The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Sep 6, 2017  |  The Abstract

Buggin’ Out: NC State’s Insect Museum Grows

NC State’s Insect Museum, which already includes more than 1.5 million specimens, has now received a gift of 60,000+ insects.

Aug 30, 2017  |  The Abstract

Molecular Motors and Molecular Machines – a Q&A with Gufeng Wang

Researchers create light-driven, motorized molecules capable of drilling holes in membranes of individual cells.

Aug 29, 2017  |  The Abstract

Fatty Acids and Itchy Skin – a Q&A with Santosh Mishra

Researchers pinpoint previously unknown mediators for itch and pain in the skin.

Aug 29, 2017  |  The Abstract

Technique Gives Brewers Data to Improve Fermentation Control

New technique lets brewers monitor fermentation to better control brewing time and quality of future beers.

Aug 4, 2017  |  The Abstract

Notes from Tanzania: Reflections from the Field and Next Steps

Scientists, governments and organizations must collaborate to solve the complex problem of cassava mosaic disease.

Aug 3, 2017  |  The Abstract

Finding Neutrinos – a Q&A with Matthew Green

The world’s smallest neutrino detector has found neutrinos: elusive, electrically neutral particles that interact only weakly with matter.

Aug 3, 2017  |  The Abstract

From Planetary to Microscopic: Winners of the 2017 NC State Research Image Contest

From a map of Mars to the microscopic surface of a leaf that only looks like an alien landscape, see the NC State Research Image Contest winners.

Aug 3, 2017  |  The Abstract

Bedbugs and Mars: Graphics Winners of the 2017 NC State Research Image Contest

The research graphics that captured our imaginations this year.

Aug 3, 2017  |  The Abstract

Leaf Hairs and Molecules: Microscopy Winners of the 2017 NC State Research Image Contest

Microscopy images that grabbed our attention this year.

Aug 3, 2017  |  The Abstract

Beetles and Lightning: Photography Winners of the 2017 NC State Research Image Contest

Research photos that wowed us.