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25904
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Bob Parr is a professor of chemistry and pioneer in the development of density functional theory in quantum mechanics. His most significant contribution was the 1988 LYP paper, named after the authors Lee, Yang, and Parr. The LYP paper solved a huge problem in theoretical chemistry and made much more accurate calculations possible.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 21 Issue 1, Fall 2004, p6-8, il, por Periodical Website
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3691
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The growth of coastal development threatens colonies of birds by disrupting their nesting. In 1979, the National Audubon Society created the North Carolina Coastal Island Sanctuary. Today, nineteen mostly man-made islands stretch from Cape Hatteras to Cape Fear, providing havens for birds.
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4690
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More species of fungi exist in North Carolina than anywhere else in the country. In the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, 10,000 species are identified, but scientists estimate another 90,000 remain unidentified. In the year 2000, a survey began to identify all the park's fungi. Other teams will map and identify everything from the park's viruses to mammals. When the project is completed in fifteen years, park managers will have the first comprehensive assessment of the Smoky Mountains' biodiversity.
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5217
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Loss of habitats threatens bird populations worldwide. In the 1980s, Birdlife International began a program to identify and protect important bird areas in Europe. The program reached the United States in 1995, and North Carolina launched its program in 1998. To date nearly 90 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) have been designated across the state. Though no legal protection is granted by IBA recognition, still it is a blueprint for wildlife conservation.
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