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Extraordinary Research

See the latest from Results, the research and innovation magazine of NC State.


illustration of a robotic jellyfish

Jellyfish Inspire Soft Robots

Bots inspired by jellyfish highlight a technique that uses pre-stressed polymers to make soft robots more powerful.

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An illustration depicts a city putting green energy to work.

Paramagnetic Spins Take Electrons for a Ride

A newly discovered effect could lead to more efficient thermal energy harvesting, such as converting car exhaust heat into electric power to enhance fuel-efficiency.

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Two Thumbs Up For Aye-Ayes

A study led by NC State researchers has found that the lemurs possess small “pseudothumbs” — the first accessory digit ever found in a primate.

A secret finger, revealed