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Drone Used To Estimate Size Of NC Coal Ash Spill

A team of academic researchers equipped with a drone estimate that about 35 million gallons of coal ash and contaminated waste water spilled into the Dan River earlier this month.

02/25/2014

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What Do We Eat? New Food Map Will Tell Us

Until now, the only way to find out what people in the United States eat and how many calories they consume has been government data, which can lag behind the rapidly expanding and changing food marketplace. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are trying to change that by creating a gargantuan map of what foods Americans are buying and eating.

05/20/2013

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Vandy Researchers Make Smartphones Into Sniper Locators

Soon, locating gunfire might be as easy as sending a text message.

04/26/2013