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A dashboard view from a vehicle taking measurements of certain types of pollutants during rush hour in Atlanta

July 21, 2017

Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

In-car measurements of pollutants that cause oxidative stress found exposure levels for drivers to be twice as high as previously believed.

September 14, 2016

New Study Abroad Program Designed for Engineering Students

New "Duke-In" program provides a study abroad option for engineering students that also counts toward graduation course requirements

September 12, 2016

Connecting the Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer with Big Data

Duke’s Data+ program explores the connection between type 2 diabetes and pancreatic cancer in the Duke electronic medical record

September 06, 2016

Coulter Partnership 2016: Five research teams funded for projects focused on improving human health

Five teams of biomedical engineers and clinicians have received one-year grants for research through the 2016 Coulter-Duke Translational Partnership. This year’s recipients are developing devices that range from a robotic surgical assist device for improving corneal transplant to a point-of-care [...]

August 29, 2016

Distinguishing Solar Panels from Swimming Pools

Duke students and researchers are using deep learning to autonomously spot solar panels from the sky

August 23, 2016

Hacking into a Bionic Ear

Engineering student Vinay Nagaraj uses his experience hacking cochlear implants to land an internship designing wearables to improve children’s language skills.

August 15, 2016

Setting Robots in Motion, Quickly and Efficiently

How can a drone get from one place to another in a forest, without colliding with any trees? How can a robot pick up a bolt and insert it into a casing, without smashing into any of the other moving objects in a crowded factory? Our ability to find a solution to this problem – which is called [...]

August 11, 2016

Directly Reprogramming a Cell's Identity with Gene Editing

Researchers use CRISPR to turn connective tissue directly into neuronal cells with better results than previous methods.

August 08, 2016

Slowly Pulling Proteins Apart Reveals Unexpected Path to Stability

By slowly pulling apart a protein called Protein S, researchers have discovered a previously unknown stable conformation made possible by a little help from its best friend.

August 03, 2016

Perpetual “Ice Water”: Stable Solid-Liquid State Revealed in Nanoparticles

Imagine pouring a glass of ice water and having the ice cubes remain unchanged hours later, even under a broiler’s heat or in the very back corner of the freezer. That’s fundamentally the surprising discovery recently made by an international group of researchers led by an electrical engineering [...]

August 02, 2016

ECE Welcomes Six Summer Interns from IIT

This summer, Duke’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) welcomed six students from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) educational system as part of an ongoing collaboration. First started in 2012 as a result of discussions between IIT-Gandhinagar (IIT-GN) Director Sudhir [...]

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