The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Dec 14, 2018

As Hunting Declines, Efforts Grow to Broaden the Funding Base for Wildlife Conservation

Much of the money for wildlife conservation in the United States comes from taxes and fees paid by sportsmen. But as fewer Americans take up hunting, wildlife managers need other funding sources.

Dec 12, 2018  |  The Abstract

Hurricane Flooding Affects Lumbee River Basin

As the global population has exploded over the last century, nitrogen has become one of the most common water contaminants in the world.

Dec 7, 2018  |  The Abstract

How Big Can Snowflakes Be?

Snowflakes can get pretty darn big.

Dec 5, 2018  |  The Abstract

Experts Lay Out Options For Future of Energy Storage in North Carolina

A report by NC State experts details energy storage options to inform energy policy.

Nov 29, 2018  |  The Abstract

Do Insects Fart? (They Sure Do!)

Do bugs fart? You bet. In fact, some of them pass an enormous amount of gas.

Nov 28, 2018  |  The Abstract

Salmonella, Gene Swapping and Antibiotic Resistance: Five Questions with Sid Thakur

Sid Thakur compared the genomes of over 200 different strains of Salmonella, looking for genetic similarities across strains. He spoke with the Abstract about what this work can tell us, and how it may help to keep us and our food supply safe.

Nov 27, 2018  |  The Abstract

What The Climate Assessment Tells Us About Impacts to North Carolina

The fourth National Climate Assessment has a lot to say about the future of North Carolina and the Southeast.

Nov 27, 2018  |  The Abstract

How 21st Century Tech Can Shed Light On 19th Century Newspapers

Scholars are using digital humanities tools in an attempt to organize research on thousands of images found in 19th century newspapers.

Nov 20, 2018

Living with Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My

We can’t avoid conflict with predators, but we can find better ways to respond.

Nov 12, 2018  |  The Abstract

Measuring the Role of Social Networks in Entrepreneurship

NC State aims to measure how social networks influence innovation and entrepreneurship.

Nov 7, 2018  |  The Abstract

Researchers.One – A New Model for Open Access Publishing and Peer Review

Researchers develop genuinely open-access peer review publication platform they believe will promote academic freedom, broaden dissemination and even help improve the quality of scientific research.

Nov 1, 2018  |  The Abstract

Building Better Predictions From Polls

Inaccurate 2016 election predictions weren’t due to shy voters or flawed surveys, but to excessive averaging over multiple polls. An NC State statistician proposes a better model.

Oct 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

A Calculated Risk: Researchers Calculate Priority Index for Leptospirosis Risk in Brazil

In a bid to reduce Leptospirosis in Brazil, researchers have developed a risk-based priority index for all 26 Brazilian states, to help public health officials target areas most likely to be affected.

Oct 23, 2018  |  The Abstract

Salmonella Loves Hydrogen Peroxide – And Helps Your Body Make More of It

Salmonella is super effective in making us sick because it turns the body’s defense mechanism to its advantage. New research describes just how Salmonella does what it does.

Oct 16, 2018  |  The Abstract

Not All Analyses Are Equal: Physicists Create Guidelines for Non-Equilibrium Measurements of Many-Body Systems

When it comes to non-equilibrium physics, not all assumptions are created equal.