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device peels mucous off a surface to measure adhesive strength

November 12, 2018

The Long Over-Do Science of Phlegm

Researchers show why coughing can’t force mucus free from airways to help people battle cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis, and how new treatments could alter mucus to make coughing more therapeutic.

Yiran Chen

November 07, 2018

Chen Named Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery

Recognition given to those who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact in the field of computing, computer science, or information technology

A rendering of a prototype Safe Hygiene for Everyone system.

November 06, 2018

Automated Feminine Hygiene Disposal for Developing Communities

Demonstration system manufactured through global partnership is the size of carry-on luggage

flush handle of urinal

November 05, 2018

Reinventing the Toilet: Seeking a ‘Safe and Dignified Solution’ to the Sanitation Crisis

Supported through multiple grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Center for WaSH-AID and two emerging technologies hope to reshape the lives and health of billions of people both worldwide and at home

simulation screen shot

November 01, 2018

Atomic Path from Insulator to Metal Messier than Thought

Utrafast view of atomic motions in vanadium dioxide lays groundwork for advances in computer hardware

Users in the characterization labs at SMiF

November 01, 2018

Separating Materials Science from Fiction

“Materials Science of Science Fiction” course premieres in Spring 2019

374 conversion and distribution model

October 26, 2018

Duke Startup Converts Fecal Sludge To Clean Reusable Water

Supercritical water oxidation uses high pressure and temperature to break down complex organic compounds into clean water and CO2

Mark Wiesner and graduate student work in the CEINT mesocosm facility

October 25, 2018

Ten Years In, What Has CEINT Taught Us?

Maintaining the complexity of natural systems is crucial to environmental research at the nanoscale. The Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT) has led the way

The Pratt Pouch preserves antiretroviral medications for up to 12 months. The novel medicine packaging method has received wide acclaim, including recognition from WHO and USAID.

October 24, 2018

Design on a Global Scale

From Uganda to Guatemala, Duke BME design projects make an impact that extends beyond the classroom

Students present a needle localizer project

October 24, 2018

A Showcase for BME Design

Student designs take center stage at the BME biannual event

An engineering student works on the IV project for the First-Year Design Experience

October 24, 2018

A Prototype Becomes a Paradigm

Duke Engineering's new design course challenges first-year students to create solutions to real-world problems