Stories From 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Holiday Crop

NC State has a tight connection to North Carolina's prolific poinsettia industry.

Dec 20, 2012

Balancing Act

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.

Dec 19, 2012

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 – […]

Dec 19, 2012

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.

Dec 19, 2012

‘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, […]

Dec 19, 2012

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.

Dec 19, 2012

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 […]

Dec 18, 2012

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.

Dec 18, 2012

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.

Dec 18, 2012

Carmichael Gym Announces Challenge Winners

The Carmichael Gym has announced the winners of the “Lose Big, Win Big” fitness challenge.

Dec 18, 2012

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 […]

Dec 17, 2012

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 […]

Dec 16, 2012

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.

Dec 13, 2012

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 […]

Dec 13, 2012

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.