Observable Beehive Installed in UNC’s Ross Hall

The University of Northern Colorado has new tenants on campus — thousands of them! In Ross Hall, an observable bee hive was installed with hardworking honeybees fortifying their new home.

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UNC Student Creates Music with Electronics and a Bowling Ball

University of Northern Colorado doctoral music student Todd Swingle is an expert at playing a number of instruments including the piano, bass, percussion and more "non-traditional instruments," such as a bowling ball ... yes, a bowling ball.

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Solar Flower Blooms for First Time on UNC’s Campus

Nicknamed the Solar Flower, the device was installed on the front lawn of UNC’s César Chávez Cultural Center last month and provides 2,500 watts of power to meet the majority of the center’s needs.

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USEPA Scientists at Work: Measuring Roadway Pollutants

People who live, work and play near major roadways may experience health effects from traffic pollution. Dr. Gayle Hagler, an EPA environmental engineer, uses an electric, zero-emissions "air-sniffing" vehicle to learn more about air quality near roadways. Her work is part of a larger research effort by EPA to understand the health impacts of major roadway pollution.

And Then They Were Gone: Egypt’s Disappearing Wildlife

Using fossils and depictions in ancient art, Justin Yeakel and his colleagues reconstructed the food web of larger-bodies mammals over the past 11,000 years in Egypt. As the climate became more arid and human population densities increased, the mammalian food web of Egypt lost its redundancy as more animals became locally extinct. Most notably, midsized herbivores—such as gazelles and antelope that link to the most carnivores—declined. Animals that are herbivores are outlined in green; carnivores are red.

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3D Printing Replacement Body Parts

Researchers in that field are now amplifying their efforts with 3D printing technology, to create scaffolds from organic materials that cells need to grow into their final forms.

Richard Wysk, a professor of industrial and systems engineering at North Carolina State University, discusses the latest successes with this research, and the timeline for creating more complicated structures.

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