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  • Predict the Rip

    Researchers use the information gathered from tracking buoys in the surf to create computer models that will not only better predict rip currents but also teach swimmers how to avoid them.

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  • Futuristic Fibers

    Whether it's making carpet from plastic bottles or protective gear from high strength polymers, science allows North Carolina’s traditional textile industry to create new fibers to meet high tech needs.

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  • A New Perspective

    Drones provide interesting new perspectives on the world. Turns out, the images and angles are not only spectacular, but also valuable to rescue crews and social scientists.

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  • Ellerbe Creek Project in Durham, North Carolina

    Ellerbe Creek Project

    Water Measurements in Durham’s Rain Catchers Project to Begin in June 2015April 29, 2015  

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  • Harnessing Microbials

    Scientists harness naturally occurring microbes, such as bacteria and fungi, to replace or complement traditional fertilizers, which is helping farmers produce greater yields while fighting drought and disease.

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