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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

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 [...]

October 28, 2015

Trying a New Pulse for Pain Relief

For people with incurable chronic pain, a small device that periodically stimulates the spinal cord with a small electric pulse can bring much needed relief. But the implantable devices don’t work for everyone. And when they do work, only about 60 percent of patients experience a halving of pain [...]

October 26, 2015

CRISPR Brings Precise Control to Gene Expression

Researchers have demonstrated the exceptional specificity of a new way to switch sequences of the human genome on or off without editing the underlying genetic code. Originally discovered as an antiviral system in bacteria, CRISPR/Cas9 is one of the hottest topics in genetic research today. By [...]

October 22, 2015

Meet Pratt's New Faculty for 2015-2016

Meet faculty joining the Pratt School of Engineering during the 2015-2016 academic year Joel Collier: Nudging Immunological Responses Joel Collier will join the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the 2016 spring semester. With a long history of designing self-assembling synthetic peptides and [...]

October 22, 2015

Olivier Delaire: Designing Thermoelectric Materials One Atom at a Time

Olivier Delaire, a scientist probing the atomic phenomena underlying the physical characteristics of materials, will join Duke University’s faculty in January 2016. After seven years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Tennessee-based research campus of the U.S. Department of Energy, [...]

October 21, 2015

Kunshan Workshop Explores Water Impacts Of Unconventional Energy Production In China

Researchers, policymakers, environmental managers and other stakeholders gathered at Duke Kunshan University for a two-day workshop last week to explore the potential impacts of increased unconventional energy exploration on China’s water supply, including Marc Deshusses, professor of civil and [...]

October 19, 2015

Duke Alumni Shore Up Farnham

Fate brought together three graduates of Duke Engineering recently in an effort to patch up a dam in Pittsfield, Mass. Michael Malenfant (MS’98) met Martha Monserrate (BS’81, MS’82) and John Wilkes (MS’84) at the Farnham Dam in a project to reinforce and revitalize the aging structure. Malenfant [...]

October 16, 2015

Welcoming President Xi to Washington D.C.

In late September, Zhiping Mao, a PhD student in Bob Kielb’s MEMS lab, was invited to Washington D.C. as the representative of Duke Chinese students to welcome President Xi Jinping, the current chairman and president of the People's Republic of China. This was the second time President Xi visited [...]

October 15, 2015

Duke Launches Autism Research App with Global Reach

A team of researchers, engineers and software developers from Duke University and the Duke Medical Center has introduced a free iOS app to learn more about autism in young children living around the world. Beginning Thursday, a ResearchKit app called “Autism & Beyond” is being offered from the [...]

October 14, 2015

Teaching Programming Before Coding

Drew Hilton, winner of Duke’s Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award, extends his philosophy to two new online educational tools. How did you get interested in teaching computer programming? I came to Georgia Tech for my undergraduate degree in computer science as one of those kids who taught [...]

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