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Science & Technology
9:00 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Biotech Life Science Conference in Raleigh

The Raleigh Convention Center will be packed today and tomorrow for the annual CED Biotech Life Science Conference.  .

The economy is showing signs of improvement – and organizers of the annual Biotech Conference say that’s good for the life sciences. More than one thousand people are expected to attend – emerging biotech companies, policymakers and venture capitalists – looking for the next big thing. Bill Wofford – a partner at Hutchinson Law Group is a conference co-chair.  He says in a promotional video, there will be a lot of partnering going on.

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Science & Technology
2:15 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

Shipwreck Found on Hatteras Island

A North Carolina historian says a recent storm revealed a shipwreck on Hatteras Island. Scott Dawson was exploring a remote area of the island last week with friend Matthew Farkas when they came across a 20-foot-long steel vessel with a square-shaped bow. Scientists think the ship might have been a ferry or transport ship for troops during World War II. Dawson says the front of the ship was sticking out of the sand almost entirely intact.

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Science & Technology
5:35 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Celery Gene Makes Roses Heartier

Credit Randy Son Of Robert, Flickr Creative Commons

Scientists from N-C State are trying to engineer a better rose. But they won't be ready for this Valentine's Day.

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Science & Technology
5:00 am
Wed February 9, 2011

Biotech Leaders Tout Industry's Benefits

Credit kaibara87, Flickr Creative Commons

North Carolina's biotechnology leaders want state lawmakers to maintain investment in biotech... and in education.  Maria Rapoza from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center estimates the biotech industry accounts for about 200,000 jobs and creates about 45 billion dollars in revenue for the state annually. Rapoza says, for instance, state investments in the university system over the last quarter century has helped biotech to thrive here.

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Science & Technology
8:12 am
Tue December 14, 2010

New Treasures From Blackbeard's Shipwreck

Credit NC Department of Cultural Resources

Archeologists are unveiling artifacts recovered from the wreck of the notorious pirate Blackbeard's flagship today in Greenville. Many of the 122 items from the Queen Anne's Revenge will be sent to the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the North Carolina Museum of History.

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