Wake Forest University is a private academic institution established in 1834 near Raleigh, North Carolina. Wake Forest University has nearly 7,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Wake Forest University is noted as one of the most connected (WiFi) universities in the nation. WFU has four professional schools; Medicine, Law, Divinity and the Babcock Graduate School of Management. WFU has a high academic standard for admissions and welcomes international students.
Sonar-assisted human navigation
When a biologist who studies bats and a computer scientist cross paths, amazingly cool things can happen.
Hungry bats compete for prey by jamming sonar
In their nightly forays, bats hunting for insects compete with as many as one million hungry roost-mates. A study published today in Science shows that Mexican free-tailed bats jam the sonar of competitors to gai ...
New technology could help make deforested land fertile once again
A new technology being developed by Wake Forest researchers could help reverse the devastating effects of deforestation and mining on the world's largest rainforest.
Novel compound could make finding diseases quicker and easier
(Phys.org) —A new compound created by Wake Forest chemists could help scientists probe the secrets behind deadly forms of cancer, Alzheimer's and heart disease.
Lack of breeding threatens blue-footed boobies' survival
Blue-footed Boobies are on the decline in the Galápagos. A new study appearing in the journal Avian Conservation and Ecology indicates numbers of the iconic birds, known for their bright blue feet and propensity to burst ...
Diving into biodiversity
Victoria Erb stood in the back of the boat with her classmates and watched three sharks cut through the crystal clear water of Belize's Great Blue Hole.
Split-second snapshots of protein development
The birth of a protein is one of the most fundamental aspects of life as we know it, yet, surprisingly, there is still a lot that scientists do not know about them.
3D model measures coal ash spill
With a 3D model created using aerial images from an unmanned aircraft, Wake Forest researchers are providing a new look at the extent of coal ash contaminants leaked into a North Carolina river earlier this ...
Painting robot lends surgeons a hand
(Phys.org) —Would you let an artist perform life-saving surgery on you? You might someday, if the artist is a painting robot.
Could power generated from swimming laps create the next wave in sustainable energy?
With the help of an oscillating water column and a summer undergraduate research grant, sophomore Yinger 'Eagle' Jin discovered waves made by swimmers in the campus pool produce enough electricity to power ...
Digging up prehistoric rural communities
On a cold and windy Saturday morning, 12 students walked onto a tobacco field along the Yadkin River. Carrying shovels, screens and other equipment, they trekked towards a small sectioned off area in the ...
Flying robot will provide a unique view of the world's most biodiverse ecosystem
Soaring over a dense canopy of trees, a flying, insect-like robot developed by Wake Forest researchers will give an unprecedented look at Peru's tropical cloud forest, one of the world's most biodiverse ecosystems.
Toxic tiger moth: Researchers study evolutionary arms race in Arizona desert
(Phys.org) —A battle for evolutionary dominance is raging in Arizona. Nick Dowdy, a graduate student at Wake Forest, spent his summer seeing which contender, the tiger moth or the bat, is prevailing.
An unprecedented threat to Peru's cloud forests
Peru's cloud forests are some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. A profusion of tree and plant species as well as one third of Peru's mammal, bird and frog species make their home in these perennially ...
Engineering at the atomic scale
Brian Shoemaker is helping a national team of scientists answer a million dollar question. Could a substance that resembles baby powder curb global carbon emissions?