The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Oct 17, 2016

Citizen Scientists Needed to Find NC’s Candid Critters

North Carolina scientists are looking for volunteers to help with the largest-ever camera trap study of wildlife. Find out how you can get involved.

Oct 14, 2016  |  The Abstract

A Healthy Start for All

Natural resources researchers team up on a national project to end childhood obesity and its racial disparities.

Oct 3, 2016  |  The Abstract

Study Sniffs Out Effects of Dogs, Humans on Wildlife

Exploring a protected forest like Umstead State Park in Raleigh with your dog sounds like a relaxing way to enjoy nature. But how much does your visit disturb wildlife?

Sep 28, 2016  |  The Abstract

NC State Leads NSF Program to Train Future Leaders at Nexus of Big Data and Materials Science

NC State and NC Central are launching an NSF-funded program to create a new generation of scientists who work at the crossroads of big data and materials science.

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Biotech policy expert Jennifer Kuzma argues that authorities are missing an opportunity to revise outdated rules related to modern innovations in biotechnology.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