Technology

Explore UNC System Campuses with VR tours

Want to tour a North Carolina system university? But can’t because gas is expensive? Or your car broke down? Too tired?

Good news dear student (or parent!) The University of North Carolina System created free 360-degree virtual reality (VR) tours of all 16 campuses.

The tours showcase campus highlights—libraries, laboratories, quads and more. The initiative is part of the System’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a program that encourages first-time or low-income high school students to attend college.

Silicon or Silicone?

You might think the word play of silicon and silicone is a little like the debate over “you say tomato (toh-may-toe) and I say tomatoe” (toh-mah-toe). But while it might seem like the two words can switched easily and mean the same thing, they simply can’t be. Silicon and silicone are, in reality, two different things.

Silicon is a natural chemical found pretty much everywhere on Earth. That’s because silicon is a primary component in sand. Take a look at sand using a magnifying glass and you’ll find silicon pretty easily because it is usually found in crystal form.

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