The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Feb 14, 2018  |  The Abstract

What Do You Get When You Cross an Airplane With a Submarine?

The EagleRay is the first unmanned, fixed-wing aircraft capable of traveling through the air and underwater – transitioning repeatedly between sky and sea.

Feb 12, 2018  |  The Abstract

Creating a Virtual World-Building Machine for Military Training

Computer researchers are working with the Army to develop new military training tools.

Feb 8, 2018  |  The Abstract

Will a Cold Winter Kill Off Ticks?

Cold weather won’t kill off ticks. But a brutal winter could still have an effect on tick populations. Maybe.

Feb 5, 2018  |  The Abstract

How Solitary Cockroaches Gave Rise to Social Termites: Tales from Two Genomes

Termites are "social cockroaches." NC State researchers examine the genomes of both termites and cockroaches to find clues about how this evolution occurred.

Feb 5, 2018  |  The Abstract

Envisioning Research: NC State Calls for Research Image Contest Submissions

NC State is calling on grad students, postdocs, faculty and staff to take part in Envisioning Research, the university’s annual research image contest.

Feb 1, 2018  |  The Abstract

Creating an electron-hole liquid at room temperature

NC State physicists create a "blueprint" for creating electron-hole liquids at room temperature.

Jan 30, 2018

Designing Greenways for Diverse Users

Researchers hit the trails to find out who's using urban greenways for recreation. Their results can help improve greenway design.

Jan 30, 2018  |  The Abstract

Energizing African Development

Lack of access to reliable power is termed “energy poverty,” and we are studying efforts to address it.

Jan 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

How Humans Affect Mammal Movement

NC State zoologist Roland Kays explains a new international study of the movements of 57 mammal species, from weasel-like fishers in Albany, New York, to maneless lions in Tsavo, Kenya.

Jan 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

Can You Guess Which Species Has the Most Gut Microbes?

Comparisons of gut microbe diversity are a step toward understanding complex ecosystems that play an important role in the health of species – including our own.