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Nature’s Compass

How can animals travel thousands of miles on a migratory path yet most people need to rely on GPS to get around town? UNC researcher Brian Taylor explores the ability of many animals to use the earth’s magnetic field for navigation in hopes of improving humanmade systems.

Scraping for Secrets on Online Drug Forums

Online forums provide an outlet for drug users — and a source of information for UNC researchers like John D. Martin, III, who believes that studying these platforms may be the key to addressing abuse.

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