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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...
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Jun 24, 2015
Scientists at Duke Medicine—including a recent Duke biomedical engineering PhD graduate—have produced a 3-D map of the human brain stem at an unprecedented level of detail using MRI technology. In a study to be published June 3 in Human Brain...
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Jun 23, 2015
For the past 17 years, neurosurgeons have implanted electrodes into the brains of persons with Parkinson’s disease to deliver a constant barrage of electric impulses. For many patients, the treatment known as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) immediately...
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Jun 18, 2015
If you think concrete that can repair its own cracks is pretty cool or the fact that electrically active artificial skin that can heal itself actually exists is pretty awesome, Durham has just the event for you.
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Jun 17, 2015
Engineering never sounded so cool. Every year, about a dozen groups of mechanical engineering and materials science seniors spend two semesters designing and building a senior project. These projects challenge students to use what they’ve learned...