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In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Job fair today at NC State's McKimmon Center; Facebook building third $200M data center in NC; Cisco opening RTP healthcenter for employees, NC on shortlist for GE HQ?
The North Carolina State Index, a forecast of the economy's direction four to six months ahead, declined by a modest 0.4% in August, continuing a downward trend that began in mid-2014. However, the reduction in the Index should be characterized as an "easing" rather than a "tumble", suggesting no near term threat of an recession.
Researchers have for the first time developed a technique that coats anticancer drugs in membranes made from a patient's own platelets, allowing the drugs to last longer in the body and attack both primary cancer tumors and the circulating tumor cells that can cause a cancer to metastasize. The work was tested successfully in an animal model.
When amputees receive powered prosthetic legs, the power of the prosthetic limbs needs to be tuned by a prosthetics expert so that a patient can move normally - but the prosthetic often needs repeated re-tuning. Biomedical engineering researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have now developed software that allows powered prosthetics to tune themselves automatically, making the devices more functionally useful and lowering the costs associated with powered prosthetic use.
Much of the economic news has been rather gloomy recently. There have been wild swings in the stock market, with multi-hundred point losses on some days. The Chinese economy may be in free-fall, while Europe is dealing with thousands of refugees from the war-torn Middle East. Canada is officially in a recession. And although jobs are being created, more than 10 percent of individuals in the labor force either don't have a job, have given up looking for a job or are working part-time because they can't find full-time work. Does this mean another recession?
Online business education and career guide Top Management Degrees has published a meta-ranking of the 50 best online MBA programs (hThe University of North Carolina at Chael Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School was the highest ranked NC school, coming in at number 11. Online Schools Center offers a separate listing of best online MBA programs.
Startup activity continues to hum at NCSU. N.C. State University is funneling grants up to $75,000 each to five research teams that could become the latest tech transfer successes for NCSU's five-year-old Chancellor's Innovation Fund. Just last week, another wave of potential ideas appeared at NCSU's Entrepalooza.
On Wednesday, N.C. State awarded grants worth up to as much as $75,000 to technology ideas that could become commercial companies spun out off the university. Just last week, another group of potential ideas - 15 developed by students - were pitched at the NCSU Entrepalooza. ExitEvent has the details.
The Institute for Emerging Issues will work with five N.C. cities that have been selected to participate in a new program called InnovateNC. The innovation-focused economic development initiative covers two years and includes multiple partners.
SAS will add more than 80 acres of land currently used by N.C. State for agricultural research under an "exchange" program through which a SAS subsidiary will acquire other properties that match or exceed the appraised $11.66 million value of the land. SAS, however, says it has no immediate plans for use of the property.
For software programmers, security tools are analytic software that can scan or run their code to expose vulnerabilities long before the software goes to market. But these tools can have shortcomings, and programmers don't always use them, reporter researchers from N.C. State and Microsoft Research.
From driving directions to managing calendars, people rely on smartphones to make life easier. Two recent graduates of North Carolina State University are hoping their technology could help smokers kick the habit.
Two recent NCSU graduates have developed technology to help people quit smoking. The tech uses both hardware and software to help smokers understand what triggers their craving for a cigarette, and use that information to kick the habit.
NC State's Entrepreneurship Clinic is a new way to engage students in real world entrepreneurship. Here's the man behind it - Professor Lewis Sheats. A profile by Charles Etoroma for Exit Event.
What do Mark Zukcerberg, Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Zhen Gu have in common? Zhen Gu, a researcher at N.C. State and UNC-Chapel Hill sine 2012, is one of the select few named to the prestigious MIT Tech Review's "35 Innovators Under 35" list.
N.C. State economist Dr. Michael Walden has warned this year that the state's economy is slowing. His latest analysis reiterates those concerns, although he doesn't use the word "recession" in describing a slowdown. He is blaming economic troubles overseas for the state's challenge. Statewide unemployment did tick up a bit in June, new data shows.
Atmospheric Plasma Solutions, a Cary-based company with strategic ties to North Carolina State University is seeking $1.5 million in equity, according to a regulatory filing. It uses plasma technology to enable a wide range of materials processing options that may otherwise be out of reach, such as a process that previously required costly and dangerous chemicals or high temperatures.