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Posts tagged “Universities”

55 minutes ago

Bugs Bunny got it right: NCSU unravels health-rich carrot genome

Maybe the wily and youthful-looking rabbit has intuited for decades what can now be found in the scientific literature, as NC State researchers worked with colleagues from around the globe to sequence the carrot genome in order to learn more about the plant's evolution and how it accumulates its high levels of health-boosting carotenoids.

Inside the carrot genome Inside the carrot genome

Updated 9:32 a.m. today

IBM aims for more collaboration with center at NCSU's Centennial Campus

IBM is opening what it calls at Education Collaboration Center on N.C. State's Centennial Campus, saying it wants to work with faculty and students to "make a difference in the world." The tech giant says it is providing a mix of gifts, equipment and services worth $30 million.

IBM's Collaboration Center at NCSU IBM's Collaboration Center at NCSU

5:50 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of May 16, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 16, part two of two.

5:45 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of May 16, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 16, part one of two.

5:30 a.m. Monday

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Contribute to WRALTechWire WRALTechWire is continuously expanding its content lineup, and we want you to participate. We are looking for news and analysis about all things tech and life science from people who know their business.

6:27 p.m. Sunday

Premium Lock Can machines create humanlike music and art?

Will our "robot overlords" someday become creative enough to make music and art humans appreciate? The folks at Moogfest from Google Brain's Magenta project say that what they're really up to is using machine learning to create new tools artists can use to enhance their own expression.

Dough Eck explains google Brain's Magenta project at Moogfest Dough Eck explains google Brain's Magenta project at Moogfest

Updated May 20

Premium Lock Moogfest: How close are we to a holodeck?

What is the next step in virtual reality technology? It's "mixed reality," the merger of virtual reality with the real world, according to R. Benjamin Knapp, PhD, director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech during the "How Close Can We Get to a Holodeck event at Moog fest Friday morning.

R. Benjamin Knapp talks future tech R. Benjamin Knapp talks future tech

Updated May 19

Premium Lock Joe DeSimone's thrilling day: 'Wow. Humbling'

The medal has been delivered - Dr. Joseph DeSimone is one happy man. The inventor, professor, entrepreneur received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama on Thursday in a White House ceremony, and his response when asked beforehand if he was excited he replied: "Are you kidding me? THRILLED!" By the way, he also had some ideas on innovation to share with the President. Later, he tweets: "Wow. Humbling."

Dr. Joseph DeSimone receives his medal from President Obama Dr. Joseph DeSimone receives his medal from President Obama

Updated May 18

Researchers led by NCSU scientist say genetically altered food is safe

Cover of genetic drop report Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesday. The project was chaired by Fred Gould, a professor at North Carolina State University.

May 18

Duke poliovirus therapy; Lenovo-SAP solutions; Duke solar projects OK'd; PPD award

Tech briefs Tech briefs: A poliovirus therapy from Duke University receives "breakthrough" status from the FDA; Lenovo and SAP unveil their first joint products and solutions; Duke Energy wins approval for two solar projects; and PPD wins clinical research award.

May 16

WTW news in review: Week of May 9, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 9, part two of two.

May 16

WTW news in review: Week of May 9, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 9, part one of two.

May 16

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Contribute to WRALTechWire WRALTechWire is continuously expanding its content lineup, and we want you to participate. We are looking for news and analysis about all things tech and life science from people who know their business.

May 13

Database helps researchers connect exposures. compare diseases for treatment

Two new studies from a group at North Carolina State University give researchers new strategies for connecting environmental exposures to human health effects.

Tracking diseases, effects, exposures Tracking diseases, effects, exposures

May 12

Premium Lock University commercialization efforts could get $2.5M boost

Innovation Successfully commercializing technology discovered at universities is a Gordian knot not often unraveled. A proposed $2.5 million fund in a North Carolina bill introduced this week aims to bring more companies to market from university-born ideas.

May 12

Triangle headlines: TransEnterix job cuts; G1 raises $47M; UNC-NCSU biomed eningeering effort

Triangle headlines In a wrapup of technology and life science news being reported by Triangle media outlets: TransEnterix cuts jobs after FDA rejects robot; G1 Therapeutics adds to a big fundraiser; and a look at the joint UNC-NCSU biomedical engineering effort.

Updated May 10

Premium Lock Startups to Watch: Raleigh's Insight Finder unravels the 'cloud'

NCTA's State of Technology Conference brought six emerging companies to the attention of investors at a startup showcase last Friday. Here's a look at Raleigh-based Insight Finder, a potential machine learning star. WTW will be featuring other startups who took the showcase stage in upcoming reports in the "Startups to Watch" series.

Insight Finder reports a "slow disk" Insight Finder reports a "slow disk"

May 9

Triangle headlines: $55M Duke Energy-Duke U. power project; Cree patent deal; LabCorp colon cancer blood test; Cree's board

Triangle headlines In today's wrapup of Triangle related tech and life science news: Duke Energy and Duke University are collaborating on a $55 million energy project; Cree settles a patent suit; LabCorp launches a new blood test targeting colon cancer; and Cree names former Advanced Auto Parts CEO to board.

May 9

New NCSU research leads to 25% smaller RFID tags

Paul Franzon Engineering researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a suite of techniques that allow them to create passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags that are 25 percent smaller - and therefore less expensive. This is possible because the tags no longer need to convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) in order for the tags to function effectively.

Updated May 9

Premium Lock Startups: Fighting HB2 is not a distraction but is necessary

As Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican leaders struggle to deal with the growing political and business crisis that the controversial law has become, three very early opponents remain deeply committed to fighting for repeal. These startup CEOs aren't distracted - but committed.

Brooks Bell is defiant in HB2 battle Brooks Bell is defiant in HB2 battle

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