Science & Technology

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Party on the Line

Telephone operators once helped connect folks across the state before “If you’d like to make a call … ” became standard.
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Morehead-Planetarium

To the Moon, from Chapel Hill

Nearly every U.S. astronaut until 1975 — yes, including Neil, Buzz, John, and Alan — trained at Morehead Planetarium. That’s where they learned to navigate outer space.

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The Father of Vicks

We know it for its smell. We know it for its healing powers. Vicks VapoRub has been a household staple for a century, but the man who made it famous is still a mystery.
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“These animals survived. Mine can, too.”

It’s not the transplants and artificial legs offered at the world-renowned vet school in Raleigh that give most pet owners hope for a miracle or cure – it’s the portraits of the survivors that line the walls.
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The Oyster Way

It’s sometimes raw and sometimes steamed and sometimes fried. It never moves. But it always works. And we should be kinder to it. The oyster is good to us.
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King of Trash

Manteo’s Carl Walker wants everybody to bring him their trash. Because he knows that most of it is not really trash — it’s just ready to become the next thing.
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What the Shoreline Tells Us

When most of us look at the ocean, we see beautiful views and an endless horizon. A team of scientists in Duck peers beneath the waves in a high-tech search for insight into people’s relationship to the sea.

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Lionfish

Diving in Deep

With no way to stop the predatory lionfish that have made their way to North Carolina waters, researchers at the Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research lab in Beaufort call for local divers to help curtail the invasion.
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The Umstead

Brilliant Oasis

The Triangle is home to nearly 200 science and technology enterprises. Some of the world’s brightest minds work here and come here to do business. In the midst of this world of activity, some of those bright minds have created a brilliant oasis.
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Textiles to Technology

A scientific facility unlike anything else in the world, the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis masterminds a new future for the former mill town.
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