research matters

Jul 6, 2017  |  The Abstract

Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation

Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa.

Jul 5, 2017  |  The Abstract

From Transformers to Autonomous Systems

How a passion for cartoon robots led to a career developing a new generation of autonomous systems.

Jun 1, 2017  |  The Abstract

Can Tiny Plumbing Fix Broken Hearts?

Researchers at NC State are helping to advance the field of regenerative medicine.

May 25, 2017  |  The Abstract

You May Be A Scientist And Not Know It

Science is a process, not a collection of facts. (Though the facts are pretty interesting.)

May 17, 2017  |  The Abstract

The Boll Weevil War, or How Farmers and Scientists Saved Cotton in the South

The boll weevil is not much to look at, but it was powerful enough to forge an unprecedented partnership between farmers, legislators and scientists.

Apr 25, 2017  |  The Abstract

From Atoms to Batteries to the Workforce of the Future: Why Research Matters

If you want to build a cell-phone battery as thin as paper that powers your phone for a week, or have an electric vehicle like the Tesla go 500 miles on a single charge and recharge in just 10 minutes, you will have to start thinking small.

Apr 24, 2017  |  The Abstract

The Brave New World of Social Media Screening for New Hires

How social media tracking is tripping up job applicants, employers, and the Trump administration.

Mar 31, 2017  |  The Abstract

The Value of Science is Reflected in Your Everyday Decisions

There’s been a fair amount of discussion recently about the value of science and whether it’s worth supporting.