The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Mar 21, 2018  |  The Abstract

Could Insects Help Us Find New Yeasts for Big Business?

Yeasts are tiny fungi – but they play key roles in producing everything from beer and cheese to industrial chemicals and biofuels.

Mar 12, 2018  |  The Abstract

Cloud-Computing Tool Moves From the Lab to the Marketplace

How one NC State researcher's work has gone from the lab to a thriving company.

Mar 8, 2018

Who Can Name the Most North Carolina Wildlife?

NC State researchers in environmental education study how students learn about biodiversity and whether they have an interest in conservation biology – protecting wildlife species in the future.

Mar 5, 2018  |  The Abstract

Tackling Perceived Bias in Engineering Education

NC State researchers are taking the lead in understanding and addressing perceived bias in engineering education programs across the country.

Mar 1, 2018  |  The Abstract

Finding New Drugs, Faster

NC State is launching a drug discovery initiative to reinvigorate the hunt for powerful new drugs.

Feb 28, 2018  |  The Abstract

Using Data to Tell Stories That Solve Problems

NC State statistician Alyson Wilson works with a variety of scientists to help them use their data to solve big problems.

Feb 21, 2018  |  The Abstract

Flowers Aren’t Enough: How Urban Heat Affects Bee Populations

In cities, even gardens rich with flowers do not have the same bee abundance or diversity as natural areas. Why not?

Feb 14, 2018  |  The Abstract

What Do You Get When You Cross an Airplane With a Submarine?

The EagleRay is the first unmanned, fixed-wing aircraft capable of traveling through the air and underwater – transitioning repeatedly between sky and sea.

Feb 12, 2018  |  The Abstract

Creating a Virtual World-Building Machine for Military Training

Computer researchers are working with the Army to develop new military training tools.

Feb 8, 2018  |  The Abstract

Will a Cold Winter Kill Off Ticks?

Cold weather won’t kill off ticks. But a brutal winter could still have an effect on tick populations. Maybe.