The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Oct 11, 2018  |  The Abstract

Detecting Gluons Inside Pions: 5 Questions With NC State Physicists Patrick Barry and Chueng Ji

Researchers from NC State University have determined the probability of finding a gluon inside the pion. The Abstract talks with them about what this finding means for our understanding of how the universe works.

Oct 8, 2018  |  The Abstract

Assessing How Florence Affected the Very Ground We Stand On

After Florence, experts moved in to assess the damage. NC State's Brina Montoya was one of them.

Oct 3, 2018  |  The Abstract

Complex Factors Can Drive the Emergence and Evolution of Plant Pathogens

New research sheds light on factors that contribute to the rise -- and spread -- of plant diseases.

Sep 28, 2018  |  The Abstract

10 North Carolina Sports Legends

Ten (often overlooked) sports legends with North Carolina roots.

Sep 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

‘Rounding Up’ Beats Traditional Fundraising Requests

What's the best way to solicit donations for charity?

Sep 19, 2018  |  The Abstract

Top Vegetables Grown in North Carolina

Support NC farms -- eat your veggies!

Sep 18, 2018  |  The Abstract

What’s the Value of Lost Recreation Days From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill?

How do you calculate the cost of people not showing up?

Sep 6, 2018  |  The Abstract

Changing the Landscape of Graduate Education

Problems related to food, energy and water are becoming increasingly complex. NC State is taking a new approach to prepare the scientists who will solve them.

Sep 6, 2018  |  The Abstract

Beyond Bacon & BBQ: 11 Foods Associated With North Carolina

North Carolina has many unique meat products that deserve recognition.

Sep 4, 2018  |  The Abstract

Building a Sound Map of Raleigh – for Science

Sound can affect everything from human health to the well-being of wildlife, but there is very little data on the levels and types of sound in U.S. cities.

Aug 30, 2018  |  The Abstract

Building New Tools to Study the Epigenome

Researchers are developing molecular-scale tools that can monitor and/or modify the epigenome.

Aug 29, 2018  |  The Abstract

What Is the Epigenome? What is Epigenetics?

Most people know that genetics is the study of genes, but what is epigenetics?

Aug 1, 2018  |  The Abstract

Envisioning Research Winners Capture Insights Into the World Around Us

The winners of this year’s Envisioning Research contest demonstrate the many ways research offers new perspectives on our world.

Jul 17, 2018  |  The Abstract

Following the Path: Making Huge Calculations Predictable

New approach narrows down huge calculations – like those involved in quantum physics – by focusing on a single, predictive parameter.

Jul 2, 2018  |  The Abstract

10 North Carolina Musicians Who Shaped American Music

Ten legendary musicians that make a case for the importance of North Carolina as a root source for American sound.