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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.

December 21, 2015

Coastal Marshes More Resilient to Sea-Level Rise than Previously Believed

Accelerating rates of sea-level rise linked to climate change pose a major threat to coastal marshes and the vital carbon capturing they perform. But a new Duke University study finds marshes may be more resilient than previously believed. The research, published this month in the Proceedings of [...]

December 15, 2015

Blue Devils Soar to New Heights

EGR 190: Applied Engineering Design is a hands-on course at Duke that can take students just about anywhere, including tens of thousands of feet in the air. For this year’s capstone project, dubbed the Duke High Altitude Balloon Project, students in the class launched two weather balloons to [...]

December 14, 2015

Duke Electric Vehicles Team Hits Hollywood

During the 2015 Shell Eco-marathon, the Duke Electric Vehicles (DEV) team had quite a showing. Not only did they take 2nd place in their category, their carefully catalogued research into the optimal thickness of their car’s carbon-fiber body won them the Technical Innovation Award. The [...]

December 11, 2015

Mikkelsen Encourages Women in STEM through SPIE Women in Optics Planner

Maiken Mikkelsen, the Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and assistant professor of physics at Duke, was featured in this year’s SPIE Women in Optics planner. Each year since 2005, SPIE—the international society for optical engineering—has produced the [...]

December 09, 2015

Medieval Art Gets a Modern Twist

A new hands-on exhibit at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke gives visitors a chance to use technology to color ancient statues. Duke computer scientists and art historians worked with Guillermo Sapiro, the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, to create [...]

December 08, 2015

O'Connor Takes 2nd in Odebrecht Award

Megan O’Connor, a 4th year graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, placed 2nd in this year's Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development. The competition helps bridge the gap between the academic and corporate worlds, and finds solutions that promote sustainability via the transfer [...]

December 07, 2015

Catching Cellular Impacts of Bubbles and Jets

Duke researchers have devised a way to take an in-depth look at a poorly understood phenomenon that commonly occurs in medical procedures using therapeutic ultrasound, such as shattering kidney stones, delivering drugs to cells, and, most recently, breaking the blood-brain barrier. When ultrasonic [...]

December 04, 2015

Nivolet Breaks Computing Records at Pratt

The research group of Guglielmo Scovazzi, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has just completed the deployment of the fastest computer cluster at Pratt. Supported by a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grant from the Army Research Office (ARO) and [...]

November 30, 2015

Interdisciplinary Teams Take a Hands-on Approach to Energy Innovations

Bacteria that eat methane and turn themselves into cattle feed. A solar-powered pressure cooker that sterilizes medical equipment in rural clinics. A fleet of FedEx trucks powered by natural gas that would have been burned off through flare stacks and wasted. Duke students working with Emily M. [...]

November 23, 2015

An Eagle-Eye, Real-Time View of Neural Activity

Researchers have devised a way to watch the details of your neurons at work. Every second of every day, the 100 billion neurons in your brain are capable of firing off a burst of electricity called an action potential up to 100 times per second. For neurologists trying to study how this [...]

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