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Press releases from North Carolina

Plastic solar cell efficiency breaks record at Wake Forest Nanotechnology Center

Wake Forest University, Thu April 19, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Winston-Salem, NC - Researchers at Wake Forest University's Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials have doubled the efficiency of organic or flexible, plastic solar cells in just two years. The new record set at Wake Forest is more than 6 percent efficiency.

Animal studies suggest vegetables may reduce hardening of arteries

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Sun June 18, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Winston-Salem NC - New research suggests one reason vegetables may be so good for us a study in mice found that a mixture of five common vegetables reduced hardening of the arteries by 38 percent compared to animals eating a non-vegetable diet.

Scientists predict how to detect a fourth dimension of space

Duke University, Thu May 25, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Durham, NC - Scientists at Duke and Rutgers universities have developed a mathematical framework they say will enable astronomers to test a new five-dimensional theory of gravity that competes with Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.

Ancient And Modern Evidence Suggests Limits To Future Global Warming

Duke University, Fri April 21, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Durham, NC - Instrumental readings made during the past century offer ample evidence that carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases" in the atmosphere are warming Earth's climate, a team led by Duke University scientists has reported. But by analyzing indirect evidence of temperature fluctuations over six previous centuries, the team also found that the magnitude of future global warming will likely fall well short of current highest predictions.

Bank of America and its customers support forest conservation programs with pledge of up to $500,000

Nature Conservancy, Thu April 06, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Charlotte, NC - Bank of America will donate $1 per account to The Nature Conservancy's "Save A Tree, Conserve a Forest" program when customers elect to stop receiving paper versions of checking or savings account statements and decide to view them online instead. The total donation will be up to $500,000.

Conservancy Uses Aquaculture to Restore Sound’s Oysters

Nature Conservancy, Sun August 07, 2005 [PRESS RELEASE]
Kill Devel Hills, NC - The demise of the eastern oyster and its reef habitat has reduced biodiversity in the Pamlico Sound, but The Nature Conservancy is hoping its newest restoration strategy may change the tide.

Internet program launched to prevent blindness in diabetic patients

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Fri May 06, 2005 [PRESS RELEASE]
North Carolina - A Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center team is launching a high-tech study to determine if early screening using a special camera and images transmitted over the Internet can prevent blindness in Medicaid patients with diabetes.

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