The Abstract: NC State's research blog

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.

Feb 3, 2017  |  The Abstract

Hemline for Hearts: Applying Fashion to Philanthropy

Fashion design students at NC State put their design skills to the test at a recent event that married philanthropy and design.

Feb 1, 2017  |  The Abstract

High-tech Sandbox

Imagine a landscape you can hold in your hands and change at will.

Jan 31, 2017  |  The Abstract

Ahmed Mohamed: From Desert Nomad to Health Researcher

Raised as a nomad in northern Africa, Ahmed Mohamed has found a home in North Carolina helping to solve challenges facing public health.

Jan 19, 2017  |  The Abstract

Sexual Minorities at Greater Risk of Suicidal Behavior, Being Victims of Violence

Sexual minorities are more likely than heterosexuals to be victims of physical violence and to exhibit suicidal behavior, according to a recently published study.

Jan 9, 2017  |  The Abstract

This is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Mira Abed

How a fascination with color led one researcher from fashion design to solar cell technology.

Jan 1, 2017  |  The Abstract

Untangling Complex Interactions – With Lasers

Want to know exactly why and how a superconductor works on the atomic level? Hit it with laser pulses.