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Aug 27, 2015
Materials melt faster when the lines of heat spread through the cold material like the branches of a tree -- and the melting rate can be steadily increased by allowing the tree architecture to freely evolve over time, researchers have discovered.
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Aug 26, 2015
A decade ago and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Duke engineering professor David Schaad launched a new course he hoped might do some good in the wake of that horrendous natural disaster. Schaad wasn’t sure the course, “Natural Catastrophes:...
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Aug 24, 2015
Researchers from disparate corners of Duke University are joining forces to peer into the most basic processes of life to discover what makes plants be all that they can be for our nation energy future. With the support of a three-year, $2 million...
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Aug 18, 2015
In two new studies, researchers from across the country spearheaded by Duke University faculty have begun to design the framework on which to build the emerging field of nanoinformatics. Nanoinformatics is, as the name implies, the combination of...
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Aug 17, 2015
We’ve all seen dewdrops form on spider webs. But what if they flung themselves off of the strands instead? Researchers at Duke University and the University of British Columbia have now observed this peculiar phenomenon, which could benefit many...
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Aug 13, 2015
People trying to talk to Siri may soon no longer have to look like they’re about to eat their iPhones, thanks to a new technology demonstration that solves the “Cocktail Party” conundrum. In a crowded room with voices coming from every direction,...

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