Water-Repelling Coating Made by Wingate Student

Fun with Science Oystein Fjeldberg, Staff Writer As part of his internship with United Protective Technologies, senior Sam Efird of Wingate University has developed a superhydrophobic coating that can be easily applied onto a surface in order to make it perfectly water-repelling. For a little over a year, chemistry business major Sam Efird has workedContinue reading “Water-Repelling Coating Made by Wingate Student”

Three scientists receive Nobel Prizes for their work developing ‘world’s smallest machines’

The Road to Molecular Machines Oystein Fjeldberg, Staff Writer The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be awarded to three scientists who have developed molecules that can be controlled in unique ways, according to the prize announcement by the Nobel Committee for Chemistry on October 5. Their efforts may lead to the advent of sophisticatedContinue reading “Three scientists receive Nobel Prizes for their work developing ‘world’s smallest machines’”

Students are encouraged to take Astronomy class offered next semester

Faculty Profile – Dr. Grant Thompson Oystein Fjeldberg, Staff Writer Dr. Grant Thompson teaches the popular astronomy class at Wingate University, where students learn how to tell the time by the phase of the Moon, how stars move across the sky during the year, how our Solar System is held together, and why stars haveContinue reading “Students are encouraged to take Astronomy class offered next semester”

Space Travel becomes reality

Better get your rockets ready…..its time for a space mission.  Asherel Kaseorg, Staff Writer   Have you ever wished you could just leave this planet and go be a hermit for awhile? Good news- according to President Barack Obama, NASA has plans to send humans to Mars. Obama says, “We have set a clear goalContinue reading “Space Travel becomes reality”

Environmentally Friendly Plastics @ Wingate

Professor to Research an Environmentally Friendly Plastic Creation at Wingate  Øystein Fjeldberg, Staff Writer           This summer Wingate University professor Dr. Shakena Daniel started her work on a research project that could have a great impact. The goal is to create a kind of plastic that can be disposed with noContinue reading “Environmentally Friendly Plastics @ Wingate”

Proxima B, Unknown Earth like Planet

Possibility of New Life Christina Kroeger, Staff Writer  Just recently, there has been findings and proof of an Earth-like planet orbiting a star about 4.22 light-years away. Astronomers call this planet, Proxima B. Proxima B is measured to be one and a third times the size of earth and is surviving in a habitable zoneContinue reading “Proxima B, Unknown Earth like Planet”