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Jul 27, 2015
Researchers have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90 billion times a second and could form the basis of optical computing. At its most basic level, your smart phone’s battery is powering billions of transistors...
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Jul 15, 2015
As the inaugural class of one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s first biomedical engineering (BME) programs celebrated its graduation in Kampala, Uganda this May, Duke professor William "Monty" Reichert cheered their success from Durham. Reichert had recently...
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Jul 13, 2015
In a move akin to adding chemical weapons to a firebomb, researchers at Duke University have devised a method for making a promising nanoscale cancer treatment even more deadly to tumors. The invention allows an extremely thin layer of hydrogels (...
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Jul 10, 2015
Duke University researchers and colleagues from the University of California, Berkeley have secured more than $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation to help materials scientists around the world solve a high school math problem in linear...
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Jun 30, 2015
There’s an old adage in the aviation industry that pilots make the best airplane design engineers. Having a spatial sense of a cockpit and knowing how controls feel and how the airplane responds is invaluable when building the next Dreamliner. The...
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Jun 29, 2015
Duke University will soon begin offering free online courses aimed at teaching non-technical professionals to analyze and effectively utilize business data. The courses are made possible through support from Coursera, an education-platform company...