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Tamlin Pavelsky stands in front of a NASA KingAir B200

The Weight of the Water on Their Shoulders

From rivers in the backcountry of Alaska, down the Sierra mountains, up into space, and through commercial waterways in North Carolina — UNC researchers are measuring the world’s water and ...
Visual simulation depicting how energy affects the three states of matter

Bringing Science Lessons to Life

UNC School of Education professor Kelly Ryoo uses visualization technology to make scientific concepts accessible to English language learners ...
Portraits of James Turner Morehead, John Motley Morehead the third, Francis Venable, and William Rand Kenan, Jr.

Kings of Chemistry

How an unexpected discovery transformed the world and made Morehead, Venable, and Kenan household names at UNC-Chapel Hill ...
Grad Student tests out the virtual reality headset.

Through the Looking Glass

UNC’s computer science department laid the groundwork for 3-D computer-generated graphics and continues to push the boundaries of virtual environments today ...
Old image of a researcher sitting in a car, with a sign on the top of it saying "7; Driver Education. Captial Area Multi-Vehicle Laboratory"

Hedging High Stakes and Human Behavior

How the UNC Highway Safety Research Center changed America’s driving behavior — saving lives and making our roadways safer ...
Portrait of George McCoy

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

UNC began treating blood disorders in 1947 — setting the stage for major breakthroughs in hemophilia and HIV ...
Portrait of William Leuchtenburg in his study, in front of a typewriter.

Getting to Know the American Presidents

Emeritus UNC College of Arts & Sciences history professor William Leuchtenburg talks his new book, 20th-century presidents, and the personal experiences that shaped his understanding of them. ...
Picture of "The Mind Club" book on a table.

Welcome to the Mind Club

UNC College of Arts & Sciences psychologist Kurt Gray explains why we give voices to our pets, dead relatives, and God in his new book, “The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why it” ...
PET scan of a brain. Various regions of the brain are different colors to show activation.

Committed to Memory

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans — a number predicted to increase to 20 million by 2050, according to UNC researchers. ...
Close-up of the granular wall, green dots on a dark background

The Music of Discovery

At the intersection of art and science, music professor Lee Weisert creates sound installations that allow audiences to experience the natural world in a unique way. ...
Illustration of puzzle piece with smaller puzzle pieces inside of it

Another Piece of the Puzzle

UNC clinical researchers begin the largest-ever genetic study of autism to elucidate the complex genetics of the condition. ...
Infographic: Some Research notes on the Sharks of North Carolina by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The blacknose and Atlantic sharpenose are some of the most common shark species observed by UNC Researchers. Blacknose shark averages 8.3 feet and the Atlantic sharpnose shark averages 2.4 feet. Sharks have been on Earth over 400 million year. 50 different shark species can be found in North Carolina waters. Large sharks in North Carolina are down by 50% since the 1970s. Commercial and recreational fishing have contributed to decreasing shark populations. In the past 45 years, UNC has surveyed approximately 7,000 sharks; the average shark studies is 3 feet long. The UNC institute of Marine Sciences has studies sharks in North Carolina waters since 1972, making it the longest running shark research program in the nation. To learn more about shark research in North Carolina, visit imc dot unc dot edu.

Uncharted Territory: Using Drones to Detect Sharks

Ever since he was a kid, Martín Benavides has viewed sharks a little differently than most people. ...