The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Aug 15, 2016

From Competition to Exhibition: Arts in the Olympic Games

Gold medals for music? NC State professor writes about the Olympic history of arts competitions and how they were phased out.

Aug 9, 2016  |  Faculty and Staff

NC State Boosts Efforts to Commercialize Research Discoveries

NC State has announced that seven projects will receive support from its Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, aimed at moving innovative discoveries from the lab bench to the marketplace in areas ranging from the development of new antibiotics to the creation of faster, more accurate medical diagnostic tools.

Aug 4, 2016  |  The Abstract

SARS and the Communication Challenges of Global Public Health

The spread of the Zika virus has brought global attention to the issue of epidemics – and the international public health and communications challenges that go with them. Challenges that are similar to those posed by the SARS outbreak more than a decade ago.

Aug 2, 2016  |  Partners

NC State to Form NSF-Funded Center for Advanced Electronics Through Machine Learning With UIUC and Georgia Tech

The new center will speed up the design and verification of microelectronic circuits and systems, reducing development costs and time-to-market for manufacturers of microelectronic products, especially integrated circuits.

Aug 1, 2016  |  The Abstract

A Mountain of a Mystery

New methods allow geologists to create a picture of what the Hangay Dome looked like when first formed – and give them a more dependable way to uncover its history and age.

Aug 1, 2016  |  The Abstract

Space, Bees and Cancer: Announcing the Research Image Winners

Simulating the aftermath of an exploding star. Capturing a bee in mid-flight. Tracking how cancer cells move through the blood stream. These are the images that captured first place in NC State’s first Research Image Contest.

Jul 27, 2016  |  The Abstract

NC State Named a Research ‘Rising Star’

NC State ranks third in North America on a list of 100 institutions that increased contributions to a selection of top academic journals, according to a new report on research “rising stars” conducted by Nature.

Jul 22, 2016  |  The Abstract

Successful Innovation: A Field Guide to the Psychology of Change

The word “innovation” gets thrown around a lot, often in regard to the development of new products or services. But what predicts how people will respond to new things or ideas?

Jul 14, 2016  |  The Abstract

Cleaning Up Brownfield Sites Benefits Environment, Nearby Property Values

Cleaning up contaminated properties can benefit more than just the environment, according to recently published research.

Jul 13, 2016  |  The Abstract

A Different Kind of Field Work

Ft. Bragg’s 83rd Civil Affairs Battalion and NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine created a pilot program to train Civil Affairs soldiers and medics in some basic veterinary care for farm animals.