Stories From 2011

Dec 6, 2011

Researcher Explains How Santa Delivers Presents in One Night

Don’t believe in Santa Claus? Magic, you say? In fact, science and technology explain how Santa is able to deliver toys to good girls and boys around the world in one night, according to a North Carolina State University researcher.

Dec 5, 2011

NC State Holds Forensic Science Symposium for National and State Law Enforcement

North Carolina State University will hold its fourth annual forensic science symposium –including presentations of cutting-edge crime scene investigation technology and techniques – on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the College of Textiles.

Dec 5, 2011

Oceanic Surveys? There’s an App for that.

Imagine being able to map ocean currents, temperatures, salinity, and depths from your desk in Raleigh, N.C. (By the way, for those of you unfamiliar with North Carolina geography, Raleigh is not a coastal town.) Roy He and his team […]

Dec 5, 2011

Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance (Part III)

Editor’s Note: Readers of The Abstract are generally interested in research, science and technology. People that fall into that camp are often also devotees of science fiction. So, in a throw back to the serialized storytelling of the golden age […]

Dec 2, 2011

Sense & Sensibility: New Technology To Help Engineers Monitor Bridges

Editor’s Note: This post was guest-written by Nate DeGraff of NC State’s College of Engineering. Nearly four in 10 bridges in North Carolina are labeled “deficient” by the state’s Department of Transportation (NCDOT). That doesn’t mean they’re unsafe — NCDOT […]

Dec 1, 2011

Be Our Guest

You’re invited to the first faculty and staff holiday reception at the new chancellor’s residence on Centennial Campus. Join Randy and Susan Woodson on Friday, Dec. 9.

Dec 1, 2011

Archaeologists Find New Evidence Of Animals Being Introduced To Prehistoric Caribbean

An archaeological research team from North Carolina State University, the University of Washington and University of Florida has found one of the most diverse collections of prehistoric non-native animal remains in the Caribbean, on the tiny island of Carriacou. The […]

Nov 30, 2011

Chancellor’s Fall Highlights

Here's to movers, shakers and moving forward: Chancellor Randy Woodson sums up a successful semester and gives a 2012 preview.

Nov 30, 2011

NC State Breaks Ground on First Centennial Campus Student Housing

North Carolina State University will break ground on its first student housing project on Centennial Campus. The groundbreaking ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Centennial Campus Oval, located near the cluster of engineering buildings […]

Nov 30, 2011

Libraries Pushing Books for Holidays

The NCSU Libraries proudly presents its recommendations for good holiday reads.