The Abstract: NC State's research blog
Oct 20, 2014 | Campus Life
Thanks to the real-world ingenuity of NC State textile and engineering students, there’s a passel of elephants in South Africa who’ll find it impossible to forget which villages they’re supposed to avoid.
Oct 13, 2014 | The Abstract
The Devil’s in The Details: More Research Needed To Address Synthetic Biology Security Concerns
A new paper examines security risks and policy questions related to the growing field of synthetic biology, highlighting significant gaps in our understanding of the nuts and bolts of lab work in synthetic biology that can contribute to security risks.
Oct 8, 2014 | The Abstract
Report Outlines Efforts to Boost Diversity in Materials Science and Engineering Community
NC State played a leadership role in crafting a new national report addressing the lack of diversity in materials science and engineering.
Oct 3, 2014 | The Abstract
Coating Nanotubes with Aluminum Oxide Lowers Risk of Lung Injury
A new study finds that coating multiwalled carbon nanotubes with aluminum oxide reduces the risk of lung scarring, or pulmonary fibrosis, in mice.
Sep 30, 2014 | The Abstract
The Root(worm) of the Problem: Unexpected Obstacles on the Road to Research
Scientists often have to spend an enormous amount of time becoming experts in things outside their field of study in order to do research they think is important. This is where a corn-eating beetle and a guy named Clay Chu come in.
Sep 29, 2014 | The Abstract
This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State: Makita Phillips
Makita Phillips talks about her research into insulators for use with superconductors.
Sep 25, 2014 | The Abstract
Molting Tougher on the Mayfly Than Previously Thought
Mayflies undergo a stressful shortness of breath while molting, or shedding their skins. A new paper describes this serendipitous finding.
Sep 24, 2014 | The Abstract
Engineering A Better Food Bank
How an NC State engineering professor is helping food banks help those in need.
Sep 23, 2014 | The Abstract
Fast Facts about Cutting Boards and Food Safety in Your Kitchen
Anything that touches your food can be a source of contamination and foodborne illness – including cutting boards. Learn what you can do to limit the risk of foodborne illness.
Sep 22, 2014 | The Abstract
This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State: Sasha Ishmael
Sasha Ishmael explains how a childhood fear led to her research on superconductors.