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Researchers Design Interactive Software to Target Teen Alcohol Use

Monday, November 18th, 2013 | Tags: , , , ,

If you want teens to avoid risky behavior, you can’t just give teenagers the facts – you have to get them to engage with the information, feel motivated to change, and have the confidence and skills to keep themselves safe. That’s the idea behind a project under way at NC State and the University of

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Designing an Interactive Glimpse into the Past

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 | Tags: , ,

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by David Hill, an associate professor of architecture at NC State, about the unveiling of a digital humanities project to create three-dimensional visual and acoustic models of the courtyard of St. Paul’s Cathedral in 17th century London. The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project recreates the reading of a sermon

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Tackling the Barriers between Health Professionals and Spanish-Speaking Communities

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 | Tags: ,

Communication is essential to doctors, nurses, and other health professionals, but language and cultural barriers prevent many people in the U.S. from communicating effectively with their health care providers. But language scholars in North Carolina are trying to improve the situation, with a suite of programs and resources designed to improve Spanish-language communication efforts for

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Many Android Vulnerabilities Can Be Traced To Manufacturer Modifications

Monday, November 4th, 2013 | Tags: ,

Computer security researchers have found that Android smartphone manufacturers are inadvertently incorporating new vulnerabilities into their products when they customize the phones before sale, according to a recent study. On average, the researchers found that 60 percent of the vulnerabilities found in the smartphone models they evaluated were due to such “vendor customizations.” A paper

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Researchers Work to Squeeze More Data from Bandwidth in Mobile Devices

Monday, September 30th, 2013 | Tags: , ,

A team of researchers is working on technology that would allow mobile devices to send and receive more data using the same limited amount of bandwidth. The work is supported by a $1.08 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Competition for the airwaves is fierce. Commercial and military communication services must broadcast and

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