and Tamlin Pavelsky is verifying its data from North Carolina to New Zealand.

Jeff Olander and Aurorah Arndt in front of a desk with her service dog Hunter.

Accessibility in making at BeAM

Jeff Olander’s experiences at BeAM inspired him to create Accessibility in Making (AiM), a collaborative community of disabled Makers working together to solve accessibility problems.

Clark Gray stands in front of two large maps colored orange.

Data Displaced

When natural hazards destroy homes and livelihoods, where do people go? Geographer Clark Gray searches for them using data.

Kathleen Mullan Harris sits at her desk with her computer screens in the background.

Researchers receive $25.3 million to study potential risks for Alzheimer’s disease

UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke scholars have received a five-year, $25.3 million National Institute of Aging (NIA) award to address gaps in our understanding of potential risks for Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease- related dementias (AD/ADRD).