Media Coverage

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


The Engineer | August 14, 2017

Portable Diagnostic Tool detects Disease in 15 Minutes

Featuring Ashutosh Chilkoti

Ashutosh Chilkoti has created a portable diagnostic tool that detects disease markers as accurately as the current gold standard, while cutting the waiting time for results to 15 minutes.


National Post | July 31, 2017

Luxury Toothpicks are Due for a Comeback and This Toronto Company is Making That Happen

Featuring Henry Petroski

Henry Petroski helps recount this history of the toothpick and how a new luxury brand is actually returning to the original roots of the now-humble tool.


GeekWire | July 31, 2017

Amazon Revs Up Its Robotics Challenge at RoboCup, with $250,000 in Prizes at Stake

Featuring Kris Hauser

Kris Hauser leads a team of Duke students and researchers to the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge in Nagoya, Japan


The Wall Street Journal | July 27, 2017

Venture Firms Back Startup with Novel Twist on Quantum Computing

Featuring Jungsang Kim

Quantum computing startup company IonQ announces completion of a $20 million series B round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and GV (formerly Google Ventures), with participation from new strategic investors.


The New York Times | July 27, 2017

Fungi Physics: How Those Spores Launch Just Right

Featuring Chuan-Hua Chen

Chuan-Hua Chen reveals the detailed physics of how fungi spores launch themselves in the correct direction using water droplets.


The Verge | July 24, 2017

Congress is About to Hand Over the Keys to the Big Self-Driving Car Companies - and That's a Problem

Featuring Missy Cummings

Mary "Missy" Cummings voices concerns over self-driving car legislation that is quickly moving through Congress at the behest of the automotive industry. 


Association for Women in Science Magazine | July 11, 2017

The Last Word

Featuring Johnna Frierson

Johnna Frierson is featured in a Q&A interview in the summer issue of the magazine of the Association for Women in Science 


CNN Style | July 6, 2017

Museum of Failure: What Can We Learn from History's Worst Designs?

Featuring Henry Petroski

Henry Petroski comments on how understanding failure is easier than understanding success in an article on a new museum long-forgotten failures.


CBS News | June 29, 2017

Solar Energy Revolution Hits Barrier: Air Pollution

Featuring Mike Bergin

Michael Bergin and colleagues in India calculate that air pollution is cutting solar energy output by more than 25 percent in certain areas of the world, causing billions of dollars of losses.


CNN Tech | June 26, 2017

Undergrads Design Medical Devices

Featuring Ken Gall, Neil Simmons

Duke undergraduates are designing biomedical devices with a rare 3D metal printer.