The Abstract: NC State's research blog
Feb 10, 2015
Exploring the Deep Sea: Adventures of a Researcher in the Field
For centuries, scientists thought that all life depended on the sun. They were wrong.
Feb 9, 2015
The Cankerworm Chronicles
Cankerworms can be a serious threat to trees and other vegetations -- and researchers are taking an active role in finding ways to combat them.
Feb 6, 2015
Fish Pee Helps Keep Coastal Ecosystems Healthy, Thriving
Researchers find that pristine Caribbean coral reefs would be quite a bit less pristine without the proper levels of fish pee.
Jan 29, 2015
What Google Fiber May Mean for North Carolina, NC State and R&D
NC State experts discuss what Google Fiber may mean for research and economic development in the Triangle region and at NC State.
Jan 20, 2015
This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Helen Huang
Meet Helen Huang, a biomedical engineer whose work aims to improve the quality of life of people with physical disabilities.
Jan 14, 2015
New Material, Technique Efficiently Produce Hydrogen, Syngas Fuel Feedstock
Researchers have developed a technique that uses a new catalyst to convert methane and water into hydrogen and a fuel feedstock called syngas with the assistance of solar power.
Jan 5, 2015
Mezcal and Markets: One Battle in the War Over Mexico’s Agave Spirits
In 2011 and 2012, Mexico was the site of a battle over precisely how agave-based liquors could be branded or marketed. In the end, as outlined in a new paper in the journal Gastronomica, U.S. bartenders, retailers, and consumers played a key role in the debate – which raises some interesting questions about how to best protect local food customs and producers.
Dec 22, 2014
2014 Research Round-Up Quiz
NC State researchers do amazing work. To see if you’ve been paying attention, we decided to highlight some fun science stories from the past year in a quiz.
Dec 18, 2014
Will Rapprochement Mean New Research Collaborations Between Cuba and the U.S.?
We asked Ruben Carbonell, National Academies member, Cuban American, and professor at NC State, what the rapprochement between Cuba and the U.S. may mean for fostering relationships and collaborations between U.S. research institutions and their Cuban counterparts.
Dec 16, 2014
Religion and Politics in Japan: A Conversation With Religion Scholar Levi McLaughlin
In the wake of Japan's recent national elections, we talk to scholar Levi McLaughlin about the role of religion in Japanese politics (and why no one talks about it).