The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Mar 22, 2017  |  The Abstract

A Hands-On Approach to Environmental Decisions

NC State scientists show how geospatial modeling can help provide faster feedback and better collaboration on complex issues.

Mar 22, 2017  |  The Abstract

Hands-On Model Helps Students Understand Genetic Engineering

A team of faculty and undergraduate researchers have created an interactive, physical model to teach students about genetics and biological processes at the cellular level.

Mar 16, 2017  |  The Abstract

The Importance of African-American Speech: Q&A With Walt Wolfram

Linguistics scholar Walt Wolfram reflects on the importance of understanding and appreciating African-American speech -- a subject he has been devoted to for more than five decades.

Mar 15, 2017  |  The Abstract

How Living Structures Can Better Protect Our Coastline

Researchers are issuing guidelines to create more effective “living shorelines” that protect against coastal erosion while improving environmental quality.

Mar 10, 2017  |  The Abstract

Why Endocrine Disruptors Are Scary – And What You Can Do About It

A new book aims to explain the nature of endocrine disruptors, why they are so widespread, and how you can protect yourself.

Feb 23, 2017  |  The Abstract

Could Greenways Help Fight Chicago Crime?

A crime decrease in neighborhoods surrounding a Chicago greenway built on an abandoned railway line offers a ray of hope amid troubling trends in the Windy City.

Feb 13, 2017  |  The Abstract

Picture This: Announcing NC State’s Second Annual Research Image Contest

NC State's research image contest is open to faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs. Show us what makes your work amazing!

Feb 13, 2017  |  The Abstract

From the Big Red One to ‘The Big Red One’ – War, Movies and Sam Fuller

From obscure arthouse films to big-budget blockbusters, movies are experiences shared by the audience; they reflect our world back to us, often offering insights we never thought of. But what shapes the filmmakers behind the movies?

Feb 6, 2017  |  The Abstract

Playing (Video) Games With Decision Making

Video games can be pure fun — but they can also help us tackle complex problems.

Feb 3, 2017  |  The Abstract

‘Great Pumpkin Project’ Recruits Citizen Scientists to Document Agricultural Biodiversity

A team of biology researchers is recruiting citizen scientists to participate in a study of which microbes and insects visit the same crop plants around the world.