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25542
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UNC researchers are trying to develop and manufacture synthetic blood, bone material, and lymph nodes. Synthetic substitutes could be alternatives to blood shortages, dental implants and bone prosthetics, and be used to create a stronger immune response system.
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26897
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In North Carolina and other eastern states, acid rain is polluting streams and killing fish. John Rider, a fisherman from West Virginia, is trying to repair his local stream with a contraption he calls a stream sweetener. The device releases powdered limestone into the stream to neutralize the acid in the water and help trout survive.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 29 Issue 5, May 1982, p3-11, por
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27187
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Entrepreneur Ben Greene wants to eliminate the gap between farm and table in the Research Triangle. His innovative farm-at-table mobile kitchen, The Farmery, serves meals made from locally grown food. The food is so local that most comes from a Crop Box, a regionally produced shipping container converted into a greenhouse, beside The Farmery's Airstream kitchen.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 23, June 2016, p16-17, il Periodical Website
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28598
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David Murphy and his team at Mother Murphy’s Laboratories pride themselves on innovation. The Greensboro-based company is part of the flavor industry and Murphy’s team of flavor chemists develop and adapt existing flavors to work in different environments or with new ingredients. The challenges in the industry are detailed and how Murphy's is working to meet them.
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28673
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Innovation is an expectation that many electric cooperatives and their members have. Recent innovations in use throughout North Carolina’s energy cooperatives are pay-as-you go options, energy management portals and apps, and usage alerts. Newer trends include an increased use of solar farms, microgrids, and connected thermostats in the state.
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28749
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Scientists are genetically modify pigs to contain enough human genes to make their organs available for human transplant. Smithfield Foods Inc. employs many workers on hog farms in the state and is looking to develop hog byproducts for transplantation, medical, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical uses. The current work being done by Smithfield Bioscience and how the new scientific advances might change the industry are discussed.
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29643
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Technology plays a major role in the way retailers make shopping better, and many of those innovations are made in North Carolina. Self-service kiosks, and other retail technological advances, have been formulated in the IBM's Retail Innovation Center, located in the Research Triangle Park.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 12, Dec 2007, p40, por
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29784
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To put the fruits of research and technology into the hands of the public, North Carolina universities rely on technology transfer centers. These centers, a least a dozen in the state, help North Carolina university labs get their work patented, licensed, sold or transitioned to businesses, in order to help their communities with innovations.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 2, Feb 2009, p16-18, 20-21, il, por
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29818
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There are large economic development projects happening in each region across North Carolina. In the western part of the state, broadband availability is becoming a distinct advantage in the mountains, and companies like AdvantageWest are providing faster and safer access to data transfer. In the Charlotte region, computer giant Apple located a $1 billion data center that employs full-time technology positions. Increased demands on military have made opportunities in the eastern region of the state and companies are looking to leverage military influx with major development. In the northeast, a growing aviation cluster is prompting the development of infrastructure for aviation centers and regional airports, while in the southeast a growing concern with environmental conservation is prompting economic development based on the use of recyclables and byproducts. In the Piedmont Triad, trucking has added a jolt of development with the relocation of Mack Trucks, Inc. corporate headquarters to Greensboro, North Carolina. In the Research Triangle innovation is the word and partnerships with cluster-based companies are creating an upswing in economic development.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 6, Sept/Oct 2009, p8-10, 12, 14, 17, por, map
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29819
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The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is creating the Centers of Innovation Program. The centers are designed to bring together products, companies, university research, and other assets to grow targeted industries in North Carolina.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 6, Sept/Oct 2009, p20-21, por
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30624
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The authors present a sample of efforts taken to develop growth and assistance for entrepreneurs throughout North Carolina.
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38171
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An interview with a former Clinton and Obama administrations housing official revealed a perception balancing optimism and realism. He suggests cities can generate progress through initiatives such as infrastructure growth from a responsible management of public assets. Progress can be assured in cities, he believes, by investing in these areas: innovation, infrastructure, and inclusion. As for the growing urban-rural divide, Katz proposes it can be overcome by intermediaries between what he called the core city and rural periphery.