Tag: research

Five Questions with Canopy Meg

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

Meg Lowman is the director of the Nature Research Center at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and a research professor at NC State. She has conquered the canopy of the rainforest, and opened up an entirely new world to scientific discovery. She’s just published a textbook that will help future generations of canopy scientists

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Making Sports Rankings Count

Friday, November 30th, 2012 | Tags: , ,

Ever wondered how those sports team rankings get done? Dr. Carl Meyer is a mathematician working on making those rankings more accurate. This video from Inside Science explains how it’s done. Hint: linear algebra is involved.

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Anarchy in the Pathway?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 | Tags: ,

We’d be nothing without our proteins – they transport signals around cells , and so have a hand in regulating every single process in our bodies.  Scientists know that one way proteins accomplish this transport is to fold themselves into a specific shape that corresponds with a particular molecule.  Picture a lock that only opens

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