The Abstract: NC State's research blog
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.
Sep 15, 2014 | The Abstract
This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State: De Anna Beasley
De Anna Beasley discusses her work as an insect ecologist, studying the effects of environmental stress on insect development and function.
Sep 12, 2014 | The Abstract
The Night of the Elephants: Adventures of a Scientist in the Field
Scientists are more likely to have adventures than many people with more mundane jobs. Stephanie Schuttler is a good example.
Sep 11, 2014 | Campus Life
This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Erin Seekamp
Erin Seekamp discusses her work as a social scientist studying communities' ability to respond to climate change.
Sep 10, 2014 | The Abstract
Polarization Imaging Reveals New Views of Hunt Library, Insight into Exciting Field of Research
These two photos of the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library use a false-color technique to reveal a characteristic of light called polarization.