Oct 1, 2015
Priorities in both primary/secondary and higher education stress the importance of STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math. However, there are important parallels and connections between art and science and a growing number of advocates...
Sep 29, 2015
Researchers at Duke University and North Carolina State University have discovered a brand-new class of materials. When students learn about molecular structures, they’re shown crystals like salt, which resembles a 3-D checkerboard. Historically,...
Sep 25, 2015
In India alone, diarrheal disease is estimated to kill one child nearly every minute—a symptom of having almost 600 million people resort to open defecation every day. Worldwide, that number is 2.5 billion.
Sep 23, 2015
Joel Collier will join the faculty in Duke University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering in the spring semester of 2016. With a long history of designing self-assembling synthetic peptides and proteins, Collier will bring his foundation in basic...
Sep 21, 2015
Scientists have deciphered the genetic code that instructs proteins to either self-assemble or disassemble in response to environmental stimuli, such as changes in temperature, salinity or acidity. The discovery provides a new platform for drug...
Sep 18, 2015
Modern digital cameras are equipped with an impressive array of functions – from autofocus and image stabilization to panoramas and high-definition video. Recently a team of engineers from Duke University has unlocked a previously unrecognized 3D...


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