Nancy Wang http://wunc.org en STORY UPDATE: How A Mind-Controlled Robotic Suit Will Kick-Start The 2014 World Cup http://wunc.org/post/story-update-how-mind-controlled-robotic-suit-will-kick-start-2014-world-cup <p>Earlier this year we brought you a story about the connection between a mind-controlled robotic suit and soccer's World Cup. We have updated the story at the bottom of the page.</p><p><strong>Original story:</strong></p><p>The upcoming World Cup is sure to go down in the history books even before the competition starts.&nbsp; This year, a paralyzed teen will use a mind-controlled robotic suit to help stand, walk and make the opening kick to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:26:00 +0000 Nancy Wang 31547 at http://wunc.org STORY UPDATE: How A Mind-Controlled Robotic Suit Will Kick-Start The 2014 World Cup LISTEN: Phoebe Judge Interviews 14 Year-Old Chapel Hill Inventor, Two Patents http://wunc.org/post/listen-phoebe-judge-interviews-14-year-old-chapel-hill-inventor-two-patents <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the last few years, Chase Lewis has patented two life-saving inventions, been a finalist in five national science competitions, and earned the Presidential Volunteer Service Silver Award. Oh, and he’s only 14 years old.</span></p><p>Lewis, who is homeschooled, has long been interested in science and inventions.</p><p>“My grandfather was an aeronautical physicist who worked on the Apollo program,” Lewis said. “I’ve gotten to spend some time with him, and we talk about science and inventions all the time.”</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Nancy Wang & Phoebe Judge 36446 at http://wunc.org LISTEN: Phoebe Judge Interviews 14 Year-Old Chapel Hill Inventor, Two Patents LISTEN: This Is What Your Voice Should Not Sound Like In A Job Interview http://wunc.org/post/listen-what-your-voice-should-not-sound-job-interview-0 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you go into a job interview, you’re being judged on so many different things - far more than your knowledge of the industry. Many employers asses how you dress, your body language, how enthusiastic you are. For some women a new Duke study shows that even your voice may play a factor.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:21:58 +0000 Nancy Wang 36435 at http://wunc.org LISTEN: This Is What Your Voice Should Not Sound Like In A Job Interview [PHOTOS] Explore These Abandoned Homes Of North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/photos-explore-these-abandoned-homes-north-carolina <p>Home is where the heart is and for many abandoned homes and barns around Franklin County, the echoes of&nbsp;these past lives is what prompted Michelle Bowers to start<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Abandoned-Homes-of-North-Carolina/1400969043504325?ref=br_tf"> a photo&nbsp;collection which documents the abandoned homes of North Carolina.</a></p><p>“I’ve always hated history in school but this seems like a way to get back into history,” Bowers said.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 16:38:36 +0000 Phoebe Judge & Nancy Wang 36360 at http://wunc.org [PHOTOS] Explore These Abandoned Homes Of North Carolina Noah Stewart Brings His Tenor Talent to the Triangle http://wunc.org/post/noah-stewart-brings-his-tenor-talent-triangle <p>Noah Stewart is not your average opera singer–he’s young, he’s black, he’s openly gay . But he’s exactly the person to update opera for the 21<sup>st</sup> century.</p><p>As an African American kid growing up in Harlem, opera was not an obvious career choice. Raised by a single mom, Stewart was encouraged to get involved in any and all after-school activities, so in junior high, Stewart joined the school choir. From there, he fell in love with opera and went on to study at The Julliard School of Music on a scholarship.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:30:53 +0000 Nancy Wang & Phoebe Judge 35556 at http://wunc.org Noah Stewart Brings His Tenor Talent to the Triangle Interviewing My Hero And UNC Commencement Speaker Dr. Atul Gawande http://wunc.org/post/interviewing-my-hero-and-unc-commencement-speaker-dr-atul-gawande <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s not often that you get the chance to interview your personal hero on the day you become a doctor, but yesterday, I got to do just that. Minutes after I graduated from </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> School of Medicine, I had the chance to speak with </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> commencement speaker Dr. </span>Atul<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Gawande<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Dr. Mon, 12 May 2014 20:02:26 +0000 Nancy Wang 35360 at http://wunc.org Interviewing My Hero And UNC Commencement Speaker Dr. Atul Gawande Not Enough Doctors? How The Medical Education System Is Contributing To The Shortage http://wunc.org/post/not-enough-doctors-how-medical-education-system-contributing-shortage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is a great time to become a physician in the U.S. There is a growing need for doctors of all kinds, so if you invest in medical school, chances are, you will find a job. B</span>y the end of this decade, it’s projected that the country will be <a href="https://www.aamc.org/download/153160/data/physician_shortages_to_worsen_without_increases_in_residency_tr.pdf">short 90,000 physicians</a>.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:25:47 +0000 Nancy Wang 33539 at http://wunc.org Not Enough Doctors? How The Medical Education System Is Contributing To The Shortage Measles, Mumps And Polio, Oh My! Anti-Vaxxers Bring Back Diseases, Nothing's Changing Their Minds http://wunc.org/post/measles-mumps-and-polio-oh-my-anti-vaxxers-bring-back-diseases-nothings-changing-their-minds <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In April of last year, a North Carolina resident developed a fever and rash shortly after returning from a trip to India. He</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;had contracted measles abroad, and by the end of May, the North Carolina Division of Public Health identified 22 more cases of measles in the area. Many of those infected, including the initial patient, had not been vaccinated against the disease.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:26:49 +0000 Nancy Wang 32338 at http://wunc.org Measles, Mumps And Polio, Oh My! Anti-Vaxxers Bring Back Diseases, Nothing's Changing Their Minds How Speed Dating And A Nobel Prize Determines the Next Generation Of Doctors http://wunc.org/post/how-speed-dating-and-nobel-prize-determines-next-generation-doctors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Next Friday, over 17,000 U.S. medical students will find out exactly what kind of doctor they will become. The process is called ‘the match’, and it works more like high-stakes speed dating than a job application process.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During the last year of medical school, much like in high school, medical students apply to residency programs across the country. The programs then send invitations to select applicants to interview at their institution.</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For some residency fields such as family medicine, students may only have to interview at a handful of institutions because there are more spots than there are U.S. students applying for that field. But for many other fields, such as plastic surgery or ophthalmology, students often interview at 15 or more places in order to have a good chance at matching. The process takes up to 3 months and can cost thousands of dollars. (Students are expected to pay these costs themselves.)</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Nancy Wang 32080 at http://wunc.org How Speed Dating And A Nobel Prize Determines the Next Generation Of Doctors Printing Organs with Stem Cells And Two Other Ways NC Projects Might Save The World http://wunc.org/post/printing-organs-stem-cells-and-two-other-ways-nc-projects-might-save-world <p>With the abundance of universities, industry and research companies, it's no surprise that North Carolina is a leader in innovation. Here are three cutting-edge medical and science advancements developed locally that may soon have global effects<strong>.</strong></p><p><strong>1. Printing Organs with Stem Cells</strong></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:27:04 +0000 Nancy Wang 31956 at http://wunc.org Printing Organs with Stem Cells And Two Other Ways NC Projects Might Save The World