Natural Sciences & Mathematics
AlphaBraille, a game designed by UNC students to teach children how to recognize Braille letters, was awarded the “Technology Most Likely to Become Commercially Available” by an international group.
Marine scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have linked the decline in growth of Caribbean forereef corals — due to recent warming — to long-term trends in seawater temperature experienced by these corals located on the ocean-side of the reef.
Sometime in the next few months, a paper written by Chengteh Lee, Weitao Yang and Robert G. Parr of UNC’s chemistry department is about to exceed 40,000 citations in both the World of Science and Google Scholar databases.
UNC computer science alumnus Greg Turk (Ph.D. ’92) will receive the 2012 Computer Graphics Achievement Award from ACM SIGGRAPH at its annual conference in August. The award recognizes Turk for his contributions to physically inspired mathematical application in graphics, particularly his work on texture synthesis, geometric modeling and physical simulation involving thin structures. Much of Turk’s work on textures stems … Continued
UNC political scientists James Stimson and Georg Vanberg have won book awards from the American Political Science Association (APSA).
Liquidia Technologies, a biotech company based on the discoveries of UNC-Chapel Hill scientist Joseph DeSimone, has announced the initiation of a multi-year, collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), potentially worth several hundred million dollars. The efforts of the two companies as a result of this agreement could lead to the development of multiple life-saving healthcare products. GSK has acquired exclusive rights to … Continued
A new rapid DNA-based test for water quality developed and patented by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill marine scientist is being used by the city of Racine, Wis., to test Great Lakes water samples this beach season. The test created by Rachel Noble, professor at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City, dramatically reduces the … Continued