Natural Sciences & Mathematics
A custom-made cocktail of microbes could increase crop yield, protect a plant from drought and fight off pests without using insecticide. But before agricultural biotechnology companies can start making microbe recipes, they need to know which microbes work best. That’s where UNC’s Jeff Dangl steps in.
The Energy Frontier Research Center for Solar Fuels (EFRC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received $10.8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance emerging solar energy technologies and to turn these technologies into devices that can efficiently produce fuels.
William Prentice, a professor of exercise and sport science, has been recognized by the United States Sports Academy for his contributions and achievements in sports medicine.
A team of astronomers has identified possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever detected. This ancient stellar remnant is so cool that its carbon has crystallized, forming — in effect — an Earth-size diamond in space.
UNC-Chapel Hill roommates and Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers Shad Albarazanji and Trey Bright are riding bikes 4,000 miles cross-country on Push America’s Journey of Hope.
Every spring UNC’s department of computer science hosts Maze Day, an event for visually impaired students of all ages from across North Carolina and beyond.
Scientists in labs across the College of Arts and Sciences are developing materials, from drug-delivery implants smart enough to read the body to solar cells that turn sunlight into usable energy, materials that are vehicles for real change.