The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Sep 27, 2016

NSF-funded Afterschool Program Powering Up in Durham

Middle school students in Durham will have time to explore electrical engineering and computer science as part of a 3-year, National Science Foundation project NC State is leading.

Sep 26, 2016  |  The Abstract

The Next Generation of Greenhouses May Be Power Plants

Researchers from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill are launching a project to develop next generation greenhouses with built-in solar cells that make use of the entire spectrum of solar light.

Sep 21, 2016  |  The Abstract

Revealing the Past at Oberlin Cemetery

A partnership between historians, anthropologists, preservationists and geologists is unraveling the mystery and history of Oberlin Cemetery, and they’re using some surprising technologies to do it.

Sep 19, 2016  |  The Abstract

Atom Art: Beauty at the Atomic Scale

Nature makes beautiful patterns with atoms.

Sep 16, 2016  |  The Abstract

Mosquitoes, Zika and Biotech Regulation

Biotech policy expert Jennifer Kuzma argues that authorities are missing an opportunity to revise outdated rules related to modern innovations in biotechnology.

Sep 14, 2016  |  The Abstract

Researchers Eye Gaming As Tool for Boosting Computer Science Skills, Diversity in Middle Schools

An interdisciplinary team of researchers is launching an initiative that will use a custom-designed video game to boost computational thinking in middle school science classrooms and foster diversity in the sciences.

Sep 12, 2016  |  The Abstract

NC State Faculty, Students Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues in Jordan

As part of a larger excavation at the ancient city of Petra, NC State faculty and students discovered two marble statues of the mythological goddess Aphrodite.

Sep 8, 2016  |  The Abstract

Simulation Highlights Potential For Low-Cost Security Imaging Device

NC State researchers have used computer models to demonstrate the viability of a low-cost security imaging device that makes use of inexpensive radio components. Functional prototypes are under development and would be orders of magnitude less expensive than existing imaging devices.

Sep 6, 2016  |  The Abstract

Forecasting Ocean ‘Weather’

Fishermen, offshore oil workers and even surfers can check the Atlantic's "ocean weather" thanks to a model prediction tool created by Ruoying He and his team.

Sep 2, 2016  |  The Abstract

NC Sea Grant/NC Space Grant Award First Joint Fellowships

NC State students Lindsey Smart and Seth Theuerkauf are recipients of the first graduate research fellowships offered jointly by North Carolina Sea Grant and North Carolina Space Grant.