NC State has a tight connection to North Carolina's prolific poinsettia industry.
Roland Kays deftly balances his two new roles: lab director of the new Nature Research Center in the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and research associate professor in the College of Natural Resources.
Visualize This: Inside a Dinosaur’s Brain
Want to know how well a dinosaur could see, hear and smell? Get inside its head! That’s what a group of researchers from the U.K. and U.S. did when they recreated the brain of a therizinosaur called Erlikosaurus andrewsi – […]
Smoothing the Path for New Hires
Life will soon be a lot easier for new employees, thanks to a team creating an onboarding center on campus.
‘Gold Standard’ Cotton Genome Sequenced
An international consortium with representatives from most of the world’s major cotton-producing countries, led by Regents Professor Andrew Paterson of the University of Georgia and including Candace Haigler, a North Carolina State University professor of crop science and plant biology, […]
NC State Awarded $9 Million to Make Installing Home Solar Energy Systems Easier, Less Expensive
A new grant to North Carolina State University and several partners could make installing rooftop solar energy systems much less expensive and time consuming.
Trivial Pursuits: The Abstract’s 2012 Quiz
The Abstract staff will be taking off for a couple of weeks to prepare for 2012. In an attempt to amuse and entertain ourselves you, we’ve pulled together a quick quiz on some of the research we’ve written about over […]
Emergency Exercise Planned for January
Our final reminder that NC State will hold a full-scale emergency exercise from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, while students are away on winter break.
Engineers Make Top 10 Breakthroughs List
A project led in part by NC State engineers has been named among the “Physics World's” top 10 scientific breakthroughs for the year.
Carmichael Gym Announces Challenge Winners
The Carmichael Gym has announced the winners of the “Lose Big, Win Big” fitness challenge.
Researchers Use Liquid Metal to Create Wires That Stretch Eight Times Their Original Length
Researchers from North Carolina State University have created conductive wires that can be stretched up to eight times their original length while still functioning. The wires can be used for everything from headphones to phone chargers, and hold potential for […]
Engineers’ Neutrino Communications Named a Top 10 Physics Breakthrough
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post that first ran on the website of NC State’s College of Engineering. Research that produced the world’s first message sent using tiny neutrino particles — a project led in part by NC State […]
Fall 2012 Graduates Celebrate on Social Media
More than 3,500 transformational NC State students became transformational alumni on Saturday, Dec. 15. See how they celebrated their achievement on social media.
NC State Study Offers Insight Into Converting Wood to Bio-Oil
New research from North Carolina State University provides molecular-level insights into how cellulose – the most common organic compound on Earth and the main structural component of plant cell walls – breaks down in wood to create “bio-oils” which can […]
Reviving Small-Town North Carolina
The College of Design’s Community Design Initiative is working hard to invigorate small country towns across the state, including Ramseur in Randolph County.