The Abstract: NC State's research blog

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.

Jun 28, 2018  |  The Abstract

6 Expressions Say it All: Language Variation in the Tar Heel State

Six expressions that highlight North Carolina’s unique language tradition.

Jun 27, 2018  |  The Abstract

Compounds Kill C. diff, Don’t Affect Other Gut Bacteria In Vitro

Compound holds promise for controlling C. difficile infections without affecting other bacteria in the gut.

Jun 26, 2018

10 of the Most Diabolical Crop Pests in North Carolina

Ten of the most vexing pests that prey on agriculture in North Carolina.

Jun 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

5 Counties to Watch in North Carolina Politics

These five counties are particularly noteworthy for political observers interested in statewide North Carolina elections.

Jun 21, 2018  |  The Abstract

7 Fascinating NC Arthropods (That You’ve Never Heard Of)

Meet seven little critters that live around North Carolina -- and that you've probably never noticed.

Jun 20, 2018  |  The Abstract

5 (Not So Pretty) Fun Fish to Catch (and Eat) in North Carolina

These NC fish species aren't much to look at -- but they are fun to catch (and good to eat).

Jun 14, 2018  |  The Abstract

6 Must-See 21st Century Documentaries About Life in North Carolina

Six memorable documentaries, released within the past 20 years, that capture the spirit of NC.