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January 10, 2018

The Atomic Dynamics of Rare Everlasting Electric Fields

Confirming a theoretical model required blasting a sample at 3,000 degrees with neutrons

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 [...]

November 17, 2015

Farsiu Named Senior Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

Sina Farsiu, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, ophthalmology, computer science, and electrical and computer engineering, will join eight of his colleagues around the world as a senior area editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. The journal covers novel theory, algorithms, [...]

November 13, 2015

HTC Vive: A New Dimension of Creativity

“I just threw eggs at the robot!” grad student , a fellow biomedical engineering master’s student. “He just said, ‘Thank you for the egg, human. Give me another one.’ It was really fun.” In what world does one throw eggs at grateful robots? In the virtual world of the HTC Vive, a 360 degree room- [...]

November 11, 2015

Photo Essay: Duke Engineers for International Development in 2015

Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) is a student organization that sends student-led groups to locations around the globe to assess and implement engineering projects that spur development. After working with communities to identify their needs, the teams collaborate with professors [...]

November 10, 2015

Fred Boadu Returns to Ghana to Fill Research Gaps

African academics living abroad are a rich source of expertise for the continent’s universities to tap into. In this film we meet Fred Boadu, who left Ghana to pursue an engineering career in the United States more than 20 years ago. He is now a professor of civil and enviornmental engineering at [...]

November 09, 2015

New Technology Colors In the Infrared Rainbow

Researchers have devised a technology that can bring true color to infrared imaging systems, like the one used to track Arnold Schwarzenegger through the jungle in the movie “Predator.” Traditional infrared imaging systems may look colorful on screen, with warm objects appearing redder and whiter [...]

November 04, 2015

Duke Pioneers Pathway to Philanthropy for Entrepreneurs Through New Program

Entrepreneurs who are passionate about Duke University now have a new vehicle that allows them to support the university by leveraging their start-ups. The new DukeOne program enables entrepreneurs to pledge 1 percent of their company to Duke, deferring their gift until they have sold their company [...]

November 04, 2015

Campus-Wide Autism Research App Collaboration Wins Duke Teamwork Award

This past spring, Apple released a new open source software framework known as ResearchKit, which allowed for the creation of new apps geared toward medical research. Duke immediately planned to get involved. Bringing together 25 faculty and staff from across 11 schools and departments, a group of [...]

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