Tag: communication

Media Coverage Drives Some Misperceptions about Cancer

Monday, January 27th, 2014 | Tags: ,

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ryan Hurley, a health communication researcher and assistant professor of communication at NC State, on two papers related to news media, cancer, and public perception. People need and want recent information about cancer in order to make decisions about how they might manage their personal prevention, detection,

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How Changing the Way We Study Gold Could Boost Communication Tech

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 | Tags: , ,

Under the right circumstances, pushing on nothing is harder than pushing on something – at least when that “something” is gold. That’s the finding from a new materials science paper, and it’s a finding that could expedite the development of new wireless communication technologies. The Problem At issue are ohmic radio frequency microelectricalmechanical systems switches

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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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Trust and Towns in Transition

Monday, August 12th, 2013 | Tags: , , ,

Near the Blue Ridge Parkway, three North Carolina towns have grown rapidly as jobs shifted from mining and timber to hospitality and tourism. In Macon County, natural resource-based jobs plummeted from 10 percent to almost zero in the last 35 years. Meanwhile, service-industry employment in the Franklin area topped 30 percent. It’s the kind of

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Unintended Benefits of Interdisciplinary Efforts: Ideas from Kavli Frontiers of Science

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 | Tags:

Editor’s Note: this is a guest post by Andrew Binder, an assistant professor of communication at NC State who specializes in science communication and how citizens perceive science issues. Binder attended the Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium earlier this month, and writes about some of the conclusions he drew from the event. Institutions of higher

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