Media Coverage

Check out the latest media coverage of Duke engineering research and education.

The Times of India | April 26, 2017

Air Pollution in India Reducing Solar Power Yield by 17-25%: Study

Featuring Mike Bergin

Mike Bergin's recent study on solar panels shows that atmospheric air pollution may be reducing the energy yield of solar power systems in north India by 17-25 per cent annually.


The New York Times | April 26, 2017

No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car

Featuring Missy Cummings

Missy Cummings comments on the potential future of flying cars, as startup company Kitty Hawk debut's its "Flyer" prototype.


Engadget | April 17, 2017

Computer Models Help Form New Magnetic Materials

Featuring Stefano Curtarolo

Digital models take the guesswork out of making viable magnets, producing two brand new magnetic materials.


medGadget | April 12, 2017

Scientists Now Able to Target Drugs at Select Neurons

Featuring Michael Tadross

Michael Tadross debuts his DART technique that can deliver drugs to specific types of neurons.


The Engineer | April 7, 2017

Metamaterial Yields Orders-of-Magnitude Improvement to Infrared Sensors

Featuring Willie Padilla

Willie Padilla has developed a metamaterial sensor that is fast, sensitive and efficient enough to detect specific wavelengths of electromagnetic energy while on the move.


The Engineer | April 5, 2017

Spray-On Memory Could Give Flexibility to Digital Storage

Featuring Benjamin Wiley

A new 'spray-on' digital memory could be used to build programmable electronic devices on flexible materials.


The Verge | April 4, 2017

Bouncing Water Droplets Could Be Used to Keep Computer Processors Cool

Featuring Chuan-Hua Chen

Scientists from Duke University and Intel have come up with a new mechanism for keeping high-performance electronics cool: fill their insides with bouncing water droplets.


The Scientist | April 4, 2017

CRISPR Screen Detects Functional Gene Regulation

Featuring Charles Gersbach

A CRISPR-Cas9–based method probes the regulatory roles of noncoding DNA sequences


Duke Magazine | March 16, 2017

Drones Take Research to New Heights

Featuring Missy Cummings, Kris Hauser

Duke Magazine looks at how Professors Missy Cummings and Kris Hauser are exploring the emerging world of using drones and robots for research.


CNBC | March 16, 2017

Betting on the First Disease to be Treated by Gene Editing

Featuring Charles Gersbach

BME Professor Charles Gersbach was one of the first researchers to attempt to treat a disease in live mice using CRISPR. So just how far away are we from real human treatments? "We know CRISPR works and that it works well. But there are challenges in terms of getting therapy to work in humans, to ensure its efficiency, delivery and safety."