NC State's Audio Abstract https://news.ncsu.edu/ A podcast that explores both innovative research and the people behind it at NC State. We’ll feature short conversations about big advances and small ones, studies that may directly impact your life as well as fun quirky findings, and how and why researchers of all stripes do what they do. Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:33:43 +0000 en-US © 2017 NC State University NC State University episodic A podcast that explores both innovative research and the people behind it at NC State. We’ll feature short conversations about big advances and small ones, studies that may directly impact your life as well as fun quirky findings, and how and why researchers of all stripes do what they do. NC State University newstips@ncsu.edu clean https://news.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/NC-State-Audio-Abstract.jpg NC State's Audio Abstract https://news.ncsu.edu/ https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 Podcast: The Aye-Aye’s Secret Finger https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/podcast-the-aye-ayes-secret-finger/ Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:47:36 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=496075 anatomy,aye-aye,college of sciences,lemur,podcast One of the weirdest primates around – the aye-aye – just got weirder. Like, extra finger weirder. Adam Hartstone-Rose and Edwin Dickinson talk about all things aye-aye in this episdoe of Audio Abstract.

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Podcast: Spiders https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/podcast-spiders/ Wed, 02 Oct 2019 16:23:31 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=495326 audio abstract,college of agriculture and life sciences,entomology,podcast,spiders Spiders have a special place in Halloween lore, but they’re more than just scary, hairy, creepy crawlers. Entomologist Matt Bertone joins Audio Abstract to debunk some arachnid myths and share the spidery love.

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Podcast: State Climatologist Kathie Dello https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/podcast-state-climatologist-kathie-dello/ Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:22:57 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=494359 climate,climate change,state climatologist Did you know that the State Climate Office of North Carolina is located here at NC State? Well it is, and recently Kathie Dello was appointed North Carolina’s official state climatologist, making her the climate office’s fifth permanent  – and first female – director. Learn about the role the climate office plays in North Carolina and how it can help our state potentially predict and prepare for the results of a changing climate.

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Podcast: Corpse Flower https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/podcast-corpse-flower/ Tue, 30 Jul 2019 15:06:57 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=492385 college of agriculture and life sciences,corpse flower,Instant Articles,Students The titan arum is also known as the corpse flower due to its distinctive – and unpleasant – smell. Brandon Huber, a horticultural graduate student, received a tiny one pound corm, or bulb, from a titan arum back in 2007. Huber nicknamed his plant Remus Lupin in honor of its Wolfpack home. Lupin first bloomed in 2016 and is on schedule to bloom again July 31, 2019. Today we’ll talk with Huber about all things corpse flower.

The Titan Arum is housed at NC State’s Tropical Conservatory, which is managed by the Department of Horticultural Science. For more information about the conservatory, contact Diane Mays.

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Podcast: Planetary Geology Part 2 https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/planetary-geology-part-2/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 18:35:14 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=491378 college of sciences,planetary geology,podcast,research In part 1, we spoke with Paul Byrne about what planetary geology is. In part 2, we’ll talk about Venus and our other solar system neighbors, and what planets need to be habitable.

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Podcast: Planetary Geology, Part 1 https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/planetary-geology-part-1/ Tue, 04 Jun 2019 13:23:08 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=490074 audio abstract,college of sciences,geology,planetary geology,podcast,research How and why do planets look the way they do? What can Earth tell us about other planets – and vice versa? Paul Byrne, NC State planetary geologist, explains how tectonic, volcanic and impact processes shape planetary surfaces – and what they can teach us about both distant worlds and our own. In part 1 of this two part podcast, we’ll talk about what planetary geology is. In part 2 we’ll explore fascinating facts about our solar system neighbors.

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Podcast: Smart Clothing https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/smart-clothing/ Wed, 01 May 2019 19:04:30 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=488466 podcast,the people Wouldn’t it be cool if we could monitor our health by just putting on a shirt? Jesse Jur, associate professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science at NC State thinks so. Audio Abstract talks with him about the emerging field of smart clothing production: what it is, what benefits it may provide, and what the future may hold.

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Podcast: Bartonella https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/podcast-bartonella/ Mon, 01 Apr 2019 15:14:03 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=486914 bartonella,college of veterinary medicine,health and well being,infectious disease,podcast,research news Bartonella is a bacteria most commonly associated with cat scratch disease, which until recently was thought to be a short lived – or self limiting in medical lingo – infection. Bartonella isn’t new – doctors have known about cat scratch disease for almost a century. What is new is its increasing association with a wide variety of ailments, many of them chronic and some of them life-threatening. We talk with Ed Breitschwerdt, infectious disease specialist, doctor of veterinary medicine and Bartonella expert about what this bacteria can do and what researchers are trying to do about it.

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Podcast: Bringing the Middle Ages into the Digital Age https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/medieval-dna/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 21:25:33 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=485758 college of humanities and social sciences,DNA,podcast,research news,the work Tim Stinson is bringing the Middle Ages into the digital age by looking for DNA on medieval manuscript pages.

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Podcast: Physics at Zero Gravity https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/physics-at-zero-gravity/ Thu, 07 Feb 2019 17:36:32 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=484546 college of sciences,faculty and staff,podcast,research,Students,think and do,undergraduate research Physicist Karen Daniels and her students rode the “vomit comet” to test their theories about how best to land spacecraft on asteroids.

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Podcast: The GenX Exposure Study https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/the-genx-exposure-study/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:55:47 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=481392 college of sciences,health and well being,podcast,research news In this episode, Jane Hoppin, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Deputy Director of NC State’s Center for Human Health and the Environment, talks about the GenX Exposure Study. The study is designed to assess whether GenX and related chemicals are detectable in the bodies of Wilmington area residents. 

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Podcast: Pet Safety for the Holidays https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/pet-safety-for-the-holidays/ Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:27:46 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=479826 ARCHIVE-The Abstract,college of veterinary medicine,health,holidays,pets,podcast Brenda Stevens from the College of Veterinary Medicine has tips for keeping pets safe and healthy during holiday celebrations.

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Podcast: Living in Wild Suburbia https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/living-in-wild-suburbia/ Wed, 31 Oct 2018 17:59:05 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=479162 ARCHIVE-The Abstract,college of natural resources,research news,Students,think and do Our idea of idyllic suburban living doesn’t necessarily feature bobcats, but it turns out suburbia is a little bit wilder than we thought. We talk citizen science and wild suburbia with Arielle Parsons, a graduate student here at NC State and a researcher at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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Podcast: Brains! https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/brains/ Wed, 03 Oct 2018 15:55:45 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=478451 ARCHIVE-The Abstract,biology,brain,college of sciences,podcast In this October episode we’re chatting about brains; specifically, about conditions caused by disruption in the brain’s normal function. Learn about Phineas Gage, who survived a metal rod being shot through his skull, as well as syndromes like face blindness, hemifield neglect and phantom limb. Our guests are biology graduate student Jaime Willett and postdoctoral research scholar Amanda Krentzel.

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Podcast: Math in Motion https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/math-in-motion/ Tue, 04 Sep 2018 15:20:55 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=477999 college of sciences,faculty and staff,the people,the work Mathematician Tye Lidman and dancer Michelle Pearson are working together to make two disciplines that people find difficult – math and dance – accessible to a broader audience. Listen as they talk about what they learned from each other during the two-year project. Their collaboration, entitled, “Applied Dance + Inspired Math,” will be performed Sept. 22-23 at NC State’s Stewart Theatre.

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The Beer Episode https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/the-beer-episode/ Wed, 01 Aug 2018 18:04:21 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=477334 ARCHIVE-The Abstract,college of agriculture and life sciences,faculty and staff,the people,the work,think and do In this episode of Audio Abstract, we talk beer brewing with John Sheppard, director of the NC State brewery (yes, we have a brewery here). Sheppard discusses exotic yeast species, sour beer, and shares his thoughts on craft brewing in North Carolina.

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Podcast: Pesticide Resistance Arms Race https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/gould-resistance-arms-race/ Fri, 29 Jun 2018 18:37:46 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=476931 ARCHIVE-The Abstract,college of agriculture and life sciences,faculty and staff,research news In this episode we talk with Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences, about the rising rates of herbicide and pesticide resistance, the current state of the resistance arms race and what we need to do in the future to protect our crops and human health from resistant pests.

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Podcast: You’re Only As Old As You Feel – Sort Of https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/neupert-aging-perception/ Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:07:38 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=476399 ARCHIVE-The Abstract,college of humanities and social sciences,health and well-being,podcast,research news How we feel about aging can affect us psychologically and physically. In this episode of Audio Abstract we talk about our perceptions of and attitudes toward aging with Shevaun Neupert, associate professor of psychology at NC State.

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Podcast: Talking Termites https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/talking-termites/ Tue, 01 May 2018 14:32:44 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=475465 ARCHIVE-The Abstract,college of agriculture and life sciences,podcast,research news Coby Schal is the Blanton J. Whitmire Distinguished Professor of Entomology at NC State. On this episode of NC State’s Audio Abstract we’re going to talk termites – what we know about them and how new research into their pheromones could help us keep them away from our homes.

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Podcast: Molecular Paleontology https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/molecular-paleontology/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:25:20 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=475274 ARCHIVE-The Abstract,podcast,research news,the people,the work,think and do For NC State paleontologist Mary Schweitzer, an accidental discovery – and an open mind – led to a new field of paleontology. Schweitzer talks about the emerging field of molecular paleo – what it is and what it can tell us.

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Podcast: Gerontology and Companion Animals https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/animal-gerontology/ Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:58:05 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=474731 college of veterinary medicine,podcast In this episode of  Audio Abstract, Natasha Olby, the Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rahna M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, talks about the emerging field of gerontology in companion animal medicine.

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Podcast: ‘Barf-proofing’ the Holidays, Part 2 https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/barf-proofing-part-two/ Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:47:45 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=472579 college of agriculture and life sciences,frontpage,health and well-being,podcast In this two-part episode of Audio Abstract, NC State food safety extension specialist Ben Chapman helps us “barf-proof” the holidays. In part two we discuss side dishes, desserts and storing leftovers.

Part one can be found here: https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/barf-proofing-part-one/

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Podcast: ‘Barf-proofing’ the Holidays, Part 1 https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/barf-proofing-part-one/ Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:47:20 +0000 Tracey Peake https://news.ncsu.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=472576 college of agriculture and life sciences,frontpage,health and well-being,homepage news,podcast In this two-part episode of Audio Abstract, NC State food safety extension specialist Ben Chapman helps us “barf-proof” the holidays. In part one we talk turkey – literally – with best practices for cooking your bird.

Part 2 can be found here: https://news.ncsu.edu/podcast/barf-proofing-part-two/

 

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